"Cars" start their race Friday

"Cars" start their race Friday

The G-rated tale is directed by John Lasseter, who last took the helm for 1999's "Toy Story 2," which opened with $57 million and went on to gross $246 million, Houston Chronicle reports.

Since their first film together, 1995's "Toy Story," Disney and Pixar have generated quite a box office track record. The company's biggest-grossing film is "Finding Nemo." The wheels are turning in "Cars' " favor as far as the critics go - getting the thumbs up from the vast majority of reviewers nationwide, according to http://www.RottenTomatoes.com.