CARS (Theater Release USA 2006)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì

Cars—original, creative, great animated entertainment—works as a Bravo! film. Listen for the voices of Paul Newman, Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Cheech Marin, Richard Petty, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the casting voices. Terrific direction by John Lasseter and Joe Ranft. This is a ‘do not miss it’ film that makes that perfect addition to the family home video library. Leaves a warm afterglow after viewing.

Storyline

Animated/talking cars, whose main interest is racing, help a town newcomer to find his true place in the world.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors John Lasseter and Joe Ranft for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Darla K. Anderson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson), Doc Hudson (voice of Paul Newman), Sally Carrera (voice of Bonnie Hunt), Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy), Ramone (voice of Cheech Marin), Luigi (voice of Tony Shalhoub), Guido (voice of Guido Quaroni), Flo (voice of Jenifer Lewis), and Sarge (voice of Paul Dooley).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Terrific life lessons about friendship, loyalty, and fair play are gently built into the overall story. Terrific child/adult share film.

Ben Meyers

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