CS! berichtet über das vorgezogene "Cars 2"...
[...] Heather Newgen is attending an all-day Disney event where they're doing presentations for their upcoming films, and it was just announced that they're now shooting for PIxar's Cars 2, the sequel to John Lasseter's 2006 summer hit Cars, to come out in the summer of 2011, rather than the summer of 2012, as originally announced. Pixar Animation Studios has animators working "around the clock" to make this earlier date happen. [...]
IESB berichtet über die kommenden Filme von Disney & Pixar...
[...] The year 2012 will mark the return of Lightning McQueen, Mater the tow truck, and an international cast of favorite and new car characters in Pixar’s "Cars 2," directed by Brad Lewis (producer of "Ratatouille"). [...]
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. [...]
Wie AICN meldet, soll "Cars 2" 2011 in die Kinos kommen...
CS! berichtet über die Verleihung der Annie Awards...
Disney/Pixar's Cars won the top prize Sunday night at the 34th annual Annie Awards, but DreamWorks Animation and Aardman's Flushed Away walked away with the most awards.
Cars scored animated feature and nabbed the music feature award for Randy Newman. [...]
"Cars" wurde für 2 Oscars nominiert !!!
Wie Spiegel Online meldet, gewann "Cars" den Golden Globe in der Kategorie "Bester Animationsfilm" und setzte sich damit gegen "Happy Feet" und "Monster House" durch !!!
Spiegel Online berichtet über Einspielergebnisse...
Heute startet "Cars" in den deutschen Kinos... Und bei Spiegel Online gibt es eine Kritik...
Buena Vista berichtet über die Deutschland-Premiere...
Am 6. September 2006 öffnet das Autokino "DRIVE IN" in Aschheim bei München ab 19.00 Uhr seine Türen für die große Deutschland-Premiere zu Disney/Pixars neuestem Animationshit CARS. Wir freuen uns insbesondere, dass auch Rennfahrerlegende und Rennsportexperte NIKI LAUDA, der in CARS denn Rennwagen "The King" synchronisiert, kurzfristig seine Teilnahme an der Premiere zugesagt hat. Gemeinsam mit den anderen deutschen Synchronsprechern wird er um 20.00 Uhr auf dem Roten Teppich vor dem Autokino für kurze Interviews und Fotos zur Verfügung stehen und mit ihnen um 21.20 Uhr an der Bühnenpräsentation teilnehmen, bevor es dann um 21.30 Uhr heisst: Film ab für den rasantesten Kinospaß des Jahres!
Blickpunkt:Film berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
Blickpunkt:Film berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
Blickpunkt:Film berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
Bei JoBlo.com gibt es eine Kritik (6/10)...
[...] I guess if I was 8 years old, I might be going a little more ga-ga over this movie, but as a non-8-year old, the characters were definitely fun and unique, for the most part (loved those Italian tire-changers), but I can’t say that the film wowed me like previous Pixar flicks had done. The lack of any real "bad guy" surely didn’t benefit it either.
The imagery was gorgeous though, with some of the shots through the canyon roads taking my breath away [...]
Blickpunkt:Film berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
Bei TcH kann man die "Cars: The Videogame" PC-Demo downloaden...
Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit John Ratzenberger... Und bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Capone...
Bei AICN Games gibt es ein Interview mit Jordan Itkowitz, dem Gamedesigner von "Cars" - The Videogame... Ausserdem gibt es bei AICN eine Kritik von Massawyrm...
[...] The CG here is certainly in top form, Pixar once again creating a rich, lush world filled with plenty of eye candy. The art team manages to perfectly, and uniquely bring each car to life with its own expressions and movements, never looking too forced or utterly impossible. You buy this world, every bit of it, and it never comes across as silly as a world populated entirely by cars sounds like it should. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine "Cars"-Kritik, die auch den obligatorischen Pixar-Kurzfilm, der vor dem Film läuft, nicht auslässt...
[...] ONE MAN BAND is hands-down the best short that Pixar has produced. These guys have clearly been brought up on the Warner Bros. shorts, 'cos ONE MAN BAND has all the hallmarks of a great Loony Tunes cartoon. I won't say too much about it, but my hat off to the guys who made it.
Then the main attraction. The opening of CARS is probably the greatest opening sequence of any Pixar film. I was completely blown away by it, and you're listening to someone who has zero interest in motor sports or cars. So long as my car gets me from A to B without using too much fuel, I'm happy. But this sequence had even me on the edge of my seat, so I can only imagine what it'll do to motor enthusiasts. I also felt sorry for those who were going to avoid seeing the film; this is a sequence that deserves to be seen for the first time on the big screen, not months later on DVD. [...]
DH sprach mit Larry the Cable Guy aka Mater...
Bei DH gibt es ein Interview mit Bonnie Hunt aka Sally... Und bei AICN gibt es eine weitere "Cars"-Kritik...
[...] In the end, while it's not the best Pixar movie, it's damn good and far from a failure. Car nuts will love it, adults will love it and I'm sure the kids are gonna eat this one up. Recommended. [..]
Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit John Lasseter...
Bei CS! gibt es einen exklusiven "Cars"-Podcast...
Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere "Cars"-Kritik... Vorsicht SPOILER !!! Und Buena Vista informiert über die deutschen Synchronstimmen...
[...] Schauspieler Daniel Brühl spricht Lightning McQueen, den schnittigen Rennwagen, der erst noch lernen muss, dass tatsächlich der Weg das Ziel ist. Auf die Sprünge hilft ihm dabei Schauspiel-Kollegin Bettina Zimmermann, die sich mit der charmanten Porsche 911-Lady Sally in die Stimmkurve legt. Ebenfalls zu hören sind einige der Top-Comedians Deutschlands: Rick Kavanian, Christian Tramitz, Oliver Kalkofe und Mario Barth geben stimmmäßig Vollgas - ebenso wie Schauspiel-Legende Nadja Tiller. Und wo es um schnelle Autos geht darf das Who-is-Who der Formel1-Szene natürlich nicht fehlen: zahlreiche Nebenrollen und Cameo-Auftritte sind prominent besetzt. Mit dabei: Formel 1 Rekordweltmeister Michael Schumacher, die Rennlegenden Niki Lauda und Mika Häkkinen, die RTL-Formel 1-Kommentatoren Heiko Wasser und Christian Danner, ihre Reporter-Kollegin Franziska van Almsick sowie Vollgasfrau Cora Schumacher. [...]
Bei Yahoo! Movies gibt es einen weiteren "Cars" Trailer, der einige neue Szenen enthält !!! Und bei PlanetDS.de gibt es Screenshots aus "Cars" für Nintendo DS !!!
Bei AICN gibt es exklusive Bilder von "Luigi" und "Guido"...
Bei DH gibt es exklusive Bilder von "Filmore" und "Sarge"...
Bei CS! gibt es Infos zu reale Versionen von Lightning McQueen und Sally Carrera...
[...] The film's sheet metal counterparts were created by famed movie car creator and customizer Eddie Paul of Customs By Eddie Paul, with help from Porsche and Pixar Animation Studios' artists and technicians. Paul is responsible for famous Hollywood car creations such as the hot rod that John Travolta drove in Grease as well as custom built vehicles for The Fast and the Furious and XXX. [...]
Bei DH gibt es exklusive Bilder von "Chick" und "The King"...
Bei AICN gibt es ein interaktives "Cars"-Poster (Benötigt Shockwave)...
LowesMotorSpeedway.com berichtet über die "Cars"-Weltopremiere...
Disney.Pixar's exciting new computer-animated feature "CARS" will stage its World Premiere on May 26th at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina in one of the most unique and elaborate movie events of all-time, it was announced today by Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. Paul Newman, Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, NASCAR legends Richard Petty and Darrell Waltrip, and others from the voice cast of the film will be joined by a host of stars from the racing world and 30,000 guests that are expected to attend the "CARS" World Premiere, taking place at the same location as that weekend's famous Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race. The screening of the film represents the first multi-screen digital cinema premiere ever, with Texas Instruments and its DLP CinemaR technology serving as Disney's event technology partner in providing the digital cinema projectors. A series of four giant custom-built outdoor movie screens (115-feet wide and 50-feet tall) will be constructed at Lowe's Motor Speedway at Turn #2 of the track. Each screen will have three DLP Cinema 2K digital projectors dedicated to it. A state-of-the-art sound system is also being created and installed for the event. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere "Cars"-Kritik...
[...] CARS is stunning to look at and reaches new heights on a technological level. But by the very fact that it is about cars rather than toys, cute furry creatures or pretty fish, it also isn't as emotionally involving as previous Pixar films. [...]
The film is full of visual delights and almost hidden "in jokes." The entire end credit sequences have surprises and mini film tributes to past Pixar features with a car theme added. Audiences will stay keep their seat belts on until the lights come up as something happens as the very last second of celluloid passes through the projector.
I spoke with numerous exhibitors who liked it a lot but also stated repeatedly that it was too long and got really bogged down in Radiator Springs. The comment about shortening that segment was said by almost everyone.
The film will be improved by judicious editing. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu "Cars"...
[...] Probably more than any other Pixar film this film plays on an almost entirely emotional state.
The script decisions are creative and meaningful, they characters behavior make sense (with a notable exception), and Lasseter has once again managed to created a world with reasonable conflict, without stereotypical "good guys" and "Bad Guys". [...]
As for the animation, they were demonstrating new Digital projection system and I think they had the colors turned up a bit ‘hot’, but the film looked great. Once again the guys at Pixar managed to make a fully realized world that makes sense (in its own twisted way). They only complaint is an odd one.
There is a sequence in the mountains that is too realistic. For plot purposes it kind of needs to be, but the terrain is so convincingly beautiful and gorgeous that it actually distracts you. More to the point, it doesn’t really match the slightly more toon-style. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es ein neues "Cars"-Poster...
Quint von AICN hat auf der ShoWest Pixar's "Cars" gesehen...
[...] I have been forbidden from reviewing CARS, but I am allowed to tell you that I have seen it and yes, I did like it. I really liked it a lot. If I say any more, Walt Disney himself will bust open my hotel room door and his disembodied head, floating in a jar filled with a mixture embryonic fluid and Mountain Dew, will tell his robotic limbs to tear me apart. I can't have that. I hope you understand. [...]
Bei CS! gibt es ein exklusives Bild von Mater...
Die Offizielle Website ist gestartet... Und der neue "Cars" Trailer ist online...
Im Upcoming Pixar Blog gibt es Bilder und Namen der Hauptcharaktere...
THQ hat gegenüber RevolutionIGN bestätigt, dass man an mehreren Revolution-Projekten arbeitet: Zu den ersten Spielen soll eine Umsetzung des Disney-/Pixar-Films Cars gehören.
Das Spiel soll Renn- und Adventure-Elemente enthalten, 10 spielbare Charaktere in Form von Autos sind vorhanden. In der Welt ist freies Bewegen möglich, um an rund fünfzig Rennen teilnehmen zu können. Die Sprecher des Films werden auch dem Videospiel ihre Stimmen leihen.
Die Auslieferung soll im Zeitfenster der Markteinführung 2006 in den USA stattfinden; Cars wurde bereits u.a. für Gamecube, PS2, Xbox, GBA und NDS angekündigt.
AICN berichtet über die WonderCon...
[...] in Pixar's CARS, the cars have human personalities relative to the people who'd drive them (Cheech Marin is a low-rider with flame decals... I shit you not) and two scenes were played--a.) a mini-van couple stumbles into the town of Radiator Springs in a scene that plays out like the HILL HAVE EYES scenario, except funny, for kids, and no cannibalism, b.) the film opening, which is an evening race (this what looks like the Quidditch scene from GOBLET OF FIRE). [...]
Bei Upcoming Pixar gibt es Screenshots aus der Videospielumsetzung...
Der "Cars" Super Bowl TV-Spot ist online !!!
Bei CS! gibt es neue Bilder... ;-)
Bei Kottke.org gibt es Infos zu einer Szene, die im Museum of Modern Arts präsentiert wurde...
[...] Near the end of the talk he showed a 2-3 minute clip of Cars, prefacing it with an announcement that it had never before been shown outside of Pixar. Some of the CGI wasn't completely finished, but it was certainly enough to get the gist... the clip showed Lightning McQueen leaving a race track on the back of a flat-bed truck, bound for a big race in California. As the truck drives across the US, you see the criss-crossing expressways of the city stretch out into the long straight freeways of the American west, the roads literally cutting into the beautiful scenery. A cover of Tom Cochran's Life is a Highway plays as the truck drives. The world of the movie features only cars, no humans...the cars are driving themselves. [...]
Ein neuer "Cars" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!
Bei Empire Movies gibt es ein Teaser-Poster...
Moviehole berichtet ausführlich...
According to the CNN Money site, Disney are pushing forward with sequels to essentially all of the movies they did with Pixar's extra helping hand. Sneaky, sneaky...
In addition to "Toy Story 3", Disney have announced plans to do follow-ups to "Finding Nemo", "Monster's Inc", "The Incredibles" and the forthcoming "Cars".
You can expect John Ratzenberger - Pixar voiceover king - to give each and every one of them the birdie.
The Detroit News berichtet ausführlich...
[...] It's the saga of Lightning McQueen, a hot-shot animated stock-car voiced by actor Owen Wilson. En route to a big race, the cocky McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.
Details of the movie are closely guarded by Pixar, but its cast of characters includes a variety of classic cars and trucks with voices provided by Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt and other Hollywood stars.
"The cars are alive," Lasseter said. "There're no humans in this world. We took a dive into the culture of the '50s, when you could do anything you wanted in a car."
His characters see the world through their "eyes" in the windshield -- rock formations resemble hood ornaments, clouds look like auto parts, a butte jutting up in the desert is shaped like a giant radiator.
"A gas station to a car is like a restaurant to us," Lasseter said. "The mechanic is the doctor, and the tire store is like a shoe store."
"Cars" includes breathtaking sequences of NASCAR races and poignant moments set at dusk in the desert. There's action, adventure and plenty of laughs in McQueen's encounters with the colorful residents of Radiator Springs.
And whether it's the roar of the engines at the track or the texture of the rust on an old tow truck, the Pixar animators strove for absolute authenticity.
"Even though they are cartoon characters come to life, the car aficionados will know that we did our homework," Lasseter said. [...]
Pixar Animation Studios will delay the release of its next film, "Cars," until June 2006 as it switches from a holiday release schedule to releasing films during the summer when more children are at home.
Pixar and The Walt Disney Co., which co-finances and distributes the films, said Tuesday that "Cars" would be moved from its planned November 2005 release date, creating an 18-month gap during which no new Pixar film will be in theaters. [...]
Last month, Pixar chief executive Steve Jobs told analysts that the company was contemplating a switch to summer releases in part because children are out of school during the summer. A summer theatrical release also means the home video will be released during the holiday season, when people are looking to buy gifts.
"'Cars' longs to be a summer movie," Jobs said in a statement Tuesday. "We plan to finish 'Cars' on its original schedule and look forward to 'Cars' and our future films benefiting by summer theatrical releases and holiday DVD releases."
"Cars" is the last film in a five-picture deal between Pixar and Disney. Pixar is already working on its next, as yet untitled, film, which was set to be released in 2006, but will be pushed back to 2007.
The delay also gives Pixar more time to negotiate a new distribution deal with another studio. Likely contenders include Warner Bros. and Twentieth Century Fox.
Last month, Jobs said he was waiting to conduct serious talks on a new deal until after Disney announces a successor to chief executive Michael Eisner. Jobs said the announcement, due next June, would trigger a game of musical chairs among studio executives.
MyMovies.net sprach mit Cheech Marin über seine Sprechrolle in "Cars"...
[...] "I‘m playing Ramon, the ‘58 Chevy," Marin told us, describing the project as "a very interesting story about a little stock car racer."
"He‘s on his way to the big event and he breaks down in this little town that time forgot and it‘s like this time capsule of old cars. I play the auto-body shop, paintjob and interior type guy. He‘s a ‘58 Chevy and every time you him he‘s got a new look, a new paintjob, new interior; he‘s kinda like the tailor of the town." Owen Wilson, Robert Redford and Bonnie Hunt will also feature in the movie [...]
Der "Cars" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!
Bei USA Today gibt es das erste Bild...
[...] The movie centers on speed-obsessed race car Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), who gets lost on his way to the track. He lands in Radiator Springs, a downtrodden town off fabled Route 66 that has been bypassed by the interstate. There, he learns about what really matters from the cars of the 1950s and '60s.
Increasingly sophisticated computer technology provides Cars with unparalleled animation, Lasseter says. "The level of detail, the patina on the road, the peeling paint, the dirt - everything looks so real," he says.
Cars' four-year production cycle is a slow cruise for Wilson. Unlike his live-action movies, Cars is more assembly-line process, geared to the meticulous production schedule of animators.
"You'll go in every few months for four or five hours," says Wilson, 35. "You'll roll through 40 pages of dialogue, doing it over until you get it right."
Wilson also appears as Bill Murray's estranged son in December's widely anticipated The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. Wilson has done animated voice-over work before, but his character in Disney's The Emperor's New Groove in 2000 was eliminated after the project's initial director was replaced.
"I was a little insecure about my voice after that," Wilson says.
Cars is expected to be the last of seven animated Pixar efforts distributed by Disney since the two companies parted ways. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Beschreibung des ersten "Cars" Teaser-Trailers, inkl. Kommentar...
[...] The trailer starts with a bumble bee buzzing peacefully around to gentle music which sounds like it comes from "A Bug's Life". Then "VROOM!" it gets splatted by something going fast across the screen. This turns out to be a truck which comes to a screeching halt. The truck starts talking and making complaining noises before a hotrod sports car pulls up alongside him and tells him to stop complaining. They start moving again and the truck concedes that things could be worse. "How?" asks the sports car before running headlong into a whole swarm of bees. Then we cut to a racetrack sequence of cars battling each other to win a race. This is revealed to be showing on a drive-in cinema screen which the truck and sports car are watching. "I'd drive over a mile of broken glass to see that movie!" says the truck. "Coming 2005".
I'm sorry to say that the trailer didn't do much for me. I realise that it is just a teaser trailer and probably none of the footage is from the film itself, but the animation seemed fairly basic by Pixar standards. That is to say, very good but not in the same class as "The Incredibles". Bold simple colours were used without subtle tones and shades, and everything was evenly lit in a very basic way making the image seem flat. The character designs were too cute, with huge eyes in the windscreens. But worst of all - it wasn't funny. Pixar have spoiled us in the past by delivering teaser trailers as good as the films. The monsters bursting into the wrong bedroom and bickering - genius. Mr Incredible struggling with his belt - genius. And both teasers very very funny. This teaser just is not funny. At all. This is a film directed by John Lasseter so I am still excited about it. But I just hope that this teaser is in no way indicative of the quality of "Cars". [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Beschreibung des ersten "Cars" Teaser-Trailers...
[...] it starts out with the score from a "A Bug's Life," with a bumble bee buzzing around a flower and then a race car hits it. Then it cuts to a track with race cars (they talk, like the old Disney cartoons). Owen Wilson was the only recognizable voice. It looks like it could be interesting. It's Lassiter; it'll work out :) [...]
Bei Animated News kann man einen Blick auf das "Cars"-Logo werfen...
There’s finally been a confirmation as to an important detail about Pixar’s final Disney film, Cars. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I could never find out if the talking cars could drive themselves or if they had human drivers.
Finally, voice actor Owen Wilson, confirmed there are no humans. "It’s a world of cars. That’s the hook."
Wilson’s specific character is "a race car that is kind of cocky and is going to learn his lesson." Expect the character to sound familiar. "It’s a voice kind of similar to my own," Wilson said.
The film, aimed for a holiday 2005 release, is in the middle of production and Wilson has not even seen final animation yet. "Just stuff that they showed me when I went in, but it won’t be the final stuff. They take forever to do, so it's been a couple years now and I think it’ll be a least two more."
Film legend Paul Newman has been set to lend his voice to a car character in the upcoming animated feature, Cars, the latest film from Pixar Animation Studios' Academy Award-winning director John Lasseter (Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and A Bug's Life) and presented by Walt Disney Pictures.
In conjunction with this new role, Newman will take the wheel of the Disney/Pixar sponsored racecar on January 31st and February 1st at "The Rolex 24 At Daytona" race in an attempt to break his own record. Newman holds a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest driver to win a professionally sanctioned race in 1995 at Daytona. Racing on a team with NASCAR champ Kyle Petty, Michael Brockman, and Gunnar Jeannette, Newman is hoping to establish a new record at the age of 79. The car he will be driving is a Fabcar-Porsche Daytona Prototype.
Cars, the seventh animated feature to be created by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures, is a high octane adventure comedy that features a wide assortment of cars as characters who get their kicks on Route 66. In addition to Paul Newman, the voice cast includes NASCAR legend Richard Petty, as well as Owen Wilson (Shanghai Knights), Bonnie Hunt (Monsters, Inc.), and Dan Whitney (Bravo's Larry the Cable Guy). Cars is being produced by Darla K. Anderson (A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc.), and is due to be released holiday, 2005.
Commenting on the announcement, Newman said, "It's great to have another shot at Daytona and to be teamed up with some of the best drivers in the world. We've got a competitive car, thanks to Disney and Pixar, and we're ready for the challenge. I'm also looking forward to having some fun playing a car for John Lasseter in the film 'Cars.'"
Pixar's Lasseter added, "Paul Newman is an acting and racing legend. He is one of the greatest actors of all time, and his love and close association with automobiles makes him the perfect choice for our film. I can't wait to see him beat his own record at Daytona and he'll have a lot fans here at Pixar cheering him on."
Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, said, "It's always a great pleasure working with the incredible team at Pixar. 'Cars' is going to deliver just what audiences have come to expect from them -- great storytelling, cutting edge animation, and superb acting from the animated characters and the actors who play them. Having Paul Newman and Richard Petty providing voices is inspired casting and will add to the fun. All of us at Disney are also excited to be co-sponsoring Paul's car at Daytona and know that he'll do us proud."
Magical Ears meldet...
Pixar's CEO Steve Jobs commented during the second quarter earnings conference a few hours ago that "things are proceeding very well on our three next films. The Incredibles, Cars, and the still secret film that Pixar has greenlit for release in 2006. For 2004 we have The Incredibles, directed by Brad Bird. It is indeed turning out to be incredible. Incredibles is our studio's first film with humans as main characters--not just one or two, but dozens of them. Our R&D group has made some amazing break-throughs in human movement, hair, and clothing--and we think audiences are going to be very impressed. The story for The Incredibles is just flat out terrific. I saw the latest version of the reel just yesterday, and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. For 2005, we have Cars, directed by John Lasseter. I've never seen John so excited about a film before, and he has good reasons to be. All I can say is: buckle up! Cars is going to be very special. We're working on a teaser trailer for Cars, that we will release with The Incredibles next year."
[...] For holiday 2005, Pixar is in production on Cars, with John Lasseter returning to the director’s chair to helm his fourth film. A high-octane adventure comedy, Cars features a wide assortment of cars as characters that get their kicks on Route 66. [...]
Greg's Preview meldet...
After hitting a goldmine by bringing life to toys, racing fan John Lasseter (and Pixar VP) is bringing the same treatment to cars with the company's seventh film, Route 66. Racing movies are starting to experience a return to popularity, if the "surprise" success of 2001's The Fast and the Furious is any indication. [...]
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