Ever wondered how the Jeepney, a distinctly Pinoy cultural icon, would look like if it were a character in Disney-Pixar’s “Cars” series? Wonder no more.
To celebrate the release of Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3”—now on its second week in Philippine theaters—the studio unveiled an exclusive artwork for the Philippines featuring the Jeepney as country’s very own Cars character.
The image was drawn by Michael Daley, a story artist at Pixar Animation Studios, who for Cars 3 was responsible for visualizing the script into panels of drawings.
Daley joined Pixar Animation Studios in November of 2014. He began as a story artist on Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3,” and is currently working on upcoming Pixar projects in development.
As a story artist, Daley helps create the initial visuals, or the blue print, of the film. The story artist’s simply drawn rough version of the movie work as a foundation to build the computer graphics and bring the story to life.
It is also worth noting that Cars 3 features a team of filmmakers from all over the world, including two hometown heroes from the Philippines, namely Nelson Bohol and Paul Abadilla. Working on the film as Set Designer Artist and Sketch/Envronment Artist, respectively, these hometown heroes are based in San Francisco, California, working alongside the hit animation’s director, Brian Fee.