Cars on the Road: Trailer, Release Date, Cast, and Everything We Know So Far

Buckle up, the ride is about to get rough! The eponymous characters from the original 2006 movie are followed as they depart Radiator Springs and set off on a cross-country journey in the new series Cars on the Road, which is produced by the team behind the popular Cars movies. When Lightning McQueen and Mater travel over the elongated highways, viewers can expect nothing but unpredictable tale twists. And who knows, you might come across a few strange characters (or vehicles or aircraft) along the way!

Three highly regarded directors are leading this effort: Steve Purcell, Bobby Podesta, and Brian Fee. All three of them were part in earlier Cars initiatives. The executive producer of the award-winning Coco and other outstanding Pixar productions, Marc Sondheimer, is behind Cars on the Road. Jake Monaco, who also composed the music for Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, is the composer of the series’ score.

Where and When Can You Stream Cars on the Road?

Cars on the Road: Trailer, Release Date, Cast, and Everything We Know So Far
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Disney+ is where you can watch Cars on the Road. The show will debut on September 8, 2022.

Is There a Trailer For Cars on the Road?

On August 1, 2022, Pixar published the trailer for Cars on the Road. The trailer begins with Lightning McQueen, one of our favorite race cars, drifting around the arid landscapes outside the quaint town of Radiator Springs. Lightning McQueen and Mater, another friend from the tow truck, are shown driving side by side as McQueen challenges Mater to a race. In all his cheekiness, Mater declines the challenge only to begin accelerating and gaining a lead.

Flo’s V8 Cafe is soon filled with our beloved Radiator Springs locals. Mater (surprise, surprise) says he won’t be in town for a while because he has to attend his sister’s wedding. McQueen advises him to go along. We watch montages of the pair traveling and stopping briefly at various landmarks, like the World’s Largest Lugnut and a real dinosaur fashioned out of auto parts.

Cars on the Road is an exciting voyage through the most outlandish locations filled with humorously spontaneous moments where the characters make new friends (and potentially foes) along the way. However, putting the places aside, this classic road trip focuses on the bond between McQueen and Mater, which is what gives this series its fun and liveliness.

What Is Cars on the Road About?

Cars on the Road: Trailer, Release Date, Cast, and Everything We Know So Far
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A new television show called Cars on the Road follows Lightning McQueen and Mater as they go to the east to attend a wedding where Mater’s sister—whom no one is aware of—is the bride. Audiences may anticipate seeing anthropomorphic talking cars along the way—some kind, others dubious—in true Cars flair. The pair encounters odd road trip shenanigans as they travel to new places and interact with different people in the television series. Who knows, you could even recognize a few people from earlier Cars films!

How Many Episodes Will Cars on the Road Have?

Nine episodes of Cars on the Road will be available, all of which will be available on the show’s first release date.

Who’s In the Cast of Cars on the Road?

Cars on the Road: Trailer, Release Date, Cast, and Everything We Know So Far
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In Cars 2, Lightning McQueen, a professional race vehicle in the Piston Cup, will make a comeback when he competes in the World Grand Prix. Before retiring at the conclusion of Cars 3, McQueen had a successful career. He then served as a mentor to the next generation of race cars. Larry the Cable Guy returns as Mater, a neighborhood tow vehicle with ties to Radiator Springs, and joins Wilson. In the first Cars movie, McQueen doesn’t initially like Mater, but sure enough, they end up being the best of friends.

Sally Carrera, the town attorney, and other well-known favorites like McQueen’s love interest (Bonnie Hunt). Cheech Marin makes a comeback as the cool lowrider Ramone, who never uses the same paint scheme twice. Another figure to anticipate is Fillmore, the hippy Volkswagen, played by Lloyd Sherr. Quinta Brunson from ABC’s (Rake Season 6) Abbott Elementary voices the monster truck Ivy in the episode, which also throws new cars into the mix.