I’d like to be able to say that as usual I’m above the fray and not susceptible to marketing ploys safely esconced in my ivory tower. But not so fast. This time I’m a complete sucker — or rather watching Porter has made me a complete sucker — for the new Pixar movie coming out next week: Cars.
So far we’ve watched the trailer on on-demand about 100 times. Porter already knows the story backwards and forwards because we already own four different books based on the movie. We also have Cars pajamas, underwear, swimming trunks, a remote control Sally, a key chain with a police car flashlight, matchbox-type toy cars of Lightning McQueen, Mater, Chick Hicks, Ramone, Flo, Luigi and Mack. We’re still missing Doc Hudson, Sally, King, Fillmore and Sherrif, along with a few other minor ones. But we do have a Shake’n'Go Lightning, too. Oh, and the mini Lightning toy that came as a promotional item with a 12-pack of Everyready batteries. It’s a sickness I tell you.
As you can see the movie starts next Friday, June 9. I’m pretty sure Porter and I will be there for the first showing after school lets out at 11:30 on Friday. Anyone out there who wants to is welcome to join us for the most eagerly anticipated movie in Porter’s life.
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