Bit­ing the Dis­ney hand that feeds it

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

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.

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