12 Things You Didn’t Know About the Cars Trilogy
Luigi’s license plate number is the same as the latitude and longitude for the Ferrari factory located in Modena, Italy, at 445-108.
While working on animating the film, 43,000 sketches of cars were drawn by animators.
Cars co-writer/director, John Ranft, died while the movie was still being produced.
The character Mater is based on Douglas “Mater” Keever, who is a NASCAR super fan. He even has a voice cameo in the film.
Cars was the last film of Paul Newman’s acting career, and his highest grossing film.
The directing animator of the film, James Ford Murphey, found inspiration for Lightning McQueen’s character from people such as Muhammad Ali, Charles Barkley, Joe Namath, and Kid Rock.
Dinoco is not only The King’s sponsor in the Cars 3 film, but it is also the gas station that Woody and Buzz are stranded at in Toy Story.<
Cars is the second Disney Pixar film to have a completely non-human cast; A Bug’s Life is the first film.Cars is not only the last Pixar film to be available on the VHS, but it was also the first Pixar film to be released on Blu-ray.
All of the birds from the Disney Pixar film For the Birds, can be seen sitting on a telephone wire, while the song “Life is a Highway” is being played.
This is the last Pixar film that has been promoted by McDonald’s.
While conducting research for this film, John Lasseter took racing lessons in California at the Infineon Raceway.
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