Cars (2006) Movie Review – Childish Nonsence, or Good Family Movie?

Eleventy8 reviews Cars (2006)! Completely out of our depth on this, as we have to consider a totally different audience.

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Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated sports comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film was directed by John Lasseter from a screenplay by Dan Fogelman, Lasseter, Joe Ranft, Kiel Murray, Phil Lorin, and Jorgen Klubien and a story by Lasseter, Ranft, and Klubien, and was the final film independently produced by Pixar after its purchase by Disney in January 2006. Set in a world populated entirely by anthropomorphic talking cars and other vehicles, it follows on the racecar Lightning McQueen, who becomes lost after accidentally falling out of his trailer truck, Mack, in a run down town called Radiator Springs. As he finds himself sentenced to community service, only a miracle could get him back on track. McQueen must earn his way back to freedom and learn a thing or two about friendship, family, and the things in life that are truly worth waiting for.

The film stars the voices of Owen Wilson, Paul Newman (in his final acting role), Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Michael Wallis, George Carlin, Paul Dooley, Jenifer Lewis, Guido Quaroni, Michael Keaton, Katherine Helmond, John Ratzenberger and Richard Petty, while race car drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. (as “Junior”), Mario Andretti, Michael Schumacher and car enthusiast Jay Leno (as “Jay Limo”) voice themselves.