Screen Junkies » John Lasseter http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:41:43 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Cars 2 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/cars-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/cars-2/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2011 18:05:13 +0000 Screen Junkies Director: John Lasseter & Brad Lewis Cast: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy Synopsis: All the world's a racetrack as racing superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with his best friend Mater in tow, to take on the globe's fastest and finest in this thrilling high-octane new installment of the "Cars" saga. Mater and McQueen will need their passports as they find themselves in a new world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic escapades around the globe. Release Date: June 24, 2011

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Director: John Lasseter & Brad Lewis

Cast: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy

Synopsis: All the world’s a racetrack as racing superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with his best friend Mater in tow, to take on the globe’s fastest and finest in this thrilling high-octane new installment of the “Cars” saga. Mater and McQueen will need their passports as they find themselves in a new world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic escapades around the globe.

Release Date: Jun 24, 2011

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John Lasseter Is Strangely Miscast As “John Lassetire” In ‘Cars 2′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/john-lasseter-is-strangely-miscast-as-john-lassetire-in-cars-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/john-lasseter-is-strangely-miscast-as-john-lassetire-in-cars-2/#comments Sat, 12 Feb 2011 03:42:52 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26582 The director cameos as a car named John Lassetire, which I'm told is a clever pun, but I don't get it at all. What's a "Lassetire?" It's like solving the DaVinci Code, you guys.

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Cars might be the worst of the Pixar movies, but let’s be real – even the worst Pixar movie is better than 90% of all current animated movies. I wouldn’t put Cars on the same level as a furry wet dream like Alpha and Omega. So I’m not super-pumped for Cars 2, but this Pixar we’re talking about. They’ve made me laugh and cry, those brilliant bastards, so maybe they can even get me to like a Cars movie.

The news that Pixar director/darling John Lasseter (Toy Story) will cameo in Cars 2 is interesting to me for a few reasons: 1. The character he’s playing is named John Lassetire, which I’m told is a clever pun, but I don’t get it at all. What’s a “Lassetire?” It’s like solving the DaVinci Code, you guys. 2. The 1-line cameo was dreamed-up by producer Denise Ream (heh heh – Ream), who was inspired by George Lucas’ cameo in Revenge of the Sith. Dear Lord, this is what she’s talking about. Not sure that piece of info bodes well for the film. 3. This car that’s supposed to be John Lasseter looks like… well, a car. I guess making cars look like actual people is tough stuff, even for the best animators in the business. (AP via Cinema Blend)

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Michael Caine-Mobile Blows Stuff Up In ‘Cars 2′ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/michael-caine-mobile-blows-stuff-up-in-cars-2-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/michael-caine-mobile-blows-stuff-up-in-cars-2-trailer/#comments Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:04:15 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=8308 Disney has dropped the trailer for Pixar's Cars 2. Michael Caine joins the talking automobile cast as a British intelligent agent who gets into it with Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) as they take part in the first world Grand Prix.

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Disney has dropped the trailer for Pixar’s Cars 2. Michael Caine joins the talking automobile cast as a British intelligent agent who gets into it with Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) as they take part in the first world Grand Prix. First of all, the British government would never spend millions to train an Aston Martin to spy for them, and second, I have it on good authority that anything voiced by Larry the Cable Guy is banned from Asia. Aside from all that, Pixar has never screwed anything up. I wasn’t a huge fan of the first Cars, which I believe is the national consensus, but it made enough to warrant a sequel, so here’s hoping Caine can bring some class to the franchise by shooting rockets out of his nostrils.

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‘Cars 2′ Teaser and Concept Art http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/cars-2-teaser-and-concept-art/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/cars-2-teaser-and-concept-art/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Pixar has dropped a teaser trailer for Cars 2 that gives away little to nothing. One thing is for certain: lasers could possibly be involved in the sequel. Mater and McQueen are traveling the world this time around, getting into intrigue, thrills, and lasers. John Lasseter is directing again with help from Ratatouille producer Brad Lewis. Cars 2 races into theaters June 24, 2011 Check out the teaser and some concept art below.

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Pixar has dropped a teaser trailer for Cars 2 that gives away little to nothing. One thing is for certain: lasers could possibly be involved in the sequel. Mater and McQueen are traveling the world this time around, getting into intrigue, thrills, and lasers. John Lasseter is directing again with help from Ratatouille producer Brad Lewis.

Cars 2 races into theaters Jun 24, 2011

Check out the teaser and some concept art below.

(ComingSoon)

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Disney Calls In Pixar and Brad Bird To Beef Up ‘Tron Legacy’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/disney-calls-in-pixar-and-brad-bird-to-beef-up-tron-legacy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/disney-calls-in-pixar-and-brad-bird-to-beef-up-tron-legacy/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "Ummm, Brad? You're in the shot."What do you do when your movie about guys sucked into a computer lacks character and believability? You throw it to the wizards at Pixar. If they can turn a trash compactor into one of the most endearing characters in modern film history, they're certainly up to the task of making Garrett Hedlund seem like more than an angular haircut. That was Disney's line of thinking when they invited a core group of Pixar's finest to polish up the script for Tron Legacy before it went into six days of reshoots.Brad Bird and Toy Story 3's Michael Arndt worked together with original scribes Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz to do what Pixar does best. No, not wear sneakers to work. They were brought in to beef up the character, emotion, and theme. Sounds awesome. Now send them over to Seltzer and Friedberg's offices. I want my Kardashian jokes to effect me on an emotional level, dammit. (EW)

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"Ummm, Brad? You’re in the shot."

What do you do when your movie about guys sucked into a computer lacks character and believability? You throw it to the wizards at Pixar. If they can turn a trash compactor into one of the most endearing characters in modern film history, they’re certainly up to the task of making Garrett Hedlund seem like more than an angular haircut. That was Disney’s line of thinking when they invited a core group of Pixar’s finest to polish up the script for Tron Legacy before it went into six days of reshoots.

Brad Bird and Toy Story 3‘s Michael Arndt worked together with original scribes Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz to do what Pixar does best. No, not wear sneakers to work. They were brought in to beef up the character, emotion, and theme. Sounds awesome. Now send them over to Seltzer and Friedberg‘s offices. I want my Kardashian jokes to effect me on an emotional level, dammit. (EW)

 

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