Disney/Pixar’s Cars Trailer Hits the Road

Capitalizing on the hype surrounding today’s release of The Incredibles, Disney has released the first trailer for the upcoming Pixar production, Cars. Slated for release in November, 2005, the toon is the final film under the partnership between the House of Mouse and the Emmery, California-based CG animation juggernaut run by Steve Jobs.

The seventh animated feature to be created by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures, Cars is described as a high octane adventure comedy that features an assortment of cars as characters who get their kicks on Route 66. Film legend Paul Newman leads a voice cast studded with stars from the worlds of film and NASCAR racing.

The film marks the first feature animation voice gig for Newman, who has been involved with stock car racing for many years, owning and managing his own team. He earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1995 at Daytona when he became the oldest driver to win a professionally sanctioned race.

In addition to Newman, the cast includes NASCAR legend Richard Petty, as well as actors Owen Wilson (Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums), Bonnie Hunt (Monsters, Inc., TV’s Life With Bonnie) and Dan Whitney (Bravo’s Larry the Cable Guy). Cars is being produced by Darla K. Anderson (A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc.).

Check out the trailer on Pixar’s web site at www.pixar.com/theater/trailers/cars/index.html.