Check This Out: First Concept Art Image from Pixar's Cars 2
"The world's a racetrack as superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action to take on the globe's fastest in Cars 2, a high-octane 3D comedy." It may seem a bit early to be looking at some concept art for Pixar's Cars 2, especially because it's not due out in theaters until June 24th, 2011, but then again, this is Pixar, and it's always great to see this kind of stuff. Plus they're already hard at work on the sequel anyway. Found in Disney's Annual Shareholders Report (via Upcoming Pixar) is the first bit of concept art from the color script for Cars 2 that we've seen. Check out the new shot of Lightning racing in front of Mt. Fuji below.
It was revealed last year that Cars 2 will see Lightning McQueen, his pit team and pit boss Mater, heading around the world for the Race of Champions taking place in five different countries with champions from different disciplines like Formula One and rally driving. Apparently "Mater gets involved in a 'Hitchcockian' case of mistaken identity, saves the life of a British secret agent called Finn McMissile (who looks a lot like an Aston Martin) and becomes embroiled in a huge spy thriller. Only no-one believes him. That too comes to a head at Buckingham Palace." Former Pixar producer Brad Lewis is making his directorial debut on Cars 2.