Disney is going where Sony recently went:
Britain's biggest cinema chains may choose not to show Disney's latest animation Alice in Wonderland because the company are proposing to sell it on DVD just 13 weeks after it reaches the big screen.
However, film industry insiders say that even if cinema chains decide to take action, it is unlikely to be enough to shake Disney, due to its solid box office results and eagerly-awaited Toy Story 3 film later this year.
"(Disney has) leverage, and there's no reason why they should refuse to use it," said analyst Hal Vogel of Vogel Capital Management.
Ah yes. Leverage. Where the hell have I heard that word before?
Disney has more of it than the Culver City studio does, and therefore can ram more of its business desires down theater chains throats.
One more splendid example of the power of our multi-national conglomerates.