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.
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.
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Cars 2 races into theaters on June 24, 2011
BRENT MUSTANGBURGER (Brent Musburger)
Brent Mustangburger n American sports broadcasting icon, an excitable 1964½ Ford Mustang widely considered one of the most recognizable voices in the history of automobile sports television and associated with some of the most memorable moments in modern sports.
Yesterday, we brought you a new still from Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 featuring Mater and Holley. Today we have a brand new still, this time featuring Mater alongside Lightning McQueen. The still has been added to the beginning of our gallery of stills from the film below:
We also have seven new hi-res ‘international’-themed posters for the film, featuring the characters in countries such as England, France, Italy, Germany, Japan and Russia. The posters have been added to the beginning of our gallery of posters for the film:
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with a brad new hi-res still featuring Mater and Holley Shiftwell from Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 in what appears to be the start of a very beautiful relationship. We’ve added the image to the beginning of our stills gallery from the film below.
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.
Continuing our unparalleled coverage of the special Disney/Pixar Weekend taking place at Walt Disney World, May 13-15, we have learned that reserved seating at the special ‘Presenting Pixar’ talks featuring Cars property guardian Jay Ward, Pixar producer Jonas Rivera and composer Michael Giacchino, will be made available as seating is extremely limited at these events (approximately 800 guests per show according to our sources).
The sign-up form, which can be found here, also reveals the titles of each of the sessions that take place on May 14 & 15 only at the World Showplace located in Epcot’s World Showcase between the Canada and UK pavilions.
Queen, McQueen… McQueen, Queen. In what has to be the luckiest stroke of unplanned and most inconspicuous timing with the royal wedding of Prince William and future Princess Kate, Disney/Pixar has released this international royal invitation to the summer premiere of Cars 2, which features Vanessa Redgrave as the Queen. We also catch glimpses of Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer) in flying mode, Mater in various disguises and what looks to be like a knighting ceremony… could it be Sir Mater?
We also have this turntable for the Queen:
Blue-collar comedian and the voice of Mater in the upcoming Disney-Pixar summer comedy “CARS 2,” Larry the Cable Guy will “git-r-done” as the honorary pace-car driver for the 52nd running of the Coca-Cola 600 on May 29 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
In addition to leading the field of 43 NASCAR stars in the Coca-Cola 600, Larry the Cable Guy will also take part in various activities around the speedway, including attending the drivers meeting, prior to the main event.
It seems like forever ago that we first met Finn McMissile and were the first to announce the national State Farm-sponsored ‘Agents on a Mission‘ tour of life-size remote controlled versions of Finn, Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater in honor of the June 24th release of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2. Fortunately for us, the waiting and heavy anticipation paid off in spades as the trio made their way to New York City just in time for the 2011 New York International Auto Show and were none worse for the wear.
Via the official Disney Parks blog, Walt Disney World has confirmed Stitch Kingdom’s original report on the gala celebration in honor of Pixar’s 25th Anniversary and the release of Cars 2 during the final weekend of Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival.
The official announcement does make note of a few differences, however, namely that many character greetings will take place inside the World Showplace and around the World Showcase, but not in the Future World area.
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with these exciting fun facts about the upcoming summer blockbuster, Cars 2 which features old friends and — as you will soon find out — just a few new ones.
LOTS OF CAR-ACTER
‘STICKERS’ NO MORE — Lighting McQueen is voiced by Owen Wilson.
- He is a Pixar design with a V-8 engine, 750 horsepower and rear-wheel drive.
- He has coil-over shocks with tubular A arm front suspension, a solid axle rear end and vented disc brakes at all four wheels. He also has air flaps on his roof to prevent flipping.