Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure sports film produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and directed and co-written by John Lasseter and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is Pixar’s final, independently-produced motion picture before its purchase by Disney. Set in a world populated entirely by cars and other vehicles, The film is also the second Pixar film—after A Bug’s Life—to have an entirely non-human cast.
Sally: Forty years ago, that interstate down there didn’t exist.
Lightning McQueen: Really?
Sally: Yeah. Back then, cars came across the country a whole different way.
Lightning McQueen: How do you mean?
Sally: Well, the road didn’t cut through the land like that interstate. It moved with the land, it rose, it fell, it curved. Cars didn’t drive on it to make great time. They drove on it to have a great time.
When McQueen is locked in the Radiator Springs city impound, his left front wheel is locked by a yellow tire-lock. However, Mater tows McQueen from the back instead of the front; the front tire is locked and cannot rotate on the ground.
In its opening weekend, Cars earned $60,119,509 in 3,985 theaters in the United States, ranking number one at the box office. In the United States, the film held onto the number one spot for two weeks before being surpassed by Click and then by Superman Returns the following weekend.
While Pixar was wrapping up production on A Bug’s Life in the Fall of 1998, story development artist Jorgen Klubien began writing a story for a brand-new animated feature.The original script (called The Yellow Car, about an electric car living in a gas-guzzling world), some of the original drawings and characters were produced in 1998 and the producers agreed that Cars could be the next movie after A Bug’s Life and would be released in early 1999, particularly around June 4.However, the movie was eventually scrapped in favor of Toy Story 2.Later, production resumed with major script changes, like giving Mater, Doc, and a few other characters a bigger part.
Cars takes place in a world populated by anthropomorphic transportation. The film begins with the last race of the Piston Cup championship, which ends in a three-way tie between retiring veteran Strip ‘The King’ Weathers, infamous runner-up Chick Hicks, and rookie Lightning McQueen. The tiebreaker race is scheduled for one week later at the fictional Los Angeles International Speedway in California.
Lightning McQueen: Okay, here we go. Focus. Speed. I am speed. One winner, forty-two losers. I eat losers for breakfast. Breakfast? Maybe I should have had breakfast? Brekkie could be good for me. No, no, no, focus. Speed. Faster than fast, quicker than quick. I am Lightning.
Lightning McQueen: I’m a very famous race car!
Luigi: You are famous race car? A real race car?
Lightning McQueen: Yes, I’m a real race car, what do you think? Look at me.
Luigi: I have followed racing my entire life, my whole life!
Lightning McQueen: Then you know who I am. I am Lightning McQueen.
Luigi: Lightning McQueen!
Lightning McQueen: Yes! Yes!
Luigi: I must scream it to the world, my excitement from the top of someplace very high. Do you know many Ferraris?
Lightning McQueen: No, no, no, they race on the European circuit; I’m in the Piston cup.
[Luigi and Guido frown at McQueen]
Lightning McQueen: What?
Luigi: Luigi follow only the Ferraris.
Jeremy Clarkson was born on April 11, 1960 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England as Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson. He is a writer and producer, known for Top Gear (2002), Top Gear (1978) and Clarkson (1998).
Harv: Where are you? I can’t even find you on my GPS.
Lightning McQueen: I’m in this little town called Radiator Springs. You know Route 66? It’s still here!
Harv: Yeah, that’s great, kid. Playtime is over, pal.
Harv: It is such an honor to be your agent that it almost hurts me to take ten percent of your winnings. And merchandising. And ancillary rights in perpetuity. Anyway, what a race, huh, champ? Uh, didn’t see it, but I heard you were great.
Lightning McQueen: Harv! How you doin’, buddy?
Harv: My star client disappears off the face of the earth! How do you think I’m doing?
Lightning McQueen: Harv,I can explain.
Harv: I’m doing great! You’re everywhere! TV, radio, the papers. You can’t BUY this kind of publicity! What do you need me for? That’s just a figure of speech, by the way. You signed a contract.