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  • Classic 'Cars' finds the soul in the machines - USA TODAY 6/8/06

    Classic 'Cars' finds the soul in the machines
    Posted 6/8/2006 9:01 PM ET

    Disney/Pixar
    L to R: Chick Hicks (Michael Keaton), Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson),
    and The King (Richard Petty) fight to win the big race in Cars.

    ABOUT THE MOVIE
    Cars
    Voices: Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy
    Directors: John Lasseter and Joe Ranft
    Distributor: Walt Disney
    Rating: G
    Running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes
    Opens today nationwide

    By Claudia Puig, USA TODAY
    Cars lionizes the lure of the open road and the appeal of a simpler time in a way that is both technically impressive and touching.
    The wizards at Pixar (Toy Story, The Incredibles) never seem to take a wrong turn, and Cars is yet another example. Director John Lasseter and company have a unique way of not only bringing inanimate objects to life, but also making us love them.
    These gas-fueled metallic characters don't merely have personalities—they have emotional depth. We forget these are rusty old Hudsons or flashy Porsches. Their mechanized aspects are secondary. Whether it's a talking cowboy with a pull cord or a 1959 Chevy Impala, we see ourselves in these

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...s-review_x.htm
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Re: Classic 'Cars' finds the soul in the machines - USA TODAY 6/8/06

    saw it yesterday and all I can say is go see it. take the kids, have a great family experience. the kids will love the cars and adults will love the story. this movie is what walt used to make. Lassitter and crew did it again

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      Re: Classic 'Cars' finds the soul in the machines - USA TODAY 6/8/06

      Originally posted by Cmash95
      saw it yesterday and all I can say is go see it. take the kids, have a great family experience. the kids will love the cars and adults will love the story. this movie is what walt used to make. Lassitter and crew did it again
      The kids will love the cars? Heck I'm 19 and I'm going just to see the Dodge Daytona and Turbo Buick. I also appreciate that the lead character's last name is McQueen. Pixar hath smiled upon the gearheads.

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