Who is excited to see the new Cars 3 movie? Pillow Pets is super excited, and we have joined in on the fun with new Cars 3 Pillow Pet styles including Jackson Storm, Lightning McQueen, and Tow Mater. For those who don’t know about the new movie, here’s a synopsis from Disney:
After being trounced in a race by upstart newcomer Jackson Storm, everyone begins to wonder if Lighting McQueen should retire. But Lightning isn’t ready to throw in the towel yet, and with the help of another rookie – Cruz Ramirez – the old dog is going to learn some new tricks and attempt a comeback in the Florida 500.
Of course a new movie wouldn’t be complete without new characters to stir things up. Entertainment Weekly sat with Pixar Director, Brian Fee, and here is how he describes the new “stars”:
Jackson Storm, the “millennial” who thinks everything is rightfully his: “Jackson was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Everything comes easy to him, and everything about him says he’s faster, so much so that we’ve designed him so that even when he’s standing next to McQueen, McQueen looks old.”
Cruz Ramirez is the female rookie that’s going to help McQueen get his ka-chow back! “As a lifelong fan of McQueen, she’s optimistic, sunny, fierce, and friendly — and now, she’s his new, younger coach, coming to Lightning’s aid with stars in her eyes when he shows up at the Rust-eze Racing Center.”
As with Cars and Cars 2, there are many touching moments in Cars 3; that touch our heart and our funny bone. Here’s a look back at several scenes from the previous movies:
Lightning McQueen: “There is a big blue sky waiting just behind the clouds.”
Mater: “My name is Mater.”
Lightning McQueen: “Mater?”
Mater: “Yeah, like tuh-mater, but without the ‘tuh.”
Mater: “I know’d I made a good choice!”
Lightning McQueen: “In what?”
Mater: “My best friend…”
Lightning McQueen: “I create feelings in others that they themselves don’t understand.”
The website Oh My Disney provided some interested facts about the original Cars movie:
- The 1952 Walt Disney Studios short, “Susie, the Little Blue Coupe,” served as the impetus that sparked the idea forCars decades later.
- Luigi’s license plate reads 445-108, which is the latitude and longitude for the Ferrari factory in Modena, Italy.
- A Model T named Lizzie appears in the film as homage to Ford’s original 1913 “Tin Lizzie,” the first mass-produced car.
- The filmmaker team went on a rambling tour of Route 66 during pre-production where they examined everything from roadkill to clouds to roadside icons.
- Animators drew over 43,000 sketches of cars during the visual development phase of filmmaking.
- The name “Cozy Cone” was inspired by the Cozy Dog Drive-In of Springfield, Illinois, which lays claim to being birthplace of the corn dog.
The Cars 3 Pillow Pets embody the racing spirit of the Cars characters making them a must-have for all racing fans.
Jackson Storm Pillow Pet
It’s a high octane thrill ride with the Jackson Storm Pillow Pet. This super cool opponent on the track is a stuffed animal for imaginative play that turns into a comfy pillow for bed time. A new character in the hit movie Cars 3, Jackson Storm delivers all the fun and excitement of the Disney movie as a huggable Pillow Pet.
Lightning McQueen Pillow Pet
Back for a chance at the Piston Cup is fan-favorite Lightning McQueen who is ready to reclaim his championship. This plush version will rev any young fan’s imagination as a stuffed animal for creative daytime play and a pillow for sweet racing dreams. Our Lightning McQueen Pillow Pet is the perfect addition for any racing themed room.
Tow Mater Pillow Pet
The loveable Tow Mater returns to the screen in Cars 3, a delightful tale of racing, friendship and humor. The Tow Mater Pillow Pet is the perfect companion for any child as both a stuffed animal by day and a comfy pillow by night. Kids will love his adorable play features for day time fun and benefit from his comfy plushness at bedtime.
Jackson Storm Jumboz Pillow Pet
Start your engines! There is super-sized racing fun with the Jumboz Jackson Storm Pillow Pet. This 30” Pillow Pet turns into a comfy pillow for television or study time. Fold it back up to a stuffed animal and you have the perfect room décor for any racing fan.
Lightning McQueen Jumboz Pillow Pet
This sleek red racer is twice the fun as a Jumboz Pillow Pet. Lightning McQueen, the star of Disney’s movie series Cars 3, provides extra large stuffed fun as a comfy pillow for television or study time. Fold it back up to a stuffed animal and you have the perfect room décor for any racing fan.
Lightning McQueen Dream Lite
When your child is ready to turn off their engine and drift off to a peaceful night sleep, the Lightning McQueen Dream Lite is the perfect way to ease into sweet dreams. The Pillow Pets Dream Lites illuminate playful icons and star patterns onto the ceiling. Alternating hues of amber, blue and green light set the scene for a peaceful night slumber. A 20-minute timer gives just enough time to fall asleep. During the day, the Dream Lites make stylish and fun room décor.
Jackson Storm Dream Lite
Even race cars need to rest their engines and the Jackson Storm Dream Lite will encourage every little racer to drift off to a peaceful night sleep under the watchful eye of their favorite Cars 3 character. The Pillow Pets Dream Lites illuminate playful icons and star patterns onto the ceiling. Alternating hues of amber, blue and green light set the scene for a peaceful night slumber. A 20-minute timer gives just enough time to fall asleep. During the day, the Dream Lites make stylish and fun room décor.
Tow Mater Dream Lite
Tow Mater the friendly and funny sidekick from Disney’s Cars 3 makes a great night time buddy as a Dream Lite. Your faithful friend will send you off to dream land with a smile as playful icons and star patterns reflect on the ceiling. Alternating hues of amber, blue and green light set the scene for a peaceful night slumber. A 20-minute timer gives just enough time to fall asleep. During the day, the Dream Lites make stylish and fun room décor.
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