We knew this already when the studio announced it was going to be shortening the home video window to 12 weeks (down from 17). Well now it's official. Our own Eugene Novikov even correctly nailed down the precise date of June 1 when he reported on it back in February. And all that flack from AMC Theaters worried that audiences would not show up to experience either the 3-D version on the big screen when they could just wait four months for the 2-D version. (It certainly hasn't hurt Alice at the box office.)

That's right, the DVD & Blu-ray will not come with any pairs of 3-D glasses like The Polar Express, Journey to the Center of the Earth or My Bloody Valentine. But according to the press release the package will be "in pristine 1080p picture and Dolby Digital 5.1 HD surround sound quality and has been especially packaged with family and fans in mind." Kids love the 1080p.

As for extras, you can get them on the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. Nine bonus features including "the making of the Futterwacken Dance, a look inside the world of the Mad Hatter and Johnny Depp's transformation, Tim Burton's vision for the movie and its characters, the visual effects of growing and shrinking of Alice, costume designs, music, stunts and more."

Tim Burton's film boasted the highest-grossing non-sequel opening weekend in film history when played in 3-D during the first weekend of months starting with the letter "M" with no direct competition to speak of. In just 41 days (79 fewer than the proposed theatrical-to-video window) Alice In Wonderland has grossed over $320 million. Second place on the year currently belongs to How To Train Your Dragonwith over $137 million. Futterwack that, AMC.
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