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New PIXAR spin-off comes to Disney+ in September!

Hang on tight, Lightning McQueen fans! PIXAR’s releasing a brand-new original series based on the Cars film franchise, starring none other than number 95 “Ka-chow” and his best buddy, Mater, and the trailer was just released today!

According to What’s on Disney Plus, the original new series takes fans along for the ride on a cross-country road trip with Lightning McQueen and Mater.

“The series follows Lightning McQueen and his best friend Mater on a cross-country road trip. These episodes are filled with lots of fun new characters, imaginative destinations as well as old friends checking in along the way.”

According to IGN, the cross-country trip has McQueen and Mater heading east from Radiator Springs to meet up with Mater’s sister. Aside from those details, not much is known about the storyline within the original new animated series from PIXAR. But we can tell from the trailer that just dropped today that the animation is on point, the old familiar voices are the same, and it just feels like Cars again.

Fans can see the familiar PIXAR quality animation that they’re accustomed to in the films from the Cars franchise. Owen Wilson voices Lightning McQueen, and Larry the Cable Guy is back as the voice of McQueen’s pal Mater.

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Cars on the Road was originally announced during Disney’s Investor Day in December 2020. In November 2021, the series was officially given its name.

PIXAR originally released only concept artwork for the new animated series, and even in those pieces, it was evident that animators had a dedication to keeping with the original look of Lightning McQueen, Mater, and the rest of the Cars gang.

Cars on the Road' Official Title and Concept Artwork Revealed on Disney+ Day - Pixar Post

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Cars on the Road' Official Title and Concept Artwork Revealed on Disney+ Day - Pixar Post

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Now that the trailer has dropped, fans can see that the finished product does indeed feature the classic animation from the original franchise.


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Fans can catch all the action, fun, and adventure when Lightning McQueen and Mater take off on their road trip beginning September 8 on Disney+.

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!