Disney Imagineer gives update on Cars Route 66 Road Trip in Paris

A video emerged last week of Tom Fitzgerald, a Disney Imagineer, talking about the Cars Route 66 Road Trip ride coming to Disneyland Paris. The short clip provides a glimpse of the tram ride under construction, along with Fitzgerald talking about how Route 66 inspired its design. https://youtu.be/NeM68xIC46E According to the Disney blog Laughing Place, … Continue reading Disney Imagineer gives update on Cars Route 66 Road Trip in Paris

More details released about Cars Route 66 Road Trip at Disneyland Paris

A blog that closely follows developments at the Walt Disney Co.'s revealed more details about the Cars Route 66 Road Trip attraction coming next year at Disneyland Paris. Laughing Place reported about the "Cars"-themed attraction at Walt Disney Studios Park that Disney and Pixar executives described as "a family-friendly journey, discovering some of the wacky … Continue reading More details released about Cars Route 66 Road Trip at Disneyland Paris

“Cars: The Series” on Disney+ streaming service looks increasingly likely

Though Disney hasn't announced it officially, it looks increasingly probable "Cars: The Series" will be broadcast on its Disney+ streaming service sometime next year. Inside the Magic, a Disney fan website, flagged a new entry in the IMDB.com website that stated Corbin Bleu has been tapped to star in the series: According to Bleu’s IMDB page, he … Continue reading “Cars: The Series” on Disney+ streaming service looks increasingly likely

A journey on how Disney’s Cars Land was developed

Disney Parks a few days ago uploaded a video where two people from Disney and Pixar were interviewed on how they came up with the inspirations for Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park. Pixar’s Roger Gould and former Disney Imagineer Kathy Mangum provide an under-the-hood look of what went into the development and creation … Continue reading A journey on how Disney’s Cars Land was developed

Disney may remove “Cars” director John Lasseter

Although Walt Disney Co. officials so far remain silent about the issue, reports have emerged that John Lasseter, chief executive of Disney-Pixar's animation divisions, may not return to either company amid allegations of sexual harassment and bullying. The news will dishearten many fans of Route 66. Lasseter, who directed Disney-Pixar's 2006 hit film "Cars" that … Continue reading Disney may remove “Cars” director John Lasseter

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 country-music star Brad Paisley. Here's the track listing: "Run That Race" by Dan Auerbach "Ride" … Continue reading Songs for “Cars 3” soundtrack announced

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: https://youtu.be/U1eQYk74R1g Scenes indicate "Cars 3" at least briefly returning to the desert Southwest and the Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. … Continue reading More details revealed about “Cars 3”

“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. https://youtu.be/E4K7JgPJ8-s So Lightning McQueen obviously suffers a sort of catastrophic race crash during the film, reminiscent of Strip "The King" Weathers' crash in the climax of the original "Cars" film. The Wikipedia page about … Continue reading “Cars 3” teaser trailer released

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 formally adopted the 2,448-mile path from Chicago to Los Angeles and number for U.S. Highway … Continue reading Happy 90th birthday, Route 66!

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 15 miles east in Carterville, Missouri, also on Route 66, sits another rusty tow truck that … Continue reading Tow Tater, aka Tow Mater, has a competitor in Missouri Mater