Before he was winning Oscars for Wall-E and Finding Nemo, John Carter director Andrew Stanton was a teen scribbling Tharks in his personal notepads. In fact, a penchant for fan art is something that all three of the head honchoes working on John Carter share. Take a look at the childhood Barsoomian doodles from Stanton, screenplay scribe Michael Chabon, and Pixar alum Mark Andrews.
When we visited John Carter's edit bay months back, Stanton joked that before he started working heavily on John Carter, people had to prove that they were die-hard Edgar Rice Burroughs fans. This wasn't a problem for second unit director/writer Mark Andrews and author Michael Chabon, as each of them had pages of Princess Of Mars doodles and Thark drawings from their childhoods. Behold!