LG's Smart TV platform starts renting out Disney 3D movies, offers new buyers $50 worth

Although these have been accomplished by two different branch entities, there's no doubt the folks over at Disney are in a deal-making mood as of late. Having recently announced a deal bringing new content to Cablevision subscribers, Disney has also partnered up with LG to bring an array of 3D films over to its Smart TV platform -- so long as the units are 3D-ready and you are in the US, of course. This means movies from studios such as Disney Pixar, Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel and Touchstone Pictures will available to rent in three-dee directly from LG's 3D World, including The Avengers, Toy Story, Alice in Wonderland and, later next year, Finding Nemo. Better yet, LG's currently offering a deal which hands you $50 in credit (which expires December 31st) to spend on 3D rentals -- naturally, however, you'll have to shell out some cash on one of its qualifying TVs in order to take advantage of this promo. To learn more about that, check out the press release after the break.

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LG Electronics Brings 3D Disney Blockbusters To LG Smart TV Platform

LG Promotional Coupon Lets Consumers Experience New 3D Titles

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA has entered into an agreement with The Walt Disney Studios to add popular 3D movies for rental to the "3D World" application on LG's Smart TV platform.

Disney 3D content now available for rental includes such popular titles as the "Toy Story" trilogy and "Alice in Wonderland," among many others. Additional 3D blockbuster titles are scheduled for the coming months, including "Marvel's The Avengers," and Disney-Pixar's "Brave" on Nov. 13.

"Providing consumers with the latest blockbuster hits from Disney is another boost for Smart TV in the home and a perfect fit for our family approach to enjoying our home entertainment products," said James Fishler, senior vice president, marketing and go-to-market operations, LG Electronics USA.

"Having these titles available through our Smart TV platform and on our CINEMA 3D HDTVs speaks volumes about LG's commitment to continuously broadening the breadth of our offerings and partnerships so that consumers of all ages have access to an endless amount of entertainment, from online games to applications, broadcast and now Disney movie titles," Fishler said.

The addition of Disney content to the Smart TV platform addresses the desire for more 3D programming and complements LG CINEMA 3D Smart TVs most of which come with six pairs of 3D eyewear and are designed to deliver a comfortable, movie-theater-like 3D experience for the whole family. To give families a chance to experience this new 3D content, LG is offering a $50 redeemable coupon to new Smart TV buyers through Oct. 6. New Smart TV buyers can get the coupon at www.lg.com/3Dworld.

The 3D World LG Smart TV application already features multiple titles from Disney. By spring 2013, additional titles will be made available, including "Finding Nemo," "Bolt," "Gnomeo & Juliet," "Tangled" and "Tron: Legacy," among others.

LG's 3D World contains 2-day rental movies and also more than 300 free 3D videos from multiple categories like sports, kids and documentaries. Prices for rentals range between $4 and $8 dollars. LG's 3D World is available via all LG Smart TVs including these series: LS5700, LM6200, LM6700, LM7600, LM8600, LM9600, PM9700, PM6700 and PM4700.

In addition to enjoying 3D content from the 3D World app, Blu-ray Disc players and other sources, consumers can use LG's upgraded 2D to 3D Conversion (with improved depth effect) to watch virtually any normal TV programming in immersive 3D.

Smart TV devices include HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc Players and Network Home Theater Systems. Internet connection and certain subscriptions required and sold separately. Content and services vary by product and are subject to change without notice.

For a small percentage of the population, the viewing of stereoscopic 3D video may cause discomfort such as dizziness or nausea. If you experience any of these symptoms, discontinue using the 3D functionality and contact your health care provider.

Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice. LG LED TVs are LCD TVs with LED backlighting.

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LG's Smart TV platform starts renting out Disney 3D movies, offers new buyers $50 worth