In its pursoot to revolutionize the tablet gaming scene,

In its pursoot to revolutionize the tablet gaming scene, Disney-Pixar has unveiled a new way to use the touchscreen on tablets. It has released this video giving a demo of their free Cars 2 AppMATes where children will have the opportunity to use the tablets as game surfaces for specially designed toys. These will be available October 1st at national retailers, Apple Store, Apple Store online, Disney Store and 

Introducing Disney AppMATes – a new line of toys that comes to life digitally when used with an Apple iPad allowing kids to use the tablet’s screen as a virtual play mat. The Appmates toy line features miniature Disney•Pixar Cars 2 vehicles with sensors on the base of each toy that are recognized as a unique footprint by an app with no cable or Bluetooth connection required. Simply download the free Cars 2 Appmates app from the iTunes app store, place your favorite Appmates toy character on the screen and play. Ages 4+

Damn. They stole my idea.

Follow-up on Disney-Pixar’s release of the Lion King Circle of Life music video: