'Cars 2' Blasts Big Oil, Promotes Alternative Energy: Too Political?
Film 2011/06/22 13:00:00
"Cars 2," the sequel to the cute animated Pixar flick about living cars, is stirring the political pot with an alternative energy plot line.
Academy Award-winning director John Lasseter, who was responsible for the first "Cars" film, as well as "A Bug's Life" and the first two "Toy Story" movies, revealed in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that his upcoming film would feature a stand-off between big oil and alternative energy.
He told WSJ, "I kept thinking about, 'OK. A spy movie in the world where cars are alive. What would be a really good kind of über bad guy? Who is an über bad guy?' I kept going to big oil."
"Why isn’t alternative fuel more... Why isn’t everybody jumping on that bandwagon?" he continued. "It makes so much sense: Electricity, solar, whatever. There’s ethanol. There’s all this stuff you could be doing. And so I thought, well, that could be really cool in that you could have big oil versus alternative fuel."
The Lonely Conservative quickly responded, "We conservatives and believers in free markets are accused of being paranoid when we say the Hollywood industry is trying to indoctrinate our children with left wing propaganda. But now movie directors and producers are coming out and admitting what they're doing."
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