Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure sports film produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and directed and co-written by John Lasseter and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is Pixar's final, independently-produced motion picture before its purchase by Disney. Set in a world populated entirely by anthropomorphic cars and other vehicles, it features voices by Paul Newman (in his final non-documentary feature), Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Michael Wallis, George Carlin, Paul Dooley, Jenifer Lewis, Guido Quaroni, Michael Keaton, Katherine Helmond, and John Ratzenberger. The film is also the second Pixar film—after A Bug's Life—to have an entirely non-human cast. The film was accompanied by the short One Man Band for its theatrical and home media releases.
Cars premiered on May 26, 2006 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, and was released on June 9, 2006, to positive 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 November 7, 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, bringing an estimated $10 billion in 5 years since the film's release. The film was dedicated to Joe Ranft, who was killed in a car accident during the film's production.
A sequel, Cars 2, was released on June 24, 2011, and a spin-off, Planes, produced by DisneyToon Studios, was released on August 9, 2013. A series of short animated films, named Cars Toons, has been airing since 2008. The film has also spawned toys, video games, clothing, and other merchandise. Section heading
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Appearences in EDP ProjectsEdit
- AniMat's Reviews - Cars 2 at the beginning of the video, footage from the movie is shown as AniMat briefly gives his thoughts on it, before beginning the actual review.
- Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios footage from it is shown throughout the episode. Most namingly, when he talks about it in part 3.
- AniMat's Reviews - Turbo he often mentions it throughout the review, criticizing Turbo for being a rip-off of Cars. Also, the first time in the review that Turbo is mentioned as a rip-off of Cars, The Cars poster appears onscreen.
- Top 10 OTHER Disney Villains when discussing #8 on the list, Jeffery Katzenberg, he says that DreamWorks and Disney's animated films have a sense of familiarity, and gives us examples. One of those examples consists of the poster for Cars being shown on screen, alongside the poster for Turbo.