Despite Hollywood's appetite for them, Pixar, for the most part, has stayed out of the sequel game. Aside from this year's Toy Story 3, the studio's only other sequel was 1999's Toy Story 2.
With the third Toy Story becoming not only Pixar's highest-grossing movie but also the top movie of 2010 and the No.1 animated movie of all time, it's not surprising to see Pixar jumping on the sequel-wagon themselves. To be fair, though, Pixar did announce sequels to Cars and Monsters, Inc. long before Toy Story 3's $415 million box-office haul.
Now there is news that one of those announced sequels isn't a sequel at all but a prequel. Pixar planning its first fairy tale >> Posted 01.04.11 by reelz
Disney Pixar's upcoming Cars 2 recently received a synopsis which revealed that the sequel would follow Lightening McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Mater (Dan Whitney a.k.a Larry the Cable Guy) in a race around the world. While Cars 2 won't open until next summer, two new trailers have premiered for the movie. watch the trailers >> Posted 11.16.10 by Ryan
A teaser trailer for Disney Pixar's Cars 2 has found its way online. The Brad Lewis and John Lasseter directed movie has been long anticipated by fans of the original. More teaser than trailer, the clip features Lightening McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy a.k.a Dan Whitney) yukking it up.
Here's the official synopsis:
Watch the trailer >> Posted 10.21.10 by reelz
All the world’s a racetrack as superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with best friend Mater in tow, to take on the globe’s fastest and finest in this thrilling high-octane new installment of the “Cars” saga. Mater and McQueen will need their passports as they find themselves in a world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic escapades. While racing through England, Italy and Japan, they face a host of new and worthy competitors. CARS 2 hits the track on June 24, 2011 and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D in select theaters.
Sequels/prequels, remakes, comic book adaptations — next summer's release schedule looks much the same as it has for several years running. And, oh yeah, did we mention 3-D? From that familiar mix, we preview the 20 blockbusters we'll be talking about next summer.Get a Sneak Peek at Summer 2011 >> Posted 09.15.10 by reelz
In Toy Story 3 we said goodbye to Woody, Buzz and the rest of Andy's toys. Pixar has no plans for another sequel, but an interview with director Lee Unkrich reveals that we won't have to forget about our Toy Story friends. We've learned that some of the Toy Story characters will be returning in one of Pixar's famous short films, which will be shown in front of Cars 2 when it's released on June 24th, 2011. Here's what Unkrich said >> Posted 06.21.10 by reelz
Empire is reporting two exciting pieces of news from yesterday's Disney-themed showcase in London. John Lasseter, Pixar's chief creative officer and the director of several of the studio's features, announced that Timothy Dalton will have a role in Toy Story 3. He also discussed several plot details of Cars 2.
Dalton starred in two James Bond movies in the '80s as well as several TV adaptations of 19th-century British novels. You may also remember him as the thin-mustached villain of The Rocketeer. For Toy Story 3, he will play the role of Mr. Pricklepants, a theatrical hedgehog whose role in the story is not quite clear.
Continuing on the Bond theme, Cars 2 will apparently involve a spy subplot. The story's framework involves Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) traveling around the world competing in an international competition. Destinations include Japan, Germany, Italy, France, and the UK. Along the way, Mater gets involved in a case of mistaken identity when he saves the life of a British agent named Finn McMissile. Guess what? According to Empire, McMissile looks like an Aston Martin.
There's no word yet as to who will voice the character, but we agree with Empire: After the announcement about Dalton, it seems appropriate that Pixar would consider other former Bonds for the role, if not Dalton himself. Posted 09.11.09 by reelz
Jim Hill Media, a site devoted to all things Disney, recently stumbled upon possible evidence that the studio has selected a title for Pixar's sequel to Cars. Although the movie isn't due until June 2011, the site reports that Disney has purchased several on-line domain names, all indicating that the title will be Cars 2: World Grand Prix.
In addition, Cinema Blend says that the story will involve two major characters from the first movie embarking on an international tour, with the possibility for some foreign car characters.
None of this is official yet, but we'll let you know when we hear otherwise. Posted 08.25.09 by reelz