As the director of Wall-E and Finding Nemo, Andrew Stanton is often asked about Pixar's enviable track record, and he told reporters this week that he typically would respond with a lengthy paean to studio co-founder Steve Jobs. "I ended up just simplifying my answer down to 'Steve. Steve’s why,'" said Stanton. Now Stanton is honoring the memory of Jobs with Woola and some furry space apes: According to Slashfilm, he's dedicated his new film John Carter to the pioneering executive. Alluding to the movie's troubled production, Stanton said, "It was amazing to see how much [Jobs] had firewalled us from. Like we knew he had, but he had truly firewalled us and protected us from all the bad influences of the outside world and we had just been raised in this little eden in San Francisco and had no clue how bad it could be. And so I really have to give so much more credit to him than I ever was, even though I always was, of how much he was a major factor for Pixar."
Most Viewed Stories
The Real Housewives of New York City Recap: Bum Voyage
Gilmore Girls Gets a Thanksgiving Weekend Premiere Date and First Teaser
Stephen Colbert Retires ‘Stephen Colbert’ and ‘The Word’ for Good, Births Legally Separate Entities ‘Stephen Colbert’ and ‘The Werd’
Blake Shelton Would Really Rather Not Talk About How He Might Be Voting for Trump
Aaron Rodgers Politely Admonished His Brother for Airing Family Dirty Laundry on The Bachelorette
It’s SNL’s Michael Che and Colin Jost’s Turn to Offer Up Some Clarity to Bill O’Reilly About Slavery
7 Things We Learned at the Gilmore Girls TCA Panel
Jeremy Renner Is Hollywood’s Greatest Negotiating Tool (But He Deserves Better)
Maybe Don’t Ask Kim and Kanye About Taylor Swift
In Praise of Barb, the Best Character on Stranger Things
Latest News from VultureEzra Miller's The Flash Will Appear in Suicide Squad
He reportedly filmed during the Suicide Squad reshoots.Shonda Rhimes Debuts Morgan Freeman-Narrated Short Film About Hillary Clinton at DNC
Shonda Rhimes produced the film with Shondaland executive producer Betsy Beers.Katy Perry Performs 'Rise' at DNC
She also performed "Roar."God Bless Dick Wolf's America: Joe Biden Is Coming to Law & Order: SVU
In an episode involving the backlog of untested rape kits.Meryl Streep Is in Talks to Join Mary Poppins Returns As Cousin Presumably Named Meryl Poppins
She'd play a character named "Topsy."Will Life Is Strange Be the First Great Video-Game Adaptation?
The game has actual, strong narrative underpinnings to adapt, with real characters that have arcs and emotions.Megan Fox Is Returning to New Girl, and Zooey Deschanel Didn’t Even Have to Leave Again
Foxaissance.Prince’s Family Announces October Tribute Show in Minneapolis
It'll be held in Minneapolis' U.S. Bank Stadium.Jason Bourne Review Roundup: High-Tech Chaos for the Post-Snowden Era
That car chase, though.There’s an Actual Correlation Between Reading Harry Potter and Hating Donald Trump
A lot of it may come down to Lord Voldemort.
It's based on a somehow-real heist that happened in the late 1990s.Jason Bourne Exhausts With Its Cybercentric Sensory Overload
Jason Bourne isn’t much more fun than the stoic Matt Damon is — it’s too assaultive and humorless. But it’s a wow. Wow is it a wow.Hey, MTV Classic: Gen X Also Wants Its MTV
MTV Classic is all about MTV nostalgia ... and pretending that MTV didn't start until the 1990s.The Notorious B.I.G.’s Hypnotizing Lyrics Have Inspired a New Scripted Comedy on TBS
Cheekily titled Think B.I.G.Blake Shelton Would Really Rather Not Talk About How He Might Be Voting for Trump
"I probably wish there was another option, but there's not."Nick Jonas Is in Talks for New Jumanji Movie
He'd join the Rock, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black.Leicester City’s Historic Premier League Win to Be Adapted Into a Film; It’s Pronounced Less-Ter, Thanks for Asking
Maybe next time, Man City.7 TV Shows for the Political Reality You Want
And less soul-destroying than cable-news channels.Idina Menzel Will Be the Wind Beneath Lifetime’s Beaches Remake
And Lea Michele, please?Jeremy Renner Is Hollywood’s Greatest Negotiating Tool (But He Deserves Better)
Somebody needs to figure out what to do with Jeremy Renner.