Petersen Cars Exhibit

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles (a city in California) is currently hosting an exhibit of items related to the Pixar film Cars.

We were rather disappointed in the displays. Many of them were framed artwork that was supposedly from the movie, but everyone knows that Cars was computer animated so there was no hand-drawn art. How dumb do they think we are. There were also some little statues of the characters, but the film wasn’t claymantion either. Very, very deceptive.

One nice feature of the exhibit was a gallery of full-size Cars characters in costumes as if they were in different Disney films. Below is a photo of Lightning McQueen in Pirates garb. Also present were Mater, dressed as Winnie the Pooh, and Doc Hudson as Tinker Bell.

Lightning McQueen pirate car from the Peterson Museum display

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2 Responses to “Petersen Cars Exhibit”

  1. The art on display in our Cars exhibit is 100% original art, on loan from Disney’s Pixar studios. The drawings and clay models were not used in the original film, because, as you say, it was computer animated. Rather, these sketches and models were used by the animators in the pre-production and pre-planning stages, to help inspire the final computer animated artwork.

  2. Liar says:

    We’ve never gotten a comment from an actual museum before so we’re not quite sure how to respond. We suppose that there is a slim possibility that our information was even more incorrect than we intended. But then again, we got it straight from Lightning McQueen himself, and given the choice between believing a talking car or a blog-commenting museum — well, we don’t know how to decide.

    We’ll consult our Magic 8 Ball and get back to you.

    Thanks for writing!

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