As you can see above, the first piece of concept art from Pixar’s Cars 2 has come online [via Disney’s annual report], but it doesn’t change my level of indifference towards the film. It feels weird to not be jazzed for an upcoming Pixar movie, but Cars is easily their weakest film. I know kids love it and the merchandise sales for it have been insane, but it lacks the creativity and imagination of their other movies. I have seen every Pixar movie more than once, but I only saw Cars once in theaters (stupidly enough, I own the DVD as it was purchased during my DVD addiction years of 2002-2006).
The art itself isn’t very revealing other than showing us that Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) are going globe-driving. I think new locales will be neat, but this was never a world I wanted to revisit. I would much rather see an Incredibles 2 or Monsters, Inc 2.
Cars 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on June 24, 2011.