Comments (10) Blu-Ray, Cars 2, John Lasseter, News, Ratatouille

Mater’s News Tow-In! [04/07/11]

Welcome to Woody’s… I mean, Mater’s News Tow-In!

With Cars 2 a little over two months away, I thought I’d switch things up a bit. Here are the headlines Mater towed in today.

Three Vintage Cars 2 Posters Premiere:
 With each new Pixar film, I always seem to look forward to the eye-popping "vintage" posters released. has obtained high-resolution images of three brand new one-sheets. The Cars 2 posters were seen hanging in the atrium when we visited the studio, although I’ve never seen them in detail like this!

[via CinemaBlend]

New Ratatouille Box-Art: Can you see the trend here? Disney/Pixar has been re-packaging its library of films to follow a certain aesthetic. See the new cover of Ratatouille on Blu-ray (re-released July 5, 2011) for example; just like Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and the new Cars Blu-ray, one side features the film’s protagonists while the other features the logo on a colored background. Expect this trend to continue with re-packagings of Up and TS3. How do you feel about the uniform box-art?

[via Pixar Talk]

Coming Soon’s John Lasseter Q&A: How did the rising price of gasoline affects Cars 2? Where did the spy-angle come from? All this and more has been answered in great detail thanks to’s Q&A with Cars 2 director, John Lasseter.

[via The Pixar Blog]

Mater’s News Tow-In; keep it or dump it?

10 Responses to Mater’s News Tow-In! [04/07/11]

  1. Anonymous says:

    I love the new simplified covers…I secretly thought the older ones we a bit too busy.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Are the Cars posters done by the same guy who did the UP posters, Paul Conrad?

  3. martini833 says:

    Anon #1— I like them both in their own ways, but I’m really digging the continuity of the new covers.

    Anon #2— Not sure, but I’ll ask if you’d like.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Oh yeah, I liked the old covers as well, the simplicity is refreshing though, isn’t it? – Anon #1 =)

  5. Anonymous says:

    any news on when the new re-packaged Ratatouille is supposed to come out? 🙂

  6. Anonymous says:

    Please keep it at Woody’s News Roundup. TOY STORY LIVES ON FOREVER!!

  7. martini833 says:

    Second to Last Anon— It’s all in the post. 😉

    “… of Ratatouille on Blu-ray (re-released July 5, 2011) for example…”

    Last Anon— Will do! Thanks for the feedback.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I am really diggin’ those vintage posters. Lookin’ forward to the Q&A! Not sure if I’ll read it now or wait until after the movie comes out. I don’t want to be spoiled too much!

    And keep the Mater’s News tow in for this movie. I like it!

  9. Anonymous says:

    No!!! You can’t replace Toy Story!!!! D:
    I do like the continuity of the cover art, but I hate that they didn’t realease TS3 like that in the first place, because I won’t be buying it again just for that unless it’s in like Ultra HD or something

  10. Anonymous says:

    They’re releasing WALL-E on blu-ray combo pack on July 5th, too.

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