While you’re waiting for the sequels to The Incredibles and Cars, you can bide your time and kick off Memorial Day weekend with Disney-Pixar’s first installment in their “Tales from Radiator Springs” series!
According to the press release: Radiator Springs 500 1/2 tells the story of a “leisurely drive” planned in honor of Radiator Springs’ town founder, Stanley, which turns precarious as Baja pros descend on the town and challenge Lightning McQueen to an off-road race. Meanwhile, the townsfolk, led by a Stanley-costumed Mater, enjoy the planned “leisurely drive” to retrace Stanley’s original frontier route. Thinking they’re on the same course, a wrong turn sends McQueen and the Baja pros on a treacherously wild bid for survival. The misunderstanding leaves the racing professionals in awe of the “legend” of Stanley: the Original Off-Road Racer.
Here’s a little preview:
That’s Owen Wilson voicing super slick race car Lightning McQueen and Larry The Cable Guy as Mater. It’s also directed by Rob Gibbs – he’s the guy behind those hilarious series of shorts “Mater’s Tall Tales.” You can go to Disney Movies Anywhere to download this short for free – and get the app for your iDevice over at Apple.