April 24, 2014

Apple Unveils Exclusive Cars 2 Triptych Poster

Apple has exclusively debuted a monstrous Cars 2 Triptych poster that is as stunning as it is huge. It includes artwork from the four major countries that the characters drive through: Japan, England, France, and Italy. There are also some nice clues to the storyline of the film. Read on and take a look at the hi-res image.

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Make sure to click the image to view it in its original size and take in all of its small details.

This is our first look at Holley Shiftwell stretching her wings. Her flying ability had been hinted at in film descriptions and interviews with the filmmakers, but seeing her off the ground for the first time is pretty great.

The triptych poster seems to show off many of the characters that have been rolled out over the past few months, but some are also seen for the first time. While the famous double-decker buses have been seen in concept art, until now we have not seen actual images of them. Also, look closely and you will also notice some of the villainous characters, such as Acer and Grem, who look to be up to no good!

Cars 2 hits theaters on June 24!

Via: First Showing

Source: Apple Trailers

UPDATE 1 (4/15/11 1:00 PM): Disney/Pixar has released all three portions of the triptych poster, which you can view below:

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©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

UPDATE 2 (4/15/11 2:30 PM): Here are some technical facts about the triptych poster, which show not only the incredible amount of detail that is present here, but also just how much time is taken to craft these posters:

Technical Facts: Featured Characters

Tokyo: 130 posed characters, 2 simulated crowds

London: 145 posed characters, simulated traffic

Italy: 140 posed characters, simulated crowds

TOTAL: 415 posed characters

Technical Facts: Composition

Total shots: 20 cameras and locations per poster = 60 individual shots

Total staff: 20-25 people: CS TDs, layout artists, master lighters, matte painters, simulation TDs

Total time to complete: 5 months

Source: The Fan Carpet

About Samad Rizvi

Samad is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Pixar Times. His favorite films include The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Vertigo, Back to the Future, Children of Men, Pan's Labyrinth, and of course, Pixar's Monsters, Inc., WALL-E and Up.