That makes it one of the company’s top franchises at what are now $2 billion in global retail sales annually.
Merchandise tied to the Cars franchise has generated global retail sales of more than $8 billion, Walt Disney said Monday.
And $2 BILLION a year – $8 BILLION CARS merchandise & 200 million diecasts sold …
She then expanded on her expression of love for Pixar on Valentine’s Day. “If only everybody made movies the way they do,” Mortimer said. “They are just total perfectionists. They love what they do. It’s completely collaborative in the best way. And the process is just very organic and makes complete sense. You can build a performance together over time in a way that [makes you think] if only that was possible in real movies, because I think they would be much better. I think Pixar movies are some of the best movies around, and when you do one, you get to realize why.”
“Mortimer quipped that she has enjoyed the process behind the movie so much that her husband thinks she has a crush on John Lasseter — “and I think he might be right,” she added to laughs. After every voice recording, “I just can’t shut up about the whole world of Pixar and how the whole world should be run by Pixar,” she said to more laughs. “I have completely converted to the ethos of Pixar.”
Here’s a shock – Emily Mortimer (Holley Shiftwell in CARS 2) really, really, really enjoyed working on CARS 2:
Disney Pixar CARS 2: $8 Billion Dollars, 200 Million Diecasts & Emily Mortimer Crushes on John Lassetter
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