**Beauty and the Beast (Five Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy)**
Disney is not reproducing 3D copies of Beauty and the Beast at this point in time. Despite the re-release of the classic animation, preceding the release of the live-action film this next year, there is not a 3D option Some have argued against the color transfer quality of the Blu-Ray combo-pack release, and that the 3D version pack provides a better transfer. This is difficult to say, but most agree that the 3D version of this film may or may not be for everyone.
I was fortunate, the pre-owned copy I had purchased had not utilized its “Digital Copy”. It’s important to understand how Disney Movies Anywhere is now working: while some of the titles may/may not have expired, I have not yet experienced an “expired” redemption code, only feedback messages of “code has already been redeemed”. Previously, "Digital Copy" allowed disc owners to download a copy of their films onto their tablet devices and laptops; these copies still work, but are often Standard Definition versions. Today, Disney honors those owning a “Digital Copy” redemption code (accessible through registered accounts), through providing an additional “Digital HD” streaming copy aligned with their current Disney Movies Anywhere network. Disney is actually pretty stingy on everything else, so it's nice to know they do this.
Those with a Disney movies Anywhere Account can link their Amazon, VUDU, and iTunes accounts. Thereafter, any movie registered through one of these accounts is automatically linked on all other accounts, including Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA). For Beauty and The Beast, we registered our Digital Copy (no longer offered as an option on new Disney movies), long after the film had been placed “back into the vault”, and long after any 'expiration date'; instantly the film was viewable on our Amazon account, as well as DMA, iTunes, and VUDU accounts. In the event that you purchase a “Digital Copy” Disney film, it is extremely important that you reconcile your DMA and various other streaming accounts.
It remains to be seen how Disney will look to address existing Digital HD access as streaming sources improve in bitcontent quality. Will they finally offer an upgrading price, or will they merely offer a new option for UHD, at an additional $20? This is hard to say. (VUDU can facilitate disc-to-digital upgrades for its Ultraviolet partnered films). For my family, we love our B&TB copy, I appreciate having the 3D no longer offered. The digital streaming version looks tremendous on Amazon, but this should be the same version offered to any account owning a digital streaming copy. Note: at currently I am having issues playing any Disney-affiliated movie on VUDU in their HDX format on my laptop; VUDU states I own this upgraded viewing option, but this issues persist.