In 2011, to promote the release of Cars 2, Pixar created a commercial for Target featuring Lightning McQueen, Francesco Bernoulli, Minny, and Mater. In the commercial Lightning is racing through a highway, when Francesco speeds past him saying he thought he was a stop sign. They begin to race each other, going even faster. Then, Minny shows up, going quite fast as well, squeezing through them. They start to slow down, then stop when they see a Target store, up ahead. Mater then shows up, telling them they know better that to compete with a "Mom on a mission". Some Tractors also appear in the commercial, appearing in the background.
Target, as it is a large company, has sold hundreds of Pixar merchandise through the years, including LEGO sets, the Toy Story Collection, and the popular Cars, Cars Toons, and Cars 2 Die-Cast Lines, as well as Target exclusives.