08 April 2009
The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and IMAX Corporation have decided that Burton’s Alice in Wonderland will be perfect for an IMAX Experience. The film starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and several other stars (see earlier posting for casting details) will be released to IMAX 3D theatres simultaneously with the film’s release on March 5, 2010.
The top management of both Walt Disney Studios and IMAX Filmed Entertainment seem to be very exited about this movie-event of the year:
Mark Zoradi, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group, said, "If ever there was a film that cried out to be presented in Disney Digital 3D(TM) and the premium IMAX 3D format, Tim Burton's fantastic interpretation of 'Alice in Wonderland' is that film. This is going to be an eye-popping cinematic experience as Tim takes moviegoers down the rabbit hole and into the dimensional world filled with incredible characters, sly humor, and wild adventures.
Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment is equally exited: "'Alice in Wonderland' is a fantastic addition to our 2010 film slate". "Combining a beloved Disney classic re-designed through the imagination of Tim Burton's creative vision with these incredibly outrageous characters and world class actors certainly makes for an event-status film, and we're pleased to add another level of excitement to this highly-anticipated movie."