Heck yes, Cars fans. We are so ready to further explore the Cars world with Lightning McQueen, Mater, and so many more. Announced today, the Cars on the Road series is set to premiere on September 8, 2022, exclusively on Disney+ across nine adventurous episodes. UPDATED – all nine episodes will drop together on September 8.
Watch the announcement teaser trailer below, check out the new poster, and view a new screencap from the “Dino Park”-themed episode.
The press release reveals that Cars on the Road series 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. “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.”
“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.
CARS ON THE ROAD HISTORY
Rumored back in 2019 and officially announced as a Disney+ Cars series during the 2020 Disney Investor Day; outside of the announcement, we didn’t know too much at that time. As of November 2021, we learned that the official title is Cars on the Road.
CARS ON THE ROAD MERCHANDISE
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Over the last few weeks, toys, playsets, and more from the Cars on the Road series have been popping up in stores and online – even at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Check out the Pixar Post Forum thread all about the merchandise to track the releases, but below are a few links to some of the sets hitting stores now.
- Cars on the Road — Color Change Whale Car Wash Playset
- Cars on the Road — Minis On-The-Go Dino Park (the mini T-Rex dino is so awesome)
- Cars on the Road Picture Book
DISNEY+ DAY DETAILS
Disney+ Day will return on Thursday, September 8, 2022, leading into D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event presented by Visa in Anaheim, CA. In celebration, the streaming service will host special experiences for fans and subscribers and will premiere new content from its marquee brands – Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.