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[10 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Director Andrew Stanton Comments on ‘John Carter,’ ‘Finding Nemo 2’

Last spring, Walt Disney Studios released John Carter, a sci-fi film helmed by Pixar director Andrew Stanton that went on to become one of Hollywood’s most high-profile flops in recent history. This week, Stanton reflected on his experience with the film in his first interview since the film’s release.
The interview, conducted by the LA Times, looks back on the film’s creation and some of the challenges that Stanton faced in transitioning from animation to live-action directing, such as the high cost and negative stigma attached to reshoots in live action …

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[21 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Rich Ross Resigns as President of Walt Disney Studios

A major shakeup occurred at the Walt Disney Studios yesterday, as studio president Rich Ross announced his resignation. Formerly the president of Disney Channels Worldwide, Ross was reportedly pressured to resign following the financial disappointment of John Carter, which cost the studio $200 million in losses.
Ross took the position of studio president two and a half years ago, when Disney CEO Bob Iger dismissed former studio head Dick Cook and replaced him with Ross, a controversial decision due to Ross’ lack of feature film experience. As the president of Walt …

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[20 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Losing $200 Million on ‘John Carter’

After a disappointing $30.2 million opening weekend, profits weren’t looking good for Disney’s sci-fi flick John Carter.
Sources say the film reportedly took $250 million to produce, and another $100 million to market. Despite the dismal opening weekend, Disney hoped that the hype would prove profitable, especially when the film earned a B+ rating from CinemaScore audiences. That proved not to the the case, however, since John Carter plummeted 55% last weekend.
Because of these dismal numbers, Disney released a statement yesterday saying they expect to take a write-down of $200 …