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

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

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

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