Alice U-turn

25 February 2010, 14:54 | Updated: 25 February 2010, 15:49

The new Alice in Wonderland movie will now be shown in all of Oxfordshire's big cinemas, after Odeon changed its mind over a planned boycott.

The chain were planning to make a stand against Disney, who plan to bring out the DVD after just 12 weeks instead of the usual 17.  A deal has now been reached.

Odeon own cinemas in Oxford, Banbury and Aylesbury.

In a statement the company said it was "pleased to announce that, following detailed negotiations with the Walt Disney Company Ltd, an enduring agreement has been reached encompassing all the different aspects of both companies' commercial relationship.

"Odeon is pleased to announce that it will now be showing Alice In Wonderland beginning March 5 in its cinemas in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Portugal and Austria."

The movie features Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, Australian rising star Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Little Britain star Matt Lucas who plays Tweedledum and Tweedledee.  It's based on the story created in Oxford by Lewis Carroll in 1862.

Alice in Wonderland on the Internet Movie Database