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Plot, Details & Awards

Cars

G In Theaters 06/9/2006 , 116min.
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Plot & Details

A pedal-to-the-metal race car determined to prove his worth on the tracks discovers that life isn't always about crossing the finish line first in Toy Story director John Lasseter's mechanically minded tale of friendship and loyalty. Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) may be just a rookie, but he's convinced that he can realize his dream of zooming by the checkered flag if he can only make it to California in time to compete in the upcoming Piston Cup Championship. When Lightning takes a detour into the slow-moving, Route 66 town of Radiator Springs, however, it begins to appear as if his shot at the big time has effectively stalled out. Of course, Lightning's exciting cross-country trek wasn't all for naught, and after befriending such quirky Radiator Springs residents as Sally the Porsche (voice of Bonnie Hunt), Doc Hudson (voice of Paul Newman), and Mater the Tow Truck (voice of Larry the Cable Guy), the eager young racer learns that sometimes life is more about the voyage than the outcome of the race.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Randy Newman Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Animated Feature Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Animated Feature Won

Austin Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Austin Film Critics Best Animated Feature Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Animated Feature Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Soundtrack Nominated
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Animated Feature Won

Iowa Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Iowa Film Critics Association Best Animated Feature Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Animated Feature (Runner-up) Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 National Board of Review Best Animated Feature Won

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