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Updated! Pixar's CARS Sequel Confirmed!! It's A Few Years Off, But On The Way...

Published at: April 8, 2008, 9:12 p.m. CST by quint

Quint here... I was going to block out my own story on CARS 2, but that plan was kind of curtailed when the possible post-presentation meet and greet with Lasseter ended up falling through, so I couldn't follow-up with any specific questions, like if he's going to direct. They did have Larry the Cable Guy come out during the presentation and Lasseter asked if Mater had a passport because the CARS were going international. Guido and Luigi were my favorite parts about the first film, so here's hoping international means they are on an adventure in Italy and bring the others along for the ride. It was a quick announcement with little to no detail. But there's everything they said.

Merrick here...
Quint just called from the Disney soiree in New York City and wanted me to pass this along to ya'll. Reliable sources had previously indicated told AICN that a CARS sequel was in the works for the 2011 (original report HERE). Quint says Disney has just confirmed (literally just confirmed) that a CARS sequel will be released for Summer 2012. So, our folks were right...just off by a year. Quint will be following up shortly with more details.

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  • April 8, 2008, 4:47 p.m. CST

    12th?

    by hillvalley

  • April 8, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    CARS is easily their worst movie

    by IAmLegolas

    why continue the pain?

  • April 8, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Shoot...

    by hillvalley

    missed it by 10. Next time...

  • April 8, 2008, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Cars is not a movie that warrants a sequel

    by tylerzero

    Even though my 3-year-old boy worships the movie. He'd hate my ass for saying that.

  • April 8, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST

    So much for Pixar

    by Rufus

    The glory of pixar has unglorified.

  • April 8, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Freebird!

    by thebearovingian

    The only funny part of CARS was the guy yelling, "Freebird!"

  • April 8, 2008, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Loved the original...

    by Zeegloo

    Really thought it had a lot of heart (forgive the trite statement). And it was funny too. I will readily allow for Cars 2 in the time of Shrek the 5th and other crap animations.

  • April 8, 2008, 4:52 p.m. CST

    seventh!

    by Ray Gamma

    yawn

  • April 8, 2008, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I'm not sure anyone was clamoring for that

    by IndustryKiller!

    It just wasn't as magical as their other films. Maybe because cars in general are something you're either going to dig or will just leave you cold. i'm sort of in the latter category on that one. But even the overly bubbly designs of the cars themselves seemed like something more akin to Dreamworks than the always on point Pixar. Ahh well.

  • April 8, 2008, 4:53 p.m. CST

    ok ninth

    by Ray Gamma

    and my yawn wasnt intended for 'Cars'. i actually thought it was great

  • April 8, 2008, 4:53 p.m. CST

    THE INCREDIBLES!!!!!

    by CeejayNightwing

    Now there is a movie that warrants a sequel! Why are they doing another Cars for, it was nice but it was hardly their best flick. I wanna se Mr Incredible, Dash, Frozone, Elasti-girl and the rest going at more bad-guys. And bring that composer back for another great James Bond-esque soundtrack, that shit was super dope! Please please please!!!!

  • April 8, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Cars and A Bug's Life

    by Toonol

    tie for worst, I'd say. Neither are bad, just not as good as their other films. There's much more demand for an Incredibles sequel.<p> Maybe there's more merchandising opportunities for a Cars sequel?

  • April 8, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Snores, er, Cars

    by Roderich

    The only DVD from Pixar EVER which i did not buy. What a mediocre offering. Great CG, but lame story (LAME! From Pixar!) and uninteresting characters (UNINTERESTING! From Pixar!)<p>Back to my Incredibles-DVD. I won't watch Cars 2 if it is not a incredibly better sequel than the original.

  • April 8, 2008, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Incredibles 2

    by KSul88

  • April 8, 2008, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Why make a sequel...

    by hillvalley

    ...to Cars when theres so many other animals and objects to anthropomorphicize and name a movie after, like "The Bird's Tale" or "Plant Life" or "SKYSCRAPERS!"

  • April 8, 2008, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Toy Story 3

    by supertoyslast

    I believe that 'Toy Story 3' will be released in 2010, following 'Up' in 2009. No idea what the 2011 film will be. But a 'Cars' sequel rather than an 'Incredibles' sequel? That really is ludicrous (unless 'Incredibles 2' will be in 2011, which I doubt). Surely one of the things that Pixar was most admired for was the way it concentrated on original films rather than sequels (except for the 'Toy Story' franchise).

  • April 8, 2008, 4:59 p.m. CST

    2012?

    by RobMota

    Aint that the year the world comes to an end? December 21 2012 if i am not mistaken. All i know is that every movie that comes out that year better be good and if things need to get wrapped up thats the year to do it. lol

  • April 8, 2008, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Oh you geeks are all morons

    by TotoroSan

    CARS was perfectly fine entertainment. Good story, lot of heart, memorable characters. No, it was not high art like Ratatouille, but last I checked, kids aren't playing with Remy the Rat dolls. Pixar is first and foremost a business, and Cars continues to be a cash cow for them. I look forward to a sequel.

  • April 8, 2008, 5:05 p.m. CST

    From the Hip Hop SW Post:

    by Dataset

    quentintarantado, you're the shit! I have to get the word out, so I hope you don't mind my repost in this thread. (quentintarantado's original post below) stop uwe boll! by quentintarantado Apr 8th, 2008 04:37:57 PM Guardian news article says Uwe Boll promises to stop making movies if 1 million sign petition! http://tinyurl.com/4xmu8x Here's the Petition (116,000 signatures last I looked): http://tinyurl.com/6pgoj6

  • April 8, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    I'll have to agree...

    by Batman Begins Sucks Ass

    Cars and A bugs life were not that great. The animation was great but I just couldn't get into the stories. Not Pixars best. Now, Batman Begins on the other hand was NOT great at all and I'd LOVE to see the studio push The Dark Suck/Knight back to 2012 because we're supposed to have an apocolypse or something like that. Then we would all be spared that misery.

  • April 8, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Boo.

    by beelkay

    I'd much rather have a "The Incredibles" sequel. "Cars" was just okay by Pixar standards.

  • April 8, 2008, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Summer 2012? Right before doomsday!

    by Baron Karza

    The Mayans are smiling..

  • April 8, 2008, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Repeat-a-rant

    by beelkay

    I posted this a long time ago, but I still haven't gotten over it, so here it is: One of my biggest problems with "Cars" was that there is no reason for these cars to exist. There aren't any people! Why do they have doors and seats and trunks? I get that it's a fantasy, but I just can't get past the fact that there is no reason for cars to even exist without humans. Pixar's other anthropomorphic movies make sense because humans exist...I can "believe" that toys talk and move around when we're not watching, or that bugs are fighting an epic battle with the help of a flea circus, but I can't "believe" cars exist without people.

  • April 8, 2008, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Cars?! Seriously? Why, did we piss on your unborn child???

    by Womb2dooM

    I was so bored by Cars, I left the cinema, found an X-Men vending machine, bought six little X-Men figures and went back into the cinema to play with them.<P>I was 24 at the time, not high, not ADD, no mental impairments I am aware of, just bored. I would have gone home by my ride home (heh, I don't drive - CLUE!) wanted to stay til the finish.<P>BORING movie. Can't say it enough. It's the only Pixar movie that I out and out dislike.<P>Having said that, my nephew LOVES the toys and has the movie playing in the background probably more often than not.

  • April 8, 2008, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Dense talkbackers

    by slone13

    <p>It doesn't matter what any of you thought of CARS. The simple fact of the matter is that the first one raked in more $$$ for Disney in merchandising alone than ANY other Disney film in history.</p> <p>THAT'S why they're making a sequel. So stop wasting your energy complaining about it. Life's full of disappointments. Learn to deal with it.</p>

  • April 8, 2008, 5:25 p.m. CST

    no wonder the worlds going to end

    by misnomer

    Indiana Jones 4, Die Hard 4...these things shouldnt be happening! Its a sign! A sign!

  • April 8, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    But Cars was the worst film Pixar have made

    by elab49

    bar none. Why go back in the dung heap? SUre it was all shiny and bright with wonderful graphics. But the script and most of the vocals were appallingly bad. Like a Lucas production, really.

  • April 8, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST

    CARS. STUNK. PERIOD.

    by kylejames

  • April 8, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Wow. The least loved Pixar movie...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...gets a sequel. Way to go, Lasseter. What about 'Monsters Inc 2', you pipe?

  • April 8, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    kind of a weird choice

    by waggy

    Incredibles sequel please!!!!!! But don't touch Ratatouille, that one's perfect as a stand-alone.

  • April 8, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    What an unnecessary sequel...

    by Johnno

    Cars wasn't that spectacular... actually it was pretty average, unless you love looking at at examining Pixar's 3D work, because that's all I did...

  • April 8, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    misnomer

    by Batman Begins Sucks Ass

    I would have agreed had you of said that The Dark Knight should not be happening. Now there's an intelligent statement. Well, I do agree that Die Limp 4 sucked too. UP UP AND AWAAAAAAAY!

  • April 8, 2008, 5:30 p.m. CST

    CARS. STUNK. PERIOD.

    by kylejames

    From a monster company that consistently put out solid gold movies, they dropped this turd - Cars. Yuck. I get it that it killed at the box office and with all the tie-ins. But come on, didn't EVERY OTHER Pixar film do the same? Make TS3 already.

  • April 8, 2008, 5:30 p.m. CST

    I concur, CARS is the worst by a mile

    by Alfred_Packer

    Wow, what is happening at Pixar? Somehow I think they should have stayed away from Disney permanently. Hell, they could have been the NEW Disney for the 21st century if they were just patient and cut their own licensing deals with marketers, toymakers, and video game makers. I dont know the business side of it by a long shot, but I just dont get it. Oh well.

  • April 8, 2008, 5:31 p.m. CST

    MONSTERS INC, NEMO = BEST PIXAR FILMS SO FAR

    by Batman Begins Sucks Ass

  • April 8, 2008, 5:33 p.m. CST

    I'm a HUGE Pixar fan

    by Ace Hunter

    But Cars was a HUGE disappointment. Jay Limo? Seriously? Come on, Lasseter! Take the "Incredibles" concept a step further and do a kick-ass, adult-themed action CGI film. Show Zemekis how it can really be done!

  • April 8, 2008, 5:33 p.m. CST

    As far as that goes...

    by Toonol

    Weren't you going to start the John Carter of Mars trilogy in 2010 or 2011, Pixar? Your first PG-13 movie, targeted to adults? Full of action, bloodshed, and women dressed like Slave-Girl Leia? Please?

  • April 8, 2008, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Their next movie.. "Junk Drawer!"

    by Alfred_Packer

    Ok, that one isnt mine, it was my girlfriends. Featuring John Ratzenberger as the rubber band ball.

  • April 8, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST

    The worst pixar movie

    by ollerom

    I like Pixar's work but I didnt like cars. It didnt have the same appeal the others had.

  • April 8, 2008, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Space Chimps 2!!!

    by Nairb The Movie

    That's what Pixar should be developing! It'd write itself in an instant.

  • April 8, 2008, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Incredibles - YES! Cars - NO!

    by shitstorm23

    Who the fuck wants a Cars sequel? I guess maybe kids, but I couldn't make it through that terrible, shitty movie.

  • April 8, 2008, 5:48 p.m. CST

    If any of the Pixar movies warant a sequel...

    by teddanson37

    it's the Incredibles. Cars is probably my least favorite of the Pixar movies. It's completely entertaining, watching it just doesn't pull me in like Ratatouille, Toy Story, and Finding Nemo.

  • April 8, 2008, 5:53 p.m. CST

    My 5 Year old Nephew Loved Cars...

    by Batman Begins Sucks Ass

    But he thought that Batman Begins was total childish shit. Let the hate begin in 5, 4, 3, 2

  • April 8, 2008, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Bleh. I mean it....Bleeeeeeeeehh

    by Lloyd Bonafide the Korean War Veteran

    i'd rather get a new rad pixar flick. what about the incredibles sequel? Cars creeped me out a little

  • April 8, 2008, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Slone13 is wise

    by snowpuff

    Very interesting point. I just figured they wanted another crack at it since it was their first movie that didn't quite hit the mark.

  • April 8, 2008, 5:57 p.m. CST

    on second thought...

    by teddanson37

    i would hate for them to ruin ratatouille or nemo with a sequel. so maybe they'll improve what they didn't get right the first time around the track. heck. i know the red necks will hoot and holler for another flick based around nascar.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    I think people are missing a key point here.

    by jerseycajun

    Cars, as the weakest Pixar entry, also has the most room to grow and be exceeded by a sequel, as long as they get the story right, which they do more often than not.< /br>< /br>That said, I prefer it when Pixar avoids sequels altogether and focuses on new, more original work.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Yawn: The Movie

    by FilmCritic3000

    Next up, a sequel to "The Meteor Man".

  • April 8, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST

    This what happens when

    by comedian_x

    Disney is the owner -- they make movie to sell toys. Rats don't sell merch, cars do.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Perhaps...

    by FeedMeAStrayCat

    Maybe this is Pixar's chance to improve upon what went wrong with Cars. While I did not hate it, it certainly wasnt the same quality and caliber as the rest of Pixar's work. Maybe they know this and can make something good from it. I would rather see other sequels to their movies (Incredibles, Toy Story, Monster's Inc.) or new ideas, but if they fix their one weak movie than we can all look positively back on the films. Just a thought, I still trust Pixar to rock the shit out of everything, i.e. Wall-e, or at least it looks awesome.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Cars was by far the worst Pixar movie...

    by Rindain

    More original ideas like Wall-E, Ratattoulle, etc please.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:06 p.m. CST

    I was about to say that Cars is by far my least...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...favorite Pixar...guess I'll just join the gangbang...

  • April 8, 2008, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Of all the Pixar movies to sequel-ize...

    by r_number6

    they pick Cars? Don't get it. Does anyone really think Cars was Pixar's best flick? As others have said, The Incredibles was not only a much better movie and also sets up for another story more than any other Pixar movie. Cars certainly wasn't bad, but it also wasn't in quite the same league as The Incredibles, Nemo or even Monster, Inc. Unless they have some ingenious story idea here, this may be the first really questionable move they've made. Of course Pixar has yet to really misfire, so I guess I can still give them the benefit of the doubt until that happens.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Really?

    by SUPERJIM

  • April 8, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    2Cars 2Furious!

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Balls, shitty empty post

    by SUPERJIM

    Really? Cars wasn't great in my opinion. Now The Incredibles on the other hand. Loved by me and my 4 year old alike.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Raiders of the Lost Carburator!

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Temple of Vroom!

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:13 p.m. CST

    INCREDIBLES 2, GALAXY QUEST 2, UNBREAKABLE 2

    by future help

    THERE. i said it all. (but really, Cars 2? thats a joke.)

  • April 8, 2008, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: The Last Escalade!

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Never saw Cars

    by welsh12uk

    and it didn't have a negative impact on my life...except right after it opened I started pissing my pants whenever the microwave turned on. Hulk Smash!

  • April 8, 2008, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Quest for Peace!

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Dead Car's Battery

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: At Freeway's End!!

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Space Chimps!

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Not that afraid of it.

    by Hamtaro Hentai

    Because I don't care about Cars as a film, therefore I'm not worried about the sequel. If I like it, fine, if not, there will be plenty of good stuff to watch. I would be REALLY worried if it was a proposed sequel to the greatest CGI-animated film ever crafted: Finding Nemo. But it isn't.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Fellowship of the Rims

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    The worst Pixar movie gets a sequel?

    by Sulla

    Seriously, just what the fuck are these people thinking? I LOVE Pixar's stuff, and would welcome a sequel to any of them other than this. Cars? What's it geared toward? The little Nascar kids? By far Pixars only blunder.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: The Two Toyotas

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Return of the Chrysler

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Car 2: First Blood on the Windshield

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: There Will Be Blood on the Windshield

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Electric Hybrid Boogaloo

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Cars, too!

    by Puddleglum

    ala the Teen Wolf sequel

  • April 8, 2008, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Last Car on the Left

    by Gungan Slayer

  • April 8, 2008, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Ford vs Chevy

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Drive Hard

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Drive Harder

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: The Wrath of Kar

    by Gungan Slayer

  • April 8, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Drive Hard With a Vengeance

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Book of Shadows

    by Hamtaro Hentai

    I had to try one.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Good.

    by palimpsest

    They can make all the CARS sequels they like. I didn't see the first one, and won't until it pops up on terrestrial TV in the UK. I just can't get excited by the vehicles-as-people thing. Just don't touch THE INCREDIBLES or RATATOUILLE - they're just perfect as they are. Leave them be.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Toyotas Never Die

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: The Mazda With the Golden Gearshift

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: No Country for Old Cars

    by Gungan Slayer

  • April 8, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    2 CARS 2 FURIOUS surely

    by palimpsest

    I'll shush now.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Cars 2 The Streets

    by spensom

    Why don't they just hand the project off to Dreamworks? It's more suited to their tastes.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Drive Another Day

    by Gungan Slayer

  • April 8, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    CARS 2: Trucks

    by Err

  • April 8, 2008, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Her Majesty's Secret Subaru

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Ah props to Puddleglum

    by palimpsest

    who got there first...

  • April 8, 2008, 6:23 p.m. CST

    cars was a piece of shit

    by robamenta

    pixar is overrated

  • April 8, 2008, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Judgement Day

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: The Man With the Golden Car

    by Gungan Slayer

  • April 8, 2008, 6:23 p.m. CST

    I DRINK YOUR WASHER FLUID! I DRINK IT UP!

    by Err

  • April 8, 2008, 6:24 p.m. CST

    That was supposed to be "Judgement Drive"

    by Puddleglum

    damnit

  • April 8, 2008, 6:24 p.m. CST

    lol, err

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Hannah Montana and Cars Tour--Best of Both Worlds!!!

    by Gungan Slayer

  • April 8, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Brokedown Pickup

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    NO! I'VE ABANDONED MY TIRE! I'VE ABANDONED MY WHEEL!!!

    by Err

  • April 8, 2008, 6:26 p.m. CST

    The Cars Have Eyes

    by Gungan Slayer

  • April 8, 2008, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Cars: The Two Filling Stations

    by Hamtaro Hentai

  • April 8, 2008, 6:26 p.m. CST

    The Amityville Car

    by Gungan Slayer

  • April 8, 2008, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Cars: The BMV Strikes Back

    by Hamtaro Hentai

  • April 8, 2008, 6:27 p.m. CST

    CARS 2: LASSETER'S HUBRIS

    by palimpsest

  • April 8, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    I....AM.....CAR

    by Err

    I am.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:30 p.m. CST

    CARS: A POWER RANGERS MOVIE

    by Err

    Awesome.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Cars 3: The Return of the Metric Wrench

    by Hamtaro Hentai

    Too soon?

  • April 8, 2008, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Cars isn't their best

    by sambrook

    but it's not their worst either. In fact they're still to do a bad film as far as I'm concerned, but I'd put A Bug's Life as their weakest film. The Incredibles, Toy Story and Ratatouille stand at the top for me, with Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc, Cars and Finding Nemo next up. Wall-E though looks like it might give Incredibles and Toy Story a good challenge though.<p><p>Cars 2 could be great if they shorten it and open up the world past Radiator Springs. The best animation in the first are the scenes at the race track and the real-world stuff (the truck travelling the roads at night is an unexciting scene but so well animated it's almost photorealism). Like everyone else I'd happily swap it for The Incredibles 2 but at least they're not trying to force a story out of one of their films whose story and characters are definitely over - Finding Nemo took way more money but a part 2 of that wouldn't work. At least Cars 2 has places for its characters to go.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:32 p.m. CST

    We All Know Why....

    by sirbroiler

    ...they're making this sequel because millions of boys around the world bought Cars Shirts, Cars Toys, Cars Bed Sheets, Cars Tooth Brushes, Cars Costumes, Cars Sippers, Cars Cereal, Cars DVDs, Cars Took Kits and of course, Cars Cars. Didn't see a lot of Incredibles merchandise flying off the shelves. So don't think we'll see a sequel anytime soon.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Great...

    by sambrook

    ...there goes the talkback.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST

    that fucking greedy evil disney rat just fucked up pixar

    by darth rod

    One of the last studios if not the last one that didn't churn out sequels and rehashs for the money has passed away! just look number of pixar sequels in they entire history? 1 in 12 years, number of sequels in the next 3 fucking years 2! way to go Pixar. Seems they bog hollywwod desease just hit them hard, they running out of original ideas. Only reason for a cars sequel it's money, the story, characters and world culdn't even sustain one movie!

  • Anyone know?

  • April 8, 2008, 6:36 p.m. CST

    CARS 2: POLE POSITION

    by Err

    like the video game

  • April 8, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Cars : Pixar :: Uwe Boll : Directors

    by Err

    Is that accurate?

  • April 8, 2008, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Cars 2? meh

    by newc0253

    Cars was okay. great animation and some nice stuff storywise but its reeeeaaallly hard to imagine a situation in which anyone would willingly say 'lets go see Cars 2!' with any enthusiasm.<p> it'd be more like the kind of thing that you'd watch in an airport if your flight was delayed by several hours and you had nothing better to do.<p>

  • April 8, 2008, 6:45 p.m. CST

    This is a wierd one....

    by Obscura

    Cos i love Pixar (im an Animation student, so it goes beyond just liking the films) and i liked Cars..... but i really dont think it even needs a sequel... theres not an easy story to tell in that universe. the entire universe existed to tell that story, it wasnt a pre-existing idea. I absolutly agree The Incredibles is the only Pixar film that NEEDS a sequel. Cars 2 will really have to have something hugely appealing to make me convinced. It cant just simply be something threatening the town which in the end calls for some kind of race..... there honestly is no story i even want to see in the universe.... and this is an animator with a Cars poster above his bed talkin.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Fuck sake, give us a Bugs Life sequel, not this shit!

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Even though half the supporting voice cast have died. I enjoyed cars but as has been said no one was screaming out for a sequel.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:49 p.m. CST

    No Country for Old Cars

    by irrelevntelefant

    for those that can't seem to understand why Cars 2 is being made... ITS CALLED $$$$$. Disney and Pixar ARE BUSINESSESES (someone quick, correct my spelling). <p> Cars is one of the only movies where the related toy line has actually increased revenue and profits the subsequential years following its release. Typically toy sales spike the year the movie comes out, then fade down after. CARS toy sales didn't. <p> its all about the money.

  • April 8, 2008, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: The Treasure of the Sierra Vista

    by rhcp2sweet

    Coming June 2011

  • April 8, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Cars 2001: A Honda Odyssey

    by rhcp2sweet

    Directed By Stanley Kubrick's Corpse

  • April 8, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST

    What about a sequel to "The Incredibles"?

    by Yeti

    or the long rumoured "Toy Story 3" hmmmm?

  • April 8, 2008, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Cars 2 - Gary Numan's Revenge

    by Yeti

  • April 8, 2008, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: V for Volkswagen

    by rhcp2sweet

  • April 8, 2008, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Cars was the only Pixar film I didn't like

    by Trazadone

    Boring from beginning to end with a painfully slow middle.

  • April 8, 2008, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Cars was the only Pixar film I didn't like

    by Trazadone

    Boring from beginning to end with a painfully slow middle.

  • April 8, 2008, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Toy Story 3 is being made!

    by sambrook

    Why are so many people demanding it as a wish project? It was announced ages ago and is coming out in 2010. In 3D - after the first two are rerelased after also being reformatted into 3D versions. And you just know it's going to make money like it's going out of fashion - incredible for a third film released 11 years after the previous franchise entry.

  • April 8, 2008, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Snow White and the Seven Minis

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Ford Fairlantasia

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:05 p.m. CST

    sambrook is correct, btw

    by Puddleglum

    and, you're welcome for the TB diversions

  • April 8, 2008, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Acura in Wonderland

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Pintocchio

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Chevorella

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Driving Beauty

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Pontiac Pan

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Desoto - You Will Believe...

    by Puddleglum

    You will believe a car with big sideview mirrors can fly

  • April 8, 2008, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Cobra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!!

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Nosferatu Jones we're not here to deal with things...

    by Womb2dooM

    ... we're here to vocalise.<P>I'm 26, therefore - adult. Mostly literate. Love adult orientated and kids cartoons alike. Enjoyed all other Pixar movies, even some Dreamworks movies. If when you refer to "target audience" you must mean people who enjoy shallow, pop-culture heavy, uninspired animated picture shows. So, I guess, no, I'm not that target audience. Cars left me dry.<P>Not to detract from your generalised perception, but I'm not sure I know of a single adult who loved Cars.<P>Oh, and easy on the "twat" shit. People are just voicing their opinions here because the people on the bus won't listen. Deal with it. ... See what I did there? I held a mirror up to you anti-social, textual hand to the face climax. Bam! Now, you been served, yo. I take it to ya. Ride up on it. Beleed dat! ... Twat.

  • April 8, 2008, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Piltdown Joey, You forgot something

    by Hamtaro Hentai

    You forgot to mention the scary infatuation America has with Larry The Cable Guy.

  • April 8, 2008, 7:12 p.m. CST

    may god help us all

    by chewyou812

    because by making Cars 2, Disney is condemning us all to the worst possible sort of hell. I seriously would rather watch 4 fast 4 furious.

  • April 8, 2008, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Firebird Man of Alcatraz

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: One Drove Over The Cuckoo's Nest

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Little Bodyshop of Horrors

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:15 p.m. CST

    "Fuel me, Seymour. Fuel me all niiiight long!"

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Romancing the Rims

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: The Fuel of the Nile

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Wrangler Balboa

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: VANhelsing

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Monster Trucks Take Manhattan

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Where's the INCREDIBLES sequel?

    by canvasseamonkey

    meh

  • April 8, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Children of the Chrysler

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Brokeback Hummer

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: The Great Ford Escape

    by rhcp2sweet

  • April 8, 2008, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Drive Me Crazy

    by Puddleglum

  • April 8, 2008, 7:20 p.m. CST

    enough - I thin kI was spent back at "Electric Hybrid Boogaloo"

    by Puddleglum

    or "Fellowship of the Rims".........

  • April 8, 2008, 7:21 p.m. CST

    but rhcp2sweet just had a good one

    by Puddleglum

    keep it going, buddy!

  • April 8, 2008, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: The Green Mile

    by rhcp2sweet

  • April 8, 2008, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Jesus, I hope its a prequel

    by Otis Fairweather III

  • April 8, 2008, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Dial M for Mazda

    by rhcp2sweet

  • April 8, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: JEEPers Creepers

    by rhcp2sweet

    And I'm Spent!!!

  • April 8, 2008, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: John Carter of Mars

    by Larry of Arabia

    Happy, Jack?

  • April 8, 2008, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Race-icide!

    by Buckys_Kick_Ass_Arm

  • April 8, 2008, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Rear Window

    by Err

  • April 8, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST

    CARS + RATATOUILLE = RAT RACE?

    by Err

    *rimshot*

  • April 8, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Not that I am complaining...

    by NubtheSquirrel

    ...but cars isn't necessarily one that needs a sequel. I think they are doing a sequel becuase that is when DCA will be opening their mega E Ticket Cars attraction (and wow what an attraction they got planned) a little earlier than the release of the movie and that momentum will be enough to generate the interest of the movie so this one will likely be a hit. For those not in the know, Toy Story ends with part 3. Lasseter always had a trilogy planned on his terms. I agree with the majority though, I still want my Incredibles 2 and John Carter which I hear is very likely closer to starting due to Disney about to write off the Narnia films after Dawn Treader.

  • April 8, 2008, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Alas, Silver Chair, we hardly knew thee

    by sambrook

    I'm not surprised that Disney are nervous about Narnia. For starters it's a mistake to release Prince Caspian in the summer - it's hardly had any attention in such a busy season and yet there's pretty much no competition around Christmas time, the period the last Narnia film did so well in. And the cocky annonsement they made about there being a film of each book, one every year - fat chance. The Magician's Nephew is a good little read but would make a dull prequel onscreen; The Horse and his Boy is just dull and The Last Battle is far too dark, complex and religious too do justice to in a Disney film. It's about the rise of false religions leading to the end of the world - and characters are killed for no reason other than to live in heaven - except for the one who stopped believing who isn't allowed. It's a great, great book but ot for a Disney film. But at least finish with The Silver Chair and run even with the BBC adaptations.

  • April 8, 2008, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Saying Cars is the worst movie

    by zekmoe

    is like saying Tyra Banks is the worst supermodel, or Allyson Hannigan is the ugliest Scooby, or Allison Robertson is the ugliest guitar player. They're all still great and smoking. Cars was great. Photo-realistic, and the kids loved it. Plus it had a different feel overall. Lowest Pixar can do is 9.5 out of 10, so please stop complaining. And if so, please rate 100 animated movies that are better. WHat? There aren't even 10 that are better?

  • April 8, 2008, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Cars is good

    by bah

    I'm not a car person at all. And I didn't like it much the first time -- kind of draggy. But after several dozen more times (kids) I really enjoy it. It's not their best but it's still quite good. Maybe it's because I've never been exposed to Larry the Cable Guy other beyond this film. I was going to add that it's more complicated to tell a story without a major villain, but then I realized very few Pixar movies have one. Maybe that's why they're so good.

  • April 8, 2008, 7:40 p.m. CST

    ha ha! Jesus christ what happened here?

    by finky089

    I saw this article when it was first posted and wondered how it got 200 posts so quick. <p> Now I know!

  • April 8, 2008, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Zekmoe

    by sambrook

    Ten animated films better than Pixar or ten better than Cars? Because I've been sticking up for Cars and agree with your comment that Pixar have yet to make a bad film but that's a stupid comment to make. There's are easily ten better animated films than Cars.

  • April 8, 2008, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: A Boy and His Mazda

    by finky089

  • April 8, 2008, 7:41 p.m. CST

    The reason for the sequel is toys.

    by beastie

    Really. The toys for Cars has grossed Pixar, from what I've heard, more money than the toys from the other films combined. Add that to the fact that toy sales for Cars is actually increasing, not the other way around.</p><p>You could look at this as a bad thing, if you like. But Pixar enjoys making money, just like any other movie studio. I guarantee you, if Pixar didn't make money, they wouldn't make films at all. So year, it is a money decision, and a smart one at that.</p><p>Cars was also my least favorite Pixar film. But it isn't horrible and it is actually very personal to Lasseter. There is nothing wrong with this decision, just not our (geeks) favorite one by Lasseter and Co.

  • April 8, 2008, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Er, I tthat should have been: "A Hummer and his Boy"

    by finky089

    what was I thinking?

  • April 8, 2008, 7:42 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna leave this title stuff to the "pro's" up there

    by finky089

  • April 8, 2008, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Just what America needs...

    by kolchak

    more exposure for Larry the Cable guy.

  • April 8, 2008, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Brokeback Garage

    by kolchak

  • April 8, 2008, 7:48 p.m. CST

    also: Cars 2: There will be engines

    by kolchak

  • April 8, 2008, 7:57 p.m. CST

    zekmoe - I accept!

    by Womb2dooM

    I could list 100 ANIMATED movies better than Cars, but I assume you mean 10 better *CG* animated better than Cars.<P>Here we go, in no order;<P>Toy Story<P>Toy Story 2<P>A Bugs Life<P>The Incredibles<P>Finding Nemo<P>Surf's Up<P>Appleseed<P>Appleseed sequel<P>Ratatoullie<P>Ice Age<P>Ice Age 2<P>Meet The Robinsons<P>I actually could list many more I enjoyed more.<P>But, in the end, you are right. It's not the worst. A Sharks Tale is.

  • April 8, 2008, 7:59 p.m. CST

    No One Was More Disappointed With Cars Than Me

    by spidermanfreak20

    Ah the memories. Come on now...Why Cars Will Suck? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLhetTX8Too http://silencecanneverstaysilent.blogspot.com/

  • April 8, 2008, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Incredbile Sequels Will Happen

    by spidermanfreak20

    Some day. Recall when Stallone answered questions here at AICN around Rocky Balboa and "someone" asked him whether he'd be interested in an Incredibles Sequel. He said yes. Such a random question right? Nothing random about it. That was of course me. And I wasn't asking. I was trying to get the ball rolling. With The Incredibles sequels...

  • April 8, 2008, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Cars was bad, but Ratatoullie was le garbage

    by xannibal

    Cars would have made a great short film. Ratatoullie made all that Dreamworks crap look good.

  • April 8, 2008, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Womb2dooM... I still rate Cars over Ice Age.

    by beastie

    But I silently accepted his challenge (in my head) and came up with ten. And yes. No animated movie, that I've seen compares to the absolute awfulness that is A Shark's Tale.

  • April 8, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Cars was great

    by Dazzler69

    Not sure why all the hate. I don't even like NASCAR. Kids love cars, esp talking cars. Cable guy was at his funniest. Actually I was scrolling down to bitch that it's over 4 years til it comes out. WTF am I supposed to do with myself til then?

  • April 8, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Quint's the only one who actually liked Cars

    by TallBoy66

    He also liked Jackson's King Kong, too, so, well, you know...

  • April 8, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST

    My kids LOVE this movie

    by Black And Gold

    maybe because this was the most "kiddy" of all Pixar films it gets a lot of hate but man oh man do my kids love this movie. And the toys are endless entertainment for them. Merchandising has by far done better than the movie, hence the sequel. I'm looking forward to it cuz I know my kids will be totally jazzed for it. Shame it's four years off.

  • April 8, 2008, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Cars is a fine movie

    by Jor-El23

    But it's clear that Disney was just trying to tap into a Dubya-era heightened cultural significance of NASCAR, NASCAR dads, Blue Collar Comedy and general Git 'r Done-edness. When it comes out in 2012 and Bush and Cheney are in The Hague serving a life sentence as a war criminal, where will Larry the Cable guy be? Hopefully working at a Cracker Barrel. Although I'm sure The Incredibles sequel isn't happening because in 2012, the superhero movie could be a Hollywood pariah.

  • April 8, 2008, 8:58 p.m. CST

    I Enjoyed Cars for What it Was

    by kevinwillis.net

    A perfectly fine movie. Not exactly Pixars finest, but neither was Bugs Life. But . . . I agree, an Incredibles sequel should be their top priority for sequeling. That was such a rich and compelling world, and such great characters, I'm desperate for more follow up than just "Jack Jack Attack" (although that was cute, too). Please, Brad Bird: Incredibles 2. Please!

  • April 8, 2008, 9:02 p.m. CST

    cracker barrel

    by chewyou812

    is too good for Larry the cable guy. He'll be the sign twirling guy standing on the corner promoting a cheap grits breakfast.

  • April 8, 2008, 9:23 p.m. CST

    gotham

    by Quint

    For a non-story, it seems to have a previously unknown release time-table and a basic plot rundown (CARS goes international). Thanks for your scathing critique, though.

  • April 8, 2008, 9:23 p.m. CST

    NO SHITE IT'S BEING MADE TO SELL TOYS

    by irrelevntelefant

    it's fracking pixar and disney. they are companies. companies that make products for kids. and guess what- companies make money (it's kinda what they do).<p> if they didn't make money, toy story 3 would be animated with fracking stick figures and posted on youtube.

  • April 8, 2008, 9:23 p.m. CST

    leo

    by Quint

    Hahaha. Damn.

  • April 8, 2008, 9:38 p.m. CST

    HELP STOP UWE BOLL

    by The Devlinizer

    He announced if the following online petition reached one million signatures he'd stop making movies!!! Lets kick his ass!!! Petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/ RRH53888/petition.html Source: http://www.1up.com/do/newsStor y?cId=3167288

  • April 8, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST

    did anyone over the age of six actually DIG cars?

    by vaudeville villain

    i mean, yea it was a cute little story, yadda yadda, but seriously... it's hard to believe that there's actual clamoring for this project. monsters inc. 2? absolutely. incredibles 2? without question. but cars? ehhhh not so much. first drillbit taylor, now this? starting to wish owen would've followed through with the ol' life taking thing... kidding, of course...

  • April 8, 2008, 10:28 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    Mother of pearl, really? Cars 2? Incredibles 2 doesn't make sense just because it'd be awesome; I want to see what the Parrs get up to now that they've got their shit together.

  • April 8, 2008, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Why a Cars sequel makes sense...

    by moto

    Don't get me wrong, THE Pixar movie that warrants a franchise is The Incredibles... but Cars is their best performer in merchandising (upwards of $2 billion). Trust me, I know. My 2 1/2 son is obsessed with Cars. He has something like 74 of the die cast cars characters... and I gotta admit, his mom and I are obsessed with collecting them BUT that's because he flips out when he gets em so... <p> Beyond merchandising, Cars ranks up there with the Toy Story movies as far as being the most kid friendly of the bunch. Keep in mind, the 2-6 year olds that love Cars now and have all of the toys will be THE demographic 4 years from now for this sequel. <p> While it may be the weakest of the Pixar movies, it is certainly better and more memorable than any of the other CG movies out there. And I have to admit, it grows on you. Being a parent that watches it constantly, after a few viewings it's strange how much more you begin to like it. That's saying alot because I can't stomach the 90s Disney movies over and over like I can with Pixar movies.

  • April 8, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    As far as "Why no Incredibles sequel?"

    by moto

    Thankfully, Pixar doesn't make a sequel unless they have an outstanding story that takes the characters to new and better places... not location mind you, but character growth. <p> Obviously, since no Incredibles sequel has been announced, they haven't gotten to that point yet. You gotta respect that. I'd much rather they wait then jump into a sequel for the wrong reasons. Yeah, Cars is huge because of merchandising and the little ones, but I'm willing to bet that Pixar wouldn't waste 4 years of their time unless they had a better story than the first one. They did it with Toy Story 2, why can't they elevate Cars? <p> For the record, I think Ratatouille is the least ENJOYABLE Pixar release. Now, it's a great film and explores some great ideas. It deserved an Oscar and the accolades it received. But honestly, how many people are going to be revisiting that as much as the Toy Story movies, Monsters Inc., The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, and yes... Cars. In my mind, it was a bit TOO grown-up. But maybe because I could care less about cuisine. Who knows.

  • April 8, 2008, 11:02 p.m. CST

    But will Larry the Cable guy still be around in 2011?

    by br1947

    Me thinks 15 minutes is almost up...

  • April 8, 2008, 11:12 p.m. CST

    My problem with cars

    by Phategod2

    I just dont care. Thats it in a nutshell, I didnt care about most of the characters the End was anticlimatic and The "moral" was retarded (evolution of american highways has ruined small truckstop towns) Who give a flying fig. and I swear to The Almighty if I have to hear another Andy Newman Song I'll Blow my Head off right after I take the nearest Govenment Building.

  • April 8, 2008, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Kids LOVE Cars

    by submarinevoyage

    Repeat, kids LOVE Cars. As a 32 year old, I think Incredibles is amazing and far superior. But I have friends with small children, and those kids are obsessed with Cars - they love the movie and the characters. That is why they are still making toys. That is why an attraction is being built at California Adventure. That is why a sequel is happening. There are millions of fans for this movie, they just happent to be children. I know, I know, catering to kids with animation is crazy, but sometimes it happens...

  • April 8, 2008, 11:56 p.m. CST

    a compromise: the incredibles 2 featuring a talking

    by vaudeville villain

    family mini-van that doubles as the parrs' remote base. designed by ford. voiced by val kilmer. see? this way, we get the only pixar sequel people over six would actually give a rat's ass to see, while pixar is still able to capitalize on merchandizing.... not to mention mr. kilmer will be able to fend off the repo man for, what, at *least* three more months!

  • April 9, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Screw a "Cars" sequel...

    by HueyFreeman

    Give me my "Incredibles" sequel, dammit! If any Pixar movie warrants at least two sequels, it's that one.

  • April 9, 2008, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Hopefully

    by Series7

    Larry the Cable Guy will have dethroned Howard Stern as the Czar Of All Media by the time this movie comes out.

  • April 9, 2008, 12:51 a.m. CST

    submarinevoyage is spot on

    by slappy jones

    they are not making this sequel just to piss off a bunch of talkbackers....kids fucking love cars. My son loves...all his friends love it....the kids at his preschool love. Thats who they are making it for. so relax.

  • April 9, 2008, 12:52 a.m. CST

    moto is right too

    by slappy jones

    it actually gets a better from repeated viewings.

  • April 9, 2008, 1:10 a.m. CST

    As long as they dont touch Nemo

    by jingle_balls

    That movie should forever be a stand alone, perfect voice casting, beautiful animation and a great story. I hate that to be ruined like so many other movies with sequels.

  • April 9, 2008, 1:46 a.m. CST

    CARS 2 - Pave another road for 50 minutes

    by Orionsangels

  • April 9, 2008, 1:47 a.m. CST

    CARS = FUCKING BOOOORING!!!!!

    by Orionsangels

  • April 9, 2008, 2:07 a.m. CST

    cargo

    by imageburn13

    cargo.

  • April 9, 2008, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: Fiero vs Pinto

    by Dr Gregory House

    Oh, and....Cars PWNS Toy Story. That's right, I said it! However, I would rather see Incredibles 2: More Incredibler

  • April 9, 2008, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: Driving Miss Daisy...Again!

    by Dr Gregory House

  • April 9, 2008, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Regarding "Will Lasseter be directing"...

    by Brendon

    ...no, he won't. Brad Lewis, producer of The Incredibles, is making his directorial debut with Cars 2.

  • April 9, 2008, 6:11 a.m. CST

    How are they going to make a sequel?

    by OBSD

    Did they find an unused script for "Doc Hollywood 2" that they can steal from by changing all the human characters to cars, like they did with the first movie?

  • April 9, 2008, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Nooooooooooooooooooooo!

    by tvspace

    Stop the madness. This is just a bad idea.

  • April 9, 2008, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: Batman Begins sucks and so will Dark Knight

    by Batman Begins Sucks Ass

  • April 9, 2008, 8:41 a.m. CST

    I love Pixar

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Everything they produce is gold, but I do think Cars has been their weakest picture. Whereas toys, bugs and robots already have eyes and facial features, cars don't. So it was harder to make that leap and buy into the personification of automobiles. Toy Story, Nemo and Monsters remain their best work.

  • April 9, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST

    CARS is the ONLY junk Pixar movie

    by Sepulchrave

    What the HELL?! Why make this? CARS was a piece of soulless shit; the only Pixar movie everyone hates or is totally indifferent to.

  • April 9, 2008, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Oh and Larry the Cable Guy eats dogshit by the pound

    by Sepulchrave

    WTF that nasty piece of crap is doing in any kids film is beyond me.

  • April 9, 2008, 9:03 a.m. CST

    no incredibles..

    by TimMighty

    ..? like...seriously `?

  • April 9, 2008, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Why? Here's why.

    by Automaton Overlord

    The chracters in cars are cars with eyes in their windshields. Windshields = the width of the car. Huge eyes equal cute. cute equals small kids love it and buy any and all merchandise. The reason we're getting a sequel is because the cars have some of the largest eyes of any animated characters outside of Hello Kitty or Pokemon.

  • April 9, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    The reason for Cars

    by moderate

    The very reason why Pixar are making Cars is because they made a liberal-progressive film known as the Incredibles. Yes its true, because of its liberal undertones Disney decided to make Pixar make a film for the mortage belt who don't really get those films with an anti-fascist message, heck if they knew what a fascist was they wouldn't have foolishly voted for one! So Cars is designed for those simple narrow mind anti-abortion pro gun redneck folk. Most of the Talk backers here are either a liberal-democrat or at worst a liberal republican. For every Liberal minded, outward film Pixar make Disney make they make cars. But that necessarily isn't a bad thing appealing to a broad audience.

  • April 9, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Only Pixar has this big of balls...

    by BurgerKing

    ...to make a sequel to their least well received movie. Got to give you props Pixar.

  • April 9, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: Give Us Your Cash!

    by Puddleglum

  • April 9, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Kudos in return, McPoops

    by Puddleglum

  • April 9, 2008, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: Tinkerbell goes SPLAT on my Windshield

    by Puddleglum

  • April 9, 2008, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: The Evel Knievel Within

    by Puddleglum

  • April 9, 2008, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: Nissan Armada of Darkness

    by Puddleglum

  • April 9, 2008, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: Rolls Royce Phantom Menace

    by Puddleglum

  • April 9, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: Attack of the Civics

    by Puddleglum

  • April 9, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: Revenge of the Jalopies

    by Puddleglum

  • April 9, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: Legend of Drunken Mitsubishi Master

    by Puddleglum

  • April 9, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: The Last Suzuki Samurai!!

    by Puddleglum

  • April 9, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: Ford CRX-1138

    by Puddleglum

  • April 9, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: RAV-U571

    by Puddleglum

  • April 9, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: Black Honda Down

    by Puddleglum

  • April 9, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: Stomp the Car!

    by Puddleglum

  • April 9, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: Havana Knight Rider

    by Puddleglum

  • April 9, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: Oh White Bronco, Where Art Thou?

    by Puddleglum

  • April 9, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    If it's not an Incredibles sequel...

    by TheNothing

    ...who gives a damn?

  • April 9, 2008, 11:05 a.m. CST

    directed by Brad Lewis (producer of "Ratatouille").

    by xmuskrat

    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").

  • April 9, 2008, noon CST

    More CARS...!

    by Casey4147

    Okay, my two kids love the movie, so I personally don't mind the thought of a sequel. I know it's 99.9% to drive more marketing - like Star Wars, they needed to make more movies because they've run out of toy variants (altho I still want my Apple car that was shown in all of what two frames)... But if anyone from Pixar is reading, please consider an INCREDIBLES sequel!

  • April 9, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Cars 2: Now with more implied stereotypes?

    by godzillasushi

    I hope so. This is a Volkswaggon...he talks like...well...you know. And here's the white trash tow-truck love interest. And that's the taco truck. And over there is the F-1 car voiced by Sacha Baron Cohen. Something not right about him.... And don't forget Optimus Prime! He's on FIRE! Still...missing something. Oh right, maybe we can throw in a Tim Allen motorcycle? Possibly call the the wild hog. Yes...that should do it. ;)

  • April 9, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Nosferatu Jones

    by godzillasushi

    All in good fun. I'm sure most folks would agree that if Cars is considered their worst movie then they could be doing much worse.

  • April 9, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Little Kids LOVE Cars

    by secretcylon

  • April 9, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Nosferatu Jones...

    by OBSD

    Acutually, I love All of Pixar's movies! Except for CARS. The reasons? 1. I'm not 3 years old. 2. I'm not a redneck sister-fucker who watches NASCAR. 3. I hate Owen "DICKNOSE" Wilson. The guy peaked with Bottle Rocket. 4. I already saw CARS when it was called Doc Hollywood.

  • April 9, 2008, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Incredibles Sequel...

    by OBSD

    Honestly, I would rather they NEVER make a sequel if Brad Bird isn't writing and directing it. Without him, it's just another shitty kids movie with Shrek 3 level jokes. Let them make CARS so all the retarted children can play in the dirt of the trailer parks with more CARS toys from their "White Trash Happy Meals."

  • April 9, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    I'm sure it'll be better than the first film

    by dr_buggerlugs

    ...if I'm right, Cars was Lassiter's pet project so I'm not surprised this is the one picked out for sequeling - I believe the merchandise played a big part in making the decision, but I also believe that Pixar would not make the sequel without genuinely believing it could supersede its predecessor...its four years away so its not as if they're gonna just rush it out; I call it now that Cars 2 will be great.

  • April 9, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Incredibles rocked

    by Abominable Snowcone

    never have I wanted to have intercourse with an animated woman so badly. Elastigirl was the hots

  • April 9, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Nosferatu

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I respectfully disagree. I thought Nemo was brilliant and Monsters Inc was clever, original and entertaining. The trouble with cars is 1) weak story and 2) as someone above mentioned, the world of Cars has no people, and the inanimate objects that get animated don't have eyes or ears to begin with, so it's difficult to make that leap and believe, even for fun, that heaps of metal and rubber can talk and interact. Whereas with animals or toys I found it easier to buy into the fantasy of their coming to "life" and having "person"alities

  • April 9, 2008, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Elastigirl: The Lost Years

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Give me a nude elastigirl, and please get Holly Hunter to do that voice again. Sexy sexy!

  • April 9, 2008, 3:07 p.m. CST

    when can we expect the cars prequel?

    by vaudeville villain

    'cause god knows we're all dying to see how the red dynamo we know as lightning mcqueen came to be. and by that, i mean his assembly.

  • April 9, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    and nosferatu...

    by vaudeville villain

    the pet pig was about the ONLY thing cars left out.

  • April 9, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Riding in cars with other cars

    by kolchak

  • April 9, 2008, 4 p.m. CST

    Abom!

    by finky089

  • April 9, 2008, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Good to see you around. Elastigirl could have her own film

    by finky089

    The voice does along way, too. Makes me melt. <p> Conversely, it also gives me a Fro-zoner.

  • April 9, 2008, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Cars breaks one of the Pixar tenets

    by finky089

    In every preceeding Pixar movie, the main characters have been somebody or something that lived among "regular" humans. The main characters lived lives that were in one way or another unknown to "regular" humans. <p> Toys that are really "alive"; Bugs who hav societies much like humans'; Monsters crossing between ther world and ours; Ocean creatures have societies much like humans'; Superheroes now live secretly among "regular" humans; Rodents have societies much like humans' (and can cook!). <p> But Cars, broke this mold - there were no humans. It took away a component that made the story a little more relatable to the viewing audience, who was not made up of living automobiles. Movies often use a character who will reflect somethign familiar to the general audience to help bring that audience closer to the main characters in a film (who are usually very different from the general audience viewing the film.) <p> It's why you have Vicki Vale and Knox in Burton's Batman; it's why you have Hobbits being relatively "ignorant" about the greater world outside the Shire; it's partially what Lois Lane is for in Superman (besides a love interest); it's one of the things that makes Spiderman so accessible to reader for almost 50 years. <p> ALl that said, Cars is not a "bad" movie, but I do think it was not as well-rounded as previous Pixar films. I thought it was better than I expected, but my expectations were low. It's a cute film, with a few clever moments, but it doesn't top, or get next to, Toy Story or Incredibles.

  • April 9, 2008, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Finding Nemo - another Pixar film I'm not crazy about

    by finky089

    Visually, the film was amazing. The voice-acting was good, but this film never grabbed me the way some of the other Pixar films did. And I think it's partly because I had a hard time identifying with Brook's character (maybe b/c I don't have kids?) and Degeneres' character annoyed me 98% of the time she was on-screen. Plus, there wasn't really anything very interesting about either of the main characters - the Father and Nemo. The Father panicked the whole time and Nemo was a one-note "lost kid". <p> Again, not a bad job with the material that was written, but a critique of not flushing their personalities out to make these characters more interesting. I preferred the fish in the tank to almost all fo the other characters in the movie (the sharks are fine, too, but they're a minor role).

  • April 9, 2008, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Cars 2001: A Parking Space Odyssey

    by Kankennon

    When will the hurting end?

  • April 9, 2008, 5:07 p.m. CST

    I still like your "Kingdom of the Crystal Rims"

    by Puddleglum

  • April 9, 2008, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Moderate...

    by jerseycajun

    Incredibles was a 'liberal-progressive' film? Perhaps liberal in the classical definition of the word (with the emphasis placed on individualism both economic and social), but not the modern interpretation of liberal - and most definitely not progressive (which historically has more connections with the kind of nationalism associated with fascism).

  • April 10, 2008, 12:24 a.m. CST

    jerseycajun

    by moderate

    I disagree, the whole premise of the film is about a man whose exciting life as a hero is taken away from him and through the need to provide for his family he must work as a capitalist slave and part take in the ratrace. His true desire however is to become a hero, a hero has no boss coming to him about sales figures, uniforms or trying to lower his pay. It is a liberal progressive film as it demonstrates the life of a family that is progressively minded. The intepretation of liberal that I am referring to is social-liberal, not classical. If anyone had the ability to live outside the capitalist sphere of "working your arse off for nothing or some arsehole insurance company" then I am sure the great majority would pick the other option. FDR once said that all human beings are entitled to a life that is free from fear and need. That need stems from a person's sacrifice to provide for their family even if they have to work one of those horrid 9-5 jobs working for the man.

  • April 10, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Ferraris...

    by Celestian

    It would be cool to see Luigi and Guido visit Maranello, were Ferraris are "born" or go to the Italian Grand Prix. Wonder if we will have any more professional driver cameos, like Schumacher had in the first one.

  • April 10, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Moderate...

    by jerseycajun

    How was it that Bob was forced into giving up the work he really enjoyed doing? The state regulated it out of existence for the 'common good' - and in doing so created another, more dangerous problem. The whole film is about acknowledging and accepting natural inequalities that arise from our being born with different natural abilities. I'm not the only one to point this out. Many have viewed the film as positively Randian in theme. The fact that human beings live in need is a good thing - it allows others to fill the need out of genuine love and concern. Remove need, and we as individuals no longer have to demonstrate genuine love and concern and action. We simply expect the state to do it instead - and they are ill equipped for it.

  • April 10, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    and..

    by jerseycajun

    While Bob clearly doesn't enjoy his job at Insuracare, there's no indication that he's not being well paid for his work. His family certainly didn't appear to be struggling financially, and Helen was a stay-at-home mom.

  • April 11, 2008, 9:28 a.m. CST

    CARS was my favorite

    by thedoctor28

    I'm a NASCAR fan so.... And I like Doc Hollywood to. Hope they make Monsters Inc. 2

  • April 11, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    AND the PS2 CARS game ROCKS!

    by thedoctor28

    POWERSLIDE!!!!!!!!!!

  • April 11, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    CARS SUCKED!!! worst pixar film

    by FleshMachine

    with ratatouille a close 2nd..both very dissapointing..all the others are great movies. those 2 felt like derivitive pixar knockoffs.

  • April 11, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST

    clogging up talkback with unfunny titles sucks too.

    by FleshMachine

    everyones such a wit...not.

  • April 16, 2008, 6:36 p.m. CST

    FleshMachine eats COCK - news at 11!

    by Puddleglum

    FleshMachine, this talkback was DOA, so the titles hardly "clogged" it up, moron.

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