Alice hits cinemas
5 March 2010, 05:24
The new 'Alice in Wonderland' movie - based on the story created in Oxford by Lewis Carroll - has been released in cinemas.
The film stars Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham-Carter as the Red Queen.
There were fears none of Oxford's cinemas would show the movie, because of a planned boycott over plans to bring the DVD out early. A deal's now been reached between the film's makers Disney and Odeon - the cinema company that were spearheading the boycott.
The story of Alice in Wonderland was thought up by Lewis Carroll, who took Alice Liddell and her sisters on a boating picnic to Godstow near Wolvercote in 1862. There he told them a story about a white rabbit, a Queen of Hearts, a mock turtle, a Mad Hatter and a girl who tumbled down a rabbit hole into Wonderland. He was later encouraged to write the story down.