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Andrew Stanton May Follow 'John Carter' Disaster with 'Finding Nemo 2'

Despite the disaster that was "John Carter," writer-director Andrew Stanton may take the reins on the sequel to his hugely successful "Finding Nemo," according to Deadline. Stanton has been integral to the success of Disney/Pixar, from writing "Toy Story," among other things, to directing Oscar-winning "Finding Nemo" (2003) and "Wall-E" (2008).
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 17, 2012 2:41 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Andrew Stanton's Leap of Faith with 'John Carter' (VIDEO)

So what are we to make of "John Carter"? A fascinating failure, as Anne Thompson has suggested? Another "Dune" that's lovely to look at but short on narrative? Well, Francois Truffaut once wrote that fascinating failures are more memorable than safe successes.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • March 9, 2012 2:38 PM
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Watch Two New Clips from Disney's Mis-Marketed 'John Carter' -- 'Avatar' or 'Stardust'?

Disney is battling a tsunami of bad buzz -- or worse, disinterest, due to ineffective marketing and a lousy Super Bowl spot -- in Andrew Stanton's $250 million sci-fi epic "John Carter." The Mars adventure crammed with performance capture aliens doesn't hit the ground until March 9.
  • By Anne Thompson and Jacob Combs
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  • February 15, 2012 6:44 PM
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