H. ; 11, members have Lego Marvel and DC Superheroes Wiki is a FANDOM Comics For over 30 years, Pixar has touched the hearts of millions around the. I am Lightning." — Lightning McQueen. Cars is a American computer-animated sports comedy-adventure and racing film produced by Pixar. The story of Cars is set in an alternate universe where every character is a vehicle of various sorts, whether that be an automobile, an aircraft and a. UP BTC UPDATE
Mattel has announced that Cars toys will continue through with the release of at least 80 new vehicles. A 36 car pack called "Motor Speedway of the South" will feature most of the race cars seen during the opening race sequence of the film. In conjunction with the film's release, a chocolate ice cream on a stick resembling a car tire was released in Australia. These ice creams were called "Burnouts".
The naming of the particular product sparked controversy as the name "Burnouts" was believed to have encouraged street racing and committing burnouts. These acts are illegal and heavy fines and convictions are issued to those committing these acts in Australia. It is unknown as to whether the products have been discontinued. In Norway, the candy company Nidar produced candy with the characters on the outer packaging and pictures of the characters on the packaging of the assorted candy on the inside.
These bags also came with Cars themed tattoos. In the U. The second involved their failed attempts at auditioning for Mater. In the end the Opels lost the part to the real Mater. In July , greeting card giant Hallmark Cards unveiled its line of Keepsake Christmas ornaments.
Among the collection was an ornament featuring Lightning McQueen and Mater. There is also a Cars children's clothing line, which produces various T-shirts and shorts. They won in Race 3 that season. Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters opened on March 7, , and replaced Luigi's Flying Tires , an original Cars Land ride which closed in February after complaints and injuries.
The ride system is a highly themed Zamperla Demolition Derby. Riders begin the attraction by sitting down in one of the generic car-shaped vehicles. It shares the same problem as Shark Tale , Sing , and even the later Nickelodeon other anthropomorphic vehicle-related TV series; Blaze and the Monster Machines which is populated entirely by monster trucks , and which is that there's no reason for the characters to be what they are since it has no impact on the plot to the point where the movie has weird logic has become a popular meme raising more questions than answers like: The cars only have wheels as hands.
So, who actually built anything? Why do the cars even have door handles? Wouldn't that have led to their insides? However, there are some very notable exceptions who don't have door handles. Especially with Lightning McQueen. If all the cars are basically people, why are there animals like the tractor cows?
Why do they have teeth if they feed from gasoline? Where do the little cars come from? Some product placements for car companies like Mack, Apple, Porsche and Mercury though these are subtle and make sense, since there are no human characters. There are even animation errors. For example, in one scene, Snot Rod was missing next to Mack, but suddenly appears in the next scene. Also, during the first race, Darren Leadfoot's rims are yellow, but when they show his entire appearance, he gets his actual black rims instead.
But however, speaking of this last said error, this was finally corrected in the sequel, Cars 2. There are two plot holes: Why didn't the race officials disqualify Chick Hicks if he cheated in the race while he caused The King to have a hard crash? Though it is likely that his crowd did notice and somewhat gave him a punishment by going against him after what he did to the King for the final Piston Cup race.
And McQueen's crash in Cars 3 , even tow trucks, his friends this time, and emergency vehicles again did come by. Instead of having the movie being produced in widescreen, Pixar produced it in its original ratio and then cropped the film into the 2. Not to mention, it misses out on half of the picture from top to bottom, which makes it look fake, and it quite so ruins the experience for anyone that watched this movie in the original cut in There are two death scenes shown on-screen, including a green SUV in McQueen's first Dinoco dream, and while funny, Chick dies from the combine harvester Frank in McQueen's second dream.
Reception Critical Response Cars received generally positive reviews from critics. The website's critics consensus reads, "Cars offers visual treats that more than compensate for its somewhat thinly written story, adding up to a satisfying diversion for younger viewers. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 73 out of based on 39 critics reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". However, it was considered the weakest film from Pixar until Cars 2 was released five years later in , which received much worse reviews than the first movie, and is the only Pixar film to have a "rotten" rating, despite the box office success.
Videos Trivia Cars was originally going to be released on November 4, , but on December 7, , its release date was moved to June 9, , delaying their next movie from that date to June 29, Analysts looked at the release date change as a sign from Pixar that they were preparing for the pending end of the Disney distribution contract by either preparing non-Disney materials to present to other studios or they were buying time to see what happened with Michael Eisner's situation at Disney. Unlike previous Pixar DVD releases, there is no two-disc special edition, and no plans to release one in the future.
It was released on the studios' 20th anniversary. This marks the first Pixar film to have just only one word for title. Multiple movies followed. This film is the last Pixar movie released on VHS. It came out in February as a Disney Movie Club exclusive. It's also the last movie ever to release on VHS. All future Pixar films were not released on VHS. It is also the only Pixar film on that format not to have previews, a "Feature Presentation" message because it retired twelve months prior , nor a warning screen.
Strip "The King" Weathers' crash at the end of the movie is a virtual frame-by-frame recreation of racing legend Richard Petty's crash in the Daytona It was changed to 95 in reference to the year Toy Story was released. In inspiration, John Lasseter looked back on his childhood road trip vacations for this movie.
When he recreated one with his family during a summer vacation, he felt inspired. He realized that there were many towns on the old routes that people missed out on once the freeways were built, and wanted to pay homage to these sleepy, long-forgotten places. This marks the first Pixar film to be released in June.
The animators drew more than over 43, sketches for designs of the cars. Developers even stopped people on roads to take photos of their cars for early character sketches. Each frame of the movie took an average of seventeen processor hours to render.
China Southern Power Grid pilot projects and other joint activities were supposed to explore the benefits that switchable-battery electric cars and the networked infrastructure that supports them might deliver to the electric grid in CSG's service area, which spanned five provinces, one million square kilometers, and million people in Southern China.
These would have had , charging poles , but they did not indicate how many, if any, of them would have been battery-swap stations. A Better Place battery swap station in Denmark. Using the Better Place model, DONG hoped to take advantage of the existing electric grid and electric vehicle batteries to harness and store the abundance of wind-generated power, and distribute it appropriately for transportation consumption.
Cumulative sales through April reached units. Because the batteries are owned by Better Place, Renault announced it would honor the existing agreement to around customers that bought their electric cars through Better Place. The operation of the charging stations was acquired in March by OpConnect.
Israel was the first nation in the world to partner with Better Place to build an electric car infrastructure. The Baran Group signed an agreement with Better Place stating its intention to build 51 battery switch stations over the course of to cover all of Israel. According to the Financial Times around corporations in Israel signed letters of intent to begin switching their fleets to Better Place electric car network as soon as the service becomes available.
This represented a potential of 80, electric cars. The station was supposed to be the first of approximately 40 stations to begin operating in the near term. The battery exchange process took five minutes. Retail customer deliveries began in the second quarter of The Renault Fluence ZEs were to be delivered through and In the first four months of , a total cars were sold, bringing the total to During the sales process, Better Place aimed to educate and assess each customer's electric car suitability.
The company was going to exclude drivers frequently traveling irregular routes that span the country. Eventually, Israel was supposed to have enough battery switch stations and recharging spots at parking garages, shopping centers, hotels, commercial areas, and elsewhere, to cater for most drivers. Lightning falls into a cactus patch after losing control on a sharp left turn.
After an attempt to finish the road as fast as possible, doing a poor job in the process, the residents feel insulted, and Doc, to everyone's surprise, challenges Lightning to a race on the condition that if Lightning wins, he can leave, but if Doc wins, he has to tear up the new asphalt and start over.
The race is held at Willy's Butte , and when it starts, Lightning rockets off at high speeds while Doc simply stands still at the finish line. Confused, the residents watch as Doc slowly drives to the finish line, while Lightning attempts to make the final turn, but his unfamiliarity with racing on dirt causes him to lose control and fall into a cactus patch. Lightning then returns to Bessie and starts over with the road. Sheriff tasks Mater with watching over Lightning.
When the townsfolk wake in the morning, they are surprised to find the road halfway done, and are amazed by the quality of it. However, Doc notices Lightning missing, and finds him practicing down at Willy's Butte, where he gives him advice about turning on dirt tracks.
Lightning rejects his advice, deeming Doc a "crazy old car". He returns to the turn and takes Doc's advice - at literally the last second - and sails off a cliff, falling into another cactus patch. Meanwhile, Sheriff informs Mater that he will be off duty for the day, and tasks the tow truck with keeping an eye on Lightning. Frank chases after Lightning and Mater. Mater does as he is told until night falls, where the two sneak off to go Tractor Tipping in Frank 's fields. However, their shenanigans capture the attention of Frank, a large combine with a deadly spinner blade at his front, resulting in a high speed chase, with the two just barely escaping the field and returning home, but forgetting to close the gate to the field.
On the drive back to town, Lightning realizes that, for the first time, he has made a friend, and the two discuss various things, including how Lightning has a crush on Sally, who overhears and offers Lightning a free motel room, where Lightning spends the night. A newspaper detailing Doc as the Fabulous Hudson Hornet. The following day, after complaining to Doc about his community service, Lightning angrily kicks a can into Doc's garage, which creates a loud noise.
Checking to see if he broke anything, Lightning discovers that Doc turns out to be the Fabulous Hudson Hornet, a three-time Piston Cup champion and the current record holder for the most wins in one season. Doc, however, catches him, and when Lightning questions why he kept his racing history a secret, he is thrown out of the garage.
Radiator Springs in its prime. Sally invites Lightning to a drive, and the two race up to the Wheel Well Motel in Tailfin Pass , where Sally tells Lightning about the history of Radiator Springs, and how it was once a popular town, but upon the construction of the Interstate, the town was erased off the map and had became forgotten ever since. Doc practicing his 'turn right to go left' trick at Willy's Butte.
When Lightning and Sally return to Radiator Springs, they are greeted by Mater, who warns them of a horde of tractors that subsequently come stampeding through the town, as a result of Mater and Lightning forgetting to close the gate to Frank's field the night before. The townsfolk try their best to get all of the tractors back to where they belong, and when one starts cruising off to Willy's Butte, Lightning follows it, but to his surprise, finds Doc in his old racing tires, practicing around the Willy's Butte oval.
Lightning compliments Doc on his skills, but Doc grumpily dismisses it. At Doc's garage, he reveals a newspaper article about a crash that ended his career and relates how the sport had turned its back on him after a rookie replaced him upon his return, making him feel unwanted and promise himself to never race again. Despite Lightning claiming that he's nothing like the cars who walked out on him, Doc asks him if there was a time when he cared about someone other than himself.
As Lightning couldn't answer, Doc tells him that the townsfolk look out for each other, and that he doesn't wish for them to rely on someone they wouldn't count on. Lightning angrily retorts that Doc is no better, since that he has spent half of his life in Radiator Springs, hiding the truth about his past from his own friends. Furious and astounded at Lightning's accusation, Doc tells him to finish repaving the road and leave. The Radiator Springs residents are saddened by Lightning's supposed departure.
At sunrise the following day, the residents of Radiator Springs awaken to find the road completed and Lightning nowhere to be seen, and sadly discuss Lightning's absence. Lightning, however, rolls up and questions what the fuss is about, and the townsfolk inform him that he is free to leave and arrive at his big race in Los Angeles.
Lightning, however, calls upon his new friends to stay an extra day in the town. Mack is reunited with McQueen after following the press to Radiator Springs. Lightning surprises Sally with a new paint job from Ramone , and the Radiator Springs inhabitants enjoy a "cruise night" for the first time in a long while. However, it is interrupted when a helicopter shines a light on Lightning, and a large group of press cars storm the town and swarm around Lightning. Despite his protests, he is taken away by Mack, and Kori Turbowitz thanks Doc for calling them.
Sally, angry and heartbroken that Doc was the one who exposed Lightning's whereabouts, chews him out for his selfishness.