Cars (franchise)

Cars (franchise)
Cars series

The Cars logo as seen in the first film, subsequent productions had the "V" extended at the bottom.
Directed by John Lasseter (1 & 2)
Joe Ranft (1)
Brad Lewis (2)
Produced by Darla K. Anderson (1)
Denise Ream (2)
Screenplay by Dan Fogelman (1)
John Lasseter (1)
Joe Ranft (1)
Kiel Murray (1)
Phil Lorin (1)
Jorgen Klubien (1)
Ben Queen (2)
Story by John Lasseter (1 & 2)
Joe Ranft (1)
Jorgen Klubien (1)
Brenda Chapman (1)
Brad Lewis (2)
Dan Fogelman (2)
Starring Owen Wilson (1 & 2)
Larry the Cable Guy (1 & 2)
Paul Newman (1)
Bonnie Hunt (1 & 2)
Tony Shalhoub (1 & 2)
Guido Quaroni (1 & 2)
John Ratzenberger (1 & 2)
Paul Dooley (1 & 2)
George Carlin (1)
Lloyd Sherr (2)
Cheech Marin (1 & 2)
Jenifer Lewis (1 & 2)
Michael Wallis (1 & 2)
Katherine Helmond (1 & 2)
Joe Ranft (1)
Music by Randy Newman (1)
Michael Giacchino (2)
Cinematography Jeremy Lasky (1 & 2)
Jean-Claude Kalache (1)
Sharon Calahan (2)
Editing by Ken Schretzmann (1)
Stephen Schaffer (2)
Studio Pixar Animation Studios
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) 1: June 9, 2006
2: June 24, 2011
Running time 230 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $320 million
Box office $983,935,149

Cars is the second film series created by Pixar and distributed by Disney after Toy Story. Cars was released on June 9, 2006 and Cars 2 was released on June 24, 2011. Both films were directed by John Lasseter, the CEO of Pixar Animation Studios. Cars is considered to be Pixar's "anniversary" franchise as both films marked Pixar's 20th and 25th anniversaries respectively. Both films have received over $1,000,000,000 in box office revenue worldwide.


Film series

Cars (2006)

Cars is the seventh of twelve films made by Pixar. The story is about rookie racecar, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), who gets lost on the way to a tiebreaker race in the Piston Cup and ends up in a little town called Radiator Springs on Route 66, that had since been forgotten because the Interstate was built. He accidentally wrecks the road and is sentenced to fix it. During his time, he goes tractor tipping with his new best friend Tow Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) and goes on a drive with his future girlfriend Sally Carrera (Bonnie Hunt). After McQueen fixes the road, Doc Hudson (Paul Newman) no longer wants him in town, so he calls the news crew to take McQueen to Los Angeles, but it doesn't take long for Doc to realize how much he's helped Radiator Springs, so he goes back to being the Hudson Hornet and becomes McQueen's crew chief, while most of the Radiator Springs folks become his pit crew. McQueen is about to win the race, but helps The King (Richard Petty) cross the finish line after Chick Hicks (Michael Keaton) crashes him and wins the Piston Cup after being in third on the last lap, but is booed by everyone as comeuppance. Despite his loss, Lightning is offered to be the new face of Dinoco, but he decides to stay with Rusteze. He does, however, arrange for Mater to ride in the Dinoco helicopter just like McQueen promised. The film ends with McQueen setting up his racing headquarters in Radiator Springs, thereby putting it back on the map.

Cars 2 (2011)

Cars 2 is the twelfth film from Pixar. The story is about Lightning McQueen competing in the first World Grand Prix, a three-part race set in Japan, Italy and England that'll determine the world's fastest racecar. His rival in the race is Italian Formula One car, Francesco Bernoulli (John Turturro). Along the way, Mater is mistaken for a spy by British spycar, Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) and falls in love with McMissile's assistant Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer). The three of them uncover a plot to sabotage the race led by Professor Zunndapp (Thomas Kretschmann) and a group of lemon cars, including Grem (Joe Mantegna) and Acer (Peter Jacobson). When the race reaches its conclusion in England, Mater figures out that Miles Axlerod (Eddie Izzard) is the mastermind behind the plot to sabotage the race, since he started it in the first place and had intended for cars everywhere to run on oil as revenge for the lemons' reputation as being "history's biggest loser cars," implying that Axlerod is also a lemon. With the plot foiled and the villains defeated, Mater is knighted by the Queen of England (Vanessa Redgrave) and a new race is held in Radiator Springs. Mater is offered to join McMissile and Shiftwell on another mission, but he chooses to stay. He does, however, get to keep the rocket engines he acquired as the two agents take off in Siddely (Jason Isaacs), the British spy jet.

Television series

Mater's Tall Tales

Mater's Tall Tales (A Cars Toon for short) is an animated short television series by Pixar featuring the characters Mater and Lightning McQueen from the film Cars. The name of the series is a pun of the word "cartoon" with an additional "S". The series' first broadcast was on October 27, 2008, on Disney Channel, Toon Disney and ABC Family.[1] Not exclusive to television, the episodes have also premiered as theatrical shorts, such as with the 2008 film Bolt. On November 2, 2010, the series was released on DVD and Blu-ray featuring 2 brand new episodes, a total of 9 episodes; 3 in season 1, and 6 in season 2. On November 1, 2011 the first episode of season 3, Air Mater was released on Blu-ray and DVD packaged with Cars 2.[2]

Short films

Mater and the Ghostlight

Mater and the Ghostlight is a 2006 Pixar computer-animated short created for the DVD of Cars, which was released on October 25, 2006 in Australia and in the United States on November 7, 2006.[3] The short, set in the Cars world, tells a story of Mater being haunted by a mysterious blue light.


Box office performance

In its opening weekend, the original Cars earned $60,119,509 in 3,985 theaters in the United States, ranking number one at the box office. In the United States, the film held onto the No.1 spot for two weeks before being surpassed by Click and then by Superman Returns the following weekend. It went on to gross $461,981,604 worldwide (ranking number 6 in 2006 films) and $244,082,982 in the United States (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 United States, but lost to Ice Age: The Meltdown in worldwide totals.[4]

Cars 2 has earned an estimated $176,375,295 in the USA and Canada, and $173,700,000 in other territories, as of July 24, 2011, for a worldwide total of $350,075,295.[5] Worldwide on its opening weekend it made $109.0 million, marking the largest opening weekend for a 2011 animated title.[6]

Film Release date Revenue Rank Budget Reference
United States Foreign Worldwide All time domestic All time worldwide
Cars June 9, 2006 $244,082,982 $217,900,167 $461,983,149 #68
#107 $120,000,000 [4]
Cars 2 June 24, 2011 $190,858,696 $360,400,000 $551,258,696 #128 #98 $200,000,000 [7]
Total $433,200,982 $569,600,167 $1,002,801,149 N/A N/A $320,000,000 N/A
List indicator(s)
(A) indicates the adjusted totals based on current ticket prices (calculated by Box Office Mojo).

Critical reception

Both installments of the Cars series have generally received more criticism than other Pixar films. Even though Cars still received mostly positive reviews (but still less than usual for Pixar), Cars 2 received unanimously mixed reviews, for the first time for the studio, although Roger Ebert and Peter Travers were both very positive in their reviews.

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic Yahoo! Movies
Overall Cream of the Crop
Cars 74% (193 reviews)[8] 73% (41 reviews)[8] 73% (39 reviews)[9] B (14 reviews)[10]
Cars 2 37% (187 reviews)[11] 46% (37 reviews)[11] 57% (38 reviews)[12] B- (13 reviews)[13]
Average Ratings 56% 59% 65% N/A

Awards and nominations

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 film was also nominated for AFI's 10 Top 10 in the "Animation" genre.[14]

Cast and characters

Film series

This is a list of characters from the 2006 Pixar film Cars and the 2011 Disney / Pixar film Cars 2.

Character Main films Shorts Role
Cars Cars 2 Mater and the Ghostlight
Lightning McQueen Owen Wilson "A hybrid between a stock car and a more curvaceous Le Mans endurance racer."[15]
Tow Mater Larry the Cable Guy A 1951 International Harvester L-170 "boom" truck[16][17] with elements of a mid-1950s Chevrolet.[18] One-Ton Wrecker Tow Truck.
Doc Hudson Paul Newman Mentioned only Paul Newman A 1951 Hudson Hornet, later revealed to be the Fabulous Hudson Hornet.
Sally Carrera Bonnie Hunt A 2002 996-series Porsche 911 Carrera.
Luigi Tony Shalhoub A 1959 Fiat 500.
Guido Guido Quaroni A custom forklift, resembling an Isetta at the front.
Ramone Cheech Marin A 1959 Chevy Impala Lowrider.
Flo Jenifer Lewis A 1957 Motorama show car.
Sarge Paul Dooley A 1941 Willys model jeep, in the style used by the US Military.
Fillmore George Carlin Lloyd Sherr George Carlin A 1960 VW Bus.
Sheriff Michael Wallis A 1949 Mercury Club Coupe (police package).
Lizzie Katherine Helmond A 1923 Ford Model T.
Mack John Ratzenberger A 1985 Mack Super-Liner.
Red Joe Ranft Silent Cameo Joe Ranft A 1960s style fire truck (most closely resembles a mid-1960s Pirsch pumper but also resembles American LaFrance models).
Darrell Cartrip Darrell Waltrip Does not appear in
Mater and the Ghostlight
A 1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Mia Lindsey Collins Silent Cameo A 1992 Mazda Miata.
Tia Elissa Knight Silent Cameo
Van Richard Kind A 2003 Ford Windstar.
Minny Edie McClurg A 1996 Dodge Caravan.
Finn McMissile Does not appear
in Cars
Michael Caine A car based on an Aston Martin DB5 and other 1960's English sports cars.
Holley Shiftwell Emily Mortimer A car resembling a Jaguar XJR-15.
Francesco Bernoulli John Turturro A Formula One race car.
Jeff Gorvette Jeff Gordon A Chevrolet Corvette C6.R.
Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton A race car based on a McLaren MP4-12C.
Shu Todoroki N/A A Dome S102.
Nigel Gearsley Greg Ellis An Aston Martin DBR9.
Siddeley Jason Isaacs A Gulfstream V.
Professor Zündapp Thomas Kretschmann A Zündapp Janus.
Grem Joe Mantegna An AMC Gremlin.
Acer Peter Jacobson A beat-up green AMC Pacer 2-door hatchback.
Victor Hugo Stanley Townsend A Yugo GL.
Vladimir Trunkov Stanley Townsend A ZAZ-968M Zaporozhets.
Tubbs Pacer Brad Lewis An AMC Pacer.
J. Curby Gremlin John Mainieri An AMC Gremlin.
Rod "Torque" Redline Bruce Campbell A mix of a Ford Mustang with a Dodge Challenger.
Miles Axlerod Eddie Izzard A modified Range Rover L322.
Tomber Michel Michelis A car that largely resembles a Reliant Regal three-wheeler with some details from the Citroën Ami and DS models.
Mama Topolino Vanessa Redgrave A 1950's Fiat.
Uncle Topolino Franco Nero A 1937 Fiat 500 "Topolino"
John Lassetire John Lasseter An early 1990's Chevy S-10 and Jeff Gorvette's crew chief.
Mach Matsuo A Datsun 240Z and Shu Todoroki's crew chief.
Austin Littleton A 1961 Austin Mini and Nigel Gearsley's crew chief.
Brent Mustangburger Brent Musburger A 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe.
David Hobbscap David Hobbs A 1963 Coombs Lightweight Jaguar E-Type.
Crabby the Boat Sig Hansen A boat based on a Purse Seiner.
The Queen Vanessa Redgrave A Rolls-Royce Phantom IV.
Prince Wheeliam A 2009 Bentley Continental GT.
Otis Jeff Garlin A car.
Tony Trihull Lloyd Sherr A boat based on the USS Independence.
Strip "The King" Weathers Richard Petty Does not appear
in Cars 2
The car's design was based on Richard Petty's 1970 Plymouth Superbird.
Chick Hicks Michael Keaton A generic 1980s stock car, described by Pixar as "Strongly resembles a 1978–88 General Motors G-Body such as Buick Regal or Grand National".[18]
Lynda "Mrs. The King" Weathers Lynda Petty A 1974 Chrysler Town & Country.
Tex Dinoco Humpy Wheeler A 1975 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.
"Junior" #8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. A NASCAR Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS.
"Mario Andretti" #11 Mario Andretti A 1967 Ford Fairlane.
Bob Cutlass Bob Costas A 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora, although the Aurora was never offered as a 2 door model.
Fred Andrew Stanton A car.
Michael Schumacher Michael Schumacher A Ferrari F430.
Woody Car Tom Hanks A car.
Buzz Lightyear Car Tim Allen A car.
Hamm Car John Ratzenberger A car.
Mike Wazowski Car Billy Crystal A car.
Sullivan Truck John Goodman A monster truck.
Yeti Snowplow John Ratzenberger A snowplow.
Flik Beetle Dave Foley A Volkswagen Beetle.
P.T. Flea Car John Ratzenberger A car.
DJ E.J. Holowicki A 2004 Scion xB.
Wingo Adrian Ochoa A 2000 Nissan Silvia.
Boost Jonas Rivera A 1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse.
Snot Rod Lou Romano A 1970 Dodge Challenger.
Harv Jeremy Piven (US)
Jeremy Clarkson (UK)
A car.
Jerry Recycled Batteries Joe Ranft A 1979 Peterbilt 352.
  • Note: A grey cell indicates the character was not in the film.

Mater's Tall Tales

Character Mater's Tall Tales
Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
Rescue Squad Mater Mater The Greater El Materdor Unidentified Flying Mater Tokyo Mater Monster Truck Mater Heavy Metal Mater Moon Mater Mater Private Eye Air Mater
Tow Mater Larry the Cable Guy
Lightning McQueen Keith Ferguson
Luigi Silent Cameo Tony Shalhoub Silent Cameo Silent Cameo Silent Cameo
Guido Silent Cameo Guido Quaroni Guido Quaroni Silent Cameo
Ramone Silent Cameo Silent Cameo Silent Cameo Silent Cameo
Flo Silent Cameo Silent Cameo Silent Cameo
Sarge Silent Cameo Silent Cameo
Fillmore Silent Cameo George Carlin
(archive footage)
Silent Cameo
Sheriff Michael Wallis
DJ E.J. Holowicki
Wingo Adrian Ochoa
Boost Jonas Rivera
Kabuto Tony Kobayashi
Ito-San Robert Ito
Red Silent Cameo
Mia Lindsey Collins
Tia Elissa Knight
Nurse GTO
  • Note: A grey cell indicates the character was not in the series.

Other media

Video games

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. Two sequels were released, "Cars Mater-National" being the first one and "Cars Race-O-Rama". A video game based on Cars 2 was developed by Avalanche Software and published by Disney Interactive Studios for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC and Nintendo DS on June 21, 2011.[19] The Playstation 3 version of the game was reported to be compatible with stereoscopic 3D gameplay.[20]

Video Game Date Released Game System Compatible
  • NA October 22, 2006
Xbox 360
  • PAL November 16, 2006
  • AUS November 22, 2006
  • NA November 15, 2006
  • PAL December 7, 2006
  • AUS December 13, 2006
  • JP March 21, 2007
  • NA June 5, 2006
PS2, PSP, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS
  • JP July 5, 2006
  • PAL July 13, 2006
  • NA June 5, 2006
Windows, Xbox
  • PAL July 13, 2006
  • NA June 5, 2006
Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures
  • NA June 6, 2006
Windows, Mac
  • PAL July 14, 2006
Cars Mater-National
  • NA October 29, 2007
Wii, Nintendo DS, PS3, Xbox 360, Game Boy Advance, PS2, Windows
  • EU November 30, 2007
  • AUS November 29, 2007
Cars Race-O-Rama
  • NA October 12, 2009
Nintendo DS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
  • EU October 30, 2009
The World of Cars Online
  • June 29, 2010
Windows, Mac
Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales
  • October 19, 2010
Cars 2
  • NA June 21, 2011
Mac, Nintendo DS, PS3, Wii, iOS, Windows, Xbox 360
  • AUS June 23, 2011
  • EU July 22, 2011

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.[21]

It has also been noted that the plot of Cars bears a striking resemblance to that of Doc Hollywood, the 1991 romantic 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.[22]

Spin-off film

It was reported in 2010 that Disney was developing a direct-to-video computer animated Cars spin-off titled Planes. In June 2011, it was announced that the film is being made by DisneyToon Studios for a Spring 2013 release. Toy Story director and Cars 2 co-director, John Lasseter has said that:[23]

We had such a great time exploring the world of 'Cars' over the course of two films, so it seemed only natural for us to see where our imaginations would take us in a film where planes where the main characters, by expanding the Cars world, 'Planes' gave us a whole new set of fun-filled situations and a great opportunity to introduce some fantastic new characters.


The Mattel-produced 1/55 scale Toy Cars were some of the most popular toys of the 2006 Summer Season.[citation needed] 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[citation needed] because of being shipped in lower numbers than other characters.[citation needed] Some online Disney enthusiasts are comparing it to the same shortage that Mattel faced with its Toy Story line in 1995.[citation needed] 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.[24] Another Cars product which followed the Disney-Pixar Cars Die-Cast Line were miniature versions of the characters which were painted in different colors to represent different events. These are called Cars Toons. Also, Lego will make some sets for the sequel. 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.[25] 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 "Motor Speedway of the South" will feature most of the race cars seen during the opening race sequence of the film. (This is also the name for the track race in the 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 US$600 million. Estimates put out in November by the Walt Disney Company peg total sales for the brand at around $1 billion.[26]

Kelley Blue Book, a 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.[27] The United States Department of Transportation has used scenes from the movie in a commercial regarding the Click It or Ticket campaign. 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. 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 advertisements for Cars. In the Wal-Mart TV commercial the Wal-Mart truck was talking to Mater. 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.[28] The first ad involved the Opels coming to Radiator Springs as tourists. The second involved their failed attempts at auditioning for Mater. In the end the Opels lost the part to the real Mater. In July 2006, greeting card giant Hallmark Cards unveiled its line of 2006 Keepsake Christmas ornaments. Among the collection was an ornament featuring Lightning McQueen and Mater. There is also a Cars children's clothing line, which produces various T-shirts and shorts.

In Japan, Disney Japan and Toyota backed 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.[29] This include their number change from their original No.101 to McQueen's #95. They won in Race 3 that season.

Theme park attractions

A Cars-based attraction opened at Walt Disney Studios Paris (France) in 2007 and a Cars-based land is scheduled to open in Disney's California Adventure in 2012.

Cars Land

Currently, Disney California Adventure is constructing a 12 acre new land only of Cars that will include the most expensive ride Disney has ever built. Their E-signature ride is the $200 million Radiator Springs Racers slated to open next summer. Cars Land is an entire interactive replica of Radiator Springs where guests can race against each other while riding on their favorite Cars characters. Opening Summer 2012 as the completion of the Disney's California Adventure Expandtion along with Buena Vista Street.

Cars Quatre Roues Rallye

Cars Quatre Roues Rallye, or Cars Race Rally, is an attraction at Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallée. The attraction opened on June 9, 2007 as part of the park's expansion land, Toon Studio. The ride opened one year after Cars showed its first screening. The attraction's setting is the small town of Radiator Springs (located in Toon Studio). The attraction's station is themed to a car service station located in the desert. The attraction is surrounded by boulders which imitates the rocky formations of the Grand Canyon. The ride system is actually a highly themed Zamperla Demolition Derby.

Riders begin the attraction by sitting down in one of the generic car-shaped vehicles. The vehicles are located on one of the four spinning plateaus. The attraction's layout is similar to "Francis' Ladybug Boogie" attraction at Disney's California Adventure and the "Whirlpool" at Tokyo DisneySea, as the vehicles automatically change from one spinning plateau to the next. The vehicles change plateaus while carrying out the rotation inversion of eight separate vehicles. Cars Race Rally is currently the only operating Disney ride themed to the Cars franchise.


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