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Andrew Stanton Reflects on John Carter

Andrew Stanton, Director John Carter

Director Andrew Stanton is back in Emeryville working on a sequel to Finding Nemo, but he took some time to talk to the LA Times to reflect on the box office disappointment that was John Carter. My initial review of the movie was positive, even glowing. I’ve since backed down, finding the DVD a bit difficult to watch through in its entirety.

Reading the article makes the way this project was produced sound a bit unusual, but that’s Hollywood for you. Disney essentially gave Stanton a green light and no further supervision, notes or interference. Stanton said that the Carter sequel he had planned won’t happen and that he got caught in the differences between how Pixar did things and how Hollywood does things.

The Times article says Stanton is “proud of his film and hopes, optimistically, that it joins the ranks of movies such as “Blade Runner” and “The Wizard of Oz,” which took years to find their audiences.” I’m not as optimistic, what about you?