Alice In Wonderland But Not Odeon

Odeon cinemas are to boycott 'Alice in Wonderland'.

The theatre chain, which is the largest in the UK, will not show the Tim Burton-directed movie because of an argument with Disney over the length of its cinema run before it is released on DVD.

Disney wants to reduce the run from 17 weeks to 12, claiming it would help cut down on piracy on the movie - which stars Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen.

A spokesperson for Odeon said: "The proposed reduction in the window on a high profile 3-D title like 'Alice in Wonderland' undermines the investment made and will inevitably set a new benchmark, leading to a 12-week window becoming rapidly standard in the UK for the majority of film titles.

"The negative impact on cinema attendance that such a reduction in the window will have will threaten the continued existence of many cinemas, especially the smaller and medium-sized cinemas."

Odeon cinemas in the UK, Ireland and Italy will not show the film, but British fans will still be able to see the fantastical adventure on Cineworld and Vue screens.

Disney faces opposition worldwide to the planned reduction, with cinemas in the US, Netherlands and Belgium all voicing concerns the new reduced window would become more common.

The movie, which is inspired by the original Lewis Carroll tale, will still get a Royal premiere at London's Odeon Theatre on Thursday (25.02.10).

Disney plans to release 'Alice in Wonderland' on DVD at the end of May.


Contactmusic

Tags: Tim Burton - Anne Hathaway - Disney - Johnny Depp


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Fairytales Come to Life in the First Trailer for Disney's Into The Woods

Cinemas are set to get a whole lot more magical this winter with the...

Fairytales Come to Life in the First Trailer for Disney's Into The Woods

Chadwick Boseman Faced A Challenge With James Brown Portrayal, Will He Reap The Benefits Come Awards Season?

The reviews are in – Chadwick Boseman makes a star turn as James Brown...

Chadwick Boseman Faced A Challenge With James Brown Portrayal, Will He Reap The Benefits Come Awards Season?

Lorde Given Complete Control Over New 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

More great news for fans of the Hunger Games films! Following the recent...

Lorde Given Complete Control Over New 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

Is Jamie Foxx About to Play Mike Tyson?

According to Variety, Jamie Foxx is to star as Kid Dynamite himself...

Is Jamie Foxx About to Play Mike Tyson?

Vin Diesel Sings Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

During the seemingly never-ending Guardians of the Galaxy press tour, Diesel took a moment...

Vin Diesel Sings Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

Horns - International Trailer

Following the vicious rape and murder of his girlfriend Merrin Williams, Ig Perrish goes on a grief-ridden...

Horns Trailer
Advertisement

Stephen Colbert Explains Orlando Bloom vs Justin Bieber Fight, Hilarity Ensues

Can't make sense of the latest fued to hit Hollywood? Well, never fear...

Stephen Colbert Explains Orlando Bloom vs Justin Bieber Fight, Hilarity Ensues

"Sharknado 2: The Second One" Causes Full-Scale Tweetnado

Today in “how is this even happening” news, Sharknado 2 made a killing with its ratings...

Tara Reid -

Behaving Badly Review

For a comedy that so desperately wants to be rude and sexy, this movie is remarkably timid. It does a great...

Behaving Badly Movie Review


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Tim Burton Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Tim Burton

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All