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Upcoming Disney Film ‘John Carter’ Dedicated to Steve Jobs

Upcoming Disney Film ‘John Carter’ Dedicated to Steve Jobs

Disney Pictures’ upcoming film ‘John Carter’ has been dedicated to Steve Jobs by Pixar’s Andrew Stanton, reports SlashFilm (via The Loop). Jobs was a major shareholder in Disney due to his work with Pixar Animation Studios – a film animation company that he helped create and popularize, and which was eventually purchased by Disney.

When Steve Jobs died in October of last year, it was a blow to us all. The loss was felt especially hard at Pixar, the successful film company he helped not only create, but isolate from the Hollywood machine. John Carter, directed by one of Pixar’s most prolific directors, Andrew Stanton, comes out next week and though it’s not Pixar, the film is dedicated to the memory of the legendary businessman and inventor. During the credits, a card says:

Dedicated to the Memory of Steve Jobs, an Inspiration to Us All

When asked specifically why he chose to dedicate the film to Steve Jobs, Carter had the following to say:

We just happened to be, sadly, the first production up that was Disney that wanted to give [a dedication]. And I personally wanted to. I talked to John [Lassater] about it because I didn’t want to steal any thunder from Pixar’s dedication because that’s really the real family member for Steve. But it felt right just cause I didn’t want too much time to pass without giving him some sort of permanent acknowledgement. And I talked to his wife.

The live-action film follows John Carters adventures on Mars. The series is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Barsoom: series, and should be a pretty great film. The film is due out in theaters on March 9th.