Why Is Chevrolet Sending Their Dealers To Disney?

Many of you who have gone car shopping have encountered some interesting characters on the sales-floor. But for the past four years Chevrolet has been taking advice from Mickey Mouse and Goofy in order to make your car-buying experience more pleasant. I guess it really is a small world after all. » 2/19/15 8:08am 2/19/15 8:08am

Forgive Me If I Want to Snuggle This Disney Bus

I don't ever recall having the desire to nuzzle a bus. Maybe the Catbus from My Neighbor Totoro? This brand new "Duffy Bus" from Tokyo Disney Resort certainly invites snuggles. Come here, bus. How about a hug? » 2/18/14 4:20am 2/18/14 4:20am

The Premise Of TaleSpin Is Absolutely Insane When You Think About It

When I was growing up, Disney's TaleSpin was just something that came on the TV while I was wearing my pajamas. Thinking back on things, I played witness to a show completely out of its mind. » 12/12/13 4:35pm 12/12/13 4:35pm

What if Disney followed Cars and Planes with Boats?

Somewhere in Los Angeles, a group of executives gather to discuss their next big tentpole film: Boats. This comedic short envisions the cynical development meeting in which merchandising ideas come before story. » 10/13/13 7:30am 10/13/13 7:30am

Planes is the new Cars

Disney and Pixar are taking the Cars franchise one step further with a new anthropomorphic feature film set to be released in 2013 — Planes. Check out the trailer above and cross your fingers for Chuck Yeager, Howard Hughes and Top Gun inside jokes. (Hat tip to Autoblog!) » 6/16/11 10:40am 6/16/11 10:40am

Owen Wilson's Soul Is Trapped in this Cars 2 Car

Cars 2 is coming, which means an unrelenting onslaught of licensed toys. Chief among them is Disney's Lightning McQueen Alive 1:55 scale car—pat it on the head, and it wobbles, shrugs, and—get ready: talks in Owen Wilson's voice. » 2/14/11 9:45am 2/14/11 9:45am

How Disney Designed The Military's Electromagnetic Launch System

This week we learned about an amazing new Navy (and NASA) electromagnetic launch system that moves a jet 240mph across a 300 foot runway. What we didn't know is this ulta-advanced technology was developed by Disney. As in Mickey Mouse. » 12/24/10 11:30am 12/24/10 11:30am

Nerds Love The Light Cycles


At a Thursday midnight showing, I sat in a theater filled with nerds waiting for the start of Tron Legacy in 3D. Why were we all there? Light cycles, of course. » 12/18/10 8:00pm 12/18/10 8:00pm

Highways Of Future Past: How Close Are We?

The Disney-produced "Magic Highway" animated short presented how 1950s futurists viewed future transportation. It's equally prescient (LifeFlight, sprawl), ridiculous (nuclear cars, air-conditioned roads) and patriarchal (mom to the mall). But what from these highways of future past came true? » 12/09/09 4:00pm 12/09/09 4:00pm

Tron Light Cycle Revealed Live At Flynn's Arcade!

The coolest advertising feat here at Comic-Con was Disney dropping a full-size model of the new Tron: Legacy Light Cycle behind a replica storefront of Kevin Flynn's Arcade. We were there to see it unveiled live. Full gallery below. » 7/25/09 4:30am 7/25/09 4:30am

Two Disney World Monorails Collide, Driver Killed

Two monorails collided on Sunday at the Disney World park in Orlando. Witnesses say a single train was stopped at the Ticket and Transport Center when a second train rammed it from the rear. » 7/06/09 9:00am 7/06/09 9:00am

Miley Cyrus Has Her Permit, GTFO The Roads

Miley Cyrus, otherwise known as Hannah Montana, has joined the driving masses with her newly obtained learner's permit. Be careful if you live within a drunken drive of Hollywood. » 12/29/08 2:00pm 12/29/08 2:00pm

Live a Little, Drive a Rambler!

Apparently, Walt Disney had a deal with American Motors back in '55, allowing them to use a crypto-Mickey Mouse character in their ads. While this Nash ad isn't quite as twisted as the Disembodied Mickey Head Mitsubishi ad, it's still a bit strange to see a family of animated mice shilling for the Pacer's ancestor. » 8/16/07 2:00pm 8/16/07 2:00pm

The Disembodied Head of Mickey Mouse Says: C-H-A-R-I-O-T!

We aren't sure what to make of this ad. Since Disney will, er, make very uncomfortable anyone who uses its trademarked symbols without permission, we must assume there was some Disney/Mitsubishi licensing deal involved here. We must also assume that the menacing, unmoving face of Mickey Mouse leering into the… » 5/24/07 1:00pm 5/24/07 1:00pm

Lightning McQueen a Holden? Australian 'Cars' Promo

Since every car on the NEXTEL Cup circuit today is based on a four-door sedan anyway, and the Holden HSV E Series GTS actually does look a bit like the Butterscotch Stallion-voiced protagonist of Pixar's Cars, this DVD-release tie-in promo actually makes quite a bit of sense. Contestants can either enter online or… » 11/17/06 1:00am 11/17/06 1:00am

Dear Doctor: We're Sorry About Your Tragedy, But Get a Life

Listen, we feel really bad for Chicagoland doctor Lanny Wilson. He lost his 14-year-old daughter to a Metra train collision while his son was trying to get her to a rehearsal on time and ignored the lights. And now he's campaigning to have the scene in Cars where Lightning McQueen just barely beats a train across the… » 7/07/06 12:15am 7/07/06 12:15am