‘Cars 2’ Revs up for 2011 Release
Disney announced at their major presentation on Wednesday that they have accelerated the production of Cars 2 and have rescheduled its launch to 2011.
John Lasseter told the rapt audienced that the idea for the story developed as he did worldwide publicity for the first film. The international settings got him to wondering how the Cars themselves would react to the exotic locales. Mater and Lightning McQueen will be in a global road trip as a result.
Additionally, a series of shorts, Mater’s Tall Tales, will be produced by Pixar in additional to the full-length theatrical sequel. The shorts will first be seen on the Disney Channel and will front feature films in movie theaters.
Cars, released in 2006, earned $462 million worldwide, but despite middling reviews, became a merchandising bonanza for the studio.
As a result, look for a 12-acre Cars Land at the revamped California Adventure in Anaheim, California. The attraction is scheduled for 2011 opening in time for the film.