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CARS pushed back' No new Pixar flicks for a year and a half' Sad day!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with some sad, sad news. While I was beginning to recover from giving my blood, sweat and tears to that big bitch of a Holiday Shopping Guide, I got an email alerting me to an article at SFgate.com that says Pixar is pushing CARS back to June '06 in order to change their release pattern and get the flicks out during the summer, when they don't have to fight with school for the kids' attention. Because they obviously weren't making any money during their Fall schedule. Ahem.

Makes me sad, but that just means they have to put out a kick-ass INCREDIBLES DVD that can sustain me for the next 18 months. Here's a link to the original article:

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  • Dec. 7, 2004, 11:04 p.m. CST

    CRAP!

    by RenoNevada2000

  • Dec. 7, 2004, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Maybe it's more than the release date

    by darthkittens

    I think a lot of people were underwhelmed by the Cars teaser. Perhaps Pixar has decided to go back to the drawing board to try and improve the concept. Honestly, at face value the concept of the film seems like the weakest idea from Pixar to date.

  • Dec. 7, 2004, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Maybe they pused it back because they could sense the lackluster

    by Tall_Boy

    CARS looks like the first Pixar movie in a longo time that gave me just a "meh" response.

  • weeeee!

  • Dec. 7, 2004, 11:19 p.m. CST

    I liked the Fall/Winter releases

    by jimmy_009

    It's always nice to get such a treat after the crap that comes out during the summer. Still, I wasn't thrilled with the Cars trailer, the racing stuff was actually pointless and dull. The only good part was the tow truck. I hope Lasseter didn't drop the ball on this one...

  • Dec. 7, 2004, 11:27 p.m. CST

    The Incredibles is incredibly overrated.

    by Lenny Nero

    Psych! Actually, I fucking love the shit out of the Incredibles. I just wanted to see who'd click on the subject line.

  • Dec. 7, 2004, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Maybe this will give them time to redub Larry The Cable Guy's pa

    by Horseflesh

    Dear God, Please don't let this atrocity to stand-up pollute something else beautiful. After this Pixar can't wear white to it's wedding.

  • Dec. 7, 2004, 11:39 p.m. CST

    yup

    by lopan

    i can't say i was too excited for this after that trailer...i mean, talking racecars? i love pixar but after the incredibles i'm afraid talking racecars isn't gonna cut it. everyone i know was bummed by that trailer.

  • Dec. 7, 2004, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Reaction to CARS trailer

    by Josef K

    Yeah yeah yeah... Everyone said this with Finding Nemo...that is was going to be Pixar's first failure. Bad test screening...re-worked script, etc. Then the Incredibles... PG rating...that'll doom Pixar... Human-only characters...bad move You guys on this site are SOOO fucking quick to condemn something. But I guess you'll have to be proven wrong again.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 12:19 a.m. CST

    This will be the first Pixar film I pass on.

    by Nice Marmot

    But at least they're finally catering to a different audience. One where the children share IQs w/ their NASCAR lovin' folks.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 12:57 a.m. CST

    PIXAR adds lots and lots of sugar....

    by noncents

    Eventually, computer animation will lose its allure, but good storytelling will never die. So, if there is a strong story, there is hope. The track record will bring them the money no matter what they produce. As far as an audience goes; Pixar equals quality. Not a fan of NEMO, but Bird's incredibles. WOW!

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 1:07 a.m. CST

    One of the articles said something about pushing it...

    by Gheorghe Zamfir

    ...to change their relese schedule so they could have more time to find a post-Disney distributor after Cars. I think that's what the article was saying at least, I don't think I'm industry savvy enough to quite get what is goin on. Though I think Cars looks pretty weak as well, BUT, I was not at all enthuthiastic about Nemo, even the good reviews didn't convince me, then I saw it on DVD and thought it was great, so who knows?

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 1:35 a.m. CST

    it is ok

    by rentfn

    It's ok that they are pushing it back. i was worried that their movies were going to start being bad because they were rushing them and having one out every year. it used to be two year inbetween releases. So i have no problem. Plus cars does not look that good. But i am sure it will be amazing like all their movies

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Maybe they should have one of the guy cars scratch himself in th

    by Mr. Waturi

    Cars are so funny when they do things with their tires like roll them on the pavement and race each other. Worst Pixar trailer ever.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Monsters Inc a failure!?!

    by Everborn

    I wouldn't think so... At least it's my favorite Pixar movie...

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 1:54 a.m. CST

    As long as it improves the quality of the movie I don't care

    by moviemaniac-7

    I mean, they haven't put out a bad movie to date and maybe they are re-doing a lot of stuff on this one now. Hope so, 'cause Cars doesn't get me excited.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 2:01 a.m. CST

    i would tattoo any scene from any pixar movie on my ass (except

    by MiltonWaddams

    nascar dads pixar movie? i don't get it. it looks like a big budget nick jr. cartoon.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Come on!

    by Lazarus Long

    It amazes me that someone here thinks we shouldn't judge the movie based on the trailer. What the fuck else are we supposed to judge it on! It isn't out yet! It's the job of the marketing team to take good moments from the film (not necessarily the best ones, although sadly that happens a lot) and put together a clip that makes you want to see the damned thing. In that respect, the trailer for Cars failed miserably. We have yet to see one poster who liked the trailer. That's saying something. I'm sure there were some little kids that would drool over anything colorful with big eyes that moves fast, but aside from that I heard a collective shrug from the audience. No studio is perfect. I'm sure Ghibli even has a clunker somewhere in there--okay, maybe not. But that's the difference between Miyazaki and Lassiter, I guess. Isn't it possible that Cars just isn't very good? It's also possible that it's not horrendous, but seeing as how there was absolutely NOTHING in trailer that was funny or appealing, I'm betting on the former. Of course, after Boundin', it can't get much worse.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Laz it's not a "trailer" it's a teaser

    by Darth_Inedible

    As with past Pixar films probably none of the stuff in the teaser is in the film. I wouldn't write it off just yet.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Disney has pushed back CHICKEN LITTLE, as well ..

    by droosan

    .. to CARS' former slot: Fall, 2005. So, we'll have to wait a bit longer for that film, as well. -_- .. .. .. Consider, though, that Pixar pushing CARS to Summer,2006 might be a 'strategic' move .. to extend their Disney partnership until Eisner's scheduled departure actually occurs (also in 2006) .. with the -possibility- of renewing their deal on better terms; or even perhaps keeping some 'clout' to have some 'say' in the Disney CEO succession.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 4:15 a.m. CST

    Disney's move, not Pixar

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    This isn't Pixar's decision, it's Disney's, the distributor. They are obviously just trying to drag out their remaining partnership a little longer to a) extend the perception of Pixar's movies as being "Disney" films, even as they start work on non-Disney films, and b) give them more time to develop their own CG animation department, as Chicken Little doesn't look like it's gonna cut it.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 4:21 a.m. CST

    CARS was, at best, an average trailer

    by Spacesheik

    Saw it in front of the INCREDIBLES with whole lotta other stuff (SON OF MASK, RACING STRIPES, STAR WARS III, etc) - the theatre reaction was non existent. Why would anyone wanna see a CGI film about CARS? And if so, where was the humor? I think the film has problems...

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 4:25 a.m. CST

    It got pushed back becuase...

    by SG7

    ...the trailer made it look like a movie for retards. Made by retards. It will do well direct to video at Wal Mart I'm sure. "Cars" looks to be Pixars first bomb.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 4:38 a.m. CST

    I'm not here to piss on Pixar

    by Mr Chuff

    but when I saw The Incredibles last Friday, the reaction to the Cars trailer was pretty low. I can't even begin to work out how Pixar manage to be so conistently good (Bug's Life being a minor blip - I just dont enjoy it as much as others but its still good). So to see (or rather NOT see) the reaction in a full screening was a little disheartening. I can't say I'm overwhelmed with the idea behind Cars myself. Then again, Pixar have proved me so wrong before. I hope its another success for them (and us).

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Autumn /Winter releases

    by Wyrdy the Gerbil

    I didnt much like the trailer either it did nothing for me,and it suprises me they would shift the release date for the purpose of BO when so many big family films have been making more money in the Autumn/Winter period in recent years...

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 4:53 a.m. CST

    sounded like a bad idea

    by gobofraggleuk

    "...okay, we've made a movie about toys, which are inanimate objects... and the luxo jr. lamp makes people laugh... what other inanimate object can we make a movie out of?" Cars sounded like a bad idea from the start, like they were just desperate for some set of objects to anthropomorphise... and the trailer horrified me. I'D SOONER THEY MADE A FEATURE-LENGTH OF BOUNDIN' THAN THIS CARS BOREDOM!

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Pixaer's first turkey?

    by Zardoz

    That trailer looks like SHITE. And did ya notice how the "swallowing bug" gag was repeated in "The Incredibles" ? (or pre-ceded, since the latter was in production first) And "Cars" takes a radically different approach to the previous Pixar movie narrative style: in all of the previous Pixar movies, humans existed on the periphery of, if not directly a part of, all the toys, bugs, fishes, superheroes and monsters. With "Cars", it seems to be an alternate "cars-only universe", one that is absent any humans in it at all. It'll probably make money from the kiddies and Pixar's good name, but I think this car is gonna "stall" critically. And by the way, what's the main demographic? Kids of NASCAR families? And saw "Incredibles" again last night; that movie just kicks SO much ASS! Easily Pixar's best film, and yes, that's saying A LOT!

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Assuming that CARS turns out to be ok...

    by Big_Bubbaloola

    I really dont think its gonna do that well internationally. Especially if it concentrates on such a USA-centric sport as NASCAR! Formula 1 would be more popular, even Indycart. But trust me, focusing on NASCAR may just well ixnay it overseas.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 7:46 a.m. CST

    maybe this will be Pixar's Days Of Thunder

    by mansep

    pretty similar scenarios ; both films were by proven production teams and had great talent, but the concept and script were just not good enough. Personally i couldn't wait to buy the dvds of all the Pixar films, even Monsters Inc which is more kiddie oriented. but Cars i dont think i'll see evn when it comes on TV. it looks really dull. i hope given the extra time they can turn this vehicle around and surprise us all.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Don't judge the film based on this teaser.

    by Barry Egan

    For at least their last two movies, the Pixar teaser trailers used no actual footage from the final films and were created specifically for the marketing campaign. Apart from the animation looking great, I also thought the Cars trailer seemed pretty slight. However, it probably didn't contain any footage from the film. People have predicted doom from Pixar before (I remember people saying Nemo would be their first flop) and they seem to always come through.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 9:12 a.m. CST

    count jerkula, you're a freakin' genius: "Looks like a "Red Stat

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    NASCAR???!! I'm sorry but the fact that I'm from Sydney Australia and have only a passing knowledege of even what NASCAR is will not be the only reason I pass on this effort. For retards is right you pegged it there. Cars that talk gee that's so great, what a great idea... It's just dumb, like Saturday morning cartoons in the mid-eighties dumb. For Pixar this will be the first film that I have not even the most remote interest in seeing, for Disney it was Treasure Planet and Home On The Range for Dreamworks it was Sharkslayer but only after they changed it when they bowed to the Italian-American anti-defamation league who seem to be even heavier and more ruthless than the La Cosa Nostra themselves. Who knows I may be wrong but this CARS film looks like it has nothing to keep my eyelids apart. Heh Heh "A Red State movie", that's brilliant. I'm gonna start using that.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Kids are stupid and will see this anyway...

    by andrew coleman

    When the rating for the Increadibles came out a lot of parents started to bitch and complain about how people were killed in the movie and blah blah blah, so as a reaction Pixar has to make a more kiddie friendly picture and this is it, also is this movie even about NASCAR? I hope not I know its the second most watched sports in the US next to the NFL, but does anyone really need a animated Nascar movie? I think Pixar just knows that idiots will come out in mass for whatever they make so they are just doing this to go back into the phase of making kids films, that is a mistake

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 9:48 a.m. CST

    YES!!! 2D animation, which has been biding it's time, will enjoy

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    A renaissance of 2D where the characters are all oil painted or something with an aura of reality to it and not this soulless simulacra, not that I don't enjoy the CGI Pixar efforts I lovem but I'm one of those old-timers who actually prefers pencilart and stopmo animantion. Even puppets, marionettes and especially muppets float my boat higher than a well shaded fully texturemapped wireframe ever could. Team American, although crude and well aware of its own juvenile crappiness, was a stunning example of what other techniques there are to tell a story in this visual medium we will still call film long after the term has lost its meaning. 2D fans unite and help my Sydney Disney animation friends stay employed. Also more films starring puppets who fuck, come on PJ we know you're just itching to do Feebles 2.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 9:49 a.m. CST

    LEX LUTHOR NOMINATION: STANLEY TUCCI

    by stlfilmwire

    That is my recommendation. I'd take him way before any other 40+ actor. I'd rather have a Lex that comes off as presidental and intelligent... versus someone like Billy Zane -- who comes off more as an evil meathead..(no offense) ;)

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 9:52 a.m. CST

    June 2006...You'll all be sorry!

    by Josef K

    As usual...it's easy to condemn something wihtout seeing actual footage. Come June 2006, you will all be down on your knees in front of the Pixar Altar begging forgivness for your blasphemy!

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 9:53 a.m. CST

    "Cars" feels like Pixar's first dud.

    by riskebiz

    I'm sure CARS will make money, but not in terms of what Pixar is used to. It just seems like a very blah concept.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Josef K, I still say Finding Nemo was their first failure.

    by kdoc13

    Josef K, I read your post, I still think Finding Nemo is their first failure. Yes, I will conceede that it made money. But look how original the Toy Story movies were and how much heart Monsters Inc. had. There was nothing original about Finding Nemo, it was typical Disney (kill off a parent, insert a moronic sidekick, send the hero on a quest, learn the lesson in the end.) And Ellen D still makes the movie impossible for me to watch. I hated that movie, and still do! At least when Toy Story did this they didn't kill off a parent, and the sidekick was less moronic. And Monsters inc didn't kill off anyone, except maybe Buschemi at the end, the moronic sidekick was actually semi-smart, and the "quest" was actually to cover their own asses and never really left the factory. Finding Nemo blows! It was a huge step down from what Pixar had done before. Brad Baird entering for the Incredibles was a great step in the right direction, but Cars is going to suck too! For proof, you need look no further than the short films they have done before each movie. At first, the lamp, the chess guys, "For the birds", the Grignak's, all pretty cool. Can you look me straight in the eye and tell me that you enjoyed Bounding? Some of us demand better. Unless there is a lot better preview for cars, and it doesn't have the formulaic story line to it, it won't be seeing one red cent of mine!

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Take it from an avowed Pixar-loving apologist: Yes, the teaser t

    by mortsleam

    It was stupifyingly bad. I sat there thinking, "This is all they could come up with? Talking NASCARS? Tow-trucks with redneck accents?" But, if the story rumors are true, and it is in fact about a self-involved NASCAR racer that gets lost in the desert and meets up with a bunch of junkers, then...well, it's still not very appealing, especially if they rely on a bunch of easy stupid-hick humor. Even if it's all true. But it might be better than we think. And Lasseter himself is directing, which has to give us some hope. Right? Right...?

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Still haven't seen The Incredibled but I intend to soon.

    by Mr. Profit

    And I am with the people in thinking the Cars trailer was weak. But it will make money. If Shark Tale can make 200 Mil, a film about talking cars can beat that. And the McDonalds Happy Meal crossover will help.Mark my words you will see annoying little kids playing with the toys from Cars in 2006. And Monster's Inc was terrible IMO. And I prefered Antz to A Bugs Life. My fave Pixar films are Nemo, TS1, and TS2.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 11:23 a.m. CST

    "Bounding" Was Terrible

    by virgiltracy

    That short subject was the only bad thing about going to see the incredible "Incredibles." Painfully bad. But I'm sure the little ones liked it. I agree with most of you on "Cars." Sure doesn't look like Pixar's best idea - but, as someone above said, it WILL make money - probably a lot of it. Call it Pixar's first Red State Film!

  • Sure, it's a hit, but it'll come about 100 million short of Nemo's mark. As I said before, Incredibles is too long and too short on laughs and fun to make kids want to drag their parents to repeat viewings.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Billy Crystal made me hate monster's Inc.

    by BigTuna

    I don't know if anyone else had this happen. But I found Crystal's voice and that whole eye character to be so fucking annoying. It's by far my least fav. Pixar movie.

  • Not a suprise at all. With a summer release you have kids buying tickets on weekdays as well as weekends, then you get huge Christmas DVD sales. Nemo is the distribution model that both Disney and Pixar want becuase it means more money in their pockets. My only question was were they going to move Cars up or push it back, and now we know. Cars, summer of 2006 and Ratatouille (or whatever the final title will be) summer of 2007. And yes - the Cars teaser sucked, but so did Nemo's. And the film is not *about* Nascar (the race was probably one of the few completed scenes they had), it's about a race car in a world populated by cars that get lost on his way to a race and ends up in a small town. No Pixar film sounds good in one sentence. Toys that come to life when left alone? A fish dad looks for his lost fish son. A dysfunctional family of superheros? Ok - that last one still sounded pretty cool. Besides John Lassiter is directing Cars and he *is* Pixar. Have a little faith.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 11:53 a.m. CST

    When the teaser played the theme from A Bug's Life and then proc

    by Big Bad Clone

    Sure, compared to the rest of Pixar, it is nowhere near as good, but compared to most cartoons, heck, most comedies, it's great. Cars's teaser was very underwhelming. And that was Larry the Cable Guy? Shit, doing standup, he's passable. On that Blue Collar TV show, he's the highlight on a shitty show. And when I mean highlight on Blue Collar TV, I mean the least like getting anally raped with a pine cone. The more stucture the guy is put into, the less funny he gets. Animated movies are highly structured, so Larry the Cable Guy in Cars will be like using a potato peeler to remove your contacts and then rubbing a lemon wedge into it.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 12:52 p.m. CST

    You might think I'm crazy...

    by Slugworth

    I love The Cars. This movie should be just what I needed. Maybe I can take my best friend's girlfriend. Let's go!

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Calm down, it's just a teaser...

    by bralli

    But yes, I do have to admit that stupid redneck tow truck (Larry the Cable Guy) was annoying and not funny at all. But, remember, Pixar always tries to insert a little humorous banter in their teasers. Bug's Life, Monsters, Nemo... all had teasers with a pair of characters having "witty banter". So after the main car "wins the big race" what will be climax #2? Can't have a Pixar movie without a secondary climax...

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Eventually, everyone has an ocassional flop

    by coen_fan

    Come on, people, every filmmaker or studio has a flop eventually. So what if Cars sucks? They've had six movies that everyone loved, and THE INCREDIBLES KICKED SO MUCH ASS! As long as they don't get themselves into a long slump, Pixar won't be remembered for their one flop. They'll be remembered for their hits. How many people think of Steven Spielberg as that guy who directed 1941?

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Great company, weak trailer

    by 33.3rpm

    I thought it was lame that they set up the trailer on a shot of an amazing looking bumblebee and then murder it. It's the first glimmer of a previously confident studio trying to be "edgy." Puke. And then they crank up the pop-punk song and I'm out the fuckin' door. It's gonna be a "try hard" kind of movie. The anti-Incredibles.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Kudos Slugworth

    by mortsleam

    Funny stuff.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 2:32 p.m. CST

    who can forget the spider-man teaser..

    by AshesOfDonnie

    remember that? the helicopter with some "bad guys" that spidey is able ot tangle em in a web dangling of the World Trade Center. If i had based my opinions on just that "teaser" spidey looked like a piece of shit. boy was I proved wrong. same goes to pixar, although i didnt like that racing scene with green day music(much worse, its a song off Imsomniac) it looks to be a funny movie, who cares if larry the cable guy is on it. we dont get enough hick comedians on the big screen anyway.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Kdoc13...

    by Josef K

    Finding Nemo...faliure?!? If you break ANY movie plot down to it's simplistic elements...yes, they will soung formulatic. But it's not the plot that makes a movie original, it's the execution, writing, performances that elevate a movie. "Nemo" was abeautifully crafted film, with incredibly strong voacl performances, and witty and heartfelt writing. Yes, we've seen the missing child plot before. But I've sen "Toy Story", "The Incredibles" and "Monsters Inc." basic plotline in other movies too. Hell, "A Bug's Life" is "The Magnificent Seven/Three Amigos" My point is thus... To prejudge a film company, whose standards have far exceeded our yearly expectations, is silly. To say you won't see their film, based on this prejudgement is even more silly.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 2:37 p.m. CST

    You guys are TOTALLY missing the point

    by muvynupe

    Since you're all "grown-ups" I'll forgive your myopia, but KIDS LOVE CARS! Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Tonka... these are enduring brands because kids LOVE playing with cars. Making the noises, crashing them into things, pushing them on bright orange tracks, even pretending to take them to a car wash for God's sake. That NASCAR has built this fascination into a generation-spanning American phenomenon is a testament to the strength of the basic IDEA of building a movie around the secret life of cars. I give the Pixar folks benefit of the doubt. Monsters, Inc. was a fabulous idea with an average implementation. Finding Nemo was a soft idea with a stellar implementation. The Incredibles was a great idea with phenomenal implementation, but isn't that kid-friendly. Cars ABSOLUTELY is. Finally, do any of you naysayers remember the Transformers? That brand has done pretty well DESPITE being predicated on talking cars, trucks, motorcycles et al.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Jennifer Garner Naked!!!

    by StudioPlant69

    Just a dream of mine... However on the subject of Cars I must agree that the teaser was weak. It has me worried, it looks like a backstep after The Incredibles. Now that was an awesome teaser, I watched it over and over. As for the Cars teaser, I wish I hadn't seen it the first time. In bed by 8 and home by 11...oh yeah - Glen Quagmire. GFY

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 3:48 p.m. CST

    I thought "The Incredibles" was overrated...

    by spikeandjezebel

    I liked "The Incredibles", but I didn't think it was quite up to Pixar's usual standard. And given that "Finding Nemo" was so superb, it felt like even more of a letdown in comparison. It ALMOST was great in every area, but it never quite went far enough.... It wasn't quite funny enough, it wasn't quite scary enough, the villain wasn't enough of a threat.... I think with another draft of the script it could have been fantastic, but as it stands, it just fails to soar.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 4:11 p.m. CST

    I can't wait...

    by Super Person

    ...til Pixar finally makes an animated feature *I* can appreciate instead of all this car crap... "BOOBS"

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 4:22 p.m. CST

    This is disappointing, regardless of the impression the trailer

    by minderbinder

    I think it's the obvious choice to only release in the summer. I honestly think Incredibles could have made MUCH more if it was a summer release, I'm surprised they didn't try and move it after seing how huge Nemo was. But it's a bit distressing that they couldn't move the movie UP to next summer instead of back half a year. Is the movie really not that far along? And I agree that Pixar's movies can't always be judged by the trailers. Based on the teasers, people proclaimed that Monsters Inc and Nemo would be "pixar's first bomb". Is it wise to bash a movie based on a couple short clips that won't even be in the film? (hint: the plot isn't about nascar and the climax isn't a race) And the move wasn't Disney's decision, Steve Jobs announced it.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 4:28 p.m. CST

    "it'll come about 100 million short of Nemo's mark." Nah, it'll

    by minderbinder

    And that's exactly why they're changing the release date. If you swap the release dates of Nemo and Incredibles, you'd likely swap the BO results as well. Nemo's not the best pixar flick, it's just the only one with a smart release date.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Cars is for really young children

    by nushustu

    I think that the Cars teaser is bad, but I don't think it's for us. I have a three year-old girl. There is no way she could see The Incredibles, Finding Nemo is a bit too scary for her. She enjoyed Monster's Inc, a Bug's Life, and the first Toy Story, but a lot of the jokes went over her head. But she thinks the Cars trailer looks awesome. I get the feeling that a lot of the Pixar guys want to do a movie for their really young kids. Thus, Cars.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Good, it means they'll make it even better!

    by TheGinger Twit

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 7:31 p.m. CST

    The trailer WAS weak...

    by Jumpstart

    But on the other hand, so was the trailer for Finding Nemo. I mean, Albert Brooks, and Ellen Degeneres AS FISH, and JUST TALKING?!?! WTF, mate! I remember thinking the first time I saw it that, okay, it wasn't going to be that interesting. The scenery was nice, sure, but I'm an admitted snob. I can't just "turn my brain off" and watch a movie (which is probably why I haven't been to the movies since seeing "The Incredibles," and before then, it was "Shrek 2." It's a very sad state of affairs at the box office when you can't get a 25-year-old woman to be interested at anything at the movies if they're not animated). I'd like to know if a movie is worth my valuable time. But when I saw the trailer for "Cars," I thought something that probably nobody but me would ever consider: Owen Wilson should stick to being in movies that he participated in writing (this is something I say to every movie I hear that Owen Wilson is in, unless I'm sure it's one of the rare exception like "the Royal Tenenbaums"--of course "Bottle Rocket" sucked ass, but I'm not sure he wrote that. Same production team, I think, but I digress). HOWEVER, the general Pixar rule of thumb is, at least as far as I'm concerned, show a little fucking faith. I hate most movie-making organizations. I hate most celebrities (I didn't used to, it's just this is the day of the trashy pop mogul, where everybody has a product to sell to distract the consumer from their glaring lack of talent, but I digress again). I hate the fact that I live in a time where "they" have gone out of "their" way to make a FUCKING FAT ALBERT movie! People, people, people, the remakes HAVE GOT TO STOP. I retain my faith in Pixar because this is a bunch of people who are willing to put their asses on the line to bend the current rules of film-making (Use the hottest celebrities! People are stupid, they don't like things to be clever, so let's just dumb it down! Be condescending, it works!) and they've been successful at almost everything they have done so far. And I'm sure most of you will agree that Pixar on a bad day is light years better than almost anything else on a good day. So, when Cars comes out, whenever it comes out, I'm going to see it, if for no other reason than to make sure that real movie-making gets its due

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Pixar has a history of weak teasers

    by jeffallee

    The teaser for nemo was god awful, but the film turned out fine. On the other hand, maybe they want to stick disney with a turkey as they walk out the door. I can't say that I blame them.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 8:46 p.m. CST

    nushustu... 2 pieces of advice for you

    by Gengar

    i would lay off taking your 3 year old to the movies. waste of time, do something more educational. america is sure churning out a lot of idiots these days.

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 9:14 p.m. CST

    What Do I care After that overrated Incredibles!

    by BigTuna

    Really, what's the big deal about that film. It's about super heroes, so therefore it's the best film of the year!

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 9:23 p.m. CST

    It's not just that the trailer's not funny

    by kiddae

    It's that the character designs are ugly, and the concept is nonsensical. So they're just talking cars, with no drivers? Every other pixar film has been about giving us a look at a secret world that exists right under our noses. This just looks... dumb. Oh wait, it's for VERY young children? I'm no longer disappointed!

  • Dec. 8, 2004, 10:15 p.m. CST

    DreamWorks is doing the same thing with SHREK 3 & 4...

    by FrankDrebin

    And "Damitol" was right: summer box office + Christmas dvd = maximum profits. But the Christmas dvd will be a rush job, so that a "deluxe ultimate special edition" can be released the following summer, right before the studio's next offering, with a "sneak preview" as a bonus on the dvd. It's the science of gouging.

  • Dec. 9, 2004, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Josef K, re: "But I've sen "Toy Story", "The Incredibles" and "M

    by The Killer-Goat

    Could you please elaborate? I mean, I've seen talking toys and fish before, sure, but I've never seen any films with a "monster company" or a dysfunctional family of superheroes (just normal families). Not saying they're the most original ideas, just that I haven't seen any films like that but if you have, do tell.

  • Dec. 9, 2004, 2:43 a.m. CST

    video

    by groovygod

    the reason why pixar is delaying this movie is because if pixar releases a movie in the spring it can get it out the DVD for xmas.. (see Shrek 2) pixar has been missing a boat load of revenue because their movies come out during xmas time and then video comes out the next spring. this is the only reason period .

  • Dec. 9, 2004, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Hell, I can't hate any teaser / trailer with Green Day music in

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    ...Doesn't mean the film will be as good as the other Pixar flicks, though. Hell, SpiderMan 2 had a pretty good soundtrack and the film was utter shit, so who's to say?

  • Dec. 9, 2004, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Wow, Donnie...

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    ...funny how you and I mentioned almost the very same things from opposite perspectives. Personally, I thought the WTC teaser was the best thing related to the Spider-Man movies. The films themselves have been way off the mark, I think. Again, though, that's just me. And you didn't like Insomniac? Do you like any Green Day at all?

  • Dec. 9, 2004, 4:55 p.m. CST

    I smell chlorophyll...

    by B.NyeTheUruk-Hai

    Josef K is definitely a Pixar plant. It's soooo obvious. And I love Pixar's stuff, but c'mon, Nemo was boring. Beautiful to look at, but boring. At least The Incredibles made up for that dud...

  • Dec. 10, 2004, 8:24 a.m. CST

    "Josef K is definitely a Pixar plant. It's soooo obvious."

    by minderbinder

    You're kidding right? This company doesn't need any plants, every movie they've done has got great reviews and huge cash at the box office.

  • Dec. 10, 2004, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Gengar

    by nushustu

    You're right. Everything that a child does should be educational. With all due respect, I'm not sure that you gave me two pieces of advice. "Don't take your kid to a movie; do something educational instead" is technically one thing. So you can't count. Who's the idiot now, ya fuckwit? (Also, as an aside, thanks for the advice in the first place. I have no doubt you know all about raising children, and wouldn't hesitate to tell me that to my face, because you have no fear of getting kicked so much that you shit blood for a month.)

  • Dec. 10, 2004, 4:13 p.m. CST

    (retraction) i'm so sorry nushutu..

    by Gengar

    <but a lot of the jokes went over her head> prime example of the idiot passing it on to the offspring...no shit your whore-to-be daughter doesn't get it. she's fucking THREE years old. EVERYTHING GOES OVER HEAD. hugs, have a nice day!

  • Dec. 10, 2004, 4:38 p.m. CST

    gengar

    by nushustu

    That was my point, fucktard. She's three, and the movies have jokes in them that aren't necessarily designed for three-year-olds. Kind of like how Shrek had things in it that kids liked and things that adults would like (if the adults were as immature as the kids). But Cars looks like it's being made mostly with the little kids in mind.>>>>>>>>Now. As for your other comments. I tell you what Gengar. Seriously, these boards make it so easy for someone to act like a bad-ass. I live in Austin, Texas. You can make fun of me all you want on these boards, but why don't you name a time and a place, and we'll see what a big man you are. (Which will be funny as hell, considering you're probably either a scrawny virgin teenager or a fat-ass virgin twenty-something. I mean, seriously, who goes by the name of a goddamned pokemon?) Because if this is the best you can do, then we're not even talking anymore.

  • Dec. 10, 2004, 4:41 p.m. CST

    my new movie...

    by nushustu

    it's a documentary called "Kicking the Shit out of Gengar." It will probably be a lot like "Roger and Me," in that Gengar won't have the balls to show up.

  • Dec. 10, 2004, 4:54 p.m. CST

    yawn

    by Gengar

    you're boring me.

  • Dec. 11, 2004, 11:14 p.m. CST

    that's what I thought...

    by nushustu

    all talk. no dick.