Biting the Disney hand that feeds it
More on that interesting dispute between British cinemas and Walt Disney. The Odeon, Vue and Cineworld chains – which, between them, run some 95 per cent of the UK’s screens – have threatened to boycott Tim Burton’s upcoming Alice in Wonderland unless Disney cancels its scheme to cut the window between theatrical and DVD releases from 17 weeks to just 12 weeks. Would they really turn down such a potentially lucrative picture? We’ll keep you informed.