Animation and Anime

Cars 2 gets a poster!

Published at: Nov. 16, 2010, 1:21 a.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. There were a crap-ton of posters that hit today and looking at what's on the page I see only Cowboys and Aliens has shown up. This aggression will not stand, man, so let's kick off a mini-series of poster articles, shall we? Yahoo got the teaser poster for Pixar's CARS 2 which certainly looks like a teaser poster for Cars 2. That is a true story.

Cars is my least favorite Pixar flick, but any new Pixar is something to look forward to. Yahoo also has a couple new shots from the movie itself, so make sure to click the poster to visit their gallery! -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



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  • Nov. 16, 2010, 1:24 a.m. CST

    More pollution by the surface-dwellers

    by Aquaf@g

    Finding Nemo 2, now that would be justice.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Yup, that's Cars 2 alright.

    by DimensionsPlural

    Score one for the merchandise machine.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Didn't see the first one...

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    is it worth seeing even if you don't care about cars?

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 1:24 a.m. CST

    nice

    by hirsty

    that is all

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Whoa. What the hell...

    by ArcherNX01

    ... is going on with Ireland?

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Boo!

    by Bvc79

    I'm not usually one to bitch....but come on, Pixar! Where's The Incredibles 2? :(

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 1:30 a.m. CST

    cars 1

    by The_Cliffster

    was pretty good but a lil overlong for the slight story it had.....

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Gotta go with Quint on this one...

    by kisskissbangbang

    You don't hear a lot of love for A Bug's Life, but it beats Cars by a country light-year.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST

    I liked Cars, though I'm not a NASCAR fan

    by Dreamwriter

    Told a good story, looked amazing, had good music.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Cars>A Bug's Life

    by slder78

    Even the people at Pixar acknowledge this. Yeah it's essentially a shot for shot remake of Doc Hollywood, but visually speaking, Cars is more interesting.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 2:08 a.m. CST

    GET OUT YOUR FUCKING CHECKBOOK!!!!

    by Kirbymanly

    Have you met my son, Timothy?

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Are you on medication?

    by Daniel2010

    Remember, it's not you. You are you.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 2:24 a.m. CST

    never seen Cars

    by The_Crimson_King

    as a matter of fact Cars and the Rat movie (too lazy to spell it) are the only Pixar movies I haven t seen

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 2:26 a.m. CST

    and how you don't hear a lot of love for A Bug's Life?

    by The_Crimson_King

    although it's been a really, really long time since I've seen it, A Bug's Life was good, people forget that that was only their second movie and they weren't a sure thing yet, however what really solidified them as masters was Toy Story 2

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 2:28 a.m. CST

    * how come

    by The_Crimson_King

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 2:28 a.m. CST

    I'd prefer a Bug's Life 2

    by Phategod2

    possibly a feature about the damn rabbit and the magician.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 2:31 a.m. CST

    I feel sorry for kids these days though

    by The_Crimson_King

    the only decent kid's movies these days are the Pixar ones, of course kid's movies have been mostly shitty since the late 90's when I was still a kid, but still....

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Plot acknowledges that Cars' milieu was US-centric

    by pirandello

    NASCAR isn't popular elsewhere in the world. As regards the extra 'land' around Ireland and the Caribbean: those are car silhouettes. <p>By the way... four words that would make motor racing interesting to millions of non-fans all over the world? <p>"Last Lap On Foot"

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 2:32 a.m. CST

    actually decent is the wrong word

    by The_Crimson_King

    I should have said the only GREAT kid's movies these days are the Pixar ones

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 2:38 a.m. CST

    A Bug's Life was great!

    by Snappy Cumback

    It also had the unfortunate distinction of being wedged in between the two classics, Toy Story and Toy Story 2, so it's easily forgotten.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Of all the Pixar movies they could sequelize...

    by Righteous Brother

    They choose Cars.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 3:40 a.m. CST

    CARS 2 - LET'S PAVE A ROAD FOR ANOTHER HOUR!

    by Orionsangels

    Worst Pixar movie ever! Everyone says Pixar hasn't failed yet. Oh they failed with Cars for me. I fell asleep. I fell asleep during WALL-E, but I've seen the whole thing since and I like it and can appreciate the heartwarming story. Cars on the other hand. I tried watching it again and wow, it's just a red car paving a road for half the movie. It's so heavy handed on the red car being a prick and having to change his ways and redeem himself. You know that's coming, but the movie takes it's sweet time to get there. Time I wouldn't mind spending if I liked the characters and the plot wasn't so damn predictable.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 3:48 a.m. CST

    I agree The_Crimson_King

    by Orionsangels

    A Bug's Life is a great movie with a lot of fun colorful characters, but for some reason it's become the forgotten Pixar franchise.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 3:52 a.m. CST

    Another year, and no

    by Dennis_Moore

    Samurai Jack movie or something else from Genndy and Orphanage Animation. We seriously need diversity in feature film animation.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 4:21 a.m. CST

    Pedal to the metal

    by Backyard Enterprise

    I have 3 young boys and have watched Cars more times than any other Pixar movie, and you know what, it gets better with every screening! Looking forward to the new one.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 4:21 a.m. CST

    A Bugs Life ...

    by enya_mouf

    ... was pretty much a Seven Samurai movie. With circus performers instead of samurai of course. I like all the Pixar movies better than Dreamworks, but I did enjoy how to train your dragon.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 4:31 a.m. CST

    A sequel to the weakest of their films is okay by me

    by ricarleite2

    Although Bug's Life is, to me, the weakest one - and Toy Story only got better and better. So far, nothing has impressed me on Cars 2: no trailers on Toy Story 3, very little material so far, and a plotline that doesn't seem so great. Also, audiences will compare this one to Toy Story 3, and it is virtually impossible to top it. I trust Pixar (and Nolan) 100%, and I will see it on opening week, but I am fearing this is the ONE film that MIGHT hurt Pixar's credibility...

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 4:49 a.m. CST

    If you have boys under the age of 5...

    by lochkray

    Cars takes on a whole different meaning. In fact, it takes over your whole life.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 6:09 a.m. CST

    So is the plot really about them becoming spies?

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    Because, much as I love Pixar - that sounds retarded.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Cars are for kids

    by Forallthecowsff

    Most Pixar movies have something that can entertain people of all ages, but i feel like cars was for the kids. My 2 year old loves it.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Is this one set in space?

    by onezeroone

    The poster gives off a very space-ish sci-fi vibe. Is it about cars from outer space? Kinda like Transformers?

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    For me, it's the scenery that makes Cars work

    by bah

    People go on about the stolen plot and the stupid comedian, but it is easily the most beautiful of the Pixar movies. I know people love Paris in Ratatouille, but I'm a nature boy, not a cosmopolitan. From the quiet back roads at night to the sprawling mesas to the cruise through the revitalized neon town, it's a visual feast.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    CARS is just...

    by zom-bot.com

    the happy pilogue of MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE, from the machine's point of view.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Carl, yes

    by bah

    I think so. I don't care about cars or racing at all.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Since there was no "Doc Hollywood 2"...

    by OBSD

    Where are they going to steal the plot from?

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Erm... why is Ireland in the shape of a car?

    by Ciderman

    I kind of live there and to the best of my knowledge this little green bankrupt nation is, well, Ireland shaped, not Lightning McQueen shaped, I sure if the countries coastline resembled an automobile it would have come up, in school, NASA would've spotted it, you know...

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 7:49 a.m. CST

    The poster is supposed to give off that sci-fi/spy vibe

    by terry1978

    Which does look cool, I admit. Though considering who the inhabitants of the Cars world are, you could also assume that it's not an artistic choice, and that the planet actually looks like that. Think about it for a minute.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Never saw Cars. Is it really a Doc Hollywood

    by phifty2

    remake with cars? Becaus I love me some Doc Hollywood.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    It made over a billion in merchandising...

    by Mr. Profit

    So a sequel is a no-brainer. People like to list "Cars" as their least favorite, yet fail to realize that nearly every young boy loves the movie and collects the merchandise. Pixar is known for making multi-layered animated flicks that have something for everyone, but it's OK if they make something for kids every once and a while.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Carl XVI Gustaf yes its worth seeing

    by MurderMostFowl

    Despite people claiming otherwise, the movie isn't about "Cars", and is indeed very similar to Doc Hollywood ( which is in turn similar to Green Acres and every other Cityboy stuck in the country story ever told ) but it is also about America's love affair with the car as a symbol of freedom and adventure, and how that mindset has basically died. It's about how people are so busy in their lives and are so obsessed with ego, greed, speed and action that they don't stop and smell the roses. <BR><BR> I don't know where the hate for cars comes from. I think alot of it is from early 20 somethings who are too shallow right now to relate ( despite the main character symbolizing that age group ) and can't relate... like most Pixar movies, it's aimed at a dual demographics.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    How the hell did this get the go-ahead...

    by djangoilbastardo

    ...over MONSTERS INC. 2?

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    spiderman freak was right!

    by jarjarmessiah

    Cars did suck!

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    IWhy Cars? t's gotta be cheaper to animate

    by WerePlatypus

    Doing Monsters 2, for example, means that you have to account for Sully's individuals hairs again. Is it easier to animate chrome?

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Cars was terrible

    by Rex Carsalot

    I believe it was their last movie with Disney before their contract ended, right? With no idea if they'd come back or break off on their own? I think you can tell the quality of work is way, way down, and there was almost no thought to the world they occupied - just cars with eyes in their windshields, and stereotypes galore. Yuck.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    I love how people always have to point out

    by Series7

    How Cars is their least favorite film. And will happily now call Pixar sellouts after Cars 2 because its just going to be a fun movie. Yet these same people acted like Toy Story 3 was in some way this untouchable being that was in no way shape are form some form of selling out. You can't go to any store now without seeing some form of Toy Story something.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 8:49 a.m. CST

    MurderMostFowl

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Thanks for that! You just made me wanna see it.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Cars 2: This movie is just an extended advertisement

    by Quadrillionaire

    for selling more merch. Pixar seriously needs to get their priorities straight and keep the influence of Disney Execs at bay and out of the creative process.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Crap 2.0

    by btc909

    1.0 looked great, had a medicore story which bored me to death. I can see why Owen wanted to end it all after Cars. Mater couldn't save this movie. I expect the same for #2.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Cars 2 is just a major merchandising cash grab

    by FeralAngel

    The original Cars was dull dull dull dull dull dull dull. Just couldn't get into the talking cars who somehow came into being BEFORE oil wells. In fact that is the main enigma about that movie: which came first, the car or the oil well? How do the cars reproduce? Hell, how do they even MATE? I'm guessing the tailpipe is a major factor. Ick.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Nothing wrong with CARS

    by Sonny_Williams

    One of my favorite Pixar films, although I can't think of any that I have any dislike for. Yes the story is predictable and derivative, but pretty much every animated feature I've seen or heard of is predictable and derivative. And calling out CARS as a merchandising cash grab is just fucking stupid unless you call out ALL the Pixar features that spawned big-buck merchandising. It's another example of a few douches ragging on a flick, then the sheeplike fucktards chime in because they think they're so kewl. Don't listen to the dicks, Carl XVI Gustaf, check out CARS for yourself.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    FWIW, the first full trailer was also just released

    by BlueDjinn1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFTfAdauCOo Yup, they're mistaken for spies.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    "Erm... why is Ireland in the shape of a car?"

    by bah

    Probably the same reason Puerto Rico and Dmoinica look like a car and Newfoundland looks like a tow truck.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Re: Rex Carsalot

    by ricarleite2

    Ratatouille was under production doing this period. They were bought by Disney before it came out, but for a while it would be Pixar's first stand alone film.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Not sure about this one...

    by gs3

    I'm a huge Pixar fan, as most everything they do turns to gold. Cars was never my favorite (didn't like the way they ripped off another idea, namely Doc Hollywood), but its a fun flick for the kids. When I saw the teaser trailer, I just didn't get how the new Spy concept is going to fit in. Doesn't seem to fit within the Cars universe. There was NOTHING about that in the first one. Is it because Hollywood is in love with Spy concepts for kid movies? Spy hamsters, Spy pets, etc etc. If Pixar makes Cars2 as a spy flick just to follow whats (seemingly) hot, it is going to be a disappointment indeed, and Pixar will finally drop a few notches in my book. Thoughts?

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    While I'll defend the original, this looks like butt

    by bah

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    look better than the first

    by zooch

    Cars all over the world, could be interesting

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    I stand corrected

    by Rex Carsalot

    But I do stay with the assertion that this particular "world" is their least thought out one - or works if you go with the explanation that all the humans died (because why else would you need hotels and bathrooms?).

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    There. Is. No. "Bad Pixar".

    by venvariants

    Sorry, but if this is the weakest entry in the Pixar lineup - I'll take it. It still had a good story, characters and a lot of heart. Any of the Pixars are better than 99% of anybody else's computer animated movies - and it always comes down to the scripts. Pixar always delivers on the scripts first and foremost. Cars was a surprise for me, and I regretted not seeing it in the theaters once I got around to it. It was much better than I had imagined - and certainly better than the catch phrase, "Weakest of the Pixars" implies.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Of all the Pixard movies...

    by Veraxus

    Why the HELL did they make a sequel to THIS piece of shit? What's next? A Bug's Life 2?

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Cars 2

    by mcgillj

    OK.. I actually do agree.. Cars did.. more or less RIFF on "Doc Hollywood". .a great and STILL not on WIDESCREEN DVD underrated MJ flick.. then again. I NEVER sat through a movie of his I didn't enjoy (granted I NEVER did catch "Life with Mikey"). BUT.. what I do remember about the first one.. was just this INCREDIBLE work of art.. yeah.. I'll say it.. ART. I could care less about NASCAR.. or racing.. and really that wasn't what the film was, over all about. and I won't rehash what's already been said.. Granted.. Cars may be my LEAST favorite Pixar film.. that still puts it ahead of NINTY PERCENT of what's out there.. that's just a FACT (sadly) of how bad many of the movies dumped in theaters truly are. I will miss Newman and Carlin.. and I don't know about the whole accidental spies storyline.. but WOW.. the Tokyo scenes I think will just be stunningly beautiful. I don't think it'll have the depth of .. well ANY of the other Pixar flicks (in fact seems to revel in the fact that this is just meant to be a FUN movie).. but the WORK put into it. say what you will.. but.. Cars and Bug's Life.. and Nemo.. are just THREE of the most gorgeous.. and jaw droppingly stunning films to EVER look out.. and I am with the above poster.. BRING ON Monsters Inc 2. or Incredibles 2.. I'd rather see thos.. but? This looks like a good FUN time.. the first one was fun enough.. but. Paul Newman really made the first one something SPECIAL.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    Ratatoullie is shit.

    by Zardozap2005

    Loathsome characters, not a single likable one in the whole film. Stupid plot, poorly paced, boring, need i go on? Worst Pixar movie ever. Cars was actually pretty good. A little slow, but it got there. 2 looks about 100x more fun.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    I still want a 3D conversion of the first movie.

    by DiscoGodfather

    Love it or hate it, tell me the speedway crash at the beginning (also a great scene for showing off your Blu-Ray and surround sound) and Lighting and Sally's drive through the mountains wouldn't be fucking SPECTACULAR. They could probably knock that out fast and do double feature screenings on opening night of "Cars 2". Hell, I'd go. (Full disclosure, I have a son who turns 4 in May, but I also kinda liked the movie.)

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    PS: Those of you begging for "Monsters Inc. 2"

    by DiscoGodfather

    November 2, 2012. You're welcome.

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Defending Cars...a lonely proposition

    by Maromi

    Wasn't a big fan of Cars when I first saw it as a married 30 year old with no kids...now I have a three year old and a one-year old and have since seen it over a dozen times (mostly against my will). It's grown on me, but I'll never like it as much as Wall-E or The Incredibles...but I don't think I'm supposed to. This movie was geared for smaller kids and in that sense, it succeeds and I think there is something to be said for that (no matter how many times I put on Finding Nemo or Toy Story, it doesn't click with my girls the way this one does). Reminds of me of Miyazaki's Totoro (another one of my kids' favorite films, and yes, a much better film than Cars)...it too was not designed for the same audience as Porco Rosso or Princess Mononoke.