Pixar's "Cars" gives biofuel a hippie, 1960s' face, George Carlin's voice
Pixar's new hit (I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess it'll be a hit) film Cars races into theatres today. It looks like director John Lasseter thought the right way to show kids what kinds of people support biofuels was to use a hippie Volkswagen bus (who argues with his military Jeep friend) as the main biofuel proponent. The bus, named Fillmore and voiced by George Carlin, is described by press materials for the movie as a character who "brews his own organic fuel and preaches its many benefits. Visitors can check it out for themselves in the tasting room behind his love-bead and tie dye covered geodesic dome."
I haven't seen the movie yet, but somehow don't expect the final scene to come down to one of the cars getting the boost they need from biodiesel and everyone realizes we need to use less gasoline. If you see the film this weekend, I'd appreciate your comments on how biofuels are treated in animation land.
[Source: Walt Disney]