October 30, 2014

Post 168: New 'Cars Toon': 'To Protect and Serve'

Hi everyone! We all remember the recent Radiator Springs 500 1/2 if you liked that short, then here's a recent news story that you'll might enjoy:

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"Fans of the Cars franchise know that each Cars Toons short packs a punch with fast-paced action and quick-witted hijinks. Through the shorts, Mater has found himself in countless conundrums, Guido has wowed crowds with his sign spinning abilities and most recently, we've seen Lightning McQueen challenged to a Baja-style race in Radiator Springs 500½. Today, we have the exclusive first look at Pixar's next Cars Toons adventure titled, To Protect and Serve, in which the residents of Radiator Springs are in a sticky situation with a pair of rookie Sheriffs from Carburetor County. The official synopsis for the short is -
When Sheriff takes a mandatory vacation, two overzealous rookies from County take over his duties in Radiator Springs. Bent on making a good impression to score commendations, the rookies over-do every aspect of their jobs, finding “crimes” at every turn and turning the quiet little town into a hotbed of taped-off crime scenes. No one is safe and everyone’s a suspect until Sheriff senses an imbalance and returns home to right the “justice” that’s been served.

Aziz image courtesy Billboard / Wendi image courtesy Hollywood
The Sheriffs, Didi 05 (white car) and Mike 07 (blue car) are voiced by Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) and Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation). Wendi and Aziz are cast perfectly for the overzealous Sheriffs as they both have strong comedic backgrounds with a serious-yet-sarcastic tone to their voice. This tone which will certainly match the seriousness of their characters perfectly.

The remaining vocal lineup features many familiar voices from the original Cars movie, including:
  • Owen Wilson (Lightning McQueen)
  • Larry The Cable Guy (Mater)
  • Michael Wallis (Sheriff)
  • Bonnie Hunt (Sally)
  • Lloyd Sherr (Fillmore)
  • Cheech Marin (Ramone)
  • Tony Shalhoub (Luigi)

 The short airing in 2015 (specific date announced at a later time) is directed by Scott Morse, co-directed by Rob Gibbs and produced by Mary Alice Drumm as well as Nicole Paradis Grindle." -Pixar Post

I think this is a great idea for a short film and has great potential to get people looking at what Cars 3 might have to offer. Anyways, there isn't much to say expect that this is a short be interested in. See you soon!

What do you think of the short film so far?

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