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    ETC: How GM almost screwed up Toy Story, Cars, Monsters Inc. and more
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    General Motors came within one week of buying Pixar in 1985, and would have subsumed the then-fledgling computer company to use its technology to help aid car designs. That surprising almost-was historical wrinkle comes courtesy of Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar, in his new management book, ...

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    Video: What if crash test dummies are smarter and more feeling than we thought?
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    We take it for granted that crash test dummies – save the ones we saw in the short-lived 1990s cartoon series or the Canadian one-hit wonder – are inanimate, unfeeling and altogether without conscience. But what if they suddenly came to life? That's the premise of a short film called ...

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    Video: Initial D Legend 1: Awaken trailer released
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    The Japanese manga series Initial D might be as responsible for making drifting popular in the US as any other source. Even if you've never seen it, you're likely familiar with the black-and-white Toyota Corolla AE86 as the show's hero car. Initial D launched in US in comic and animated form in ...

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    Video: The evolution of the F1 car through the eyes of a child
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    Formula One racecars have changed a lot over the years, and you can tell that much just by looking at them. Engines have moved to the back, cylinder counts have changed, tires have gotten wider, centers of gravity lowered to within an inch of the ground, aerodynamics have dictated the form, ...

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    Video: Grand Theft Auto-style short ends with distracted driving PSA
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    Government agencies and private companies alike are trying to get the word out about the dangers of distracted driving. While many – including the recent mini-movie from Wernor Herzog – involve telling the tales of real lives affected by distracted driving, a recent film competition ...

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    Video: Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button get animated in McLaren F1 cartoon
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    The UK's BBC and Sky TV channels have split the broadcasting of Formula 1 races. Naturally, each channel puts together promos to showcase the upcoming race, such as the Beeb's recent stellar effort before the Monaco GP. In advance of last weekend's British GP, Sky aired the first in a series ...

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    VIDEO: The Fastest Yellow and Red - Best (and most ambitious) stop-motion diecast car film ever?
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    Fastest Yellow and Red -- Click above to watch video
    It took just one minute and 13 seconds into this video for us to scream "Epic!" In fact, we're not sure there's enough epic epicness in that single word to properly describe the epic proportions contained therein. This 1970's JDM homage has ...

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    Cars 2 coming a year early in summer 2011
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    Click above for high-res gallery of Cars photoshops done by readers
    The Disney/Pixar movie Cars didn't have the box office appeal of movies like Wall·e and Toy Story, but on toy store shelves, the autos-only flick was a grand slam. Merchandising and the recent boon for sequels are two great ...

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    Weekend Entertainment: "Susie the Little Blue Coupe"
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    Follow the jump to watch the shortThanks to frequent commenter and tipster "catgirlshyla" for sending in a link to Walt Disney's Susie the Little Blue Coupe, an animated short that originally debuted theatrically in 1952. As you can plainly see, the Disney/Pixar gang used Susie as the inspiration ...

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    Coming soon to a TV near you: Click and Clack
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/television/Coming_soon_to_a_TV_near_you_Click_and_Clack'; Tom and Ray Magliozzi might be the first to admit that most people on the radio have faces that suit the medium, to put it delicately. There's no place to hide when you make the jump to television, but the ...

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    VIDEO: the internal combustion engine, in all its 3D glory
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    Although simple in concept, the complexity of the internal combustion engine is mind-boggling. Most of the time we take it for granted when we turn the ignition key, shift into gear and step on the gas, but a marvel of mechanics, managing thousands of little explosions each minute, keeps us ...

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