“I create feelings in others that they themselves don’t understand.” (Lightning McQueen)
The Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story can be seen in the crowd scene featuring the “Elvis” car, right next to him.
Fillmore: [looking at a stoplight blinking yellow] I’m tellin’ you, man, every third blink is slower.
Sarge: The ’60s weren’t good to you, were they?
This movie was originally titled “Route 66”. The name was changed to “Cars” so as not to imply a connection with the TV show Route 66.
Cars, released June 9, 2006
Cars is the story of Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed. On the way to the big Piston Cup Championship in California, he finds himself detoured to the sleepy town of Radiator Springs.
Finding Nemo, 2003
Pixar’s characters are often planned years in advance. Nemo first appeared as a stuffed toy on a couch in Boo’s room in Monsters, Inc.. This movie introduces the main characters of post-2003 Pixar films. A boy in the dentist’s office is reading a “Mr. Incredible” comic book, anticipating The Incredibles. Luigi the car is driving by the dentist’s office, anticipating Cars.