Last October, we announced the exclusive first look at the upcoming Cars Toon, To Protect and Serve which finds Radiator Springs in disarray as Sheriff goes on vacation leaving two rookie cops in charge. Like most Cars Toons, it seems like it will be packed with fast-moving action and hilarity. The official synopsis mentions:
When Sheriff takes a mandatory vacation, two overzealous rookies from County take over his duties in Radiator Springs. Bent on making a good impression to score commendations, the rookies over-do every aspect of their jobs, finding “crimes” at every turn and turning the quiet little town into a hotbed of taped-off crime scenes. No one is safe and everyone’s a suspect until Sheriff senses an imbalance and returns home to right the “justice” that’s been served.
Although the official air date for the Toon has yet to be announced, our friends at Take Five a Day have noticed a three-pack of upcoming die-cast cars containing Lightning McQueen, Mike, and Didi (the two rookie police officers).
Note: Pixar Post may receive a commission for items purchased through affiliate links in this article — we thank you for your support.
For those with young readers at home, you can also purchase the To Protect and Serve: Step Into Reading, Level 2 book (geared towards 4 to 6-year-old readers) featuring a very high-level look at the story as well as images from the short…like the hilarious Police Line Tape Mater shown below, or the Student Driver McQueen above. We think they should make the Police Line Tape Mater as a die-cast as well!
UPDATED: There was a Disney Store die-cast To Protect and Serve set released as well – check out our review post, here.
The To Protect and Serve Mattel or Disney Store sets are no longer available, but you can search eBay for the sets – click here to search eBay.
I'm so so so excited to watch it!!! I'm curious, that student driver McQueen reminds me at the Traffic School deleted scene from the Cars Bluray and where did you find that pic of Mater?
Wow, excellent memory on the deleted scene! The pic of Mater is from the \”To Protect and Serve\” book that is mentioned above! It's obviously geared towards children, but it was still great to view all the images!
Stunning diecasts! Really excited for this short- the premise sounds hilarious as well as the images. Love the student driver Mcqueen, ha! Can't wait for this one- wonder when we'll get a release date? Will it be DMA again like 500 1/2 or will it premiere differently I wonder?
I was still wondering on the air date and air location as well. I'm guessing it will probably air on TV this time around, but that's a guess (over it premiering on DMA again). The diecasts are phenomenal and have a ton of amazing details – the lights and antennas are fantastic. We can't wait to get our hands on this set – we'll definitely be getting 2 sets of these!
Will you post the pics from the book? It'll be amazing if you do so (of course warning about \”Spoiler Alert\”) 😀 I'm really excited to watch it!!! I'm so glad Pixar is coming back to the old Cars, I mean the original, back to the small little town and its residents 🙂 Love this movie
I'm so curious to know what's Sally's rol in this short as attorney. If you have read the book, can you give us a clue about her? I adore Sally and I'm so glad she's back in these toons 😀
The book is so scaled back (since it's a level 2 intro to reading book), Sally isn't even mentioned…and we're not sure of her involvement in the Toon altogether!
Yeah, it's going to be great to peek into Radiator Springs again for sure. Oh, and we can't post all the pics from the book…what fun would that be?! 🙂
oh, so Sally isn't even mentioned? but she does appear in the short why she isn't mentioned… 🙁 well, I understand if you can't post the images, can you tell me if Sally appears ,at least, in one pic? if she does, what's she doing? 🙂
Sally isn't mentioned in the book at all. Remember, this is scaled back you can read it (as an adult) within 2 minutes – we'll have to see what Sally's involvement in the special itself may be.
Ok, thanks so much for your response 🙂 I have a special affection for Cars since I saw it for the first time at the theatre and now that Pixar is working on this amazing short about Radiator Springs I'm terribly excited and I wanna know everything about them XD I hope we can see something about the short soon 🙂