This film is based on A Princess of Mars, the first book in the Barsoom series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
This film likely holds the record for the longest time in "development hell": 79 years. Preproduction first started in 1931, when Robert Clampett, director of 'Looney Tunes', approached author Edgar Rice Burroughs to make an animated feature out of the first book in the series, "A Princess of Mars." Had plans gone through, 'John Carter' could have become America's first animated feature, beating Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). It finally left development hell in January 2010, when filming officially started in London.
Carter and the natives were nude in the books.
The film's crew accidentally discovered a 60 foot long sauropod skeleton while filming at Big Water in Utah. The state's land management bureau took over.
John Carter 2012
09 Mar 2012 ● English ● 2 hrs 12 mins
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