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A Look At The TOY STORY Short Playing In Front Of CARS 2!

Nordling here.

Although I'm not overly excited for CARS 2, I'll happily see it if it means we get to spend some time with Woody, Buzz, and the gang again.  Entertainment Weekly has scored a couple of shots from the short that's playing in front of Pixar's newest film, and it looks like our friends are headed for a Hawaiian-type luau (Hamm better watch out!):

I don't think a full-length TOY STORY sequel should happen again; I think it ended perfectly with TOY STORY 3 and you shouldn't fiddle with that.  But I'm all for these little snippets of time spent with them and if those characters end up opening every Pixar film from now on that's fine by me.

Nordling, out. 

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  • Feb. 25, 2011, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Will be better than the feature film it plays in front of.

    by kimsshawn

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Hope Dalton voices Pricklepants again

    by kwisatzhaderach


  • Feb. 25, 2011, 7:57 a.m. CST

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    by Raindog789

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  • Feb. 25, 2011, 8:04 a.m. CST

    It's called flashblock people

    by HollyW00d

    Learn it, love it

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 8:05 a.m. CST

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    by Flip63Hole

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  • Feb. 25, 2011, 8:17 a.m. CST


    by steves

    Liam Neeson has filmed a new scene for the Blu-Ray edition of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith. Frank Oz also involved.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Did anybody else think Seth Rogan voiced the unicorn?

    by DrPain

    Sounded so much like him.

  • Every other person talks about this film like Pixar just took a pass and said, 'we'll run this thing on auto-pilot because Disney can make an extra billion dollars.' Do you guys even realize that John Lasseter is the co-director on this film? This is one of the worlds he created, and he has a hand in it. Seriously, it sounds like most people are going to treat this film like the Episode 1 Teaser Trailers- they'll pay to see the 'short,' then leave. All this negative BS regarding Cars and Cars 2 makes me consider doing a mini-documentary. Talking toys and fish people have no problems with, but suddenly, people get a stick up their butt about talking cars.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST

    No problem with talking cars

    by ATARI

    I liked Knight Rider.<br> <br> It's all the NASCAR in-jokes that I don't get and that throws me out of the movie and into reality. Something very bad to happen with a PIXAR film.<br>

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Buttercup the unicorn was voiced by Jeff Garlin

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Also the captain of the Axiom in Wall*E.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 8:56 a.m. CST

    From the pic, it looks like...

    by Pop_aristocrat

    The little girl is going to Hawaii, but the toys are getting left behind. That top pic, they're dressed for an island adventure, but the decorations behind them are from the little girl's room, I imagine that's the toys watching her leave. Likely, they're all sad they can't go to Hawaii, and have their own fake vacation inside her room while she's away. You heard it here first, folks.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST


    by Righteous Brother

    source for that story? Also - can't believe there's a sequel to the crappy Cars and not one for The Incredibles.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST


    by fat_rancor_keeper

    dude................don't toy with SW fans and not give a link or a source.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Man, that is a star-studded vocal cast for a short.

    by Chewtoy

    Assuming they actually all have lines, that is.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 9:26 a.m. CST

    This would've been better as a surprise

    by kidicarus

    Damn you, all-knowing Internet.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Stop the Cars bashing!

    by Drewsker

    It's not that bad, even by Pixar standards, but you guys insist on bringing it up every time you mention "Cars 2". Obviously Pixar doesn't feel the same way, but I am surprised that we haven't heard anything about "The Incredibles 2" movie. That's the one I think everyone agrees upon should have a sequel!

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 10 a.m. CST

    Wait a minute!

    by dcervera

    What are Ken and Barbie doing with the gang? They're supposed to be back at the daycare center!

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 10:05 a.m. CST

    I think pop_aristocrat has it right

    by RaggedyMan

    Looks like the toys are looking out the window of the little girls room as she heads out (and some snow on the sill?). Yeah probably a vacation for them while she is gone.

  • Pixar has always said that they won't do sequels unless they have a really good story. I know alot of people want to see a full-blown sequel, but I liked the characterization of the cast in The Incredibles so much, that I doubt you could give them another problem to deal with. Besides, the film speaks highly about limits, family, dreams and's much deeper than just a bunch of people dressing up in costumes. And I also get tired of all the 'wah-wah-wah Cars 2 sucks I wanna Incredibles 2 instead wah-wah-wah' I hear on every other board.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I LOVE cars!!!

    by manuehl

    ok, I've been reading all these negative comments about cars and have to admit that I absolutely love cars! I think it's right on top with ratatouille and up! Timeless story and a wonderful atmosphere throughout the movie. And of course a great attention to detail. there, i said it!

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    i forgot...

    by manuehl

    and I have to admit that I don't like the idea of having a sequel to cars. think that everything has been said in the first one. also I don't really like the trailer...

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Loved Toy Story 3

    by bubcus

    Absolutely loved it. And the climax was so bold for a family film it gave me goosebumps. I agree that Toy Story 3 was a perfect ending for the film series and am excited to see the short films. Cars, on the other hand, did not connect with me and I have no desire to see the sequel.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Cars has grown on me...

    by Chewtoy

    I think it was the first Pixar release that I didn't see in theaters, but when I saw it on HBO (or whichever pay channel had it... Stars, maybe?) I actually found it charming, and it held up fine on multiple viewings. As for the sequel... I don't know. I feel like all we're seeing in the trailers is the "B" plot. Surely Mater as a secret agent is wacky background action behind whatever is actually driving the story... If it really is a Mater-centric tale then I don't know that I'll be defending it like the first one.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST


    by BilboRing

    I agree with you 100%!! It did not have the emotional aspect of the truly greats like Up!, Nemo, Wall-E, TS3, but it was still a great movie. And it sounds awesome on my stereo. The attention to detail and the characters were awesome. Cars 2 will be even better. Count on it. Pixar knows what they are doing.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 11 a.m. CST


    by HarryWhereIsYourInceptionReview

    .....Can I Have Your Autograph!

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Cars is as much fun as Nascar!

    by FeralAngel

    Loud shiny metal objects running around in a circle. Hot damn, that's entertainment. Nope, sorry, not seeing Cars 2. Boring film, dumb premise and of course there's Mater. Would rather gouge my eyes out and stuff them in my ears.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 11:24 a.m. CST


    by manuehl

    that's what I am counting on, Pixar has never disappointed me until now... and for me, cars is probably the most emotional pixar movie so far, but that is for personal reasons.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Well, the last time I posted this...

    by Rebeck2

    I got deleted/censored for some reason, but I love CARS. I love the visuals, the cleverness of it, the great cast of characters, and the message of life not being about winning. I really don't get the hate for it. I think it all began with a bad trailer that got it off on the wrong foot (wheel?) and then the delayed release added to it, and there's this bizarre belief that it's somehow "red state". I'm a big fat honking Liberal and have been my whole life, I don't see any political connection. My least favorite Pixars are FINDING NEMO (one of their biggest hits, go figure) and MONSTERS INC. Both are very good, of course, but too "kiddie-ish" for me. Anyway, I have no idea how the sequel will play, but the original is in my top five Pixars, which are in order: TOY STORY, THE INCREDIBLES, WALL-E, RATATOILLE and CARS.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 11:33 a.m. CST

    rebeck 2

    by manuehl

    Thank you! agree with your opinion on nemo and monsters inc! for me it's cars, up, ratatouille and toy story (no specific order :-)

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Cars was the first "meh" from Pixar.

    by nametaken

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    my daughter will go clinically insane over this sequel

    by jpt

    She absolutely loves the first Cars movie more than any other. Me, it's no better/worse than most of the pixar stuff like Nemo, Monsters Inc, Up... And Toy Story 3 I thought was the worse of the 3. It lacked the humor the first two had, though I do agree it ended on the perfect note. It's everything else that lead up until that point was just okay.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Hawaiian Luau?

    by Andy Pandy

    I would've liked to have seen another full on child's imagination sequence of the toys playing like the one from TS3 - that was the best part of the whole movie

  • 1) It's Pixar...duh! They haven't let us down yet. 2) John Lasseter is the co-director. When someone like JL is on the bridge, that's as good as a seal of approval to me. 3) Michael Giacchino is doing the score. Personally, I've never really warmed up to Randy Newman's music, but Giacchino is the newest kid on the block that pushes my buttons. Plus, as this is a spy caper/secret mission story with fast cars...well, we've heard what Mikey can do with such music when it comes to 'The Incredibles' or even 'Speed Racer.'

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Cars was NOT a Nascar movie

    by Wazoo

    People talk about not digging Cars because of some problem they have with NASCAR. Whatever. Very little of that movie even dealt with racing. Maybe the first reel and then a good portion of the last act. However, most of the movie, the entire second act really, had nothing to do with it. It was about this group of cars who have been left behind by the modern world and them trying to find their place in it. As said above, a charming little story. One I liked quite a bit. And as the father to 3 kids between the ages of 9 and 3, Cars ranks pretty high on their list of favorite animated movies, and they are still the target audience.

  • The majority of Cars takes place in Radiator Springs. Though since it's more of a 'finding yourself' movie, maybe that's why there's so much venom angled towards it. Much like Cameron Crowe's 'Elizabethtown,' it's one of those films whose director wanted to tell a story that was somewhat personal. It's definitely a family-film because Lasseter's had a parent who worked for a GM Dealership, and his Mom was an art it's kind of like how Close Encounters as pointed out by one person, is an homage to Spielberg's parents. Plus, there's all the little nuances about Cars that I loved- from Sally's back-up lights going on when she does her reverse, to getting all the little vehicle nuances down on someone like Doc Hudson.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Mr. Pricklepants's peanut-shell-bra

    by Essemtee


  • Feb. 25, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Amazed that people think "Cars" is bad...

    by frankenberry a world where "Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2" and "From Justin to Kelly" exist. Just doesn't make sense. "Cars" might not be your cup of tea, just like I don't get the love for "Despicable Me". But is "Cars" bad? No.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Cars Was Doc Hollywood


    Not sure which movie Cars2 is going to be, but I'm positive Cars is going to be a franchise that lifts the plot of existing movies, and makes it obvious enough so it's obvious, but different enough that they wouldn't violate copyright. I'm betting were going to end up with two or three hours of new Toy Story material from the shorts, once all is said and done. And it makes a ton of sense. The Toy Story gang (especially Woody and Buzz) are a modern Mickey and Donald. Bugs and Daffy. They need to bring 'em back, now and again.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Cars Was a Good Flick


    With Paul Newman in the Bernard Hughes role from Doc Hollywood. Owen Wilson made for a more than credible Michael J. Fox-a-racecar. Mater is more of a combo of David Ogden Stiers and Woody Harrelson. Although the Julie Warner role should have been played by Julie Warner instead of Bonnie Hunt. I think they missed the meta-boat on that one.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST


    by fat_rancor_keeper

    u mad?

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Of Course, I Also Liked Scott Pilgrim


    Plus, Doc Hudson is awesome. And the chemistry between Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy is palpable. There's really something special there. There's a lot to like in that movie. Cars was a well done film, when people can get past their prejudice against either (a) any NASCAR reference, ever or (b) anthropomorphic cars. Or, (c) remaking Doc Hollywood.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    "Cars was the first "meh" from Pixar."


    Actually, I think Bugs Life is still Pixars weakest film. And neither it, nor Cars, is "meh". Kung Fu Panda better than either of them, though. Pixar better watch out.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Cars was great eye candy, King Kong Rules!

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Just to reiterate, Larry the Cable Guy ruins it for me. Everyone is all nice and good, hell, Paul Fucking Newman & George Carlin & Cheech Marin and that suicide guy? Sheeeeeyacht! But a crooked toothed cousin fucking tow truck? Hell, I'm from KENTUCKY and I find the character offensive. And NASCAR can eat a dick, too. But it is an amazing film to look at. It's the very last of the PIXAR movies that has made it's way into our 3-year-old-having household (just came from Netflix on Tuesday, actually). He hasn't seen it yet, but I hope he dosen't get hooked on it like he is on "Dinosaur Train" or "Sid the Science Kid". Thank God, when nothing else is on & he's tired of being a PBS Kid he asks for "King Kong". "Color or Black and White"? I ask. "Black and White: he usually says. Then, when he asks for color, I have to ask "New or Old?" and he almost always asks for "Old". Am I a good dad or what?

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST

    This shoulda taken place BETWEEN Toy Story 2 and 3.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Andy as a teenager - a high schooler, etc. The parts we didnt get to see. I don't want a Toy Story 3.5 I wanna see glimpses of what led to TS3.

  • -I do like what he brings to Mater as a character. Though I still remember doing an interview for Larry on the red carpet of the first Cars premiere, and he seemed like a basic 'good ol' boy,' though the people in the stands behind me and my friend were cheering and waving to him like crazy. I also remember during the scene in the film when Lightning races backwards and Mater yells 'get ir done,' the majority of the crowd in the stands roared with applause. Guess I was too much of a closeted mid-westerner to get what all the fuss was about. Though Pixar's done a decent job with casting. One of my favorites has been Patton Oswalt for Remy in 'Ratatouille.' I had no idea who Oswalt before that film, but afterwards, I really liked his comedy stylings.

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 12:35 a.m. CST


    by btc909

    The Toy Story short already looks better than Cars 2. Cars was the first Pixar dud.

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Do we really need a Cars 2?

    by SithMenace

    They say Pixar is batting 100, but I disagree, I think Cars was a total misfire. Meanwhile, when the hell are we getting Incredibles 2?

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    nice, gotta love toy story

    by Ashley Kudler

    these little snippets will tottally offset the shittyness of cars, because we all have to admit that was pixar's crappiest piece

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Speed, I am speed.

    by Tikidonkeypunch