“Cars 2″ Goes Drifting into Tokyo

It looks like our favorite Disney animated feature film about talking automobiles with hearts of gold, Cars is international for their sequel. Based on the new theatrical trailer, it looks like they are spending some time in Tokyo.

OK. I have to admit that the title of this post is totally misleading. I don’t think there is any “drifting” (a la Fast and the Furious) but there is a definite Asian presence. Even so, what do Asian animated cars look like? And are the cars in the original racially ambiguous? Well, if you really want to stereotype, we can say that the buck-toothed, Southern accented tow truck is representing the Caucasian set — I’m just saying.

Nonetheless, in the trailer above we see flashes of sumo wrestling cars and even geisha cars. I wonder if they considered having an Asian gang of cars with body kits, oversized spoilers, heavily tinted windows, and bad accents?

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Dino-Ray Ramos is a movie hobbit, social media swaggerist, pop culture junkie, smart-mouthed Asian American warrior, and a well-rounded inhaler of all things entertainment. After uprooting from Texas, he migrated to San Francisco where he shares his irreverent take on high and low brow aspects of culture. In addition to feeding TheFinerDandy.com he writes for AfterElton.com, Hyphen Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. You can also boost his self-esteem by following his musings on Twitter
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