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Cars 2 in 2011

09.24.2008by:

CARS Pixar's resident visionary John Lasseter apparently announced at a recent Disney presentation that the sequel to their sentient automobiles film CARS has been pushed up from its original summer 2012 release to a release in 2011. They either have a hole in their line-up or are showing some faith in the early work from director Brad Lewis, who has previously served as a producer on ANTZ and RATATOUILLE. In the interim, Pixar will be releasing a series of animated shorts titled "Cars Toons", the first of which is titled "Mater's Tall Tales", that will air on the Disney Channel or screen theatrically based on their all around coolness. Pixar's upcoming offering, the geriatric action adventure UP, will be released May 29th.

Extra Tidbit: CARS had a working title of ROUTE 66.
Source: THR

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5:28PM on 09/28/2008
One less good Pixar movie before the apocalypse.
One less good Pixar movie before the apocalypse.
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9:17AM on 09/25/2008

Why This Could Be Good

I think Cars is the best option for a sequel because of it being a "weaker" movie. Personally, I really enjoyed Cars and feel the general response is far too hard on the movie. I thought the character design worked and the animation was as good as always. It seems that a big problem people had with this movie was that the story was far too similar to Doc Hollywood, which is understandable, but it didn't ruin the film for me. The point is that every other Pixar movie (with the exception,
I think Cars is the best option for a sequel because of it being a "weaker" movie. Personally, I really enjoyed Cars and feel the general response is far too hard on the movie. I thought the character design worked and the animation was as good as always. It seems that a big problem people had with this movie was that the story was far too similar to Doc Hollywood, which is understandable, but it didn't ruin the film for me. The point is that every other Pixar movie (with the exception, maybe, of The Incredibles) works as a standalone film. I am happy with how Monsters, Inc. ended and wouldn't want that moment ruined (when he opens the door and sees Boo again and smiles); A Bug's Life had a satisfying ending (the ants uniting against the Grasshoppers); they found Nemo. The point is, those films don't need sequels. Because the story of Cars did not come off as original and was less than satisfying to many, a sequel provides an opportunity to fix those mistakes, to give these characters a new movie to grow on those who disliked the first. A sequel to a decent movie means more potential for improvement. I can't wait to see where they go next with this (those "Cars Toons" could be interesting) because the characters have potential (though George Carlin died and Paul Newman, sadly, probably won't live long enough to reprise his role). Maybe a second movie can leave a better impression on those who disliked the first and give a new appreciation toward that earlier one. I, for one, am pleased to see it come earlier than planned (2 sequels in a row? That's a surprising move).

And to the one that hoped it was a cover for Incredibles 2, unless Brad Lewis is actually Brad Bird, I wouldn't wish any other director on an Incredibles sequel.
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8:22AM on 09/25/2008
I've not even seen Cars, but apparently it's one of the biggest licensed toy products in the world at the mo, which probably explains why we're getting a sequel to this instead of one of the films that was a bigger hit with movie fans.
I've not even seen Cars, but apparently it's one of the biggest licensed toy products in the world at the mo, which probably explains why we're getting a sequel to this instead of one of the films that was a bigger hit with movie fans.
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1:37AM on 09/25/2008

cars 2...

I hope this is just a big cover up for Incredibles 2, Cars is the last film Pixar should consider for a sequel, why not just keep the Toy Story films as a trilogy and then move on with other new projects? and then allong the road make a series out of the Incredibles.
I hope this is just a big cover up for Incredibles 2, Cars is the last film Pixar should consider for a sequel, why not just keep the Toy Story films as a trilogy and then move on with other new projects? and then allong the road make a series out of the Incredibles.
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1:07AM on 09/25/2008
I agree with the lots of everyone else, cars is definitely the worst of the Pixar movies. however it was a bit entertaining. Id rather see a sequel to Rat then this, and I sequel to Rat probably woulndt work at all! Im just going to look forward to my pick of pixar sequels Toy Story 3!

off subject, but would anyone want to see a sequel to Surfs Up? Even though its not Pixar, it was an amazingly underated CG cartoon.
I agree with the lots of everyone else, cars is definitely the worst of the Pixar movies. however it was a bit entertaining. Id rather see a sequel to Rat then this, and I sequel to Rat probably woulndt work at all! Im just going to look forward to my pick of pixar sequels Toy Story 3!

off subject, but would anyone want to see a sequel to Surfs Up? Even though its not Pixar, it was an amazingly underated CG cartoon.
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12:28AM on 09/25/2008
I can't believe they're making Cars 2 before Incredibles 2. It's ridiculous. I wonder if it'll suffer from people's increasing concern with oil prices and global warming (consider Wall-E's success).
I can't believe they're making Cars 2 before Incredibles 2. It's ridiculous. I wonder if it'll suffer from people's increasing concern with oil prices and global warming (consider Wall-E's success).
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10:17PM on 09/24/2008
PIXAR could dish out a sequel to ANY of their films, just.....not Cars. It was alright, just...not the best. Visually it was up to par with the others, but story wise. Not so much.

I'd love to see A Bugs Life, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, and most of all THE INCREDIBLES sequel.
PIXAR could dish out a sequel to ANY of their films, just.....not Cars. It was alright, just...not the best. Visually it was up to par with the others, but story wise. Not so much.

I'd love to see A Bugs Life, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, and most of all THE INCREDIBLES sequel.
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9:38PM on 09/24/2008
Cars was their weakest effort. It was still a good movie, but it's also their most dull. They did what they could ot make it have better appeal, and no doubt they will continue this with their sequel, which will probably be street cars (fast n furios 3 with talking cars :P). But i am as disapoited as the rest of the majority.
Cars was their weakest effort. It was still a good movie, but it's also their most dull. They did what they could ot make it have better appeal, and no doubt they will continue this with their sequel, which will probably be street cars (fast n furios 3 with talking cars :P). But i am as disapoited as the rest of the majority.
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9:37PM on 09/24/2008

SECOND SIGH

I agree with JohnLocke2342. Of all the amazing Pixar films, they choose the worst of the bunch to make a sequel to. I mean, I liked Cars, but it was definitely my least favorite of the Pixar group. I would LOVE to see a sequel to every other movie EXCEPT that one. Somebody over at their office needs to get it together, ASAP!
I agree with JohnLocke2342. Of all the amazing Pixar films, they choose the worst of the bunch to make a sequel to. I mean, I liked Cars, but it was definitely my least favorite of the Pixar group. I would LOVE to see a sequel to every other movie EXCEPT that one. Somebody over at their office needs to get it together, ASAP!
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8:53PM on 09/24/2008

sigh

Out of all of the incredible Pixar movies, Nemo, Bugs, Incredibles, Monsters Inc, Rat, and Wall-E we get a sequel to their worst movie first? Dammit.

Disney is my thing, and Pixar is wonderful.. perfect. But Cars? I agree with StarDestroyer.. it just didn't work. An actual living breathing creature talking and a car talking is completely different and didn't work for me... AT ALL. Not looking forward to the sequel.
Out of all of the incredible Pixar movies, Nemo, Bugs, Incredibles, Monsters Inc, Rat, and Wall-E we get a sequel to their worst movie first? Dammit.

Disney is my thing, and Pixar is wonderful.. perfect. But Cars? I agree with StarDestroyer.. it just didn't work. An actual living breathing creature talking and a car talking is completely different and didn't work for me... AT ALL. Not looking forward to the sequel.
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8:48PM on 09/24/2008
Hmmmm...do I smell a 2012 release for Incredibles 2 now?...make it happen!
Hmmmm...do I smell a 2012 release for Incredibles 2 now?...make it happen!
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8:39PM on 09/24/2008
I didn't like Cars. Even for someone who was able to suspend his disbelief that toys and bugs can talk, Cars was just too weird for me.

Plus I agree with Rasporange, sequels aren't necessary in Pixar's work. They're ideas are so original that it just seems like a cash-in.
I didn't like Cars. Even for someone who was able to suspend his disbelief that toys and bugs can talk, Cars was just too weird for me.

Plus I agree with Rasporange, sequels aren't necessary in Pixar's work. They're ideas are so original that it just seems like a cash-in.
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8:09PM on 09/24/2008
I'm stoked! What can I say, I loved Cars and I am glad I don't have to wait for 2012 for the sequel.
I'm stoked! What can I say, I loved Cars and I am glad I don't have to wait for 2012 for the sequel.
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7:59PM on 09/24/2008
I really don't think Pixar movies need sequels. Toy Story was a rare occasion. The only one that could handle a sequel is the Incredibles, and that's only if they can make it less bloated than the original. That movie was unnecessarily long.
I really don't think Pixar movies need sequels. Toy Story was a rare occasion. The only one that could handle a sequel is the Incredibles, and that's only if they can make it less bloated than the original. That movie was unnecessarily long.
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