Lightning McQueen, 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.
|Release Date||:||June 8, 2006|
|Genres||:||Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family|
|Production Company||:||Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||John Lasseter, Joe Ranft, Joe Ranft, Susan E. Levin|
|Writers||:||Dan Fogelman, Joe Ranft, John Lasseter, Kiel Murray, Phil Lorin, Jorgen Klubien, John Lasseter, Joe Ranft, Jorgen Klubien|
|Casts||:||Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Cheech Marin, Tony Shalhoub, Guido Quaroni, Jenifer Lewis, Paul Dooley, Michael Wallis, George Carlin, Katherine Helmond, John Ratzenberger, Michael Keaton, Joe Ranft, Richard Petty, Jeremy Piven, Bob Costas, Darrell Waltrip, Richard Kind, Edie McClurg, Humpy Wheeler, Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi, Lynda Petty, Andrew Stanton, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Michael Schumacher, Jay Leno, Sarah Clark, Mike Nelson, Joe Ranft, Jonas Rivera, Lou Romano, Adrian Ochoa, E.J. Holowicki, Elissa Knight, Lindsey Collins, Larry Benton, Douglas Keever, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, John Ratzenberger, Billy Crystal, John Goodman, John Ratzenberger, Dave Foley, John Ratzenberger, Vanness Wu|
|Plot Keywords||:||car race, car journey, village and town, road, auto, route 66, wrecker, porsche, retirement, media, friendship, sport, animation, los angeles, aftercreditsstinger, duringcreditsstinger, pixar|
Caught the world premiere at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte-- we're not race fans ourselves by any means, but you really don't have to be to get on the road with this one. We were privvy to a couple inside jokes, living amongst the racing atmosphere that IS Charlotte, but even if we hadn't gotten that extra little chuckle, there's definitely plenty to find. Not just for kids. Kids will like the cute characters, and bright colors, adults will like it simply because it's just plain entertaining without having to dumb down to appeal to kids. You'll find yourself wanting to find the next twisty backroad to get to your next destination. Watch for all kids of cameo's, and it's too bad IMDb doesn't include a picture of the animated character as well-- it's not always easy to remember what the names are once you get home. Owen's good, Newman is classic, if a little flat (I applaud him for just plain staying active and leaving his house!), but it's really Larry the Cable Guy's movie-- newfound appreciation for that one-- and "tow-mater" is a multi-layered pun. Not only on the fact that he's a tow truck, but also his "they call me tater salad" bit-- Overall, highly entertaining, just try not to speed too much on the way home....