Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with these new concept art images from their upcoming film, Cars 2, which opens in theaters nationwide on June 24, 2011.
Normally when we receive images, we downsample them to a maximum of 1500px on the longest side. However, due to the unique and intricate detail in these images, we’d like to keep them at their maximum resolution that we are allowed to share. This means that in order to fully enjoy the images, we invite you to not only click on the smaller version of the image displayed, but to find the resize arrow as you mouseover the image and click it to explore the image in its original size. So without further ado, we bring you:
While the real Eiffel Tower was built in 1889, artists from Pixar Animation Studios began “carifying” it in June 2009. Concept art showcases the “carified” elements-the arches at its base take the form of wheels topped by car grill facades; the Tower’s top sports a modified spark plug and car antenna. This concept art was created to help design the look of the film before the set was built in the computer.
Concept art created in July 2010 showcases the “carified” elements. Big Ben is transformed into Big Bentley, with spark plug towers, car grill arches and classic Bentley hood ornaments. The rest of the Parliament has car grills and headlights built into the façade with spark plugs on the spires. This concept art was created to help design the look of the film before the set was built in the computer.
Pixar reimagines the signature casinos of the European Riviera in Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 with the fictional Porto Corsa Casino in Italy. Concept art created in July 2010 showcases the “carified” elements – instead of lion statues on the building corners, Pixar artists created car statuary details. This concept art was created to help design the look of the film before the set was built in the computer.