• Cars (2006)


Release Date: June 9th, 2006

DVD Release Date: November 7th, 2006

G |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

While traveling to California to race against The King (Richard Petty) and Chick Hicks (Michael Keaton) for the Piston Cup Championship, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) becomes lost after falling out of his trailer in a run down town called Radiator Springs. While there he slowly befriends the town's odd residents, including Sally (Bonnie Hunt), Doc Hudson (Paul Newman) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy). When it comes time for him to leave to championship is no longer his top priority.

Cast: Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy , Katherine Helmond, Cheech Marin, Richard Petty, Michael Keaton

Director: John Lasseter

Genres: Comedy , Adventure , Animated , Children

Production Co: Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures

Distributors: Walt Disney Pictures

Keywords: Competition, Small town, 1950s, Friend, Friendship, Heartwarming, Playful, Family, Rise, Creative, Rivalry

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    It might not be way up there in "The Incredibles"/"Finding Nemo"/"Toy Story" stratosphere, but the charming Cars is nevertheless a thoroughly pleasant way to mark Pixar Animation Studios' 20th anniversary. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It doesn't make Cars a bad picture -- the visual inventions are worth the price of admission -- but it constitutes conduct unbecoming to a maker of magic.

  • 100
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    Whether the movie will make you believe a shocking-orange stock car has a future with a lavender Carrera, it's more fun to follow than a televised freeway chase. show more

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Nominated Music (Original Song)
Winner Best Animated Feature Film
Nominated Animated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Animated Feature Film