As you may be aware, I’m very interested in the rich, complex world Pixar has created for the Cars series of movies. Maybe a little too interested. The movies, while enjoyable as simply fun animated movies about cars, nevertheless bring up a great deal of complex issues when given greater scrutiny. Now I’ve finally…
The baffling (and increasingly disturbing) Cars 3 is all about an intergenerational rivalry between the upstart Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) and the old star Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson). In this trailer, it’s not just the technologically new and superior Jackson that isn’t good—it’s apparently every bit of new…
Every time a new Cars 3 trailer comes out, it seems that more and more unsettling questions come up. We just finished reeling from the complicated and disturbing implications of a school bus character, and now this new trailer just adds to the madness. Let’s scrutinize. Together.
One of the biggest perks of this job is interacting with our readers, who are always amazing. How amazing? This amazing: one of our readers, named CJ, went through a considerable amount of trouble to Cars-ize the cars of some of us writers!
Based on what we’ve been told, nothing good is happening in Cars 3. Or, at the very least, nothing simple.
In ruling that Chinese film The Autobots was an illegal copy of Disney and Pixar Animation’s Cars, a Shanghai court fined the movie’s producing and distributing companies $190,000 and ordered them to cease the copyright infringement. But even now, The Autobots’ director continues to say he’s never seen Cars.
And not in the “We finally find out how they reproduce” kind of way.
Everyone, relax. I know things have been tense, but I assure you that everything is now under control. I say this because I can now report with confidence that we have successfully determined the year and model of the Volkswagen Beetle sitting on the ocean floor in Pixar’s latest movie, Finding Dory. We’re going to be…
8:00 AM sharp, that’s what time the doors opened. 8:17, that’s what time I arrived, and by 8:30 I was already reeling from the amount of gorgeousness that lay before me.
I believe I’ve made my position regarding one of the most important philosophical issues known to mankind, where the eyes of an anthropomorphized car should be, abundantly clear: the headlights. The eyes of a car-face are the headlights. This is the right answer, the just answer, the moral answer.
Well, weirder than it was already. Early in the development of the movie, Pixar had the idea for a world entirely inhabited by cars. Which is neat! Until you want the anthropomorphized vehicles to interact with the world around them, at which point they don’t actually have hands.
This is The Autobots. It’s due out next month in Chinese theaters. The Autobots, eh? But it’s not just the title that seems familiar...
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…
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.
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…
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.
Okay it's a Nissan Silvia and not a NASCAR stocker, but it's a real car done up like Lighting McQueen! And it drifts!
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?
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: