Disney’s Pixar has just recently debuted the first trailer for the upcoming, new film titled John Carter. This movie is based on the series written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The first is titled: Princess of Mars, which was published in the year 1917. Although books almost always seem to be better then the movies, this one appears promising enough to give a healthy shot.
Have you ever looked to the night sky for the glowing, red mass and stared at it for hours in awe? Well, maybe not, unless that sort of thing truly intrigues you. However, I bet that you have at least noted the red mass in the sky known as Mars. This planet has drawn the attention of many for quite a while. We’ve seen it since the beginning of time; theorized of what could be there for centuries; collected rocks, dust and bacteria from it within the past few decades; and have just recently made plans to actually send man there. These facts are all rather amazing, and when out together, mind blowing when you find that creatures have lived there for longer than us humans on Earth…
…at least in the movie John Carter (played by Taylor Kitsch). This film takes place on the ever-amazing planet of Mars. The man who created the oh-so-famous story of Tarzan shall have another epic series for history, it seems, for he wrote that John Carter awoke on Mars. John was a Confederate Civil Was soldier at a time, years before the Mars incident. John was looking for work in Arizona while he was attacked by a Native American tribe. He was knocked out, and woke up on the Red Planet. To his surprise, there was life all around him. To an even larger surprise, there were 12 feet tall giants all around him.
John’s nightmares come true as he’s forced into another whirlwind of a Civil War, this time a VERY foreign one. He soon finds that the planet has been titled Barsoom by those who really matter, the native people of the planet. Martians truly do exist there… But not for long. The planet is doomed and struck to soon die. The martians are quite primitive, and lives revolve around the seemingly endless war. He’s mainly with the Tharks who look down upon him for not having their four green arms/hide, and being short to their (12 foot) standards. Soon they find him to be like a god, due to the fact that Barsoom’s lack of gravity gives him amazing abilities of speed and strength.
After attempting to use John Carter to their advantage, the Tharks lose him to the humanoids of Mars. John learns of the Princess of Helium, Dejah Thoris (played by Lynn Collins), who needs a savior, and rather soon. John quickly steps up to the plate as the role of the hero, and embarks on a quest to save all of Barsoom.
Pixar Studios was only known for it’s animated films such as Cars and all three Toy Story’s. This movie marks the historical point of it transitioning into also making live-action movies, for this is Pixar’s first. The movie’s pre-production started in 2007. Two years later, in November 2009, Pixar began filming John Carter. All photography ended July of 2010. Since July 2010 they have focussed solely on post-production, and will until it’s release on March 9, 2012.
Surprisingly, this movie was set to be filmed by Disney in the 80′s, with Tom Cruise as the main actor, and John McTiernan as the director. McTiernan then made the smart move of canceling the production, due to the lack of available effects. Disney wanted to use the film to rival Star Wars, and eventually realized that such a task was just not possible to fulfill, even for them. The rights were then given to Burroughs estate.
Again, the movie had it’s rights boughten, this time by Paramount Pictures with Robert Rodriguez set as the leading director. Rodriguez wished to use the technology originally used by him self in Sin City for the effects. There was a huge issue with the Directors Guild of America, and Rodriguez was not allowed to use such technology. Due to this, he dropped the project. Paramount Pictures then picked up Kerry Conran in his place, only to have to quit. They finally gave up once their third director, Jon Favreau quit in 2005 due to effects issues. Disney bought the rights after that, for the third time.
2007 marks the year that Disney chose Pixar as the company to Produce the John Carter series. They wanted to do the first three books, all staring John Carter as the protagonist, and create a total of three movies, if popularity of the first turned out to be enough. The SyFy Channel recently aired their version of the book in movie form, but the production was much smaller than Pixar’s (which was to be expected).
After reading about this, and spending an hour writing on just the effects issues in this movie, I’m expecting that they’ll be spectacular and not disappoint. The fact that so many directors felt that this movie deserved such amazing and time consuming effects only shows the promise in the plot.
The final director of the movie, and finished product is Andrew Stanton. He’s best known for his directing of WALL-E and Finding Nemo, also with Pixar Entertainment. Stanton holds many talents, for he also worked with Pixar as a voice actor and executive producer.
If John Carter manages to live up to it’s promising outlooks, Pixar is more than willing to work on many more live-action movies. This means multiple more movies proceeding John Carter in the series. The original book series written by Burroughs has 11 books in it that are all take place on Barsoom/Mars. Sadly, John Carter isn’t the main character in each book. If the character is well likes enough, perhaps the writers will change this in later movies. Whatever it takes to make them sell, no?
John Carter will come to theaters on March 9th, 2012.
The main star (John Carter) is Taylor Kitsch, who is also plays in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the TV series: Friday Night Lights.
The movie also includes: Bryan Cranston, Thomas Haden Church, Mark Strong, Ciran Hinds, Dryl Sabara, William Dafoe, James Purefoy, Dominic Wes and Lynn Collins.
Here is the first preview let out by Disney and Pixar just a few days ago:
Remember to watch it =D
Perry the Platypus is now on wheels, and no, I don’t mean roller skates. The famous platapi secret agent from Disney’s hilarious comedy “Phineas and Ferb” has his own fast rolling bus for the upcoming Perry the Platy-bus On Tour,” tour. The 27 foot, aluminum bus will first go through New York on July 11th. Perry will have the chance to go through the country and meet his fans! The famous San Diego Comic Con will have the chance to be honoured by Perry’s presence, for he’s scheduled to roll through from July 21-24. He will also make an appearance in Anaheim to ninja his way through the Disney D23 Expo on August 19-21.
Disney has also planned for a new “Phineas and Ferb” movie titled “Phineas and Ferber: Across the Second Dimension.” This is scheduled to premiere on Disney Chanel Friday, August 5th. It will then be shown on ABC Family and Disney XD 8 days later, Saturday, August 13th.
The movie soundtrack is to be released Tuesday, August 2. Then on Tuesday, August 23rd Disney will allow stores to sell the “Phineas and Ferber Ultimate Fan Pack,” which will include special merchandise such as bonus episodes, eight music-tracks and deleted scenes, the actual movie in digital form, and a whole lot more, all within two discs! What a terrific buy for P&F fans, and the perfect gift for the kids.
The Disney extra that can often be scene following various Disney should throughout the day, “Take Two With Phineas and Ferb” has been a great hit! It’s grown to have hilarious and very well known talk show guests such as Disney’s Selena Gomez, the retired Larry King, and the legendary Shawn White!
Gary Marsh, a very high person in Disney Channel rankings (entertainment and chief creative officer/president), had some commentary on the whole ordeal: “’Phineas and Ferb’ is a super hit and we’re taking it to the next level with a movie in spectacular 2D. That’s right, no fancy 3D glasses here – just the adventure of a lifetime as Phineas and Ferb tackle a whole new dimension. With the ‘Perry the Platy-bus On Tour’ and much more, we’re looking forward to answering the perennial question, ‘Where’s Perry?,’ and delighting fans driving on the highways and byways this summer.” Well put.
This wonderful show is the number one watched for children ages 6-11 and 9-14. About 110 million have viewed it in the U.S. alone this year. Starting in 2008 is was the number one viewed by Tweens (ages 9-14). A very accomplished show deserves such an amazing secret spy, Perry the Platypus.
Make sure to be one of the blessed beings who have the chance to see the two tons of Perry in the “Perry the Platy-bus On Tour.” Within Perry are many entertaining activities such as the new P&F game based on the movie, “The Movie Game: The Demension of Doooom!” Singing Perry-okey (very punny) and various video console games will also be available. Be sure to check back here for updates on Perry’s fabulous and fun route so you can join in on the fun!
As mentioned before, aboard is “The Movie Game: The Dimension of Doooom.” Tagged up with “2D yourself” users are able to make their own customized avatar and maneuver through P&F’s 2nd Dimension. These activities were made available to the public last month on June 17. You may view them on DisneyChannel.com and DisneyXD.com. Disney Interactive Studios has produced the “Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension” video game for the Nintwndo Wii and DS, Playstation 3 and other gaming systems. Disney Interactive Studios will release such games this summer.
Disney Publishing Worldwide will release a 96 magazine material page P&F novelty book that includes jokes for children on July 27.
In June “Phineas and Ferb: We’re Making a Movie” was made available at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s California Adventures park. It’s a interactive movie about, you guessed it, P&F.
Lakeland, Florida is the launch location for “Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour EVER!” This has been done by Disney Theatrical Group and produced by Feld Entertainment. It will be done it a total of 80 towns located in America.
Currently P&F has a large number of merchandise for those of all ages and genders! It’s worth looking up =D
Here are some super cool action figures I discovered:
Filed under: Disney, News, TV Show, Uncategorized | Tags: Billy Ray Cyrus, Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus, Prequel | July 15th, 2011
Billy Ray Cyrus, the father of very talented Miley Cyrus has announced he is making efforts to gain a prequel to the ex-Disney Channel favourite show, “Hannah Montana.”
He had the following to say to M Magazine:
“There’s wonderful buzz right now for a prequel to Hannah Montana. I know Miley couldn’t step back & be that little girl, but I could get my mullet back real quick.”
Miley is now far too mature to play the young teen, Miley Stewart. Therefore many believe that if the show makes it to television a new star will be cast in her place. All you teen girls keep on the lookup for casting calls, you may just be the next Hannah Montana!
Other controversial questions include: Will it stay true to the original HM series? How does Miley feel about the possibility of not being the star of her own series anymore? And what audience will it be targeted to?
All of these questions should be answered if Billy Ray manages to fulfill his new dream of a Hannah Montana prequel.
Filed under: Disney, News, TV Show | Tags: Disney (2), news, prank, PrankStars, stars, tv | July 13th, 2011
Popular Disney stars Selena Gomez and Debby Ryan seem to be up to no good in the new show PrankStars, scheduled to debut on Disney Channel, Friday, July 15 at 8pm. Debby and Selena are scheduled to be in the first episodes, and other stars in later, monthly episodes.
This will be Disney’s version of Punk’d, and looks hilariously promising. It’s theme is Disney stars pranking their fans. Although somewhat cruel, it’s pretty dang funny.
I won’t be giving out any spoilers, you’ll have to watch it yourself!
Filed under: Disney, News, Sam, Videos | Tags: Another Cinderella Story, Barney and Friends, Demi Lovato, Dream Out Loud, Justin Bieber, Lizzie McGuire, Princess Protection Program, Selena Gomez (3), Stevie Sanchez, Suite Life Of Zack And Cody, UNICEF, Wizards Of Waverly Place | June 30th, 2011
Who tuned in to the Selena Gomez E! special, which premiered yesterday? I did, and I really liked it.
The special first talked about when Selena’s parents split. I felt like I really got to know her better from that, because that’s a tough time.
And after that, the very inspiring Demi Lovato was mentioned. Selena Gomez always wanted to be an actress, and at the audition for Barney and Friends, she met one of her best friends, Demi. Selena explained that they were on the line (with over 1000 people), and Demi happened to be in front of her. They started to talk, and what Selena didn’t expect was that both her and Demi got into the show. Selena was very happy, but kids would tease and make fun of her in school. That didn’t matter for Selena, though, no matter how made fun of she was.
Even when Barney ended, Selena didn’t give up on her dream of being an actress. She did a pilot for a show, but sadly, it never aired. However, Selena did star in many commercials.
Her mom told Selena about a Disney casting call, and she immediately wanted to do it considering it was her big break. The people there loved her instantly. The first show that was going to be in production was Stevie Sanchez, which was a spin off of Lizzie McGuire. She got the part, but after a year, Selena was told that the show wasn’t picked up. In August 2006, Selena Gomez guest starred on Suite Life of Zack and Cody, the very popular Disney show. In the appearance, she had to have her first kiss with Dylan Sprouse, in front of an audience and mom. That was an embarrassing moment for her!
Selena finally got a role on the show, Wizards of Waverly Place. That year, her mom remarried, and the family moved from Texas to California. This was hard for Selena, considering she had to leave her dad, family, friends, and life. She was very homesick, but she loved being on set and fulfilling her dream.
The show was a hit from the first episode, and every episode got funnier and funnier. Selena was instantly going to be a superstar.
Besides her show, Selena worked on her first movie, Another Cinderella Story.
Soon after that, she worked on her next movie, Princess Protection Program, starring her and Demi Lovato. Then, in spring 2009, the popular show Wizards of Waverly Place had it’s first movie being made.
Another movie Selena worked on was Ramona and Beezus, starring her and Joey King.
Selena also started a music career with her band The Scene, and became much more popular than expected. She also was the youngest ambassador for UNICEF.
She released a clothing line,as well, Dream Out Loud, which you can search for at your local K-Mart.
It was mentioned how at the end of last year, Selena started dating the new heartthrob Justin Bieber, resulting in death threats because the many teens of the world thought they would marry Justin.
You could watch the special here:
Filed under: News, Nickelodeon, Sam | Tags: Ariana Grande (2) | June 26th, 2011
Happy Birthday Ariana Grande! Today, June 26th, is the popular Victorious star’s 18th birthday!
Someone even made a birthday video for Ariana!
She held a birthday party for her friends and family, and the person who won the Popstar Magazine contest yesterday, so hopefully some pictures will be released soon.
Also, today, Ariana will be releasing a new cover. She posted the rehearsals, but the song name will be known sometime today.
For now, while we’re waiting for the actual video, here’s a clip Ariana posted from rehearsals:
Once, again, happy birthday Ariana! Hope you have a great day!
Filed under: Disney, Greg, News | Tags: Bracelets, Selena Gomez (3) | June 23rd, 2011
Hey there Selena fans, you’re gonna wanna see these two awesome Selena inspired rubber silicone bracelets.
Limited quantities available. Not sold in stores.
BTW, if you’re looking for Demi Bracelets you can find them over at Demi Style Source.
Filed under: Disney, News, Sam | Tags: Selena Gomez (3) | June 21st, 2011
Hey everyone; it’s Sam.
Yesterday, I went to see Selena Gomez who was at King of Prussia mall in Pennsylvania. This was apart of the Monte Carlo Mall Tour, where Selena Gomez traveled to 10 malls to do exclusive q&a’s, and in California, a few performances!
Honestly? It was a disaster. They only allowed 1000 people to get a wristband which allowed them to get great seats to see Selena. Everyone else ended up upstairs on the second and third floor. So many kids were crying because they didn’t get a wristband. Atleast the mall was generous enough to give us a poster.
As did over 6000 people (yes, there were 7000 people that showed up), I ended up upstairs. It was hard to find a spot, but I finally found one where I can see a tiny bit. Once Selena came out, it was just…ugh. I went from being able to see perfectly fine to being pushed and shoved away from the railing. I sneaked under everyone and was able to see, and I took so many pictures, but just my luck, only one came out on the camera. I don’t know why, but..ugh…-________- And the one I got was where she wasn’t even looking! I would post it, but I don’t know how to upload it from my parent’s camera. :p Oh, I should also mention that the acoustics were terrible. You couldn’t hear her one bit!
I did hear, however, when Selena was asked to sing, so she started singing Who Says. It was a pretty good live performance.
Considering I only got one picture where she wasn’t looking, here are some pictures of the event from google:
The event was supposed to be 45 minutes, but Selena was only there for 15 minutes. Oh well, I guess it was better than nothing.
Filed under: Sexay Boyz, Sierra, Uncategorized | Tags: Daren Kagasoff | June 19th, 2011
Hello, Lovelies. Sierra here; today I’m going to go on a rant about the yummiest male alive. Daren Kagasoff. Hellz friggin yes. For those of you who don’t know who he is, he plays Ricky Underwood–a teen father–on The Secret Life of the American Teenager; a show on ABC Family.
Daren was born on September 26, 1987 in Encino, California. He never really put much thought into becoming an actor until he went to college and decided that it was what he wanted to do. So he started taking lessons and auditioning. During one of his very first few auditions, he was specially selected to be Ricky by Brenda Hampton herself! Just shows how amazingly talented he is.
A while back, Daren did a photo shoot for Calvin Klein. In. His. Underwear. Words can’t even describe how sexy he looks in the pictures. ;D
Can it just be illegal for him to wear clothing? For serious. Feel free to walk around without a shirt, Daren. I promise I won’t care! ;D
But as much as I like seeing him shirtless, he’s pretty sexy with a shirt on as well.
I know you’re drooling, don’t be ashamed; I am too. ;D
Feel free to stare at those pictures as long as you want. Also be sure to catch Daren in The Secret Life of the American Teenager Monday’s at 8/7c on ABC Family.