Lightning McQueen, Mater, and all of your favorite Cars characters have returned again to the small screen. Radiator Springs 500 1/2, a new “Tales from Radiator Springs” short, is now available for your viewing pleasure exclusively on the Disney Movies Anywhere website and Apple iOS app.
Pixar Animation Studios fans had a major reason to rejoice this past week with the announcement of a long-awaited and long-dreamed-of sequel to the fan favorite film The Incredibles. Disney CEO Bob Iger made the announcement at The Walt Disney Company Annual Shareholders Meeting held this year in Portland, Oregon. Also announced at the meeting was another sequel to Pixar’s wildly successful (if not as beloved to adult animation fans) Cars franchise.
Pixar Animation Studios has a brand new Cars short coming soon to the just released Disney Movies Anywhere app. The short will be a new episode in the ongoing Tales from Radiator Springs series. Called The Radiator Springs 500 1/2, the short tells the story of how a bunch of Baja racers come to Radiator Springs and challenge Lightning McQueen to a race.
For the first time on the podcast we’re joined by an employee of DreamWorks Animation! Jessica Forer, a production coordinator at the studio joins us to co-host the entire episode as well as discuss her career.
Amongst things discussed are: Ms. Forer’s love of classic animation, the Mickey Mouse short “Get a Horse!”, and the closure of Pixar Canada.
(Recorded on 10/20/13)
Filed under the “For What It’s Worth” department, we’ve read an online rumor that Pixar Animation Studios might be developing another Cars feature film.
This past summer, Michael Wallis, a Route 66 historian and also the voice of Sheriff in both Cars and Cars 2, recorded a radio interview with WGBZ in Alton, Illinois. In the interview, he said in passing that a Cars 3 was under development that the story and characters would be returning back to Route 66 and also to Route 99 (“66 upside down”) in central California.
The Walt Disney Studios recently announced some updates to their theatrical release schedule. Included on this list is a sequel to Disneytoon Studios’ Planes titled Planes: Fire & Rescue which is scheduled to be released July 18, 2014. While these dates are always subject to change, it’s interesting to get a glimpse into what Disney has planned for the new Planes franchise that is about to be launched this summer.
Planes arrives in U.S. theaters in 3D on August 9, 2013.
Disney has released a new video of DisneyToon Studios’ upcoming feature Planes entitled “Planes Takes Flight,” which showcases the film’s impressive animation and beautiful soundtrack music. Although the voice cast has been previously announced the clip has no dialogue in it, only new music composed by Mark Mancina (Tarzan, Brother Bear). Check it out and let us know what you think.