21 June 2012 8:49 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

There has been a lot of drama on the Disney lot this year and not all of it has been in front of the camera. The most obvious starting point was the failure of John Carter to live up to expectation and its massive budget. The studio ended up announcing an expected operating loss of approximately $200 million to its stockholders because of that film, followed shortly after by the sacking of studio chief Rich Ross. There was a lot of finger pointing going around about who was to blame for the demise of both John Carter and Ross. A good portion of which centered on Pixar wunderkind Andrew Stanton -- directing his first live action film from a script he co-wrote with fellow Pixar alum Mark Andrews -- and Ross predecessor Dick Cook and John Lasseter. The John Carter debacle was mitigated in early May when The Avengers, the first »

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