Disney and Pixar have moved the release date for Cars 2 to Summer 2011 from 2012. While no reason was given for the change, we’re guessing the filmmakers' trend consultants forecasted cars in general going out of fashion the following year. Brad Lewis (Antz, Ratatouille) will be directing the film, which will take inspiration from cars that John Lasseter (Pixar’s chief creative officer) saw while doing the round-the-world promotional tour for the original film. Can’t wait 'till then for a taste of annoyingly cute anthropomorphic vehicles? There are a series of "Cars Toons" coming both to theaters and the Disney Channel in the near future. [via IMDB] Thanks for the tip, Jack!