• Jul 21st 2006 at 7:05AM
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Think you've seen a lot of tie-ins involving Disney/Pixar's Cars this summer? Well, here's one more, in which the stars of the Opel lineup get a Pixar-style rfacelift.

Click here and you'll be brought to an Opel/Cars minisite that shows the characters from Pixar's latest tour de force interacting with the Opel Astra (above), Opel Meriva, and Opel Zafira. In addition to the intro movie that plays automatically when you enter the site, you can click on a link to watch a Euro-market TV commercial that shows the three GM cars auditioning for the part of Mater.

The spot is well done, and it's pretty neat seeing how the Pixar folks gave life to the Opels. Each car has it's own personality: Astra is very sporty and aggressive, Zafira is slick and stylish, and Meriva ... well Meriva's a little more shy. If you saw Cars and liked it, you'll get a kick out of it.

Desktop wallpapers, a screensaver, behind-the-scenes podcasts, and a PDF coloring book are also available for download.

Addendum: Thanks to reader/commenter Scott K for finding the direct link to the minisite!

(Additional images after the jump)

[Source: Opel]

Opel Zafira:
Opel Zafira

Opel Meriva:
Opel Meriva

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Please direct link to the video...can't find it! Thanks!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Where the Cars button is circled in the screen shot, I have an Opel Corsa promo.
      • 9 Years Ago

      quite funny
      • 9 Years Ago
      nice find noonz!
      • 9 Years Ago
      That works, Scott. Thank you!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Cool makes me see my Astra in a whole new way =]
      • 9 Years Ago
      Dennis, I pick no country. I just go to opel.com and get the select-a-country screen. Try this link:

      • 9 Years Ago
      No hablo español.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Alex - This is maddening. I click on your link and I get four buttons on the bottom of the screen, not two as you shown in your snapshot. None of the buttons are linked to the video. Why am I seeing a different screen from you are seeing?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Clever and endearing.Would be perfect for Saturn
      • 9 Years Ago
      I didn't get the Pixar Cars button either, but if you select Spain it shows up as the main image on the page. The direct link to the Spanish version of the Cars minisite is: http://www.opel.es/content_data/GME/019/ES/es/GBPES/microsites/cars/pixarcars.html

      Working on getting the English version...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Dennis, my screenshot is cropped. I have 4 buttons as well. If there's a button with Lightning McQueen and the Zafira, just click it. The sitelet opens in a new window. Make sure your popup blocker is off.

      I would send a direct link, but it's all Flash so I can't.
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