Cars 2Confirming the rumors that have been floating around for months, Jim Hill Media is reporting that Disney has confirmed John Lasseter as co-director for 'Cars 2.' The 3-D film, scheduled for release in June 2011, will be the first to have Lasseter at the helm since the 2006 acquisition of Pixar by Disney, when Lasseter was appointed Chief Creative Officer for both.

His most recent directorial work was on the original 'Cars' in 2006, where he worked alongside the late Joe Ranft. It had been widely reported that Lasseter would not be directing the sequel, and that instead 'Ratatouille' producer Brad Lewis would be stepping up to helm 'Cars 2.' Now, Lewis will be working with his boss on the project.
Cars 2Confirming the rumors that have been floating around for months, Jim Hill Media is reporting that John Lasseter will co-direct the upcoming Pixar sequel 'Cars 2.' The 3-D film, scheduled for release in June 2011, will be the first to have Lasseter at the helm since the 2006 acquisition of Pixar by Disney, when Lasseter was appointed Chief Creative Officer for both.

His most recent directorial work was on the original 'Cars' in 2006, where he worked alongside the late Joe Ranft. It had been widely reported that Lasseter would not be directing the sequel, and that instead 'Ratatouille' producer Brad Lewis would be stepping up to helm 'Cars 2.' Now, Lewis will be working with his boss on the project.

'Cars 2' follows Lightning McQueen and new crew chief Mater around the world as part of the "Race of Champions." Lasseter conceived of the idea while traveling the world himself in promotion of the first film. 'Cars' is only the second Pixar film to earn a sequel, with Lasseter also involved in the first: he directed both 'Toy Story' and 'Toy Story 2,' but stepped aside for the recently released third in the series.


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