Huge Andrew Stanton interview.

This is a huge and detailed interview with Stanton. I’ll only quote his intro here and then you can fly over to reread the whole thing. I think Disney likes to spread these things around to more than just the top five geek/movie sites. I imagine this way they can hit a broader range of demographics. Hitting a Dad site makes sense. I’m a dad of the generation who certainly knew the books. They were just part of the culture when we were teens. We read the Marvel comics and collected and passed our Burroughs novels around. I even had one of my high school teachers borrowing them from me. -Jeff

David Parfitt of “Adventures by Daddy” says – “Walt Disney Studios provided us with a question and answer transcript with Andrew Stanton, the multi‐award winning writer and director of the upcoming film “John Carter.” (cut) In the transcript that follows after the break, Stanton discusses the transition between creating animated versus live action films, his love of Edgar Rice Burroughs original story for “John Carter”, and many details that went into the making of the film.”



4 responses

  1. Wonkabar

    New TK interview

    January 2, 2012 at 12:46 am

  2. H.R.H. The Rider

    While I generally approve of the approach Stanton is taking to the material (“A Princess of Mars,” after all, doesn’t really develop much of a plot until the halfway point), the talk of fliers that resemble 18th-century tall ships, Therns as political manipulators, and a crystal Palace of Light that I’m sure JC is going to crash through with his one-man flier in order to stop a wedding, this is really beginning to sound more like Lin Carter’s “Jandar of Callisto.” Which could be fun and all, but still …

    January 3, 2012 at 8:59 am

    • Ralok (oh why bother you know I am Eric)

      Therns as political manipulaters . . . you realize of course that is what therns were right? They controlled the barsoomian red population with religion

      the idea for the ships is cool I think because it will give a good feel to the ships to keep them from being generic hoverboats

      The crystal palace thing is weird though . . . . . it almost seems like something the koalians or invakians wold have . . . it doesnt seem particularly helimetic

      January 3, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      • H.R.H. The Rider

        ERB didn’t portray the Therns as much beyond parasites on the Red Martian population. They were never engaged in pitting one nation against another; that’s Stanton’s elaboration on ERB’s sketchy idea. (Again, I don’t have a problem, other than noting the similarity to Carter’s mind wizards.)

        Ultimately ERB did little with the Therns. In “Gods of Mars” JC only encounters four or five before he gets embroiled with the Black Pirates. We never get to see the Thern society; obviously Stanton wanted to (and found a hook for a story arc).

        January 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm

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