The checkered flag has come down on our countdown to Cars 2. What a ride it’s been. We are so grateful for all the amazing artists who contributed a piece to our exhibition. Once again, it’s a testament to Pixar that so many of you were inspired and revved-up to create original art. We appreciate all the time and effort that went in to each piece. [Read more…]
With the arrival of every new Pixar feature film, also comes an easter egg hunt by audiences around the world. The studio is better than anyone else out there at inserting references to its other films, sometimes in subtle ways and other times in a fairly obvious manner. On my first viewing of the film, I spotted several easter eggs, but this discussion is about finding them together, so I will refrain from posting them here for now. Obviously, there will be SPOILERS in the comments section below, so if you have not seen the film (or would rather come across the easter eggs on your own), then come back when you are ready to discuss it! [Read more…]
Last week, Disney Mobile released a few new Cars 2 apps for the App Store, just in time for the release of the film. Looks like the apps are pretty popular already, as the paid version has toppled popular games such as Angry Birds and Tiny Wings which usually occupy the number one slot. The full version includes a fun pick-up-and-play game, while the lite (free) version allows gamers to play a few levels (both have links to view Cars 2 videos and images and to buy film-related merchandise. To check out some images of the game in action and read the full press release for the game, keep on reading on! [Read more…]
Now that Cars 2 has officially been released in North American theaters, we have no more days remaining on our countdown. However, we still have FOUR Cars-inspired pieces to share today from illustrators Pakoto, Lucas Tavares, Dougmian, and Misa Tsutsui. Check them out here! [Read more…]
UPDATE 2 (6/26/11): Box Office Mojo has released the latest numbers.
UPDATE 1 (6/25/11): Adjusted the numbers based on new reports.
Box Office Mojo is reporting that Cars 2 grossed an estimated $25.7 million on opening day, and is taking in an estimated $68 million for the entire weekend. This puts it in the range of previous Pixar releases. Most of the studio’s films have opened to an opening weekend gross between $50 million and $70 million. Only Toy Story 3 has been able to exceed that, taking in $110 million in its premiere weekend. Read on for more on the predicted weekend box office. [Read more…]
A few months ago, not only did I have the chance to talk to Cars 2 composer Michael Giacchino and story supervisor Nate Stanton – I was lucky to also be able to talk to the supervisors of the animation process on the film. Shawn Krause and Dave Mullins served as supervising animators for years before Cars 2 was released in theaters. I spoke with them about their job, how it is working together, and the intricacies of the animation process at Pixar. Read on to view Part 1 of the interview here! [Read more…]
Midnight showings of Cars 2 have begun in North America, which means our countdown to the film ends today. To celebrate, we have a few more original pieces of Cars-inspired artwork. We bring you the work of artists Jez Tuya, Lizkay, and Michael Miszta! [Read more…]
Hearing that there would be a Cars 2 video game, it was not difficult to imagine where developer Avalanche Software would take it. They could have simply churned out a little racing game and walked away with some easy money in their pockets. However, sitting down and playing thoroughly through it, it is apparent that Avalanche put in a good deal of work to make this not only a creative racing game, but one that has huge replay value due to its awesome multiplayer modes and just how much damn fun it is. Read on for my review of “Cars 2: The Video Game.” [Read more…]
It’s almost here. Cars 2 arrives in theaters tomorrow, which means our countdown to the film is almost at an end. Today, we have three more Cars-inspired pieces from artists Sonic, SAW Creative, and Heri Kurniawan! [Read more…]
The wait is almost over, as Cars 2 hits theaters this Friday. Our countdown to the film is heading towards a big finish! We have three more pieces of art that were created by great illustrators Dave Mott, Fabricio Gallardo, and Chris Dicker. Check out their car creations here! [Read more…]