They closed off two blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and laid down carpeting that made it look like a race track. The stars walked that carpet. Owen Wilson, who voices Lightning McQueen, told me he used to go to films along that street and that it was pretty special to have a premiere there.
British comedian Eddie Izzard had just flown in from Paris. Larry the Cable Guy, who voices "Mater" brought his family.
Pixar head creator and director of the film, John Lasseter, who lives in Sonoma County, says a special app for his iPad let him work in his car during the one-hour drive to the Pixar headquarters. It is the only way the film could get made, he says. No, he was not driving.
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