Early Sunday morning, Pixar fans were treated to a live Facebook hangout (or tailgate) with several of the Cars 3 filmmakers. Hosted by Jay Ward (Cars Creative Director and franchise guardian), the crew reminisced about the first Cars film, noted a few easter eggs from the first film and mentioned the beauty of the new film. Unfortunately, there was no mention of the new characters (Jackson Storm or Cruz Ramirez), or any updated plot points — although Ward mentioned that, "It is turning out to be the most amazing film - it is beautiful." Watch the 30-minute chat on Facebook.
Easter Eggs Noted
From the first Cars film, Bobby mentioned that one hidden item that came from a personal John Lasseter experience was a pair of cars characters spitting over the edge of the stadium walls. If you want to catch it yourself, you can look for two cars as their panning over the final race between Chick, The King and Lightning.
Additionally, Brian Fee noted that he provided the voice for Al Oft (the Lightyear blimp) and said his line of "woo - oh yeah" "was originally in story reels to be a camper coming out of the bathroom", but was re-used to signify the excitement of the blimp as the race was getting under way.
The official Pixar site has also updated the official synopsis for Cars 3 as well as noted the film's producer, Kevin Reher (Casting Director, Producer of A Bug's Life).