Mater's News Tow-In! [04/07/11]

Blu-Ray Cars 2 John Lasseter News Ratatouille

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]

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Last modified: April 7, 2011