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Songs for “Cars 3” soundtrack announced

Songs for “Cars 3” soundtrack announced

Disney-Pixar recently announced the songs and artists that will be on the eight-song “Cars 3” movie soundtrack. The songs include originals by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and blues rocker ZZ Ward, four covers of classic songs and two instrumentals by…

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More details revealed about “Cars 3”

More details revealed about “Cars 3”

In recent days, more details have emerged about the Disney-Pixar animated film, “Cars 3,” slated for a mid-June release in theaters. The big reveal was an extended trailer for the film, released by Disney: Scenes indicate “Cars 3” at least…

“Cars 3” teaser trailer released

“Cars 3” teaser trailer released

Disney released a teaser trailer Monday morning for the Disney-Pixar animated film, “Cars 3,” which will be in theaters June 16. So Lightning McQueen obviously suffers a sort of catastrophic race crash during the film, reminiscent of Strip “The King”…

Happy 90th birthday, Route 66!

Happy 90th birthday, Route 66!

Today — which also happens to be Veterans Day — marks the 90th birthday of the official existence of U.S. Highway 66, better known as Route 66. Nov. 11, 1926, was the day the American Association of State Highway Officials…

Tow Tater, aka Tow Mater, has a competitor in Missouri Mater

Tow Tater, aka Tow Mater, has a competitor in Missouri Mater

A lot of Route 66 folks know of Tow Tater, the 1951 International boom truck on Route 66 in Galena, Kansas, that served as the direct inspiration to the Tow Mater character in the 2006 Disney-Pixar animated film “Cars.” But barely…

Cars on the Route put up for sale

Cars on the Route put up for sale

Cars on the Route of Galena, Kansas, which helped usher in a revival of its downtown, is being put up for sale. It will remain open, however, for at least a few more weeks to greet Route 66 tourists. Renee Charles,…

Graphic novel of “Cars” movie coming this summer

Graphic novel of “Cars” movie coming this summer

Toronto-based Joe Books will publish a thick, graphic-novel version of the 2006 Disney-Pixar animated movie “Cars” this summer. The Bleeding Cool website got the scoop Thursday. The print version of “Cars” will be 380 pages in softcover ($29.99 list) or hardcover ($49.99…

Tale from a Route 66 childhood gets an Oscar nod

Tale from a Route 66 childhood gets an Oscar nod

I missed this when it was announced last week, but a Pixar animator now is an Academy Award nominee because of his short film, inspired by his childhood at a Route 66 motel in California. Sanjay Patel, with producer Nicole Grindle, were nominated for…

Decade-old Cars film still draws tourists to Route 66

Decade-old Cars film still draws tourists to Route 66

In a few months, the Disney-Pixar animated Cars film will mark its 10th anniversary. Because of its setting included the fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs, the film brought several years’ worth of new tourists to the real Route 66. Based…

“Cars 3” appears to be slated for 2018 release

“Cars 3” appears to be slated for 2018 release

“Cars 3,” the second sequel of the Disney-Pixar animated films that were rooted on Route 66, appears to be scheduled for a 2018 release, according to a report from Sao Paulo Disney Expo in Brazil by Pixar Brazil Blog. A…

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