- Three 2018 Nissan LEAF show vehicles are modified to resemble the characters Mrs. Which, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Whatsit from the movie, Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time’
- Vehicles make their debut at the world premiere of Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time’ in Hollywood, Calif.
- Advanced technology used to mimic the dreamlike sci-fi effects from the new Disney movie on the vehicles
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Today Nissan unveiled a trio of Nissan LEAF show vehicles, inspired by Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ as part of Nissan’s collaboration with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. These one-of-a-kind vehicles, which began as all-new 2018 Nissan LEAFs, use advanced LED technology to create a mesmerizing light show effect similar to the one seen in the upcoming movie, coming to theaters March 9.
“Breakthrough technology is a key part of the storyline in “A Wrinkle in Time’ and also a cornerstone of the all-new Nissan LEAF,” said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, marketing communications and media, Nissan North America, Inc. “As the halo vehicle for Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the all-new Nissan LEAF uses breakthrough technologies like ProPILOT Assist to help relieve the stresses of highway driving.”
The three customized Nissan LEAFs use design elements inspired from the lavish costumes worn by the film’s characters: Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) and Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon). The LEAFs each feature custom touch-sensitive screens covering the windshield and side windows to create an interactive light show that mimics the “wrinkle” effect from the new movie. Additionally, the show vehicles are outfitted with heat-sensing cameras to track approaching users and react when they draw near.
The Mrs. Which customized Nissan LEAF leverages lavish design elements found in the metallic materials of her gown and chrome bustle skirt. The Mrs. Which Nissan LEAF is also outfitted with a screen in the rear, capable of playing video.
The Mrs. Who customized Nissan LEAF is wrapped in materials inspired by her gown, hair and jewelry. Along the roof and front of the vehicle is a beautiful red floral pattern, like the top half of Mrs. Who’s gown. The rear 3/4 of the vehicle uses the same ruffled blue pattern of her floor-length skirt.
The Mrs. Whatsit customized Nissan LEAF uses design elements inspired by her bright red hair and her dream-like white ruffled gown.
The three completely custom show vehicles (not available for purchase) were created by legendary Hollywood vehicle fabricators at Vehicle Effects in Burbank, Calif. Nissan also partnered with Vehicle Effects to create the seven dramatic “Star Wars: The Last Jedi’-inspired show vehicles last November.
The all-new 2018 LEAF has been completely reinvented for its second generation, combining greater range, a dynamic new design and Nissan’s latest Intelligent Mobility features to create the ultimate EV package.
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