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Disney Pixar’s Cars: © Disney/Pixar; not including elements owned by third parties: MACK®; Mercury™
©Marvel. ©& ™ Lucasfilm LTD.
©Disney. All rights reserved.

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers led by arrogant hotshot Jackson Storm, the legendary Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is suddenly sidelined and pushed from the sport he loves. To get back on track, he’ll need the help of eager young racing technician Cruz Ramirez, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected twists and turns of fate. 'Cause when the rubber finally hits the road, proving that #95 is still in the game will test the courage of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage! Bring home the high-octane hit that’s fully loaded with unforgettable characters, spectacular animation and turbocharged bonus extras!

Disney Guest Services 0800 0149648 (Calls are free from a UK landline, mobile network charges may apply and may vary, as will calls from outside of the UK)

Disney Pixar’s Cars: © Disney/Pixar; not including elements owned by third parties: MACK®; Mercury™
©Marvel. ©& ™ Lucasfilm LTD.
©Disney. All rights reserved.

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers led by arrogant hotshot Jackson Storm, the legendary Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is suddenly sidelined and pushed from the sport he loves. To get back on track, he’ll need the help of eager young racing technician Cruz Ramirez, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected twists and turns of fate. 'Cause when the rubber finally hits the road, proving that #95 is still in the game will test the courage of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage! Bring home the high-octane hit that’s fully loaded with unforgettable characters, spectacular animation and turbocharged bonus extras!

Cars is Pixar 's seventh feature film. It was released in theaters on June 9, 2006 , marking Pixar's 20th anniversary. A sequel, Cars 2 , was released in theaters and 3D on June 24,  2011 . A second sequel, Cars 3 , was released in theaters on June 16, 2017 . This movie is the final Pixar film independently before it was purchased by Disney.

The story of Cars is set in an alternate universe where every character is a vehicle of various sorts, whether that be automobile, aircraft or watercraft. The film focuses on a rookie race car named Lightning McQueen who discovers the lost town of Radiator Springs on his way to the biggest race of his life.

While traveling down Interstate 40 to California , McQueen becomes separated from Mack , his transport truck, and while trying to catch up becomes lost on U.S. Route 66 , catching the attention of the local Radiator Springs Sheriff in the process. A chase ensues, during which McQueen crashes and gets tangled in wires, damaging part of the town's main street in the process.

When Doc Hudson offers McQueen a deal -- beat Doc in a race around Willy's Butte and he is free to go -- McQueen eagerly accepts. He leaves Doc in the dust at the starting line, but loses control on the loose dirt turn and crashes into a cactus patch. While the town's tow truck, Mater , hauls McQueen out of the cactus patch in which he landed, Doc effortlessly cruises to the finish line after informing McQueen that he races like he fixes roads. McQueen is compelled to scrape off the botched pavement and start over again.

Two days after the race, McQueen returns to Radiator Springs, announcing that he will establish his racing headquarters there. This helps to revitalize the town and draw back visitors and tourists, with the once-abandoned Route 66 being reclassified as, "Historic Route 66."

In 2001 , the movie's working title was Route 66 (after U.S. Route 66), but in 2002 , the title was changed to prevent people from thinking it was related to the 1960 television series of the same name. Also, Lightning McQueen's number was originally going to be 57 (Lasseter's birth year), but was changed to 95 (the year Toy Story was released), the number seen in the movie today.