PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.
Andrew Stanton often rejected marketing ideas from the studio, according to those who worked on the film, and used his own ideas instead. For example, he ignored criticism that using Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir", a song recorded in 1974, in the trailer would make it seem less current to the contemporary younger audiences that the film was seeking. He also chose billboard imagery that failed to resonate with prospective audiences, did not include the name of writer Edgar Rice Burroughs in advertisement, left out most of the romantic subplot from the trailer that might have attracted female moviegoers, and put together a preview reel that did not get a strong reception from a convention audience.
Toxin, derived from a puffer fish, simulates death.
Edgar Rice Burroughs: You never found the medallion?
John Carter: No. That's why I'm so grateful to you for bringing me one.
Edgar Rice Burroughs: I... I was just bait?
John Carter: No. You're far more than that. I really do need a protector. That is, if you're ...
John Carter: ...
At the time when John Carter and Dejah Thoris are getting married, in one scene Dejah Thoris's eye switch from Blue to Brown and then Blue again.
The Disney castle logo at the beginning and end is tinted a deep blood red.
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