Cars (DVD)

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Description

Pixar's latest movie features the talents of Owen Wilson and Steve McQueen, set in the world of car racing. Lightning McQueen is a cocky, rookie race car. Speeding on his way to a big race, he crashes into Radiator Springs, destroying lots of the inhabitants belongings. In order to make up for what he did, the cocky roadster is sentenced to community service. Though he will do anything to get away from the work, McQueen must learn to respect and bond with the Radiator Springs inhabitants in order to get out of the town and back on the racetracks.

Product Details

Barcode
6003805061416
Department
Movies & TV
Released
1 Jul 2006
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Animation
Franchise
Pixar
Region
Region 2
Year
2006
Language
English
Studio
Walt Disney Pictures
Runtime
111 min
Age Restriction
PG
Trailer
Screenshots
Additional Image
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Cars
Release Year
2006
Running Time
116 min
Language
English
Categories
Childrens / Animated / Animated Characters / Cars/Automobiles / Race Cars / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
Talking cars rediscover the quirky originality of middle America in this inventive animated film from the folks at Pixar (TOY STORY, FINDING NEMO). Owen Wilson does the voice of arrogant rookie racecar Lightning McQueen, who winds up stranded in the small desert town of Radiator Springs on his way west to a big showdown. Sentenced to community service after literally tearing up the road in a high-speed chase, at first all Lightning can think of is getting back to the world of corporate sponsorship and merchandising tie-ins he loves so well. Eventually, however, the eccentric residents of Radiator Springs begin to grow on him, especially the attractive lady Porsche lawyer (Bonnie Hunt) and a rusty old tow-truck (Larry the Cable Guy). There's also a hippie Volkswagen (George Carlin), a low-riding T-bird (Cheech Martin) and Paul Newman as the gruff, curmudgeonly Doc Hudson, the town judge who harbors his own checkered-flag past. The story may not be new, but Pixar's precision-engineered animation brilliantly illuminates the town and its surrounding cactus-studded vistas down to the minutest detail, and director/writer John Lasseter keeps the film's satiric wit and generous heart in perfect alignment. Adults in the audience should appreciate the film's celebration of old-school American eccentricity, and the kids will dig all the thunderous grit and high-octane wheel burning. Randy Newman composed the score; James Taylor sings one of the songs.
Notes
Theatrical Release: June 9, 2006
Cast & Crew
Director
John Lasseter
Voice
George Carlin / Bob Costas / Bonnie Hunt / Michael Keaton / Larry the Cable Guy / Cheech Marin / Paul Newman / Owen Wilson
Screenwriter
Dan Fogelman / John Lasseter / Phil Lorin / Kiel Murray
Composer
Randy Newman
Producer
Darla Anderson
Movie Critics
Box Office
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "CARS is all about shifting to a lower gear, getting out of the fast lane and how the journey in life is its own reward."
Annlee Ellingson (1 Jul 2006, p.62)
Entertainment Weekly
"When it comes to unlikely anthropomorphization, Pixar isn't afraid to raise the bar." -- Grade: A
Chris Willman (17 Nov 2006, p.107)
Los Angeles Times
"[Powered] by warmth, emotion and good-hearted charm. It offers the kinds of sensations all Hollywood once did, and it makes us remember why those films made us care..."
Kenneth Turan (9 Jun 2006, p.E1)
Premiere
"[A]ll of its automobiles brim with personality....The story makes some typically Pixar points on community and friendship, and the design and animation is typically thrilling."
Glenn Kenny (1 Dec 2006, p.129)
Rolling Stone
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "CARS is family fun, brimming with surprises....A class act all the way. Pixar does it again."
Peter Travers (15 Jun 2006, p.106)
Sight and Sound
"The voice-cast is given a lift by Paul Newman, whose deep tones dignify his character....Its eye-boggling giant stadiums and desert vistas fill the biggest cinema screen..."
Andrew Osmond (1 Aug 2006, p.66)
Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "As a technical achievement, CARS is peerless....[The cars] are alive and the team has faithfully crafted an environment for the characters."
James White (1 Jun 2006, p.38)

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Animated Feature Film
Winner: 2006