Walt Disney Pictures and IMAX today announced that Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, will be released to IMAX theatres simultaneously with the film’s wide release on March 5, 2010. The special IMAX 3D release will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with IMAX DMR technology. This is the third film confirmed out of the five-film agreement between IMAX and Disney, which was announced in November of 2008.
Commenting on the announcement, Mark Zoradi, president, 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. Disney’s partnership with IMAX is taking shape with two amazing films already on the schedule. We look forward to working with them in bringing exciting new experiences and quality entertainment to IMAX screens around the world.”
Filmmaker Tim Burton will put his distinctive touch on the combination live-action and performance capture version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale Alice in Wonderland. The all-star cast includes Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Alan Rickman and Mia Wasikowska as Alice.