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Walt Disney’s Ward Kimball’s John Carter of Mars and Beyond!

We’ve spoken about the Disney studio’s recent trip to Mars as well as Bob Clampett’s (non-Disney) attempt to animate the series of Edgar Rice Burroughs stories in 1936. But in 1957 Disney himself took a brief trip to Barsoom via Mars and Beyond, the beloved episode of the Disneyland television series directed by Disney [...]

D23 – Day Two

So much to say, so little time to say it. Some brief highlights of the day:

The Studios presentation was massive. They led off with a montage that seemed to last 20 minutes and feature every Disney film from after 1984. Who’d have thought that I’d wind up watching a montage of scenes from Down [...]

The Best Awesomest News Of Bestnest This Year: John Carter of Mars and Michael Chabon

The story so far: Walt Disney Pictures is making John Carter of Mars, based on the series of pulp novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The film, rumored to be targeted for a 2012 release and based on the novel A Princess of Mars, is being directed by Pixar impresario Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL-E). [...]

Toon Elseworlds – John Carter of Mars

Although unconfirmed, it’s widely believed that Pixar director Andrew Stanton’s next film after WALL-E will be John Carter of Mars. The science-fiction film, based on the series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, has been alternately rumored to be animated, live-action or a hybrid of both. Yet it is not Hollywood’s first attempt to film [...]