Video: ‘Cars 2′ Lightning McQueen 360 Degree Turnaround

CARS 2: World Grand Prix Teaser PosterKa-chow! Check out this brand new 360 degree video turnaround of Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) as he appears in the upcoming Disney/Pixar film, Cars 2. Try to note in the particular the detailing specific to the Grand Prix race.

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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Book Details Reveal Plot of Disney/Pixar ‘Hawaii’ Toy Story Toon Short

Call it Hawaii, Dream Vacation or even Play-cation!, the plot of the first Toy Story Toon has been revealed in an upcoming book from RH Disney now available for pre-order on Amazon.com:

Bonnie is off to Hawaii, and Barbie and Ken are excited to go along on their first tropical vacation! But when they’re accidentally left behind, it’s up to Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the toys to create a Hawaiian paradise right in Bonnie’s room. Based on the latest animated short featuring the toys from Disney/Pixar Toy Story, this full-color storybook includes punch-out postcards that girls and boys ages 3-7 will love sending to their friends!

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Disney/Pixar Pals to Grace United States Postage Stamps in 2011

United States Postage Stamps for 2011The United States Postal Service today announced its commemorative stamp program for 2011 and it includes some very familiar faces, fictional and not, including friends from several Disney/Pixar films.

The Send a Hello stamps are a natural outgrowth of the Art of Disney stamp series issued between 2004 and 2008. Originally intended as a series of three annual issuances depicting friendship, celebration, and romance, the Art of Disney stamps proved so popular that the Postal Service expanded the series to include issuances in 2007 and 2008 to celebrate imagination and magic. The Send a Hello series is meant to encourage people to connect with their loved ones via the United States Postal Service.

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Disney/Pixar’s Newest Short, ‘Hawaii,’ May Be Lead-in to ‘Cars 2′

Disney animator and Legend Floyd Norman took to Twitter recently to offer doll-size details on a new short from Disney/Pixar titled Hawaii which features Mattel’s Barbie and Ken from Toy Story 3 as they destine themselves for a ‘Dream Vacation’ to the exotic destination. Norman notes that doesn’t know which film this will be attached to, but we already know that one of the new Toy Story Toons (which we first speculated on back in March 2010 and later confirmed by Disney/Pixar) will be leading into Cars 2 as per Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich.

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Disney/Pixar’s ‘Cars 2′ – Six New Stills

Siddeley (voice by Jason Isaacs) © Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Pixar Animation Studios has sent us these new stills from Cars 2 which features Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen, Larry the Cable Guy as Tow Mater, Michael Caine as Finn McMissile, Joe Mantegna as Grem, Peter Jacobson as Acer, Jason Isaacs as Siddeley, Thomas Kretschmann as Professor Z and Emily Mortimer as Holley Shiftwell.

Cars 2 features the originating voices of Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen and Larry the Cable Guy as Tow Mater and will race into theaters nationwide on June 24, 2011 in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D. For more information on Cars 2, follow this live bookmark.

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First Look: ‘Cars 2: World Grand Prix’ Trailer from Disney/Pixar

CARS 2: World Grand Prix Teaser PosterToday we get our first look at the first trailer for Cars 2: World Grand Prix from Pixar Animation Studios.

In Cars 2, 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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First Image: ‘Cars 2′ from Disney/Pixar Featuring Finn McMissile

In this newly released image from Cars 2: Grand Prix, we get our first actual look at Finn McMissile, the James Bond-inspired Aston Martin, who involves Mater in the world of espionage and intrigue.

In Cars 2, 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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Hi-Res Concept Art from Disney/Pixar’s ‘Cars 2′ – Lightning Storms Through Italy, Japan, France and England

CARS 2: Porto Corsa, Italy ©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Tanks to Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, we get a fresh look at some concept art from its upcoming release of Cars 2: World Grand Prix. Hot on the heels of earlier news of the first official teaser, the newly released concept art provides us a glimpse as Piston Cup hero Lightning McQueen races around the world in the hopes of winning the first World Grand Prix.

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First Look: Sneak Peek at Disney/Pixar’s ‘Cars 2: World Grand Prix’

Cars 2: World Grand Prix Teaser PosterOn its official YouTube channel, Disney/Pixar has released the following teaser for its upcoming anticipated sequel, Cars 2: World Grand Prix which is slated to be released in theaters nationwide on June 24, 2011. The sneak peek was initially expected to be debuted on the Toy Story 3 home video available to own November 2.

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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D23 Expo: Lasseter Reveals Details on Cars 2

Cars 2, due out in summer of 2011, finds its foundation when Lightning McQueen is invited to participate in the International Race of Champions, a world-wide race in which McQueen competes against all genres of racing cars.

Inspired by the press junkets Lasseter used to make around the world while promoting Cars, Lasseter said he often found himself wondering ‘What would Mater do?’ when encountering all of the different types of unique driving experiences around the world, such as driving on the other side of the road in London, the roundabout in Paris, viewing scooters in Italy as gnats, etc.

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