From the article “How Pixar Screwed Up Cartoon Cars for a Generation of Kids” at Jalopnik…
The eyes of anthropomorphized cars are the headlights, not the windshield.
And there’s no exceptions here. Having a cartoon car with the eyes in the windshield is wrong, just wrong. And that includes you, too, Pixar.
The author is willing to grant one rare exception…
I’ll reluctantly give a pass to some very early cartoons about cars — like Tex Avery’s One Cab’s Family — because at that time not all cars had headlights. But that’s it. Everything after that that places eyes in the windshield when there’s a perfectly good pair of headlight eyes there is just doing it wrong.
What do you think? Did Pixar get it wrong?
(via The Presurfer)