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Lightning McQueen (almost) dies and the electrics are going to take over. Are the two related?

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Disney Research Hub focuses on robot-human interaction and robotic travel. Their latest creation is a one-legged autonomous robot that can jump 19 times for 7 seconds.

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Disney has a wall-climbing robot that can transition from ground to wall with ease. Vertigo, a four wheel robot is controlled by an onboard computer. It uses two propellers to thrust onto walls.

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Disney's prototype VertiGo robot uses two tilting propellers to drive up walls, adjusting its thrust to stick to any surface.

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The upcoming Chinese children's film The Autobots liberally borrows elements from Pixar's Cars and a few other franchises. While its producers claim it's original... well, it clearly isn't.

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Disney's next blockbuster, Tomorrowland, hits theaters next week. Thus, Chevy is hard at work promoting its new Volt, which will appear in the film.

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For his 24th birthday, TaVon Watson wanted a thrill ride, so he headed to the Exotic Driving Experience track at Walt Disney World.

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The 2016 Chevrolet Volt and the EN-V concept car will make an appearance in the Disney movie 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney, opening on May 22. The sci-fi mystery will kick off the ad campaign for the next-generation hybrid.

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20 years ago Disney built a speedway in Orlando, held Indy and NASCAR races there for a few years, then left it entirely for stock-car ride-alongs and supercar lapping sessions. Now it's closing it down for good.

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Disney Research Zurich and the ETH Zurich Autonomous Systems Lab create the Beachbot, a programmable computer on wheels dragging a rake that can create drawings in the sand.

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Well before Cars ever hit the screens, The Love Bug series of Disney films – starring Herbie the VW Beetle with a mind of its own – was an early introduction to cars and racing for many budding auto fans. Not the modern remake starring Lindsay Lohan mind you, but the originals from the '60s and '70s. Now, a seller in Texas claims to be offering a chance to own one of the Bugs from the films on eBay Motors.

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It's official, folks. Well, sorta. Disney and Pixar are planning a third installment of the mega-successful Cars movie franchise. The news comes courtesy of Disney Company head Bob Iger, speaking at the company's shareholder's meeting last week, and via Twitter.

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Cartoonish as they may seem at times, the hosts of Top Gear typically appear as their own, live-action selves. But that's all about to change when Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May cameo on the popular Disney cartoon Phineas and Ferb.

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After watching the Cars franchise of movies, we had a feeling that the people behind Pixar Animation Studios were automotive enthusiasts, and Jay Leno's Garage has proved our suspicions right. For this episode of JLG, Leno hands over hosting duty to another Jay, Jay Ward – the man behind the Pixar Motorama company car show and barbecue.

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Is there anyone among us who didn't laugh uncontrollably at the Family Truckster that transported Clark, Ellen, Rusty and Audrey (along with a few other, less fortunate souls...) to Wally World in National Lampoon's Vacation? We thought not. Such a classic piece of Hollywood automobilia deserves such recognition, we think, and we're happy to report that one real-life Griswold Family has replicated the movie's fateful trip the best way it can: with a Wagon Queen Family Truckster of their very own

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You probably thought that with no Cars sequel slated for release this year, you wouldn't be forced to look at another post about Pixar's anthropomorphized autos on Autoblog. Since they tell me I'm certifiably obsessed with this franchise, think again.

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General Motors and Disney put together a behind-the-scenes video looking at what went into their new Test Track 2.0 ride at Epcot. As one would expect of this kind of marquee endeavor, it involved a lot of back and forth between teams from both Walt Disney and Chevrolet, and it sounds both parties were out to Imagineer something far beyond an amusement park ride.

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General Motors and Disney have put the finishing touches on the Test Track 2.0 ride at Epcot. Walt Disney World has begun holding previews of the attraction for the theme park's workers and their guests, and a few videos of the experience have already made their way to the web. From the look of the clips, visitors will not only get a glimpse of what the future of Chevrolet may look like, but they'll also come away with a better view of what goes into design a car from a blank canvas.