Cinemas drop Alice in Wonderland boycott

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Curiouser and curiouser... in contrast to what Dutch cinemas announced last month they will be showing Tim Burton’s new movie Alice in Wonderland next week.

On Monday Dutch cinema chain Pathé told press agency ANP that they will not be boycotting the film. Several other Dutch chains have decided to follow suit.

The cinemas announced a boycott because they were unhappy with Disney's release policy. Disney had planned to release the film on DVD in June. The cinemas felt that the DVD release date was too close to the theatre release and feared a loss of income.

Disney will still be releasing the film on DVD in June, but Pathé says Disney has promised them to keep theatre releases and DVD releases further apart in future.
 

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