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Encyclopedia > Cars (film)
Cars
Directed by John Lasseter
Joe Ranft (co-director)
Produced by Darla K. Anderson
Written by Story:
John Lasseter
Joe Ranft
Jorgen Klubien
and Brenda Chapman
Screenplay:
John Lasseter
Joe Ranft
Jorgen Klubien
Dan Fogelman
Kiel Murray
Phil Lorin
Robert L. Baird
Daniel Gerson
Bonnie Hunt
Don Lake
Steve Purcell
and Dan Scanlon
Starring Owen Wilson
Larry the Cable Guy
Paul Newman
Bonnie Hunt
Tony Shalhoub
John Ratzenberger
George Carlin
Cheech Marin
Music by Randy Newman
Cinematography Jeremy Lasky
Jean Claude Kalache
Editing by Ken Schretzmann
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) Flag of the United States June 9, 2006
Flag of the United Kingdom July 28, 2006
Running time 116 minutes
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Budget $120 million[1]
Gross revenue $244,082,982 (USA)
$217,898,622(Overseas)[1]
Followed by Cars 2
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Cars is a 2006 animated feature film produced by Pixar and directed by both John Lasseter and the late Joe Ranft. It was the seventh Disney/Pixar feature film, and the final film by Pixar before it was bought by Disney. Set in a world populated entirely by anthropomorphic cars and other vehicles, it features the voices of Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Cheech Marin, Tony Shalhoub, John Ratzenberger, George Carlin, Michael Keaton, and Larry the Cable Guy, as well as cameos by several celebrities consisting of Bob Costas, Darrel Waltrip, Jay Leno, Michael Schumacher, and Mario Andretti. Look up car in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... John Alan Lasseter (born January 12, 1957) is an Academy Award-winning American animator and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. ... 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Cars premiered on May 26, 2006 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina and was released on June 9, 2006 to generally favorable reviews. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Animated Feature, and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film. It was released on DVD in late 2006 and on Blu-ray Disc in late 2007. Related merchandise, including scale models of several of the cars, broke records for retail sales of merchandise based on a Disney/Pixar film, with an estimated $1 billion in sales.[2] is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a speedway in Concord, North Carolina, north of Charlotte. ... Concord is a city located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. ... is the 160th day of the year (161st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Animated Feature is one of the annual Awards given by the the Los Angeles, California-based professional organization, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film was awarded for the first time in 2007 at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards to the Pixar film Cars. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Blu-ray Disc (also known as Blu-ray or BD) is an optical disc storage media format. ...

Contents

Plot

From left to right: Chick Hicks, Lightning McQueen, and The King.

Cars opens in the final race of the Piston Cup stock car racing season and championship in the Motor Speedway of the South, where a skilled but arrogant rookie racecar, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), has overtaken his opponents, avoided a car accident, and built a large lead over two other prominent figures; the cup's defending (and soon retiring) nine-time champion, Strip "The King" Weathers (Richard Petty), and perennial runner-up and dirty fighter Chick Hicks (Michael Keaton). Because of his refusal to make regular pit stops for new tires, opting only to refill his gasoline tank, Lightning's worn rear tires burst on the final lap, causing him to skid and ultimately crawl to the finish line, barely managing to tie The King and Chick Hicks in a photo finish. Race officials announce that, because the three racers are also tied in overall season points, they will compete in one final tiebreaker race to be held at the Los Angeles International Speedway, and give them one week to prepare. Image File history File links Cars_image_2. ... Image File history File links Cars_image_2. ... This article is about the sport of stock car racing. ... The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no professional experience. ... This is a list of characters from the 2006 Pixar film, Cars (film). ... Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and writer. ... Strip The King Weathers is a fictional veteran anthropomorphic racecar from the Disney/Pixar animated film, Cars. ... Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is a former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver. ... Chick Hicks is a fictional character, a racecar and the antagonist in the 2006 animated Disney/Pixar film Cars. ... Michael John Douglas (born September 5, 1951), better known by the stage name Michael Keaton, is an American actor, perhaps best known for his early comedic roles in films such as Night Shift, Beetlejuice, and his portrayal of Batman in the two Tim Burton directed films of the series. ... Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ... Tiebreaker A question used in the event of a tie at the end of a pub quiz, where the answer is oten a figure not likely to be known, the winner is the closest to the answer, thus it breaks the deadlock. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


While traveling down Interstate 40 to California, McQueen becomes separated from Mack (John Ratzenberger), his transport truck, and while trying to catch up he becomes lost on U.S. Route 66, catching the attention of the local sheriff (Michael Wallis) in the process. A chase ensues, during which McQueen crashes, knocks down some tires, almost damages the statue of the town's founder Stanley, and gets tangled in wires, damaging part of the main street of a town called Radiator Springs. McQueen is taken to traffic court headed up by the town's judge and doctor, Doc Hudson (Paul Newman). The town's attorney Sally Carerra (Bonnie Hunt) pleads against McQueen. He is sentenced to repave the road using "Bessie", a non-anthropomorphic asphalt-laying machine. After Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) forgets to hook him up to Bessie before releasing his parking boot, Lightning drives off only to find that his gas tank is drained to a minimum as stated by the Sheriff and Sally at the border of town. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 40 Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... John Deszo Ratzenberger (born April 6, 1947) is an American actor. ... Route 66 redirects here. ... Look up Sheriff in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Michael Wallis (b. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ... Bonnie Lynn Hunt (born September 22, 1961)[1] is an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-nominated American actress, comedian, writer, director and television producer. ... The term asphalt is often used as an abbreviation for asphalt concrete. ... Daniel Lawrence Whitney (born February 17, 1963 in Pawnee City, Nebraska), better known by the stage name Larry the Cable Guy, is a stand up comedian, actor, and one of the co-stars of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. ...


McQueen rushes through his first day of paving; as a result, the new road surface is so bumpy, uneven, and unusable that he is ordered to scrape it off and start again. Doc offers McQueen the chance to leave, provided that he outrace Doc in a race around Willy's Butte. McQueen eagerly accepts, and leaves Doc behind at the starting line, but loses control on a sharp turn in loose dirt and crashes into a cactus patch. Doc effortlessly cruises to the finish line, remarking that McQueen races as badly as he fixes roads. McQueen is forced to scrape the botched pavement clean and start paving again. Subfamilies Cactoideae Maihuenioideae Opuntioideae Pereskioideae See also taxonomy of the Cactaceae A cactus (plural: cacti, cactuses, or cactus) is any member of the succulent plant family Cactaceae, native to the Americas. ...


As the ensuing days pass, McQueen starts to befriend the other town's residents ranging from Luigi (Tony Shalhoub), Guido (Guido Quaroni), Ramone (Cheech Marin), Lizzy (Katherine Helmond), Flo (Jenifer Lewis), Red (Joe Ranft), Fillmore (George Carlin), and Sarge (Paul Dooley). McQueen learns that Radiator Springs was once a thriving town until the completion of the nearby interstate highway, which bypassed the town, depriving it of its business traffic and visitors and ironically, depriving those passing visitors of the natural beauty found in the scenery along the old highway. He also learns that Sally had left behind a wealthy but unhappy life as a lawyer in California, and that Doc Hudson was once a famous racecar (the "Hudson Hornet", and a three-time Piston Cup champion at that). When Doc catches him looking at his trophies, McQueen asks the reason for which he abandoned racing in the first place. Doc, suddenly offended by this, shows McQueen a newspaper article and states that a crash in 1954 ended his racing career. Doc bitterly refuses to reveal much about his past, dismissing his old trophies as "a bunch of empty cups". McQueen comes to realize that the same racing world that brought Doc fame eventually destroyed him. Tony Shalhoub (born October 9, 1953) is a three-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning American television and film actor. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... “Richard Marin” redirects here. ... Katherine Marie Helmond (July 5, 1928, Galveston, Texas) is an American film, theater and television actress. ... Jenifer Jeanette Lewis (born on January 25, 1957 in Kinloch, Missouri , is an American film and television actress. ... Joseph Henry Joe Ranft (March 13, 1960 – August 16, 2005) was an animation storyboard artist and voice actor who worked for Pixar and Disney. ... George Denis Patrick Carlin[15] (born May 12, 1937) is a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ... Paul Dooley (fore) as Enabran Tain in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine See Paul Dooley (Australian rules footballer) for the Western Bulldogs footballer. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Advertisement for the 1954 Hudson Hornet The Hudson Hornet was an automobile produced by the Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan between 1951 and 1954. ...


By the time McQueen finishes repaving Radiator Springs' main road, he has formed a friendly bond with the town and its residents. Rather than immediately leaving for California (as he had initially intended to do), he spends the day touring the town's businesses, receiving a fresh coat of paint from Ramone, organic fuel from Fillmore, stickers for his bumper, and new tires from Luigi in the process. The town throws a cruise party that night. During the festivities, a horde of journalists descends on the town searching for Lightning, who is then whisked away in his truck, Mack, without even a chance to bid farewell to Radiator Springs. The town's residents are sad to see him leave, while Sally, who has fallen in love with McQueen, is angry to learn that it was Doc who informed the media of McQueen's whereabouts. This article is about the U.S. state. ...


The final race between McQueen, The King, and Chick Hicks is described by commentators Bob Cutlass and Darrel Cartrip as the "biggest race in history". Country Gas, East Honkers, and Ermyville are closed for the Dinoco 400, while nearly 200,000 cars watch the race at the racetrack. McQueen is distracted by his memories of Radiator Springs, losing time to the other racers. To his surprise, Doc arrives at the race, accompanied by others from Radiator Springs (except for Sally, Lizzy and Red who stayed behind to watch the race on TV), to serve as McQueen's pit crew. With Doc's coaching, a record-breakingly fast and efficient pit stop for new tires, and a few tricks learned from the small town's inhabitants, McQueen is able to get back into the race after being two laps behind .


As McQueen approaches the finish line, Chick sideswipes McQueen into the infield. McQueen initially skids through the infield, but turns this skid into a controlled drift and heads into first place. Chick sideswipes The King in a desperate attempt to avoid finishing behind him again, sending The King into a terrible rollover crash. McQueen sees this on the Jumbotron and fears that The King's racing career will end in the same way as Doc's had ended. McQueen comes to a full stop before the finish line, allowing Chick to cross first. He then backtracks to push The King across the finish line ahead of him, saying that "I think The King should finish his last race" and quoting Doc's description of the trophy as "just an empty cup". Chick's official victory is hollow, and he is jeered as a cheater, despised for taking out The King, while McQueen is cheered as a hero for his good sportsmanship. Dinoco corporation offers to sponsor McQueen, but he respectfully declines, saying that his current sponsor Rust-Eze gave him his big break and that as a result he wants to continue with them. A Toyota Supra in drifting exhibition in Atlanta in 2005. ... ABC SuperSign, with the largest Sony JumboTron in existence. ... For other uses, see Hero (disambiguation). ... It is sporting to shake the hand of ones opponent after the end of a game. ...


Two days after the race, McQueen returns to Radiator Springs, announcing that he will establish his racing headquarters there, helping to revitalize the town, with the once-abandoned Route being reclassified as "Historic Route 66."


Production

Like all Pixar productions, the animation is computer generated. This is a work-in-progress screenshot.
Like all Pixar productions, the animation is computer generated. This is a work-in-progress screenshot.

Unlike most anthropomorphic cars, the eyes of the cars in this film were placed on the windshield (which resembles the Tonka Talking Trucks, as well as the characters from Tex Avery's One Cab's Family short and Disney's own Susie the Little Blue Coupe), rather than within the headlights. According to production designer Bob Pauley, "From the very beginning of this project, John Lasseter had it in his mind to have the eyes be in the windshield. For one thing, it separates our characters from the more common approach where you have little cartoon eyes in the headlights. For another, he thought that having the eyes down near the mouth at the front end of the car made the character feel more like a snake. With the eyes set in the windshield, the point of view is more human-like, and made it feel like the whole car could be involved in the animation of the character."[3] The characters also use their tires as hands and feet, the exceptions being the various tow truck characters who sometimes uses their tow hooks, and the various forklift characters, who use their forks. Image File history File links Carsanimation. ... Image File history File links Carsanimation. ... See also: Computer-generated imagery Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ... Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. ... For the rocket fuel, see Tonka (fuel). ... Frederick Bean Fred/Tex Avery (February 26, 1908 – August 26, 1980) was an American animator, cartoonist, and director, famous for producing animated cartoons during The Golden Age of Hollywood animation. ... Susie the Little Blue Coupe is an animated short film released theatrically by Walt Disney Studios on 6 June 1952. ... Production designer is a term used in the movie and television industries to refer to the person responsible for the overall look of a filmed event such as films, TV programs, music videos or adverts. ... John Alan Lasseter (born January 12, 1957) is an Academy Award-winning American animator and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. ...


The original script (called The Yellow Car, about an electric car living in a gas-guzzling world) and some of the original drawings and characters were produced in 1998 and the producers agreed that Cars would be the next movie after A Bug's Life, and would be released in early 1999, particularly around June 4. However, that movie was eventually scrapped in favor of Toy Story 2. Later, production resumed with major script changes. A Bugs Life is a computer animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 25, 1998, in Australia on January 12, 1999 and in the United Kingdom on February 5, 1999. ... is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Toy Story 2 is an Academy-Award nominated CGI animation film, the sequel to Toy Story; the third Disney / Pixar feature film, which featured the adventures of a group of toys that come to life when humans are not around to see them. ...


In 2001, the movie's working title was Route 66 (after U.S. Route 66), but in 2002, the title was changed to prevent people from thinking it was related to the 1960 television show with the same name. Also, Lightning McQueen's number was originally going to be 57 (Lasseter's birth year), but was changed to 95 (the year Toy Story was released), the number seen in the movie today. Route 66 redirects here. ... Route 66 was an American TV series in which two young men traveled across America. ... Toy Story is an Academy-award-winning CGI animated feature film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 22, 1995, and Australia on December 7, 1995, as well as in the United Kingdom on 22 March...


Cars was originally going to be released on Friday, November 4, 2005, but on December 7, 2004 the movie's release date was changed to Friday, June 9, 2006.[4] Analysts looked at the release date change as a sign from Pixar that they were preparing for the pending end of the Disney distribution contract by either preparing non-Disney materials to present to other studios, or they were buying time to see what happened with Michael Eisner's situation at Disney.[5] When Jobs made the release date announcement, he stated that the reasoning was due to wanting to put all Pixar films on a Summer release schedule, with DVD sales occurring during the holiday shopping season.[4] is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 160th day of the year (161st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Cars is the last film worked on by Joe Ranft, who died in a car crash in 2005. The film was the second to be dedicated to his memory, after Corpse Bride. This is also Paul Newman's last movie before he retired in 2007. Joseph Henry Joe Ranft (March 13, 1960 – August 16, 2005) was an animation storyboard artist and voice actor who worked for Pixar and Disney. ... Tim Burtons Corpse Bride is a 2005 Academy Award-nominated stop-motion-animation film based loosely on a 19th century Russian-Jewish folktale version of an older Jewish story and set in a fictional Victorian era England. ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ...


The international versions of the film have some English text replaced by text in the local language. For the DVD it becomes the language that you choose upon inserting the disc. It's the first Walt Disney Animated Feature dubbed to Ukrainian language. The replaced text includes for instance the "Cars" movie logo, Doc's newspaper clippings, the "Closed" signs in Los Angeles and the "Lead lap" text during the last race. The Russian title of the film is "Тачки" (TAh-chki), which translates to "wheelbarrows," and is in common usage as a slang term for cars.


Soundtrack

Main article: Cars (soundtrack)

Nine of the songs on the soundtrack are by popular artists, as the last eleven are instrumentals by Randy Newman. The album was released by Disney Records on June 6, 2006. Cars [SOUNDTRACK] is a 2006 Film, at Cars on Soundtrack. ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

# Title Artist Information
1 Real Gone Crow, SherylSheryl Crow Original version
2 Route 66 Berry, ChuckChuck Berry Originally by Nat King Cole
3 Life Is a Highway Rascal Flatts Originally by Tom Cochrane
4 Behind the Clouds Paisley, BradBrad Paisley Original version
5 Our Town Taylor, JamesJames Taylor Original version
6 Sh-Boom The Chords Original version
7 Route 66 Mayer, JohnJohn Mayer New version (end credits)
8 Find Yourself Paisley, BradBrad Paisley Original version
9 Opening Race Newman, RandyRandy Newman Instrumental
10 McQueen's Lost Newman, RandyRandy Newman Instrumental
11 My Heart Would Know Williams, HankHank Williams Original version
12 Bessie Newman, RandyRandy Newman Instrumental
13 Dirt Is Different Newman, RandyRandy Newman Instrumental
14 New Road Newman, RandyRandy Newman Instrumental
15 Tractor Tipping Newman, RandyRandy Newman Instrumental
16 McQueen and Sally Newman, RandyRandy Newman Instrumental
17 Goodbye Newman, RandyRandy Newman Instrumental
18 Pre-Race Pageantry Newman, RandyRandy Newman Instrumental
19 The Piston Cup Newman, RandyRandy Newman Instrumental
20 The Big Race Newman, RandyRandy Newman Instrumental

Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. ... Route 66 (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 is an American popular song, composed in 1946 by Bobby Troup and first recorded that same year by Nat King Cole. ... Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born 18 October 1926, St. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was a popular American jazz singer-songwriter and pianist. ... Life Is a Highway is a song written by Tom Cochrane, from his 1991 album Mad Mad World. ... Rascal Flatts is an American Country Pop band formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2000. ... Tom Cochrane, (born May 14, 1953) is a Canadian singer and songwriter, whose story-telling songs have earned him the nickname The thinking mans rocker. ... Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972 in Glen Dale, West Virginia) is an American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Our Town is an Academy Award-nominated song used in the 2006 Pixar film Cars. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... 10:10, 8 September 2006 (UTC)87. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... For other persons named John Mayer, see John Mayer (disambiguation). ... Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972 in Glen Dale, West Virginia) is an American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... For other persons named Hank Williams, see Hank Williams (disambiguation). ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ...

Vehicles and voice cast

Race cars

Character Vehicle Likeness Gender Eye Color Color Chief Sponsor Number Voice Actor
Lightning McQueen LA Times: "A hybrid between a stock car and a more curvaceous Le Mans endurance racer."[6] (e.g., Lolas and the Ford GT40) Male Blue Red Rust-Eze Medicated Bumper Ointment 95 Owen Wilson
Chick Hicks Pixar: "A generic 1980s stock car."[7] Strongly resembles a 78-88 General Motors G-Body such as Buick Regal or Grand National. Male Brown Green Hostile Takeover Bank (HTB) 86 Michael Keaton
The King Richard Petty's 1970 Plymouth Superbird Male Brown Blue Dinoco 43 Richard Petty

Radiator Springs cars

Name Vehicle Likeness Gender Eye Color Color License Plate # Voice Actor
Doc Hudson 1951 Hudson Hornet, later revealed to be the Fabulous Hudson Hornet Male Blue Navy Blue 51HHMD Paul Newman
Mater 1951 International Harvester L-170 "boom" truck[8] with elements of a mid-1950s Chevrolet[7] One-Ton Wrecker Tow Truck. Male Hazel Originally blue, but is now rusty. A113 Larry the Cable Guy
Sally Carrera 2002 996-series Porsche 911 Carrera Female Green Light Blue 301 PCE Bonnie Hunt
Ramone 1959 Chevy Impala Lowrider Male Green Various colors (purple with flames at the start of the movie, burnt orange and white in flashback, yellow by the end, dark blue in the "Mater and the Ghostlight" short) LOWNSLO Cheech Marin
Luigi 1959 Fiat 500 Male Brown Yellow 445 108 Tony Shalhoub
Sheriff 1949 Mercury Club Coupe (police package) Male Blue Black and white 001 Michael Wallis
Fillmore 1960 VW Bus Male Brown Light Green 51237 George Carlin
Sarge A Willys model jeep, in the style used by the US Military. Male Brown Military Green 41WW2 Paul Dooley
Flo 1957 Motorama show car Female Green Minty Green SHO GRL Jenifer Lewis
Guido Custom forklift, possibly an Isetta model Male Reddish Brown Sky blue and white. (none) Guido Quaroni
Mack 1985 Mack Super-Liner Male Green Red (Lightning McQueen Style Paint Job.) RUSTEZ3 John Ratzenberger
Lizzie 1923 Ford Model T Female Grey Black MT23 Katherine Helmond
Red 1960s style fire truck (most closely resembles a mid-1960s Pirsch pumper but also resembles American LaFrance models) Male Brown Red 002 Joe Ranft

Reception

Cars opened on June 9, 2006 to generally favorable reviews. William Arnold of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer praised it as "one of Pixar's most imaginative and thoroughly appealing movies ever",[9] and Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly called it "a work of American art as classic as it is modern." [10] This is a list of characters from the 2006 Pixar film, Cars (film). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans) is the worlds most famous sports car endurance race, held annually at Circuit de la Sarthe near Le Mans, France, in the French Sarthe département. ... Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and writer. ... This is a list of characters from the 2006 Pixar film, Cars (film). ... 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The short-lived Plymouth Road Runner Superbird, a sister design to the Dodge Charger Daytona, was designed to beat the Ford Torino Talladega at NASCAR stock car racing and to lure Richard Petty back to Plymouth. ... Dinoco is a fictional oil company that has appeared in the Pixar animated features Toy Story and Cars. ... Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is a former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of Cars characters. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Advertisement for the 1954 Hudson Hornet The Hudson Hornet was an automobile produced by the Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan between 1951 and 1954. ... 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Ramone is a fictional character from the Disney/Pixar 2006 film, Cars. ... 1968 Chevrolet Impala at the weekly Garden Grove, California car show on April 16, 2004. ... For other uses, see Lowrider (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Ghost light (disambiguation). ... “Richard Marin” redirects here. ... Luigi is a fictional character seen in the movie Cars, and is voiced by Tony Shalhoub. ... The Fiat 500 (the cinquecento from the Italian word for 500) is a car produced by the Fiat company of Italy between 1957 and 1975 (the Fiat 500 K alone was produced until 1977). ... Tony Shalhoub (born October 9, 1953) is a three-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning American television and film actor. ... Sheriff is an anthropomorphic Police car in Pixars animated feature film Cars. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mercury is an automobile marque of the Ford Motor Company founded in 1939 to market entry-level-luxury cars slotted between Ford-branded regular models and Lincoln-branded luxury vehicles, similar to General Motors Buick (and former Oldsmobile) brand and Chryslers Chrysler brand. ... Michael Wallis (b. ... Fillmore is a fictional anthropomorphic Volkswagen Type 2 (VW Bully) in Pixars animated feature film Cars. ... The Volkswagen Type 2 (aka Transporter) was the second automotive line introduced by German automaker Volkswagen. ... George Denis Patrick Carlin[15] (born May 12, 1937) is a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ... 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However, some critics expressed that Cars did not hold up to the standard of other Pixar films, especially after the acclaim received by The Incredibles, Pixar's previous film. "The movie is great to look at and a lot of fun," wrote critic Roger Ebert, "but somehow lacks the extra push of the other Pixar films."[11] Laura Clifford of website Reeling Reviews wrote that the film's "only real drawback is its failure to inspire awe with its visuals and to thoroughly transport with its storytelling."[12] Pixar Animation Studios is an American computer animation studio based in Emeryville, California, United States, and is notable for its eight Academy Awards. ... The Incredibles is a 2004 American Academy Award-winning computer-animated feature film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures, centering around a family of superheroes. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ...


Rotten Tomatoes gave Cars a fresh 76% (with an average of 6.9) and it earned a 73/100 on Metacritic, both the lowest attributed to a Pixar film. In its opening weekend, Cars grossed $60.1 million, lower than previous Pixar films such as The Incredibles and Finding Nemo. In the United States, the film held onto the #1 spot for two weeks before being surpassed by Click and then by Superman Returns the following weekend. It went on to gross US$461,981,604 worldwide (ranking #6 in 2006 films) and $244,082,982 in the U.S. (the third highest-grossing film of 2006 in the country, behind Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Night at the Museum). It was the highest-grossing animated film of 2006 in the U.S., but lost to Ice Age: The Meltdown in worldwide totals.[13] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Incredibles is a 2004 American Academy Award-winning computer-animated feature film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures, centering around a family of superheroes. ... Finding Nemo is a 2003 Academy Award-winning computer-animated film. ... Click is a 2006 comedy/drama/fantasy film directed by Frank Coraci and written by Steve Koren and Mark OKeefe. ... For the video game of the same name, see Superman Returns (video game). ... Night at the Museum is a 2006 American adventure comedy film. ...

Awards

Cars had a highly successful run during the 2006 awards season. Many film critic associations such as the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the National Board of Review named it the best Animated Feature Film of 2006. Cars also received the title of Best Reviewed Animated Feature of 2006 from Rotten Tomatoes. Randy Newman and James Taylor received a Grammy Award for the song "Our Town," which later went on to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song (an award it lost to "I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth). The film also earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Happy Feet. Cars was also selected as the Favorite Family Movie at the 33rd People's Choice Awards. Perhaps the most prestigious award that Cars received was the inaugural Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film. Cars also won the highest award for animation in 2006, the Best Animated Feature Annie Award. The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the U.S. and Canada, representing 199 television, radio and online critics. ... The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures was founded in 1909 in New York City, just 13 years after the birth of cinema, to protest New York City Mayor George McClennans revocation of moving-picture exhibition licenses on Christmas Eve 1908. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Academy Award for Best Original Song is one of the awards given annually to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). ... An Inconvenient Truth is an American Academy Award-winning documentary film about climate change, specifically global warming, presented by former United States Vice President Al Gore and directed by Davis Guggenheim. ... The Academy Award for Best Animated Feature is one of the annual Awards given by the the Los Angeles, California-based professional organization, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ... Happy Feet is an Academy Award-winning Australian-produced 2006 computer-animated comedy-drama film, directed and co-written by George Miller. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film was awarded for the first time in 2007 at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards to the Pixar film Cars. ... The Annie Awards are given to actors for their work in voice-overs including those done in animated film, video games and other vocally-driven art. ...

DVD and Blu-ray release

Cars was released on DVD in both wide-screen and full-screen editions on October 25, 2006 in Australia and New Zealand, on November 7, 2006 in the United States and Canada and on November 27, 2006 in the United Kingdom. It includes the short films Mater and the Ghostlight and One Man Band, as well as Inspiration for Cars, a 16 minute long documentary about Cars featuring John Lasseter, the director. It also had a version of the Pixar short Boundin' as an Easter Egg. According to the Walt Disney Company, five million copies of the DVD were sold in the first two days it was available.[14] DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Ghost light (disambiguation). ... Treble, from One Man Band One Man Band is a Pixar short film. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... John Alan Lasseter (born January 12, 1957) is an Academy Award-winning American animator and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. ... The jackalope Boundin is a Oscar-nominated short film, shown at the start of the Disney-Pixar film The Incredibles. It features a sheep whose elegant dancing is very popular with the other animals but who is shorn every year becoming naked and shy and prevented from dancing so elegantly. ...


Unlike previous Pixar DVD releases, there is no two-disc special edition, and no plans to release one in the future. According to Sara Maher, DVD Production Manager at Pixar, John Lasseter and Pixar were preoccupied with productions like Ratatouille,[15]. Additional extras not seen on the DVD have since been released on the official DVD website.[16] For other uses, see Ratatouille (disambiguation). ...


In the US and Canada, there were bonus discs available with the purchase of Cars at either Wal-Mart or Target. Wal-Mart featured a Geared-Up Bonus DVD Disc that focused on the music of the film, including the "Life Is A Highway" video, The Making of "Life Is A Highway", Cars: The Making of the Music, and Under The Hood, a special that originally aired on the ABC Family cable channel. Target's bonus was a Rev'd Up DVD Disc that featured material that was mostly already released as part of the official Cars podcast and focused on the inspiration and production of the movie. A two-disc edition was available from Australian retailer EzyDVD, but the second disc did not contain any animation information. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ... ABC Family is an American cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company. ... A podcast is a series of digital-media files which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. ...


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Merchandising

The Mattel-produced 1/55 scale Toy Cars were some of the most popular toys of the 2006 Summer Season. Dozens of characters are represented, with some having multiple versions available. Several stores had trouble keeping the toys in stock, and some models are still difficult to find because of being shipped in lower numbers than other characters. Some online Disney enthusiasts are comparing it to the same shortage that Mattel faced with its Toy Story line in 1995. Some of the die-cast cars are only readily available on eBay. On August 14, 2007, the die-cast Sarge car, made between May and July 2007, was recalled due to "impermissible levels of lead" used in the paint.[18] Mattel headquarters in El Segundo Mattel Inc. ... A scale model of the Tower of London. ... Toy Story is an Academy-award-winning CGI animated feature film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 22, 1995, and Australia on December 7, 1995, as well as in the United Kingdom on 22 March... This article is about the online auction center. ... General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series Post-transition metals or poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish gray Standard atomic weight 207. ...


On June 22, 2006 Disney Consumer Products announced that Cars merchandise broke records for retail sales based on a Disney-Pixar product, recording 10-to-1 more volume than Finding Nemo.[19] DCP reports that product expansion will take place in the fall alongside the DVD release of the film. Mattel has announced that Cars toys will continue through 2008 with the release of at least 80 new vehicles. A 36 car pack called "Speedway of the South" will feature most of the race cars seen during the opening race sequence of the film. Finding Nemo is a 2003 Academy Award-winning computer-animated film. ...


Estimates from the New York Daily News indicate that sales of Cars merchandise two weeks out from the release of the film amounted to $600 million USD. Estimates put out in November by the Walt Disney Company peg total sales for the brand at around $1 billion.[2] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Kelley Blue Book, the de facto resource for appraising values of vehicles, has humorously "appraised" four of the cars, Lightning McQueen, Mater, Sally Carrera, and Doc Hudson according to their make/model and personalities. [1] Kelley Blue Book (www. ...


The United States Department of Transportation has used scenes from the movie in a commercial regarding the Click It or Ticket campaign. The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transportation. ... Californias version of the campaign includes widespread placement of these traffic signs Click It or Ticket is a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mobilization campaign aimed at increasing the use of seat belts among young people in the United States. ...


In conjunction with the film's release, a chocolate ice cream on a stick resembling a car tire was released in Australia. These ice creams were called 'Burnouts'. The naming of the particular product sparked controversy as the name 'Burnouts' was believed to have encouraged street racing and committing burnouts. These acts are illegal and heavy fines and convictions are issued to those committing these acts in Australia. It is unknown as to whether the products have been discontinued or not. For other uses, see Chocolate (disambiguation). ... Missing image Ice cream is often served on a stick Boxes of ice cream are often found in stores in a display freezer. ... Firestone tire This article is about pneumatic tires. ... Street racing is a form of unsanctioned and illegal auto racing which takes place on public roads. ...


In Norway, the candy company Nidar produced candy with the characters on the outer packaging and pictures of the characters on the packaging of the assorted candy on the inside. These bags also came with Cars themed tattoos.


In the U.S., an animated Wal-Mart truck can be seen on a Wal-Mart ad and Wal-Mart TV commercial for Cars. In the Wal-Mart TV commercial the Wal-Mart truck was talking to Mater. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ...


In South Africa, Italy, and several other countries where Opel is present (or with Opel models under Chevrolet and Vauxhall brand), GM has a campaign featuring an General Motors Astra, a Opel Meriva, and a General Motors Zafira as characters in the world of Cars, including TV ads made by Pixar, with the Opel models interacting with Lightning McQueen, Mater and Ramone.[20] The first ad involved the Opels coming to Radiator Springs as tourists. The second involved their failed attempts at auditoning for Mater. In the end the Opels lost the part to the real Mater. This article is about the European car manufacturer. ... Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin) (colloquially Chevy) is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ... Vauxhall Motors is a UK car company. ... Opel Astra The Astra is a small family car of the General Motors Corporation, badged as an Opel in India, continental Europe and the Republic of Ireland; a Vauxhall in the United Kingdom, a Holden in Australasia, and a Chevrolet in Latin America. ... Chevrolet Meriva The Opel Meriva is a mini MPV based on the platform of the third generation Opel Corsa and sold under that name on all of the European markets with the exception of the UK, where it is called the Vauxhall Meriva. ... Opel Zafira The Zafira is a car from General Motors, branded as an Opel in Europe, except for the UK, where it is branded as a Vauxhall. ...


In July 2006, greeting card giant Hallmark unveiled its line of 2006 Keepsake Christmas ornaments. Among the collection was an ornament featuring Lightning McQueen and Mater. A hallmark is an official marking made by a trusted party, guardians of the craft or nowadays by an assay office, on items made of precious metals (platinum, gold and silver) that guarantees a certain purity of the metal. ...


There is also a Cars clothing line, which produces various t-shirts and shorts; however, these are only found in children's sizes.


In May 2007, the Cars video game was announced to be a "Platinum Hit" on the Xbox, "Greatest Hit" on the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable, and "Player's Choice" on the Nintendo GameCube. A sequel is on its way to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii consoles.[21] For the Xboxs successor, see Xbox 360. ... PS2 redirects here. ... The PlayStation Portable (officially abbreviated PSP)[5] is a handheld game console manufactured and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... The NTSC Players Choice release of the GameCube title Star Fox Adventures. ... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ...


A Cars-based attraction opened at Walt Disney Studios Paris in 2007 and scheduled to open in Disney's California Adventure in 2010. The Walt Disney Studios, known as Parc Walt Disney Studios in France, is one of two theme parks in the Disneyland Resort Paris. ... Disneys California Adventure is a theme park in Anaheim, California, adjacent to Disneyland Park and part of the larger Disneyland Resort. ...

In Japan, Disney Japan and Toyota backuped racing team Cars Racing replaced its racing car "Toy Story apr MR-S" and introduced the "Lightning McQueen apr MR-S" for the 2008 Super GT season. The car was based on the Toyota MR-S and the externals of the car were modeled on its of McQueen as much as possible.[22] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Toyota Motor Corporation ) is a multinational corporation headquartered in Japan, and currently is the worlds largest automaker. ... Toy Story is an Academy-award-winning CGI animated feature film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 22, 1995, and Australia on December 7, 1995, as well as in the United Kingdom on 22 March... Second-generation Toyota MR2 Turbo Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Toyota MR2 The Toyota MR2 is a two-seat, mid-engined, rear wheel drive sportscar produced by Toyota from 1984 to 2005. ...

Development

John Lasseter has said that the idea for cars was born after he took a cross-country road trip with his wife and five sons in 2000. When he returned to the studio after vacation, he contacted Michael Wallis, famed Route 66 historian. Wallis then led 11 Pixar animators in rented white Cadillacs on two different road trips across the route to research the film. Throughout the trip, the animators collected items they found by the roadside, like wheat, thistles, snake skin, and road kill. They attached the items, which they called "Okie hood ornaments" to the cars and at the end of the trips, they buried them in the desert during a ceremony. John Alan Lasseter (born January 12, 1957) is an Academy Award-winning American animator and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. ... Michael Wallis (b. ...


For the cars themselves, Lasseter also visited the design studios of the Big Three Detroit auto makers, particularly J. Mays of Ford Motor Company. Lasseter learned how real cars were designed.


Computers used in the development of the film were four times faster than those used in The Incredibles and 1,000 times faster than those used in Toy Story. To build the cars, the animators used computer platforms very similar to a real carmaker's.[23] The Incredibles is a 2004 American Academy Award-winning computer-animated feature film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures, centering around a family of superheroes. ... Toy Story is an Academy-award-winning CGI animated feature film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 22, 1995, and Australia on December 7, 1995, as well as in the United Kingdom on 22 March...

Settings

The track on which the opening race (Motor Speedway of the South) takes place is actually based on an enlarged version of the real life Bristol Motor Speedway. The venue for the Piston Cup tiebreaker race (the Los Angeles International Speedway) is a conglomeration of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena where the Rose Bowl is located, as well as the California Speedway in Fontana. The landscape in the background behind Radiator Springs is made up of rock formations intentionally reminiscent of Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas. The road map shown in the montage history of the town calls the area "Cadillac Range." Some of the mountain peaks in Cadillac Range, shown during the movie, resemble the quarter panels of late-50's Cadillacs, with their distinctive tailfins. Grandstand in 2007 Scoring pilon in August 2007 Sign proclaiming the track the Worlds Fastest Half-Mile in 2007 Bristol Motor Speedway, originally known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ... For board track racing circuit, see Los Angeles Coliseum Motordome. ... Arroyo Seco refers to Arroyo Seco (Los Angeles County), a watercourse in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... The Rose Bowl is an outdoor football stadium in Pasadena, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. ... The California Speedway is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California, similar to that of sister track Michigan International Speedway. ... The cars seen facing east, towards Amarillo A close up of one of the cars Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation and sculpture in Amarillo, Texas, U.S.. It was created in 1974 by Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez and Doug Michels, who were a part of the art group... Amarillo redirects here. ... On an automobile, a quarter panel is a body panel that covers the section between the door and the hood (for the front quarter panels), or the door and the trunk (for the rear quarter panels). ... For other uses, see Cadillac (disambiguation). ... The height of the tailfin era; the 1959 Cadillac Another view of the 1959 Cadillac tailfin Not fintails, but sight lines on a Mercedes 190D A British finned car, the Vauxhall Cresta PA Late 1950s Dodge Coronet For the tail fin of an aircraft, see vertical stabilizer. ...

Radiator Springs and vicinity

The setting for the fictional town of Radiator Springs is situated between Gallup, New Mexico and Kingman, Arizona. However, the physical location of Radiator Springs in relation to I-40 is similar to that of Peach Springs, Arizona. Gallup (Navajo: Naʼnízhoozhí) is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States. ... Kingman is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. ... Peach Springs is a census-designated place located in Mohave County, Arizona. ...


The story of Radiator Springs is loosely based on Amboy, California in the Mojave Desert -- a town that showed a decline in almost all traffic when I-40 opened in 1972. Sally references this in the film. It has been suggested that Roys Motel and Cafe be merged into this article or section. ...


A landmark, called Radiator Cap, overlooks the town, and has two white letters ("R" and "S") written upon it, similar to the white "T" painted on Tucumcari Mountain [24]. The style and relative positioning of these letters on the landmark closely resemble the "RS" badge used on the first-generation "Rally Sport" Camaros. Tucumcari Mountain is a mesa in Tucumcari. ... The Chevrolet Camaro is a pony car made in North America by the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors. ...


Willy's Butte resembles the landmark of Mexican Hat, Utah. Mexican Hat Rock Mexican Hat is a census-designated place located in San Juan County, Utah, USA. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 88, a significant decrease from the 1990 figure of 259. ...


Nearby "Ornament Valley" (a reference to Monument Valley) is derived from the rugged Black Mountains (Arizona) and the famous Cadillac Ranch sculpture in Amarillo, Texas. Monument Valley from the valley floor. ... The cars seen facing east, towards Amarillo A close up of one of the cars Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation and sculpture in Amarillo, Texas, U.S.. It was created in 1974 by Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez and Doug Michels, who were a part of the art group...


Sally’s Cozy Cone Motel in the film is a composite of the historic Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, N.M., and the teepee-shaped Wigwam Motels, with one in Holbrook, Ariz., and the other in San Bernardino, Calif. Wigwam Motel, Holbrook, AZ USA Individual Unit, Wigwam Motel, Holbrook, AZ USA Wigwams, Wigwam Motel, Holbrook, AZ USA Original Drawing for Wigwam Motel (Design) Patent 98,617 The 15 concrete and steel wigwams known as the Wigwam Motel, are distinctive landmarks on historic Route 66, and are still visible from...


Ramone’s body-art shop in the film is directly inspired by the U-Drop Inn, a recently restored Art Deco gasoline station and restaurant complex in Shamrock, Texas. Shamrock is a city in Wheeler County, Texas, United States. ...


Lizzie’s Curio Shop in Radiator Springs resembles the crazy Route 66 jumble of memorabilia and knickknacks at Hackberry General Store in Hackberry, Ariz., and the SandHills Curiosity Shop, aka the City Meat Market building, in Erick, Okla.


The bridge that McQueen sees Sally driving on resembles several bridges on Route 66, including the Cyrus Avery Route 66 Memorial Bridge in Tulsa, the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, Calif., and the now-closed bridge over Diablo Canyon at Two Guns, Ariz. Cyrus Stevens Avery (1871–1963) was known as the Father of Route 66. He created the route while appointed to a federal board to create the Federal Highway System, then pushed for the establishment of the U.S. Highway 66 Association to pave and promote the highway. ...


The waterfall near Radiator Springs appears to be inspired by (Havasupai) Havasu Falls, which isn't accessible by road, but is directly northeast of Peach Springs, Arizona. Havasupai home, Arizona, 1887 Havasu Falls, located 2 miles further into the canyon from Supai The Havasupai (sometimes called Havasu Baaja) are a Native American tribe inhabiting the western Grand Canyon area in the U.S. state of Arizona. ...


Flo's V8 cafe looks like a V8 engine head on,with a circular air filter, tappet covers, spark plugs and pistons and connecting rods as the supports for the shelter. (And the blinking neon lights on the spark plugs, blink in the firing order of a Ford flathead V8)

Route 66

Many characters and places in the movie are directly inspired on real Route 66 places and people. Route 66 redirects here. ...


To quote the Pixar crew:

"As we traveled on Route 66, we were privileged to visit many places and to meet a number of people who live and work alongside 'The Mother Road.' The following is a list of the places and people we wanted to honor by including their names in our 'Special Thanks' credits at the end of the film." [25]

The Cars soundtrack has two versions of the classic Bobby Troup jazz standard "Route 66" (popularized by Nat King Cole), one by Chuck Berry and a new version recorded specifically for the film's credits performed by John Mayer. Cars [SOUNDTRACK] is a 2006 Film, at Cars on Soundtrack. ... Bobby Troup also spelled Bobby Troupe (October 18, 1918 - February 7, 1999) was an American actor, jazz pianist and songwriter. ... Jazz standard refers to a tune that is widely known, performed, and recorded among jazz musicians. ... Route 66 (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 is an American popular song, composed in 1946 by Bobby Troup and first recorded that same year by Nat King Cole. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was a popular American jazz singer-songwriter and pianist. ... Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born 18 October 1926, St. ... John Clayton Mayer (born on October 16, 1977) is an American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist. ...


Among the many references to Route 66 landmarks and personalities:

  • The Cozy Cone Motel's design is based on the two Wigwam Motels along Rt. 66, in Holbrook, Arizona and Rialto, California. These were once two out of seven built motels (3 remaining; the third is in Wharton, Texas, south of Houston), with individual cabins shaped like teepees. The name "Cozy Cone" was inspired by the Cozy Dog Drive-In of Springfield, Illinois, which lays claim to being birthplace of the corn dog.
  • The character "Fillmore", referring to the famous San Francisco music venue The Fillmore, was at one time to be named "Waldmire" after Bob Waldmire, a self-proclaimed hippie artist known to Rt. 66 fans for his detailed pen-and-ink maps and postcards of the route. Though Waldmire's family owns the Cozy Dog Drive-In, Bob, now a vegan, preferred not to see his name put on a character that would become a McDonald's Happy Meal toy.[26]
  • Ramone's House of Body Art is based primarily on the U-Drop Inn in Shamrock, Texas. It opened in 1936 as Tower Conoco (from its distinctive Art Deco spire) with the U-Drop Inn Cafe and a retail building attached. Many other establishments built along Route 66 in its heyday had Art Deco elements that might be reflected in the design of Ramone's.
  • In the background of one scene, there is a yellow billboard reading "HERE IT IS" and has an image of a Model T. It is based after the Jackrabbit Trading Post on Route 66.
  • Sheriff is voiced by Michael Wallis, an American historian and author of Route 66: The Mother Road.

Trailers

One Pixar tradition is to create one trailer for each of their films that contains no footage from the actual released film. The trailers for this film: Wigwam Motel, Holbrook, AZ USA Individual Unit, Wigwam Motel, Holbrook, AZ USA Wigwams, Wigwam Motel, Holbrook, AZ USA Original Drawing for Wigwam Motel (Design) Patent 98,617 The 15 concrete and steel wigwams known as the Wigwam Motel, are distinctive landmarks on historic Route 66, and are still visible from... Holbrook (Navajo Tʼiisyaakin) is a city located in Navajo County, Arizona. ... City of Rialto Logo Rialto is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... Outside of a corn dog Corn dog (cross section) The corn dog or corndog is a hot dog coated in cornmeal batter and deep fried in hot oil, although some are baked. ... The Fillmore (also known as the Fillmore Auditorium or, for several years, The Elite Club), is a historic music venue in San Francisco, California made famous by Bill Graham (1931–1991). ... Bob Waldmire is an American artist who is well known for his artwork of Route 66. ... For the British TV show, see Hippies (TV series). ... Hens kept in cramped conditions — the avoidance of animal suffering is the primary motivation of people who become vegans A vegan is a person who avoids the ingestion or use of animal products. ... Shamrock is a city in Wheeler County, Texas, United States. ... Categories: Companies traded on NYSE | Corporation stubs | Oil companies of the United States | Fortune 500 companies | Companies based in Texas ... Asheville City Hall. ... Michael Wallis (b. ...

  • Mater accidentally hits a little bumblebee while driving, and when Lightning McQueen tells him to forget about it, McQueen hits a swarm of bees. Mater laughs at his misfortune.

Similar films

Marcus Aurelius Canônico of Folha de S. Paulo described The Little Cars series (Os Carrinhos in Portuguese), a Brazilian computer graphics film series, as a derivative of Cars. Canônico discussed whether lawsuits from Pixar would appear. The Brazilian Ministry of Culture posted Marcus Aurelius Canônico's article on its website.[27] The newspaper Folha de São Paulo represents the development of the communication media in Brazil. ...


It has also been noted that the plot of Cars bears a striking resemblance to that of Doc Hollywood, the 1991 comedy which stars Michael J. Fox as a hotshot young doctor who, after causing a traffic accident in a small town, is sentenced to work at the town hospital, falls in love with a local law student and eventually acquires an appreciation for small town values.[28][29] Doc Hollywood is a 1991 comedy film based on the book, What? Dead again?, by Dr. Neil Shulman. ... For other persons named Michael Fox, see Michael Fox (disambiguation). ...

Sequel

A sequel has been announced for a Summer 2012 release. Disney has confirmed that Brad Lewis will be the director.[30] On April 9th, 2008, John Lasseter commented "the Cars are going international" in the sequel.[31]


Cars will become the second Pixar film to have a sequel, after Toy Story. Toy Story is an Academy-award-winning CGI animated feature film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 22, 1995, and Australia on December 7, 1995, as well as in the United Kingdom on 22 March...

See also

References

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  10. ^ Cars | Movie Review | Entertainment Weekly
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  24. ^ Old postcard of Tucumcari Mountain.
  25. ^ Pixar's Route 66 inspirations from Route 66 News
  26. ^ Birthplace (maybe) of the corn dog by Charles Storch, Chicago Tribune, August 16, 2006
  27. ^ Vídeo Brinquedo faz sucesso com desenhos como “Os Carrinhos” e “Ratatoing”," Ministry of Culture (Brazil)
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