Cars on the Road Clip & Opening Sequence Unveiled Ahead of Disney+ Debut

Ahead of its debut this Thursday, Disney+ has revealed an official clip and the opening title sequence for Pixar’s Cars spin-off series Cars on the Road, featuring the return of Lightning McQueen and his best friend Mater as they go on a cross-country road trip.

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The Cars on the Road clip shows Mater trying out a new engine that allows him to be faster than Lightning McQueen. The opening features the show’s official theme song by Bobby Hamrick.

Jake Monaco’s Cars on the Road soundtrack is now available. It features the musical talents of 79 musicians and 17 singers, and showcases memorable moments from the series, including the full version of the theme song plus the infectiously toe-tapping “Trucks” and show-stopping “Brain on Wheels.”

The Disney+ series is produced by Marc Sondheimer, with composer Jake Monaco set to score. Episodes are directed by Steve Purcell (Eps 1, 2, 8), Bobby Podesta (Eps 5, 6, 9) and Brian Fee (Eps 3, 4, 7).

“It follows Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and his best friend Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) as they head east from Radiator Springs on a cross-country road trip to meet up with Mater’s sister,” reads the series’ synopsis.

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Created by John Lasseter, the animated franchise started with 2006’s Cars, which was followed by two more sequels in 2011 and 2017 as well as two spinoff films: Planes in 2013 and Planes: Fire & Rescue in 2014. Due to this continued success, the Cars films have earned a combined worldwide gross of more than $1.4 billion.

The films also feature the voices of Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Richard Petty, Michael Keaton, Cheech Marin, John Turturro, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Nathan Fillion, and more.


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