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Rating: 6.961/10 by 13406 users

Cars (2006)

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.

  • John Lasseter
  • Susan E. Levin
  • Joe Ranft
  • Joe Ranft
  • Evan Pontoriero
  • Bob Whitehill
  • Robert Anderson
  • Mark Sanford
  • Suny Behar
  • Cortney Armitage
  • Sungyeon Joh
  • Gabriel Schlumberger
  • Gregg Olsson
  • Sukwon Park
  • Dan Fogelman
  • Kiel Murray
  • Phil Lorin
  • Jorgen Klubien
  • John Lasseter
  • Joe Ranft
  • John Lasseter
  • Jorgen Klubien
  • Joe Ranft
  • Mark Nielsen
  • Matthew Luhn
  • Maxwell Brace IV
  • David Skelly
  • Adrian Ochoa
  • Tom Sanocki
  • Enrico Casarosa
Release Date: Thu, Jun 08, 2006

Rating: 6.961/10 by 13406 users

Alternative Title:
反斗车王 - HK
كارز - SA
Bílar - IS
Mashinha - IR
Cars: Una aventura sobre ruedas - MX
Көліктер - KZ
Maşınlar - AZ

United States of America

Runtime: 01 hour 57 minutes
Budget: $120,000,000
Revenue: $461,983,149

Plot Keyword: friendship, car race, success, route 66, porsche, retirement, road trip, anthropomorphism, rural area, los angeles, california, aftercreditsstinger, duringcreditsstinger
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Owen Wilson
Lightning McQueen (voice)
Bonnie Hunt
Sally Carrera (voice)
Paul Newman
Doc Hudson (voice)
Tony Shalhoub
Luigi (voice)
Cheech Marin
Ramone (voice)
Michael Wallis
Sheriff (voice)
George Carlin
Fillmore (voice)
Paul Dooley
Sarge (voice)
Jenifer Lewis
Flo (voice)
Guido Quaroni
Guido (voice)
Richard Petty
The King (voice)
Michael Keaton
Chick Hicks (voice)
Katherine Helmond
Lizzie (voice)
John Ratzenberger
Mack / Hamm Car / Abominable Snow Plow / P.T. Flea Car (voice)
Joe Ranft
Red/Peterbilt (voice)
Jeremy Piven
Harv (voice)
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Junior (voice)
Mario Andretti
Mario Andretti (voice)
Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher Ferrari (voice)
Jay Leno
Jay Limo (voice)
Tom Hanks
Woody Car (voice)
Tim Allen
Buzz Lightyear Car (voice)
Billy Crystal
Mike Car (voice)
John Goodman
Sullivan Truck (voice)
Dave Foley
Flik Car (voice)
Bob Costas
Bob Cutlass (voice)
Darrell Waltrip
Darrell Cartrip (voice)
Richard Kind
Van (voice)
Edie McClurg
Minny (voice)
Humpy Wheeler
Tex (voice)
Tom Magliozzi
Rusty Rust-eze (voice)
Ray Magliozzi
Dusty Rust-eze (voice)
Lynda Petty
Mrs. The King (voice)
Andrew Stanton
Fred (voice)
Mike Nelson
Not Chuck (voice)
Jan Rabson
T.J. Hummer (voice)
Jonas Rivera
Boost (voice)
Lou Romano
Snotrod (voice)
Adrian Ochoa
Wingo (voice)
Elissa Knight
Tia (voice)
Larry Benton
Motorhome Race Fan (voice)
Douglas Keever
Motorhome Race Fan (voice)
Sherry Lynn
Additional Voices (voice)
Mickie McGowan
Additional Voices (voice)
Jack Angel
Additional Voices (voice)
Michael Bell
Additional Voices (voice)
Bob Bergen
Additional Voices (voice)
Susan Blu
Additional Voices (voice)
Andrea Boerries
Additional Voices (voice)
Marco Boerries
Additional Voices (voice)
Rodger Bumpass
Additional Voices (voice)
Torbin Xan Bullock
Additional Voices (voice)
Richard Cawood
Additional Voices (voice)
Scott Clark
Additional Voices (voice)
Kathy Coates
Additional Voices (voice)
John Cygan
Additional Voices (voice)
Jennifer Darling
Additional Voices (voice)
Paul Eiding
Additional Voices (voice)
Bill Farmer
Additional Voices (voice)
Brian Fee
Additional Voices (voice)
Teresa Ganzel
Additional Voices (voice)
Craig Good
Additional Voices (voice)
Jess Harnell
Additional Voices (voice)
Artie Kempner
Additional Voices (voice)
Hooman Khalili
Additional Voices (voice)
Sonoko Konishi
Additional Voices (voice)
Erik Langley
Additional Voices (voice)
Danny Mann
Additional Voices (voice)
Laraine Newman
Additional Voices (voice)
Teddy Newton
Additional Voices (voice)
Colleen O'Shaughnessey
Additional Voices (voice)
Bob Peterson
Additional Voices (voice)
Steve Purcell
Additional Voices (voice)
A.J. Riebli III
Additional Voices (voice)
Dan Scanlon
Additional Voices (voice)
Stephen Schaffer
Additional Voices (voice)
Ken Schretzmann
Additional Voices (voice)
Bob Scott
Additional Voices (voice)
Matt Staudt
Additional Voices (voice)
Jay Ward
Additional Voices (voice)
Jim Ward
Additional Voices (voice)
Colette Whitaker
Additional Voices (voice)
Frank Welker
Frank the combine (voice) (uncredited)


A fun one to watch. 'Cars' is very good Disney, not quite in the upper echelons of their releases but certainly close. The voice cast do a lot of grand work, while the animation is super. I also like the tension building and set-up of the racing stuff, even if they don't take the overly realistic approach - which is fine. Owen Wilson is terrific as Lightning McQueen, while Bonnie Hunt and Larry the Cable Guy give noteworthy performances as Sally and Mater. The rest of the cast are good, including Michael Keaton (Chick Hicks). There's yet another role for John Ratzenberger, who features in a funny end credits gag. Solid soundtrack, amusing humour and it even has a decent amount of heart to it too. Would recommend.

Filipe Manuel Neto

**A commercial, critical and merchandising success... but with a cliché story.** When it came out, this movie was publicized and sold like hotcakes. It was a fever. A mania. I was already quite grown up, I didn't feel particularly within the target audience that the film wanted to reach, and I was really exhausted from seeing and hearing about the film everywhere, and on any object that could be sold. So, I sacramentally ignored it and all sequels until today. What most surprises and delights in this film are the extraordinary visuals and animations, so natural and authentic that it could be said to be real. The production used all the technology that money can buy, and make no mistake about it, there are indeed millions of dollars invested in the film! The racing scenes, on the car track, are particularly magnificent because all the speed and emotion are really conveyed to the scene, and to the audience. The colors and scenery are amazing too, and the soundtrack, while not being anything relatively notable or striking, sounds good and matches the movie. The film features several big names who lent their voices to the characters in the film. Owen Wilson does it flawlessly and Paul Newman and Tony Shalhoub also do a very good job. Where I really had doubts is in the script. Honestly, it has its quality moments, it's interesting enough that we don't think it's being too childish or being boring. However, it is really a giant cliché: the arrogant and ambitious young man who has to go through a lesson in humility and altruism in order to value others, find love and win the victory he wants. We see this in almost every morally sympathetic movie, with its nuances and differences. This is a problem? Honestly, I think so, that it is not something that favors the film, but it is also not something that should lead us not to see it.

Andre Gonzales

Had no intention to ever see this movie. Another one my daughter wanted to watch with me. I actually liked it and thought it was hilarious.


So the shiny, red, "Lightning McQueen" is determined to make it to distant California to compete in the "Piston Cup". Along the way he stops off in the small town of "Radiator Springs" where he manages to tear up their road. His punishment? Well they have a giant tarmac laying machine, so he has to get it to resurface the road before he can be on his merry way. This isn't an easy task, and in order to finish that job he's going to have to find some allies. That's not so easy for this cocky and tunnel-visioned character, but as he gradually starts to listen, learns and make friends, he realises that there is much more to life than this one race! There's a gently bubbling moral to the story - learning to value the more important things in life like friendship, teamwork and self-reliance, and the characterisations of "Sally" - a lithe and stylish Porsche and "Mater" - a tow truck that looks like it's held together by Wrigley's and good will, help drum this message into "Lightning' and the watching audience. There's plenty of colourful and vibrant action alongside quite a bit of humour (and puns!) from the writing to keep it going and although I found this a bit wordy - and perhaps just a little too focussed for internal (US) consumption, it's still an enjoyable start to what I assume will become quite a flexible franchise.

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