‘Frankenweenine’ and ‘John Carter of Mars’ Change Release Dates

Disney has moved Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ to October 5, 2012, while ‘John Carter of Mars’ will now open on March 9, 2012.

Disney moves Frankenweenie's release back to October 5, 2012
Disney moves Frankenweenie's release back to October 5, 2012
Walt Disney Pictures has shifted its release plans for two upcoming 3D movies set to arrive in 2012. First up, Disney moved Tim Burton's Frankenweenie back from March 9, 2012 to October 5, 2012. Andrew Stanton's John Carter of Mars has moved up from June 8, 2012 to the open March 9, 2012 release date.

The release date switch is intriguing since we just reported last week that Fox is setting the Ridley Scott sci-fi project Prometheus with the same March 9, 2012 release date. The move also leaves a prime June 8, 2012 release date open. We'll have to see if another movie moves into that date.

It is also interesting that back in August, Disney set both Frankenweenie and John Carter of Mars release dates at the same time, a pattern they seem to be repeating with this move.

Frankenweenie was released October 5th, 2012 and stars Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Winona Ryder, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Christopher Lee. The film is directed by Tim Burton.

John Carter was released March 9th, 2012 and stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Willem Dafoe, Thomas Haden Church, Mark Strong, CiarĂ¡n Hinds, Dominic West. The film is directed by Andrew Stanton.

Sources: Walt Disney Studios

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  1. skywise

    I am glad that Burton is doing Frankenweenerdog. I adore his original work so so much more than his bloated remakes. I really know nothing about john Carter of Mars other than it has quite a large following.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. Narzion

    WHAT!? for me, the two most anticipated movies of 2012, comes out in the same day......please change this because i don't want bouth movies to bomb at box office

    good thing is that john carter is cooming sooner than i expected

    4 years agoby @narzionFlag

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