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CARS 3 Event – Hot Laps & More

In March, something really extraordinary happened to me as I movie fan and entertainment journalist. I got the incredible opportunity to visit Pixar in Emeryville, California for the first time! While we were hanging out at Sonoma Raceway to do interviews with the director, producers, well with everybody was involved in the fantastic animation Cars 3Going deep in this experience that last one and half days, what stood out to me was how much inspiration you feel, how much appreciation you started to have just to be surrounded by all of the artistic creativity people and the office environment. I was able to “taste”’ every aspect and details of the creation of an animation: storyboard, research, music, colors, formats, characters, types of cars…. It was endless and an unique experience! Aside from watch around 45 minutes of Cars 3 footage, I had the opportunity to watch the new short called Lou. This time around Lighting McQueen, voiced once by Owen Wilson, was pushed out of racing by a young car called Jackson Storm, voiced by Armie Hammer. To get back into the track, Lighting McQueen will use some help of trainer Cruz Ramirez, voiced by Cristela Alonzo.

Within the press event, I participated alongside with other journalists to some cool activities. I recorded some videos and took some pics….

HOT LAPS @ SONOMA RACEWAY

PIT STOP CHALLENGE

My Diploma

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CARS 3 – “The Limit” Official Trailer

Check out the brand new trailer for CARS 3 called “The Limit”. This is the final trailer!!!!

One more dream ⚡ One last chance ⚡ One more week ⚡

Directed by Brian Fee, produced by Kevin Reher and co-produced by Andrea Warren, CARS 3 cruises into theaters in 3D on June 16!!!

Official Synopses: 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, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus 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!


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Cars 3 – Quick chat with director Brian Fee – Part 4

This past March, something really extraordinary happened to me as I movie fan and entertainment journalist. I got the incredible opportunity to visit Pixar in Emeryville, California for the first time! I was invited to do interviews with the director, producers, well with everybody was involved in the fantastic animation Cars 3. Going deep in this experience that last one and half days, what stood out to me was how much inspiration you feel, how much appreciation you started to have just to be surrounded by all the artistic creativity people and the office environment. I was able to “taste”’ every aspect and details of the creation of an animation: storyboard, research, music, colors, formats, characters, types of cars…. It was endless and a unique experience! Aside from watch around 45 minutes of Cars 3 footage, I had the opportunity to watch the new short called Lou.

Disney-Pixar’s Cars 3 that hits theaters on June 16 and this time around Lighting McQueen, voiced once by Owen Wilson, was pushed out of racing by a young car called Jackson Storm, voiced by Armie Hammer. To get back into the track, Lighting McQueen will use some help of trainer Cruz Ramirez, voiced by Cristela Alonzo.

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First time director Brain Fee (Photo: Pixar Animation Studios)

After screening the animation, we had a reception and we had a chance to chat a little with first time director Brian Fee. Here is the quick chat:

What can we expect from Cars 3?

Brian Fee – The tone is going to be more like Cars. That’s one of the things we wanted to do with that trailer. Not only is the tone going to go back to Cars and back to McQueen’s story, but we’re taking his character to a place where he has to decide who he wants to be, and he might not be able to be the person that he was.

This is your first time directing, right? How was the experience?

Brian – I came to Pixar as a story assistant, and I hadn’t ever drawn a storyboard before. I drew some storyboard like drawings, just to get the job as the assistant, and I asked my story supervisor, “How do I stick around here?” His advice was, “Just make yourself indispensable,” which was the best advice anyone has ever told me. How I interpreted that was just to do the best job I could, with whatever I was working on.

Did you go nervous or panic?

Brian – Yes! It was a combination of things. I worked on all of the other movies, so these characters are like family to me, and I felt the need and desire to protect them and to tell their story. I was very excited about that. I knew it was a great honor. What John was entrusting me to do was a huge opportunity and a huge honor. I was excited and terrified, at the same time, because I’ve never directed anything before. That’s really hard! I had to learn as I did it, but I was able to.

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Director Brian Fee & Associate Producer Andrea Warren at the reception @ Pixar Animation Studios. (Photo by Marc Flores)

 


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Disney•Pixar’s Coco & A Mother’s Day Message

Miguel and Mama Coco wish you a day filled with joy, love and great memories. Happy Mother’s Day!!!

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel, voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez, dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, voice of Benjamin Bratt. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, voice of Gael García Bernal, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich, co-directed by Adrian Molina and produced by Darla K. Anderson, opens in theaters on November 22, 2017!!!

 


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Cars 3 – The short film LOU – Part 3

“Share your toys!” Who never listened to this phrase in your childhood or even spoke it to your children? This is the plot of the short film Lou from Disney-Pixar that premieres before the new animation Cars 3, which will open on June 16.

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MEET LOU — When a toy-stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

From director Dave Mullins and producer Dana Murray, Lou tells the story of a lost and found box of toys that has its own life. Lou himself is a kind and invisible monster who takes care of this lost and found box of a pre-school, which contains all kinds of toys, games, balls, incompatible objects and among other stuffs. Lou keeps an eye on the playground area and ensures that everyone is reunited with the treasures they once lost – even those who did not notice that they were separated from something so precious. During the long lead press day at Pixar Animation Studios, a group of journalists and I had the opportunity to hear from Dave Mullins and Dana Murray how it was the process to put this wonderful short together.

Dave has worked on many Pixar animations, including Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., The Incredibles and Ratatouille. He worked as directing animator on Up and supervising animator on Cars 2. He also contributed his animation skills to Brave, Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur. On the other hand, Dana was a lighting coordinator for Cars and held a variety of department manager positions on feature films Ratatouille, Up and Brave. She also served as production manager for Inside Out.

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Director Dave Mullins and Producer Dana Murray present the animated short, LOU at Pixar Animation Studios. (Photo by Marc Flores)

Dave shared that since 2005, he started pitching different short film ideas. Nothing stuck until he started thinking back to his childhood and got personal and explained how and when Lou was born, “when I was a kid I moved around a lot…I was always the new kid and it was tough leaving old friends behind every year and having to make all new ones. At times being the new kid made me feel invisible…So I thought about that experience and it gave me an idea for an invisible character that could hide in plain sight at a school and longed to be accepted by the other kids”.

Dave and Dana shared how Lou’s story transformed throughout the animation process. “By continuing to work on the story we found some humor and entertainment that was missing from the original version of the film. In the end, we stayed with the original idea but we learned some things. It was a great lesson in being open to radically different ideas because at Pixar the best idea always wins”, stated Dave during the long lead press day at Pixar Animation Studios.

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Director Dave Mullins and Producer Dana Murray present the animated short, LOU at Pixar Animation Studios. (Photo by Marc Flores)


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CARS 3 – “Rivalry” Official Trailer

Check out the brand new trailer for CARS 3 called “Rivalry”.

This time around, it shows more Jackson Storm, voiced by Armie Hammer, and the trainer Cruz Ramirez, voiced by Cristela Alonzo who will help Lighting McQueen to get back into the track!

Directed by Brian Fee, produced by Kevin Reher and co-produced by Andrea Warren, CARS 3 cruises into theaters in 3D on June 16!!!

Official Synopses: 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, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus 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!