Interest Pixar's Cars 2 Uses J-Pop's Perfume Song Worldwide
posted on 2011-05-09 20:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Japanese electronic pop trio Perfume will have its song "Polyrhythm" featured in Disney and Pixar's upcoming American animated feature film Cars 2. The song will not only appear in the Japanese release of the film, but in the film's worldwide release including in the United States. In the film, the song will play during a party on the night before the World Grand Prix race in Japan.
According to the Japanese survey firm Oricon, director John Lasseter was searching for appropriate music to represent the Japanese party scene when Pixar staff members who were fans of Perfume recommended the group. Lasseter himself is a well-known fan of Japanese popular culture, particularly of Studio Ghibli's films. Perfume's "Butterfly" was previously used to promote the Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier game for the Nintendo DS in 2008.
Cars 2 will open in the United States on June 24, and in Japan on July 30.