There is a popular theory about the Toy Story movies that involves Andy's dad. The basics of the story were put out there by Mike Mozart, a product designer, claiming to have been told it by Joe Ranft, a Pixar writer who has passed away. The story is that Andy Sr. died about a year […]
We recently received some plot updates on the upcoming second season of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things, but something about the whole thing smells a little bit fishy thanks to the latest news on the project. According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, Finding Dory director Andrew Stanton will direct two episodes of the […]
Toy Story 3 was a very natural end point for the franchise. The story wrapped up beautifully, and the film focused on growing up in a way that had finality to it. Then we started getting a lot of talk about a Toy Story 4, which some thought to be fincially driven. According to Wall-E […]
I rather enjoyed the John Carter movie. Admittedly I saw it on the back of a seat in an aeroplane but I still enjoyed it. And I would have probably enjoyed these even more… Could have been cool. Had big plans… pic.twitter.com/xtL0KuLyAf — andrew stanton (@andrewstanton) June 7, 2014 …That would have led to even […]
There's been a supposition that I never quite understood that John Carter would kill Andrew Stanton's career in live action filmmaking. I don't get this and never did.
Stanton, talking the talk.
Andrew Stanton has taken to Twitter and issued a request for everyone to calm down. It would seem to be in response to reports of a nascent Finding Nemo sequel. Didn't you all learn from Chicken Little? Everyone calm down. Don't believe everything you read. Nothing to see here now. #skyisnotfalling — andrew stanton (@andrewstanton) July […]
The world has yet to catch on to the quality of Andrew Stanton's John Carter, I feel, but I predict that this film is going to be loved for decades. I certainly can't wait to get my hands on the Blu-ray. The BBFC have had a look at all of the material on there, and […]
John Carter's here and it's almost gone but that doesn't change the fact that it's a fine, fine film with lots of great things to love. Somewhere down that list of great things are the special effects, provided by a number of companies around the world. One of these, London's Cinesite, have posted this reel […]
I think that Andrew Stanton's John Carter is just about as good an example of pulpy space adventure as you're going to see in cinemas for a long, long time. It's witty and polished and there clever little filmmaking choices that mark it out as something special, and lasting. I spoke to Stanton last weekend […]
Here's a picture of that one time I was chained up in the arena on Barsoom and made to fight for the enjoyment of the Tharks. I was a bit overdressed but, as you can tell from the very fact I'm typing this, I managed to get away. Indeed, I copied John Carter's moves and […]
Last weekend I got to sit down for some decent sized chats with Jim Morris and Lindsey Collins, producers of John Carter, and Andrew Stanton, the film's director and co-writer. Mostly we talked about their incredible current film – I published the bulk of my chat with the producers last night, with my Stanton interview to […]
On Saturday afternoon, I sat down for an extended chat with Lindsey Collins and Jim Morris, the producers of John Carter, and set about pulling together a picture of how the film came about. So here's a zippy version of how this John Carter was made, of who was involved, and how Andrew Stanton's very […]
Gordon's Alive? Michael Moran on why the ghost of Sam J Jones makes John Carter the first must-see blockbuster of 2012
After a series of oddly, needlessly flat trailers, Disney have finally released some of the really good stuff from John Carter. About time too – it's out this Friday, March 9th. The new, ten minute excerpt is an extended sequence from very near the beginning of the film. In places it will get you quite […]
Last night saw the UK premiere of Andrew Stanton's extraordinary John Carter and I was down on the red carpet to chat with some of the cast and crew. But there were some other interesting folk along too. Let's start our reports on the night with one of those. Garth Jennings is (more or less) […]
There's plenty of fresh footage, and a new editing strategy at work in this "final" trailer for John Carter. This time around, they want to show you that the man is a hero in the big, bold space adventure tradition. When you see the film you'll find out how much more there is to him. […]
You can now see a few minutes from the arena scene in Andrew Stanton's John Carter, featuring the big battle with the blind white apes. Here it is – and keep watching when it's done for an assortment of "sizzle footage." And still that's not really hitting the right notes – but it's better, again. […]
By the fans and for the fans.
You'll need about half an hour to get through all of this, I think, so I'm going to shut up and let you get on with it. If you're not interested in lots of talking head interviews, skip down to the last three clips for plenty of behind the scenes B-roll action.