Cars on the Road Trailer Announces Disney+ Day Launch Date
This year’s Disney+ Day has a special treat too Cars fans, as a trailer for the spinoff series Cars on the road reveals that it will premiere for the special streamer day in September. Lightning McQueen and the rest of Cars cast is back for all-new adventures as Lightning and Tow Mater go on a road trip in the first trailer. Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy return to voice Lightning McQueen and Mater respectively. Disney+ Day is when Disney releases new content on the streaming service for fans, including new shows, featurettes and trailers for its marquee brands Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. September 8th is a date fans will want to circle on their calendars, especially since it comes ahead of D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event presented by Visa in Anaheim, CA.
“The series is a romp across the country with Lightning McQueen and Mater,” says director Steve Purcell. “Like any real road trip, every day is a new mini-adventure with unexpected twists and turns.”
— Disney•Pixar’s Cars (@pixarcars) 1 August 2022
Footage from the trailer shows Lightning and Mater heading east from Radiator Springs on a cross-country trip to meet Mater’s sister. One set of scenes look like they’re straight out of Crazy Maxwith Lightning and Mater engaging in gladiator-like contests while making new friends.
In the first Cars, Wilson played Lightning McQueen, a hotshot racer who was arrested in a small town and forced to do community service to make up for some property damage. Along the way, he discovers a fondness for the simple life of the small town as well as some of its residents, and makes his first real friend in Mater, picking up a girlfriend in the form of Sally (Bonnie Hunt), a Porsche who serves as the town’s prosecutor.
In the second film and a series of short films, Mater took the spotlight, and racing was almost bypassed, with outrageous settings and scenarios. Whether as daredevils, professional wrestlers, time travelers or even in one book, saving Santa Car and helping deliver Christmas, the duo would find themselves in unlikely conflicts perfect for selling incredibly specific toys.
Cars on the road is produced by Marc Sondheimer. The series’ episodes are directed by Steve Purcell (eps 1, 2, 8), Bobby Podesta (eps 5, 6, 9) and Brian Fee (eps 3, 4, 7). Composer Jake Monaco created the score for all nine episodes.
Last year’s Disney+ Day debuted first looks, exclusive footage and new trailers, the second anniversary of Disney+. The streaming platform debuted more than 25 new pieces of content, including Marvel Studios blockbusters Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Disney+ Original Movie Home Sweet Home Aloneand The Simpsons streaming card Plusaversary. Subscribers were the first to preview a list of upcoming content from Disney+ brands – Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Warsand National Geographic – and stream exclusive special looks from Marvel Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, revealing new series such as Spider-Man: Freshman Year.
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