Alice hits cinemas

5 March 2010, 05:24 | Updated: 5 March 2010, 07:49

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.

Alice in Wonderland on the Internet Movie Database