One of the reasons the John Carter debacle doesn’t look as bad for Walt Disney is that just one year ago the studio was mourning the epic bomb Mars Needs Moms. Inflation adjusted, this motion-capture animated film lost $140,513,991, making the John Carter loss appear better from a quarter-over-quarter revenue growth perspective. Mars likely spells the end of big studios underwriting this particular variety of 3-D animation. While the acting in the film was praised, fans and critics were put off by the movie’s appearance.
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