Cars is a 2006 computer-animated film made by Pixar. The film is the first film in the franchise. The movie is focused on a race car called Lightning McQueen. A rookie in the 2006 Piston Cup season, he raced 7-time racing legend Strip "The King" Weathers, runner-up Chick Hicks and 33 other race cars. The 2006 Dinoco 400 was the last race of the 2006 season. He also raced in a tie-breaker race in California. Between that, he was in Radiator Springs. Cars also was Pixar's last independently produced film before being acquired by Disney.