Early Sunday morning, Pixar fans were treated to a live Facebook hangout (or tailgate) with several of the Cars 3 filmmakers.
Hosted by Jay Ward (Cars Creative Director and franchise guardian), the crew reminisced about the first Cars film, noted a few easter eggs from the first film, and mentioned the beauty of the new film.
Unfortunately, there was no mention of the new characters (Jackson Storm or Cruz Ramirez), or any updated plot points — although Ward mentioned that, “It is turning out to be the most amazing film – it is beautiful.” Watch the 30-minute chat on Facebook.
From the first Cars film, Bobby mentioned that one hidden item that came from a personal John Lasseter experience was a pair of cars characters spitting over the edge of the stadium walls. If you want to catch it yourself, you can look for two cars as they’re panning over the final race between Chick, The King, and Lightning.
Additionally, Brian Fee noted that he provided the voice for Al Oft (the Lightyear blimp) and said his line of “woo – oh yeah” “was originally in story reels to be a camper coming out of the bathroom”, but was re-used to signify the excitement of the blimp as the race was getting underway.
The official Pixar site has also updated the official synopsis for Cars 3 as well as noted the film’s producer, Kevin Reher (Casting Director, Producer of A Bug’s Life).
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
Directed by: Brian Fee
Produced by: Kevin Reher
Supervising Animator: Bobby Podesta
So, what are your thoughts on the hangout? Also, when do you think we’ll get the first teaser trailer for Cars 3? Chat about it with other fans in the Pixar Post Forum.