Release Date: June 9, 2006

Genre: Animation
Director: John Lasseter
Producer: Darla K. Anderson
Voice Talents: Paul Newman, Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, “Larry the Cable Guy”, Cheech Marin, George Carlin, Richard Petty, Michael Keaton, Tony Shalhoub, John Ratzenberger, Michael Wallis, Paul Dooley, Jenifer Lewis

Synopsis: After taking moviegoers magically into the realm of toys, bugs, monsters, fish, and superheroes, the masterful storytellers and technical wizards at Pixar Animation Studios (“The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo,” “Monsters, Inc.”), and Academy Award®-winning director John Lasseter (“Toy Story,” “Toy Story 2,” “A Bug’s Life”), hit the road with a fast-paced comedy adventure set inside the world of cars. Lightning McQueen (voice of OWEN WILSON), a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston Cup Championship in California to compete against two seasoned pros, McQueen gets to know the town’s offbeat characters –including Sally (a snazzy 2002 Porsche voiced by BONNIE HUNT), Doc Hudson (a 1951 Hudson Hornet with a mysterious past, voiced by PAUL NEWMAN), and Mater (a rusty but trusty tow truck voiced by LARRY THE CABLE GUY) – who help him realize that there are more important things than trophies, fame and sponsorship. The all-star vocal cast also includes free-wheeling performances by racing legend Richard Petty and. Fueled with plenty of humor, action, heartfelt drama, and amazing new technical feats, CARS is a high octane delight for moviegoers of all ages.

Official site: (or

The official website for CARS is now live at ! Starting with Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson), new models will be rolled out weekly in the Cars Showroom throughout the next two months. Users will be able to:

  • Check out stats and fun facts for each car character, including Lightning McQueen, Sally the Porche (Bonnie Hunt), Doc Hudson the Hudson Hornet (Paul Newman), Mater the Tow Truck (Larry the Cable Guy) and many more!
  • View 360-degree turnarounds of each car, as well as close-ups of car parts
  • Take a look at car ads
  • Download Wall Papers, Animated Signatures, and AIM Icons
  • More features will be added soon, including an interactive poster, games, and music


Related Media (and Links)

    Podcast (There will be a series of podcasts released in the coming weeks)

    • The XML feed
    • iTunes deep link

    • Episode 1: Voice Talent Recording Sessions
      The actors share their experiences at the Pixar recording studio in a behind the scenes look with CARS Producer, Darla Anderson.
    • Episode 2: Life-Size McQueen & Sally
      Movie car fabricator, Eddie Paul, describes the production of life-size working replicas of Lightning McQueen and Sally for the Cars Road Trip '06. Introduced by "Cars" Director, John Lasseter.
    • Episode 4: Meet Pixar’s Gear Heads
      Interview with Pixar's resident car expert Jay Ward about the Pixar car culture and the inspiration behind Motorama.
    • Episode 5: The Cars Soundtrack
      Go behind-the-scenes with Chris Montan into recording sessions with musicians featured on the CARS soundtrack including John Mayer, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and James Taylor.
    • Episode 6: “Talkin’ Cars”
      The cast of the new movie CARS pick what type of cars director, John Lasseter and producer, Darla Anderson, would be.
    • Episode 7: “Alter Egos”
      Character Manager Jay Ward and Auto Week Editor Dutch Mandel visit Fantasy Junction, converse about the high-end European and racing cars and tell stories.
    • Episode 8: Dinner at the Big Texan
      Footage from Dan Scanlon's film 66. CARS story artists stop for dinner and Jonas Rivera attempts to eat a 72-ounce steak and shrimp.
    • Episode 9: Kickin' It On Route 66
      Footage from Dan Scanlon's film 66. CARS story artists take a research trip down Route 66 and learn that fireworks are actually legal in some states.
    • Episode 10: Day in the Life of a Producer
      CARS Producer, Darla Anderson and Associate Producer, Thomas Porter talk about setting priorities in the making of an animated feature film.
    • Episode 11: Under the Hood
      Take a look under the hood as the Pixar animation team brings the world of CARS to life.
    • Episode 12 “Sonoma”
      Follow the CARS animators as they put the pedal to the metal at the Infineon Race Track in Sonoma, CA, one of many research trips that resulted in the incredibly rich look and feel of racing scenes in the film.
    • Cars Around the World
      Find out how the humor and heart of the characters in CARS are translated into other languages.
    • On the Red Carpet with Cars
      Travel to Lowes Motor Speedway and join the cast and 30,000 fans for the world premiere of CARS.
  • Progression Gallery (see how a scene comes together)
  • Cast of Cars
  • Count Down Posters
  • Interactive Movie Poster (Flash Required)
  • Character Quiz Game

  • Click here for the press release on the premiere event
  • Click here for the press release on the Cars Roadtrip '06 Events



TV SPOT: Check That Out

TV SPOT: Time/Rolling

Extended Clip “Later Mater”

Extended Clip “Customers”
When potential customers show up, the town of Radiator Springs comes alive with hospitality! Thirsty? Try Fillmore’s homemade organic fuel or get a fill-up at Flo’s V8 Café. Tired? Get recharged at Luigi’s Casa della Tires for a new set or stop by Sally’s Cozy Cone Motel for a snooze. You can even take a little piece of Radiator Springs from Sarge’s Surplus or wear one proudly with the help of Ramone’s Body Art!

Extended Clip “Race”
Excitement builds as The King (voiced by Richard Petty), Chick (voiced by Michael Keaton), and Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) – the trio referred to as the “Legend,” the “Runner-Up,” and the “Rookie” of the tarmac – duke it out on the race track for the coveted Piston Cup! Below are links to the clip in 5 different formats.

CARS Tunes
The CARS soundtrack hit the stores yesterday, the ultimate “road trip” album featuring tracks by Sheryl Crow, Rascal Flatts, John Mayer, Brad Paisley, James Taylor and more! Included are behind the scenes looks at the artists and their featured songs! Below are links to the clip in 5 different formats, including feed links.




Extended Clip “Driving Backwards”





Rascal Flatts "Life is a Highway" Music video

Cars Trailer

CARS Trailer #2

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CARS Trailer #1

CARS Teaser

Daytona 500 Commercial @ - Click Here








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