‘Cars 2′ Public Service Announcement (Russian)

Walt Disney Studios has released the following public service announcement (PSA) featuring Mater and Lightning McQueen as Mater (inexplicably dressed as a zebra, perhaps in support for John Rich’s recent ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ win?) teaches a young forklift to pay attention to the walk/don’t walk signs when crossing the street, only cross at the designated crosswalk and to look both ways before crossing even when given the green light. If the fact that Lightning McQueen nearly proceeds to run the poor lad over, the real message of the PSA is that both pedestrians and motorists need to look out for each other. And then they all get ice cream.

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Custom Car Designer Chip Foose to Release ‘Cars’ Inspired Art, Vinylmation at Disneyland, June 25

Promising more details on the official Disney Parks blog soon, the Disneyland Resort has announced that on June 25, 2011 from 9 am – 11 am, internationally renown custom car designer and builder Chip Foose will be on hand at The Disney Gallery to celebrate the release of his art inspired by Disney/Pixar’s Cars.

Foose will release four paintings which include characters from the films such as Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater, Doc, Ramone and Flo enjoying the sites of the Disneyland theme park. The images will be available to purchase in a variety of formats including original art, limited edition giclees and deluxe prints. Also debuting will be two hand-painted custom Vinylmation™ figures featuring the artwork of Chip Foose.

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First Look: ‘Cars 2′ ‘Pitties’ Commercial from State Farm Insurance

State Farm Insurance, sponsor of the Cars 2Agents on a Mission Tour‘ which has spent the past few months touring North America with its life-size radio/controlled replicas of Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater and Finn McMissile, has released this new television commercial featuring many of the characters from the upcoming film as well as car-ified State Farm agent, Sara Safestreet, and her crew of pitties.

The commercial is set to make its national television debut on May 24 during programming such as the ‘American Idol’ finale. In addition, State Farm will sponsor a pre-show campaign at select theaters beginning June 10, two weeks ahead of the nationwide release of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2, on June 24.

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‘Cars 2′ Japanese Trailer Highlights Relationship Troubles for Mater (Minor Spoilers)

In true to form fashion, the Japanese film trailer for Disney’s latest film, Cars 2, from Pixar Animation Studios gets depressing. Here, a sub-plot involving a falling out between Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater is revealed when Mater inadvertently gives McQueen bad advice during a leg of the World Grand Prix and causes him the race. Fortunately, as the tired cliche would have it when best friends/lovers have a major falling out and never want to see each other again, it all works out in the end and the two end up closer than ever.

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‘Cars 2′ Meet Crabby Voiced by Sig Hansen, Plus Brand New Still

Disney/Pixar has released a new set of hi-res character stills and profiles of new friends from its upcoming summer blockbuster sequel, Cars 2.

Click on the images below to see a larger version. If you see the resize arrows on the image, you can click it to see the original size version.

Cars 2 races into theaters on June 24, 2011

CRABBY (Sig Hansen)
Crabby (voice by Sig Hansen) ©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Crabby is voiced by Sig Hansen, whom you will no doubt recognize from the popular Discovery Channel series ‘Deadliest Catch.’

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‘Cars 2′ Final Trailer Released Plus New Clip

CARS 2: World Grand Prix Teaser PosterIn addition to the new clip we showed earlier with Mater attempting to tackle the restrooms of Tokyo, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have just released the final trailer for the summer blockbuster sequel Cars 2, which races into theaters on June 24, 2011.

All the world’s a racetrack as racing superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with his 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 new world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic escapades around the globe.

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‘Cars 2′ New Clip – Mater Goes Potty in Tokyo

CARS 2: World Grand Prix Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have just released this new clip which features Tow Mater as he faces one of his most difficult tasks in the film: using the bathroom in Tokyo. What ensues when a simple tow truck from a one horsepower town needs to use the facilities in a foreign land and take an oil leak? Hilarity, that’s what.

All the world’s a racetrack as racing superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with his 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 new world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic escapades around the globe.

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‘Cars 2′ Disney/Pixar Weekend at Epcot Event Map Now Available

'Cars 2' merchandise exclusive to Disney ParksWalt Disney World has released the official special event park map for the Disney/Pixar Weekend taking place this Friday through Sunday, May 13-15, as part of the final weekend of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

The map, which you can download here as a PDF, offers meet and greet times and locations as well as other special opportunities taking place during the weekend.

In addition, the event map announces that Cars 2 merchandise, exclusive to the theme parks, will be available for purchase at MouseGear, Test Tracks and Pin Central.

Pixar Weekend at Epcot event map

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‘Cars 2′ Soundtrack to Feature Weezer, Brad Paisley and Robbie Williams

'Cars 2' original motion picture soundtrackAmazon.com has recently updated its description for the original motion picture soundtrack for Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2, which will be released on June 4, 2011.

Short of an actual track list, the description notes that the soundtrack, primarily consisting of a score composed by Michael Giacchino, will feature 26 tracks in all and will include a cover of the Car’s classic ‘You Might Think’ by Weezer and new music from Brad Paisley, including a duet with Robbie Williams.

Cars 2 will be released in theaters nationwide on June 24, 2011.

 

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Details Announced for ‘Car Masters Weekend’ at Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney

Walt Disney World has released additional details for what they are calling ‘Car Masters Weekend’ at Downtown Disney West Side at the Walt Disney World Resort from May 13-15, 2011 as part of the Disney/Pixar Weekend. The event, which we first announced in early April coincides with the Walt Disney World stop of the State Farm ‘Agents on a Mission’ Tour.

Activities at Downtown Disney are scheduled to run all three days from 10:30 am through 6:00 pm and will include the following:

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