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Disney D23 Magazine, Summer 2011The summer issue of Disney twenty-three magazine hits stands May 3, filled with features that will take readers from the depths of the sea to the edges of outer space. In the swashbuckling cover story on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, director Rob Marshall and actors Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane and Richard Griffiths take D23: The Official Disney Fan Club into the action-packed world of the highly anticipated film.

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‘Cars 2′ Meet England’s The Queen, Prince Wheeliam and More Plus Two New Retro Posters

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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.

But first, here are two new retro posters for London, England, added to the beginning of the gallery below.

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Cars 2 races into theaters on June 24, 2011

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‘Cars 2′ Plush, Die-cast, Clothing and More Now at DisneyStore.com

Finn McMissile, Holley Shiftwell Plush and Francesco Bernoulli die-cast from DisneyStore.comWe’ll have more details and items in our daily update of DisneyStore.com additions tomorrow, but for now, we thought you might be interested in checking out some of the brand new merchandise for Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 available to own today from DisneyStore.com.

Both old friends and new are represented in Disney Store’s famous small plus line (ranging in 7″ – 9″ in size) which sell for $12.50 each or 2 for $20. For more information or to order any of them listed below, simply visit DisneyStore.com and enter the item numbers listed below in the ‘What are you looking for?’ search box at the top.

  • Lightning McQueen (202129P)
  • Fillmore (202273P)
  • Tow Mater (202147P)
  • Luigi (202271P)
  • Guido (202272P)
  • Finn McMissile (202275P)
  • Holley Shiftwell (202276P)

Die-cast figures currently available include Sarge (202068P) and Francesco Bernoulli (202041P). Other items include kids’ tees (105143M, 105144M, 105146M, 105147M, 105142M, 105145M), men’s tees (105184M and 105182MS), the Tokyo Spin Out play set from Mattel (202307P) and more. Explore the site or check here tomorrow for a complete list of all of the new Cars 2 merchandise available today.

 

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Ink & Paint Cel Release for ‘Ka-chow’ Featuring ‘Cars’ in ‘Lights, Motors, Action!’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios June 18

'Ka-chow!' Ink & Paint CelOn Saturday, June 18, join Disney Design Group Artist Costa Alavezos and Disney Ink and Paint Artists: James Bonserio, Erin Magill, Theodora M. DeLaney, David Rippberger, Lynn Rippberger and Sharon K. Vincent as they celebrate the premiere of the Ka-chow! entry into the Ink and Paint Cel series. In the cel, Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater and pals make their on-stage debut in the popular stunt show attraction, ‘Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show.’ Ka-chow! is also the first entry in the Ink & Paint Cel Series to feature the characters of Disney/Pixar’s Cars.

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‘Cars 2′ Soundtrack to be Released June 14; Toys Roll Out May 16; Individual Triptych Posters in Hi-Res

'Cars 2' original motion picture soundtrackAmazon.com has begun taking pre-orders for the original motion picture soundtrack to Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 with an anticipated release date of June 14, 2011. No additional information is available at this time other than it is scored by Michael Giacchino.

Amazon.com also now lists Rev/Racers Lightning Mcqueen and Siddeley Spy Jet from Mattel as being available starting May 16. Previously we were aware the Cars 2 toys would begin rolling out in May in anticipation for the June 24 film, with about 25% of the more than 300 items being held off until fall 2011.

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‘Cars 2′ Rolls Out Stunning Triptych (Hi-Res)

From Tokyo to London to Paris to Porto Corsa, this new triptych from Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 is a literal feast to the eyes. While Lightning McQueen leads the pack in Tokyo, Finn McMissile is taking his fight to the streets of London much to the dismay of Miles Axlerod (and Professor Z, needless to say). Meanwhile, both Mater (who was recently revealed to acquire machine guns in the sequel) and Holley Shiftwell take to the air, although it appears that Holley’s flight is self-propelled.

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‘Cars’ Barry Diesel Die-cast Available Exclusively at MattyCollector.com on April 15

Barry Diesel 1:55 Die-cast from MattyCollector.comMattyCollector.com, Mattel’s online collector’s boutique, has announced it will exclusively be selling the 1:55 die-cast vehicle for Barry Diesel from Disney/Pixar’s Cars beginning on April 15.

Barry Diesel loves Dinoco oil. He starts his day off with Dinoco’s Extreme Octane to give him that extra kick in the bumper, and then it’s gallon after gallon of Dinoco Regular to keep him running smooth all day. However, his wife thinks it’s about time Barry switched to Dinoco Light.

Barry will sell for $25 and will be limited to a maximum of 10 per order. For more information and to purchase Barry when he becomes available, visit MattyCollector.com.

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‘Cars 2′ Meet Japan’s Okuni, Kingpin Nobunaga, Pinion Tanaka and Zen Master Plus New Retro Posters

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.

But first, here are three new retro posters focusing on this week’s topic: Tokyo, Japan, including the movie-style poster we last saw done for Germany, except here we get a look at Mater after a few upgrades (added to the beginning of the gallery below).

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‘Cars 2′ Meet Max Schnell and Miguel Camino; New Retro Posters

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.

But first, here are new retro posters for Paris, France, Porto Corsa, Italy and Germany.

Click on any of 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

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Video: ‘Cars 2′ Segment in ‘Moteurs.. Action!’ at Disneyland Paris; Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

As part of the new Magical Moments Festival at Disneyland Paris, a new segment featuring Mater, Lightning McQueen and a villain vehicle has been added to the Moteurs… Action! car stunt show at Walt Disney Studios Park at the Disneyland Paris Resort. Footage of the new segment has made its way onto YouTube:

In addition, the Cars 2 segment will also be added to the show’s U.S. counterpart, Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort, this June (replacing the Herbie segment).

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