Disney Pixar CARS: Petersen Museum Exhibit Opens (Update Pixar Artists Talk)


The page is up and the exhibit is open at the LA Petersen Auto Museum, “The Art of CARS.

If anyone visits before we do, let us know what you think – write it and take some pictures!

Don’t forget to stop at Pink’s for a dog

The museum web page doesn’t contain much info than the press release they sent us and our original post.

The museum doesn’t even tell you to stop and visit the Mattel stores – only 40 minutes away (with no traffic … er, good luck with that). The El Segundo store is right by Mattel’s HQ. The link to the Mattel stores also offers a 10% off coupon. (If you land at l.AX, it’s right there so you can go there first).


If you’re planning on visiting all the Mattel stores – before you get to the City of Industry store, swing by Langer’s for the best pastrami in LA (call in your order, not much parking by MacArthur Park). The other stores in Pomona and San Bernandino are only reachable in the sense that Alaska & Australia both are on the Pacific Ocean=


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On Wednesday May 13, at 7:30pm, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will present a gallery talk by Pixar’s artists behind the movie, CARS with Art Director Tia Kratter, Sketch Artist Jay Shuster, and Character Team Manager Jay Ward were some of the creative minds and hands behind Disney/Pixar’s 2006 animated feature film, Cars. Hear the insider stories about the making of the film from three artists on this special evening.

This public program is offered in conjunction with the Museum’s latest exhibit, “The Art of Cars” on view in the Hollywood Gallery.

Free with Museum general admission ($10 adults; $5 seniors & students; $3 children ages-5-12; free under 5). Reservations are recommended. Call 323-964-6347 or email to yray@petersen.org for more info or reservations.



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3 responses to “Disney Pixar CARS: Petersen Museum Exhibit Opens (Update Pixar Artists Talk)

  1. Alberto

    Hi, I visited the Museum and I was dissapointed, was expecting more on the exhibition and more merchandse in the store, even 1:55 cars but almost nothing is available.

    (METROXING: That’s too bad … if the museum were smart, they would buy up all the Buzz & Woody’s. put it in a CARS EXHIBIT holder and start a crazed rush for $19.99 …)

  2. I’ve been to the Pomona Mattel store…not much in 1:55 diecast…other items are the same price at TRU/Target/WM…also FYI…the store in City of Industry is closed on Mondays…El Segundo is simply too far…I would need a survival pack to drive into LA……still plan to go to the museum though..support the cause…Viva “CARS”

    (MET: Thanks for the update, the El Segundo one is a small one … Going on the 13th? Let us know how it is!).

  3. MCL Sydney

    Recently came back from LA and made a special visit to Petersen just to see LMQ. I was happy just to see the two: LMQ and Mater + the arts and I felt like I was a kid all over again :o) Got some nice pics with my 6 months baby too and at least he’ll look back and appreciate the classic moments of disney cars craze we are in. Worth visiting if you are in LA and worth paying $10.. Enjoy it guys! MCL from Sydney

    (MET: If there are any pics you want to email us, we’ll be happy to post …).

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