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DVD Review: “Cars”

(Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2006. 1 Disc. 116 Minutes. Rated G.) Directed by John Lasseter and Joe Ranft. With the voices of Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Paul Newman, Cheech Marin, Michael Keaton and others.


A hotshot rookie car, voiced by Wilson, wins his way into a three-way tiebreaker race, but gets sidetracked on his way to California. He crashes into a podunk town, and must learn to stop and smell the roses before he can get back on track. Pixar brings its usual high-quality visuals to the movie, which is fun if a tad predictable. I couldn’t get enough of the scenery, bathed in pinks and reds of the desert sunset. Also on the disc is a featurette about the Pixar team’s trip down Route 66, and two short films (Mater and the Ghost Light, and my personal favorite One Man Band) which are almost worth the price of the disc by themselves.

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A UH alum, Jared Counts was hired part-time at KUHF Radio in early 2003, bouncing between departments until being hired full-time as a web developer in February 2007. He currently manages the front- and back-end of this website (including the WordPress plugin that runs this staff directory), as well as...

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