Cars on the Road Payoff Poster

Cars on the Road Series Premiers September 8, 2022

The Cars on the Road series premiers September 8, 2022 on Disney+ (9 Episodes). Check out the new trailer, read about the store and more.

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.

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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 Dino Park Screencap
PREHISTORIC PURSUIT – Disney and Pixar’s all-new original series “Cars on the Road” follows best friends Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) on a cross-country road trip where every stop is its own adventure—including a pulse-pounding dino park visit. All nine episodes of “Cars on the Road” begin streaming on Disney+ Day, Sept. 8, only on Disney+. © 2022 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.


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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.



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.

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