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Today Disney•Pixar Cars fans teamed up with NASCAR driver Casey Mears to wave the green flag and kick off the Cars “Take Flight” experience during Chase weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, Sept. 14-16. In celebration of the world television premieres of the Cars Toons short films “Air Mater” and “Moon Mater” this fall on Disney Channel, and the launch of a new Cars “Take Flight” product collection, Disney has created a fun and immersive family experience for race fans to enjoy the world of Cars.
Celebrating the journey of its Disney•Pixar Cars die-cast vehicle collection, Mattel, the #1 toy maker, will unveil a one-of-a-kind exhibit at Los Angeles’ iconic Petersen Automotive Museum beginning November 12, 2011 appropriately titled: From Silver Screen to Die-cast: Disney•Pixar Cars Imagined by Mattel.
Mattel and Disney have collaborated to bring a unique film prop exhibit to the Petersen Auto Museum in Los Angeles called "From Silver Screen to Diecast: Disney-Pixar Cars Imagined by Mattel".
CinemaBlend.com has posted a teaser for Disney's upcoming direct-to-video spin-off Planes due in Spring 2013.
Featured on this week's show:
- Sounsational Summer launches at Disneyland with the openings of a high-energy parade, The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure and Star Tours – The Adventures Continue!
- "The Lion King" in 3D will have an exclusive advance screening at the D23 Expo 2011
- Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar and the Tangaroa Terrace are ready to serve at the Disneyland Hotel; The D Ticket monorail-themed slides splash down at the hotel's pool!
- Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives returns to the D23 Expo with props, costumes and set pieces from "Pirates of the Caribbean," "LOST," and "Zorro" — plus exhibits dedicated to Mickey Mouse and "101 Dalmatians"
- "D23's Cars 2 Cross Country" event races to San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, DC
- New details revealed for Cars Land and the Aulani Resort in Hawaii
- Don Hahn creates a "Brain Storm" with lots of creativity—and chocolate
- Viewer questions… And more!
Take a look at this new concept art for CARS 2. Notice how the icons - The Eiffel Tower, House of Parliament, Big Ben and the casino - have all been Car-ified. Below them are posters for the Grand Prix races around the world.
Disney-Pixar Presents, a new monthly magazine featuring characters from the popular Pixar films will hit newsstands in May. The 96 full color pages will offer a mix of brand new stories, classic adventures, puzzles, games and more.
“We’re excited for the launch of Disney-Pixar Presents, teaming with our friends at Disney/Pixar to bring some exciting new material to fans all over the world and introducing a whole new generation to comics,” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Editor-in-Chief. “We’re committed to providing a great product and ensuring these books are available in locations that parents and kids frequent."
In Disney-Pixar Presents: Cars Magazine #1 -- Lightning McQueen organizes a charity race for young cars with special needs, but he didn’t invite Piston Cup champion Chick Hicks. The snub gets Hick’s competitive juices flowing, and he’s out to show McQueen a thing or two about racing! Will Hicks ruin the good nature of the Radiator Springs Rally Race?
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As we all begin 2011 with our list of New Year resolutions Jim Hill offers the story of Pixar's Darla K Anderson and her "slow & steady" course to success to keep us inspired to reach our dreams.
"The Beauty of Pixar" is showcased in a video tribute by Leandro Copperfiled who says, "I was 6 years old when I watched Toy Story the first time, and his films made my childhood more happy. So this video is a personal tribute for, in my opinion, the best animation studio of all time.”
The US Postal Service announced "Send A Hello" a series of stamps featuring Pixar characters will be sold beginning August 19th. In recent years the USPS has offered various "Art of Disney" collections. These efforts were so successful the Postal Service was eager to work with the Walt Disney Company again, and chose to to explore the Disney*Pixar films with their contemporary characters and strong themes involving family and friends.
The "Send a Hello" pane of 20 stamps includes five different designs featuring Pixar characters: Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars (2006); Remy the rat and Linguini from Ratatouille (2007); Buzz Lightyear and two of the green, three-eyed aliens from Toy Story (1995); Carl Fredricksen and Dug from Up (2009); and the robot WALL*E from WALL*E (2008)
According to The Hollywood Reporter an Oklahoma court ruled Pixar's Lightning McQueen was not similar enough to Mark Brill and his race car to be a violation of its publicity rights.
Disney has released a video going behind the scenes with Larry the Cable Guy, the voice of Mater in the Cars Toon Maters' Tall Tales.
Cartoon Brew highlights a special bonus feature on Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales that offers a rarely-seen aspect of film making, pitching a film through storyboard.
Fathead the creator of REAL. BIG. wall graphics has recently added graphics from Disney's Hannah Montana Forever, Tangled and Cars to their growing collection of Disney related images. They also offer images from the Bloc28 line, the various Disney Princesses, Mickey and Friends, Phineas and Ferb and more.
Cars Toon: Mater’s Tall Tales features a large collection of pick-up-and-play games inspired by Disney•Pixar’s popular Mater’s Tall Tales animated short series. Players will join Mater and his pals as they relive the wild stories he conjures up about hilariously unpredictable events that may or may not have taken place. Offering a large collection of games that will get everyone in the living room off of the couch, players will experience death-defying stunts in “Mater the Greater,” run with the bulls in “El Materdor” or appreciate the heroism of a fire truck in “Rescue Squad Mater,” plus many more!
Cars Toon: Mater’s Tall Tales for Wii allows family and friends to experience Mater’s Tall Tales with a Mania! twist. The game features more than 30 levels of play involving a variety of cooperative and competitive mini-games, designed to fully utilize the Wii controls. A follow up to last year’s hit, Toy Story Mania! also on Wii, Cars Toon: Mater’s Tall Tales is part of the Mania! line of games, featuring fast-paced, multiplayer, family fun. With up to four players at once, Mania! video games reward competitive and cooperative play among players and features immersive storytelling experiences hosted by beloved characters that are appropriate for all ages.
Trailer for the videogame posted by GamersIntuition on YouTube
Now through November 8, you can view "The Disney-Pixar Collection" including Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille and Wall-E on demand via your television provider or favorite digital retailer. These films along with Disney-Pixar's UP (which is not currently available on demand), will continue to be offered for download to own. Disney-Pixar also announces Toy Story 3 will be available for digital download beginning November 2.
Tonight the new Disney-Pixar "Cars Toon" short "Heavy Metal Mater" will premiere at 9:30 p ET/PT. The animated short is directed by Academy Award-winner John Lasseter with Rob Gibbs co-directing and composed by Mark Mothersbaugh ("Devo").
In the episode entitled "Heavy Metal Mater," Mater is a rock star in a heavy metal band. He starts out in a garage band and rises to the top with his hit song, "Dad Gum." Lightning McQueen joins him on stage in the middle of a huge concert and they rock into history.
The short will debut on the Disney Channel on October 8 at 9:30 P ET/PT and will re-air on Disney XD Friday, October 15 at 7:27 P ET/PT.
According to the Orange County Register the Downtown Disney Ridemakerz stores in Anaheim and Orlando are now offering the CARS chassis like those available at the reimagined Disney Store locations.
Disney Online Studios celebrates the launch of Disney·Pixar The World of Cars Online with high-octane red carpet event at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank, and D23 was there for the ride.
Interview with Disney product director and game industry veteran Rachel DiPaola, who oversaw World of Cars Online and has developed more than 50 games during her career, including those based on such Disney franchises as "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Hannah Montana."
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