Pixar Transforms Cars Characters As Humans
For children, the anthropomorphization of objects is nothing new, and Pixar’s filmmakers did not shy away from transforming cars into human-like characters. Talking cars aren’t more alien to children than talking turtles and babies are to adults. Unlike animals, though, cars can have an internal logic and rules. Pixar’s Cars series featured talking cars that were inspired by real-life vehicles. They based Lightning McQueen on a hotshot racecar, while Mater was inspired by an old-fashioned tow truck that the filmmakers encountered on the road.
The Cars movie anthropomorphizes many different types of cars, including the iconic Chevy Impala and the Ford Mustang. Even the VW Bus, a well-known type of car, can be seen acting like a stoned hippie in some instances. These instances are indicative of aspects of society we’re not used too. The film also shows that cars have a culture and religion that is different from human ones.
The names of the characters in “Cars” reflect the car culture. Lightning McQueen and Mack drive past a Top Down Truckstop that boasts about its convertible waitresses. While this scene may not be offensive to most kids, it might be a red flag to adults who are more familiar with the movie’s pop culture.
In addition to the cars’ human personalities, there are similarities between cars and human beings. Mater, who was Spanish-influenced in his ornamentation, made the appearance of a matador in the short. Despite these similarities, the characters have different functions. Compared to a human, a car’s interior is not as spacious as a human’s, so its doors and windows are rarely open.
Although Pixar has not provided an official explanation for these mysteries however, Jay Ward, Pixar’s Creative director, wrote a mysterious internal document that provides an explanation for the “Cars” universe. It provides some insight as to why the characters of the franchise are so human. It also explains how characters developed their unique personalities.
Although “Cars” isn’t quite as impressive as Pixar’s previous works, it’s still a good animated film. There’s a strong sense of humor in the film, and Wilson’s performance as Mater is a major highlight. Paul Newman’s portrayal of Doc Hudson adds an air of authority to the film, in addition to the comedy.
Pixar’s visuals and story are so amazing that it’s hard for some characters to be real. This Pixar film uses realistic environments and human-like characters. The plot works well despite the fact that it is easy to get distracted by the animated characters.
Pixar’s “Cars” movie is a touching, redemption tale, which is often more appealing to adults than to children. A similar plot was found in the live-action comedy “Doc Hollywood” which debuted in 1991.