May 24, 2006 - Cars, the latest movie from the geniuses at Pixar Animation Studios, hits theaters next Friday, June 9th. The fun thing about Pixar flicks is that they typically combine fun, artfully-told stories with plenty of computer-animated eye-candy. And from the looks of things Cars will be no exception. Today, we've got an exclusive first look at some production stills from the film. You can click the images below to view a gallery with larger versions.
Set in the world of auto racing, Cars follows Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed. He 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 - including Sally (a snazzy 2002 Porsche voiced by Bonnie Hunt), Doc Hudson (a 1951 Hudson Hornet with a mysterious past, voiced by Paul Newman), and Mater (a rusty but trusty tow truck voiced by Larry the Cable Guy) - who help him realize that there are more important things than trophies, fame and sponsorship.
In addition to Wilson, Hunt, Newman and Larry, the movie's all-star voice cast also includes Cheech Marin, George Carlin, Richard Petty, Michael Keaton, Tony Shalhoub, John Ratzenberger, Michael Wallis, Paul Dooley and Jenifer Lewis.
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