We have often heard about the research trips that members of Pixar’s creative tam take to various locations to try to develop a better understanding of how to bring those settings to the animated world. Disney/Pixar has released many images from the trips made to research Cars 2, which include visits to London and Tokyo. Today, we are sharing pictures from Tokyo which provide us a view at the influences of the animated counterpart of the city. Take a look at the hi-res images here.
These beautiful shots provide an insightful look into the creative process of the filmmakers, as we have seen great recreations of a few of these structures in images released previously, such as in some of the concept art for the film. We will have more pictures from other international research trips that the crew made.
Cars 2 drives into theaters on June 24!