‘John Carter,’ ‘Avengers’ Super Bowl Ads to Offer Bonus Content via Shazam

Shazam today announced that its ‘Shazam for TV’ experience will be used to enhance the entire Super Bowl experience this Sunday, from the game itself, to the halftime show with Madonna, to the commercials. According to Shazam, nearly half of the advertisers during the game will incorporate Shazam’s ‘second screen’ technology to allow viewers to interact socially, unlock bonus content, enter sweepstakes and more.

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‘John Carter’ Super Bowl Ad Teaser Promotes ‘Journey to the Super Bowl Sweepstakes’

'John Carter' Teaser PosterDisney announced today that they have collaborated with the NFL to give viewers an opportunity to enter The Journey to the Super Bowl Sweepstakes with an ad that will run during the Super Bowl XLVI broadcast on Sunday, February 5, 2012. The Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for two to Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 in New Orleans.

Viewers who are interested in entering the sweepstakes should tune into the game and watch for the John Carter commercial. During the airing of the 30-second spot, a code will be revealed. Viewers can then go to NFL.com/JohnCarter and input the code to be entered in the sweepstakes.

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CONFIRMED: ‘John Carter’ Early Screenings at Walt Disney World (Passholders)

'John Carter' Teaser PosterAs far as we’re concerned, impatience is a virtue. Yesterday we reported that we believed Walt Disney World would be offering free, pre-release screenings of Walt Disney Studios’ John Carter. Thanks to activity on the wdwscreeningtickets.com website, we are now able to confirm that the screenings will in fact be taking place and will be offered exclusively to passholders.

The screenings will take place at the Premier Theatre at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (the site notes valid theme park admission is required, but.. uh, it’s a passholder event) on the weekend of March 3 and 4. Showtimes will be at 10 am, 2 pm and 6 pm each day. Space is limited and registration for the event will only take place online. The film, which is rated PG-13 by the MPAA, will be shown in 3D.

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Unconfirmed: Early ‘John Carter’ Screenings to be Offered at Walt Disney World

'John Carter' Teaser PosterIt appears to us that several screenings of Disney’s John Carter will be offered at the Walt Disney World Resort prior to its theatrical release on March 9, 2012. The as-of-yet-unconfirmed, unannounced news comes to us by way of a newly established website/domain, wdwscreeningtickets.com. While it’s the wdw prefix that leads us to believe the events will take place at Walt Disney World, the site also actually directs to disneynow.com which is used exclusively by Disney Parks and Resorts to the best of our knowledge.

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‘John Carter’ New Hi-Res Still – A Boy and His Woola

Walt Disney Studios has provided us a new hi-res still from its upcoming release of John Carter. The new still features John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) along with the Woola.

From Academy Award®winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes John Carter (formerly John Carter of Mars)– a sweeping action adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war?weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

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‘John Carter’ New Hi-Res Stills Feature John Carter, Matai Shang and White Apes

John Carter (Taylor Kitsch)Ph: Frank Connor ©2011 Disney. JOHN CARTER™ ERB, Inc.

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with several new hi-res stills from its upcoming release of John Carter. The new stills feature Taylor Kitsch in the title role as well as a good first look at Mark Strong as Matai Shang, from the image that first appeared in Empire magazine. We also get a couple of good stills featuring the white apes prominently featured in the latest trailer.

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‘John Carter’ New Trailer, Television Ad and Special Screening Details

'John Carter' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios has just released the second trailer for its upcoming adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter, along with a couple of extra out-of-this-world treats.

In addition to the FX-laden trailer, Walt Disney Studios has also released a television spot as well as a special offer being extended to fans who share the name as the title hero. Introduced by director Andrew Stanton, anyone named John Carter (or people who know someone named John Carter) are invited to visit RealJohnCarter.com and sign up to be invited to special private screenings. One John Carter will even be awarded a mysterious trip to parts as of yet unknown.

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‘John Carter’ Fun Facts and Official Character Descriptions (Minor Spoilers)

'John Carter' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios has provided us with the following character descriptions and fun facts from its upcoming science fiction action adventure, John Carter, in theaters nationwide on March 9, 2012.

THE EARTHMEN (From the planet Earth of the late 1800s — light years from Barsoom, a.k.a. Mars)

JOHN CARTER (Taylor Kitsch) – -“No good’ll come out of me fightin’ your war.” — Born in Virginia, John Carter served as an officer in the Confederate army in the Civil War. He is an honorable and courageous hero, but the ravages of the Civil War have left him broken, dispirited and personally defeated. Accidentally transported to Barsoom (Mars), Carter begins to realize that his strength and jumping abilities are greatly amplified in the low gravity of the planet. Carter reluctantly begins a journey to rediscover his humanity while at the same time saving his newfound world.

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‘John Carter’ Teaser Trailer Arrives, First Images

 The city of Helium, also referred to as 'The Jewel of Barsoom (Mars),' is the home of Princess Dejah Thoris. ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

From Academy Award®winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes John Carter (formerly John Carter of Mars)– a sweeping action adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war?weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

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