Disney Does The Release Date Shuffle With John Carter of Mars and Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie

Back in August, Walt Disney Pictures announced the release dates for its upcoming films, the Tim Burton directed Frankenweenie and the Andrew Stanton directed John Carter of Mars starring Taylor Kitsch (The Bang Bang Club), Mark Strong (Green Lantern), Willem Dafoe (Miral), Lynn Collins (Drift) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad).

Now the studio has simultaneously shifted its release plans for the two upcoming 3D movies. Tim Burton‘s stop-motion, big screen adaptation of Frankenweenie will now be released on October 5th, 2012 instead of  March 9th, and director Andrew Stanton‘s live-action/CGI adaptation of John Carter of Mars will now hit theaters on March 9th, 2012, instead of June 8th.

Frankenweenie, directed by Tim Burton is slated to hit theaters on October 5th, 2012 and stars Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, Martin Short, and Catherine O’Hara.

John Carter of Mars, directed by Andrew Stanton is slated to hit theaters on March 9th, 2012 and stars Mark Strong, Willem Dafoe, Ciarán Hinds, Bryan Cranston, Dominic West, Polly Walker, Thomas Haden Church, Lynn Collins and Taylor Kitsch.

Jason Moore
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