Some of our very favourite interviews completed are so often with the filmmakers behind animated productions. Particularly with Pixar, it seems that in order to qualify as a filmmaker at the company you not only need to be talented, but you have to be a really friendly person. This latest interview, with Cars 3 director Brian Fee, and producer Kevin Reher, perpetuated that sentiment.
We asked the affable duo about maintaining the spirit of the franchise and yet crafting something new with this third entry into the series, while they also discuss the accessibility of the endeavour, with plenty in here for parents to take away. In line with the themes of the movie, they discuss getting older, and whether they too had a role model in the industry, and some guidance, much like Lightning McQueen gets with Doc Hudson.
The pair also speak about their own fondness for cars (the actual vehicles, not the movies) and whether or not we may see a fourth addition into the franchise. Finally we asked Kevin about being a casting director for Pixar – and whether the characters we eventually grow to love are drawn in such a way to reflect the actor cast to play the role.
Watch the full interview below…
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.
Cars 3 is out in cinemas across the UK now.