The Story Of How Ross Perot Saved Pixar From Being Owned By GM

What if, instead of making beloved movies like Toy Story, Wall-E, and Up, everyone's favorite CGI film studio Pixar had been swallowed up by General Motors? It sounds insane, but it almost happened had it not been for the timely intervention of one of America's most famous living billionaire/failed presidential… » 7/02/14 3:54pm 7/02/14 3:54pm

The Pickup From Pixar's Cars Is Real And It Does Massive Burnouts

Okay, so this is just a recreation of Mater from Disney/Pixar's Cars, but it looks the part and it does righteous burnouts. That's cool with me. » 1/08/14 1:00pm 1/08/14 1:00pm

This Is What It's Like Inside Pixar's Secret Car Show

The key thing to know about Pixar's "Motorama" car show is that it predates the movie Cars. That makes sense, if you think about it. Only a genuinely car-addled company would even make movies like Cars in the first place. It's an employees-only affair, but I managed to score an invite so I could show you the cars that… » 7/23/13 4:15pm 7/23/13 4:15pm

Pixar's Jay Ward Responds To The Unified Pixar Movie Theory

Maybe you've heard about the Pixar Theory that got a lot of play last week (and this week, too). It's a comprehensive timeline and interlocking story that weaves together every Pixar movie into one coherent whole. It was developed by Jon Negroni, and possibly an anthropomorphic desk lamp that only talks to Jon. » 7/18/13 12:00pm 7/18/13 12:00pm

For $1,900, Be Lightning McQueen For A Day

The Pixar film Cars is a story of redemption and personal growth about, well cars. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe 1996 Dodge Avenger has been given new life as a homage to that CGI flick, but is there anything redeemable about its price? » 1/18/12 8:00am 1/18/12 8:00am

How Pixar screwed up cartoon cars for a generation of kids

Normally, I wouldn't want to bring up something of this gravity during the holidays, but I have to take a firm stand on an issue that's been bothering me for a long while. I've sat by long enough and did nothing while wrongs were committed, on greater and greater scales. But no more. Today I make my stand. Here goes: » 12/26/11 12:45pm 12/26/11 12:45pm

Seven famous movie cars redone as "Cars 2" characters

"Cars 2" is about to hit theaters, but the folks over at NextMovie were hungry for even more anthropomorphic vehicles — here's seven famous movie cars hilariously redone as Pixar characters. » 6/22/11 4:30pm 6/22/11 4:30pm

Lewis Hamilton gets his own character in "Cars 2"

The latest racer to get his own Pixar tribute in "Cars 2": Lewis Hamilton, whose character gets a McLaren MP4-12C-like body and British Racing Green. There better be some racing against Jeff Gorvette. » 3/28/11 11:45am 3/28/11 11:45am

If Tim Burton Remade Cars

Pixar's hit animated film Cars featured anthropomorphous automobiles. Our bet is Tim Burton's version would feature sharp-handled farm machines with dark, tortured anthropomorphous souls like this Russian backhoe. [Funny Or Die, EnglishRussia] » 5/18/10 10:00am 5/18/10 10:00am

The Major Internal Structures of Lightning McQueen

Animated or not, "Cars" was one of the best car movies made this past decade. Only oddity? The machine/flesh cars populating Pixar's world. They have engines and tires, but also tongues and eyeballs. Here's how it works. [Agent44 via FuckYeahCarburetors] » 5/13/10 9:00am 5/13/10 9:00am

Cars 2: First Look

Got little car nerds and looking for ways to further indoctrinate them? Pixar's cooking up Cars 2 and here's the first image showing some inter-series racing going on in the shadow of mount Fuji. [Pixarplanet via GordonAndTheWhale] » 1/27/10 10:20am 1/27/10 10:20am

Why Do Most Car Movies Suck?

Are cars in movies these days? Yes. Are they fun to watch? Not so much. Cars and movies are roughly the same age, but they've never really gotten along. What's wrong with this (motion) picture? » 1/06/10 1:40pm 1/06/10 1:40pm

Cars 2 Hick Truck Gets Voice Today

Being big fans of the first movie, we got excited when told "Larry the Cable Guy" is in voice studios today recording his part in the "Cars 2" movie for Pixar. Is that weird? [Twitter] » 4/15/09 8:30am 4/15/09 8:30am

The Fabulous Hudson Hornet

Yes, it's the one and only Fabulous Hudson Hornet. While many of the classic automobiles on display at the 2008 Orphan Car Show came from far and wide, the journey for this piece of racing history was merely across town. That's because it now resides in the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum, a facility that was… » 6/03/08 6:20pm 6/03/08 6:20pm

Pixar Moving Ahead with 'Cars 2'?

We shamelessly loved last year's Cars, and while it wasn't Pixar's most commercially-successful venture, there was something for practically every gearhead in the flick. According to statements apparently made by Paul Newman at the Indianapolis 500, it sounds as if the Emeryville studio is looking at dropping the new… » 7/12/07 4:15pm 7/12/07 4:15pm

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

Yes, Virginia, Manohla Dargis May Well be an Idiot

Although politically we're generally pretty lefty, we're feeling like Brock Yates on potentially lethal cocktail of bad speed and cheap whiskey right now, all due to Manohla Dargis' review of Cars in the NYT. Now, we admit that story-wise Pixar has crafted stronger efforts, but the sheer love of automobilia and the… » 6/19/06 1:51am 6/19/06 1:51am

Vintage Bike Radness Happens in Pedro

Bumbeck came down from the hills in the Mighty Starlet to catch a showing of Cars today (which totally brought out the softy in us, and may well be our favorite Pixar film yet — disregard the haters and see it). He calls and says, "Hey, I just ran across this awesome bike show," which happened to be at Century… » 6/18/06 11:42pm 6/18/06 11:42pm