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5 Takeaways from Interview with Cars 3 Directors and Producers

If there is one thing to take away from the third installment of Disney Cars film, it’s that everyone can relate to the story line. In making the film, Director Brian Fee, Producer Kevin Reher and Co-Producer Andrea Warren researched extensively on how athletes and celebrities deal with being relevant and aging in an industry that’s always on the hunt for the next big thing.

CARS 3 Filmmaker Press Conference

The “Cars 3” Long Lead Press Days, held at Sonoma Raceway, including presentations by filmmakers, a press conference with (left to right) Producer Kevin Reher, Co-Producer Andrea Warren and Director Brian Fee, and raceway activities, held on March 28, 2017 in Sonoma, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Since the release of the first Cars 3 trailer, I have been obsessed with the film, which hits theaters June 16th. My whole family is anxiously waiting to see how it all plays out. I believe the story is relevant and relatable because it tackles everyday life struggles. Although the topic can be considered mature, the overall story is kid friendly and comes with a positive message parents would love.

Cars 3 – 5 Short Takeaways

Cars 3 - Press Conference

The “Cars 3” Long Lead Press Days, held at Sonoma Raceway, including presentations by filmmakers, a press conference with (left to right) Producer Kevin Reher, Co-Producer Andrea Warren and Director Brian Fee, and raceway activities, held on March 28, 2017 in Sonoma, Calif. (Photo by Marc Flores)

  1. Being Perfect is overrated. 
    To put it in producer, Kevin Reher words, “Stories are found when you’re imperfect”. For Cars 3 they were okay with having characters that are less than perfect.
  2. There is always someone better around the corner
    “We felt like as an artist, new, new, new artists, young artists, interns come into the studio and they can draw better, better than I can, they can draw better than I can now, let alone when I was their age.” said Director Brian Fee.
  3. We all struggle to find our place in life. 
    In life, everyone is looking to find their purpose in life.  Although our purpose changes as we grow older because as our needs changes, so do our focus in life. However,  at the end of it all, we hope to finally get a new meaning to life. We can all relate to having a point in our life, where we are trying to figure out what the future holds, maybe it’s after leaving a job or starting a new business. We’ve all have that moment, where we are uncertain.
  4. There is wisdom in insecurity
    I would say, I’m shy and always awkward in uncomfortable situations. I have an accent which sometimes gives me hangs up.  I have had my share of insecurity.  I often feel as if I don’t fit in. Our hope is that everybody knows what it’s like to not feel like you belong” – Brian Fee
  5. It takes a village 
    “I leaned on everybody as much as I possibly could you know, being a first time director I spoke a lot to other directors. Picked their brain you know, buy ‘em lunch, find out what they wished they knew when they were in my shoes. And then I relied heavily on, on the leads of all the departments because you know, one of the benefits of working at Pixar is every department is run by experts. You know, everybody is, and the, and the every individual department they’re the very best at what they do.

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“Cars 3” opens in U.S. theaters  on June 16, 2017

Disclaimer: I received an all expense paid trip from Disney/ABC to attend #Cars3Event #PuppyDogPalsEvent #ABCTVEvent #TheToyBox #BornInChina. However, all opinions are 100% mine. 

Kira is the founder of award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. Prior to launching The Afropolitan Mom, she was a marketing executive in the technology industry. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two kids. When she's not on carpool duty or scrolling through Insta, she spends time adding items to her shopping cart while binge-watching shows on Netflix!

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