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John Carter – International Introduction Featurette

Disney has just released a new featurette with the goal to introduce the international markets to the movie John Carter. But I think there are plenty of great moments for everyone to see.

John Carter the newest movie from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton is an action adventure story set on Barsoom, the exotic and mysterious planet we know as Mars. Based on the classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan, John Carter is the story which inspired many of the most imaginative and well known Hollywood movies, past and present. Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of the John Carter character, first created in the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel.

I love how this featurette is used to call out how much of what we think of as science-fiction canon is based on the creation of the Princess of Mars series by Burroughs. The biggest worry is that audiences will get the cause and effect confused and be turned off by what seems to be a replica of Star Wars or Avatar. But more ‘education’ like this from Disney and Stanton should help a lot.

John Carter is released in theaters on March 9th 2012.

7 thoughts on “John Carter – International Introduction Featurette”

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  2. I think MUCH more education from Disney on John Carter would be great! I, for example, am confused by the trailers I see at the movies and don’t really have any sense of what the story is. I had a vague idea that John Carter was a literary character but not being well versed in ERB had no idea he had created some early sci-fi or this hero. Any idea why they aren’t doing more to provide the backstory?

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  6. Finally, some back story. Disney is on the right track. Build it up with a little history of the creator of the story; Edgar Rice Burroughs.

  7. A small nitpick. Dejah Thoris says,” You are John Carter of Earth?”. The line should have been, “You are John Carter of Jasoom?” DT being of Barsoom.

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