Friday 9th June 2006
The animated feature film “Cars,” produced by Pixar Animation Studios, roared into theatres across the United States. For “Cars,” which won the first-ever Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, Pixar’s animators created an alternate America inhabited by vehicles instead of humans. The film’s hero is Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson). While traveling to the Piston Cup championship race, McQueen goes off course (and off the interstate) and ends up in Radiator Springs, a forgotten town on the now-defunct Route 66. Mack, the Mack Truck (voiced by John Ratzenberger) searches to find his buddy who learns about life outside of the spotlight, and off the main road.