- "Where big dreamers achieve big dreams."
- "While speed is what he had and needed, Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) starts a small town car with big dreams to race around a track, going at 180 miles per hour. McQueen adventures through perseverance and courage and races to the top of his class at Gearbox Malone's (voice of Robert Downey, Jr.) Racing Academy. In the next few years, McQueen faces the obstacle of defeating his rival (voice of Kal Penn) in the upcoming race after Neon's horrible crime."
-Pixar official synopsis
Top Billed Cast
- Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen
- Robert Downey, Jr. as Gearbox Malone
- Kal Penn as Neon O'Connor
- Denzel Washington as Sammy Sweller
- Craig Robinson as Chip Circuit
- Jeremy Piven as Harv
- Ray Magliozzi as Dusty and Rusty Rust-Eze
- John Ratzenberger as Mack
- Darrell Waltrip as Darrell Cartrip
- Bob Costas as Bob Cutlass
- Michael Keaton as Chick Hicks
- Richard Petty as Strip "The King" Weathers
- This is the first prequel to the Cars franchise.
- This is Jon Stall's directorial debut for a feature film.
- There will be no short film preceding the film.
- This film is Rated PG by the MPAA for thematic elements.
- Harv is a fully-CGI animated functioning character.
- This is the first Cars movie to receive a 90% or above on its Tomatometer (91% from all critics).
- This is currently one of the most expensive Pixar movies due to animation detailing ($200 million).
- This has an A+ Cinemascore rating, a first for the Cars movies.
- The movie made over $607.8 million worldwide ($270 million domestically), making it the highest grossing Cars movie.
The soundtrack will be composed by Michael Giacchino.
Cars Academy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
By Michael Giacchino
- Academy For Big Dreamers - 5:32
- Placement Test - 1:21
- Historical Landmark - 4:11
- Personal Tutor - 1:32
- Time Trial - 2:23
- You Are Speed - 2:35
- Right and Left - 1:14
- Harv - 1:12
- Smell Swell Deodorizer - 3:01
- Number Ninety-Five / Rookie Division - 2:02
- Georgia 500 - 3:17
- The Ignition In Flames - 3:34
- Car Shop - 4:04
- Search For O'Connor / Left Turn - 3:53
- Final Farewell / Rust-Eze Offer - 3:58
- One Thing - 0:52
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