Disney Pixar released the first short via the Disney Movies Anywhere App entitled, TheÂ Radiator Springs 500 1/2 as part of the series Tales from Radiator Springs. The short film can be downloaded through the application for free and is based on the characters from CARS.
A â€œleisurely driveâ€ planned in honor of Radiator Springsâ€™ town founder, Stanley, turns precarious as Baja pros descend on the town and challenge Lightning McQueen to an off-road race. Meanwhile, the townsfolk, lead by a Stanley-costumed Mater, enjoy the planned â€œleisurely driveâ€ to retrace Stanleyâ€™s original frontier route. Thinking theyâ€™re on the same course, a wrong turn sends Lightning McQueen and the Baja pros on a treacherously wild bid for survival. The misunderstanding leaves the racing professionals in awe of the â€œlegendâ€ of Stanley: the Original Off-Road Racer.
The short film features the voices ofÂ Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen; Larry the Cable Guy as Mater; Bonnie Hunt as Sally; Cheech Marin as Ramone; Steve Purcell; John Cygan; and Jess Harnell. The short film is available now for download.