Matt Diehl
July 25, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Cars

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
G
runtime
116 minutes
Wide Release Date
06/09/06
performer
Paul Newman, Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin
director
John Lasseter
distributor
Walt Disney Pictures
author
John Lasseter
genre
Animation, Kids and Family

We gave it a B-

This West Coast dance-pop ingenue drives Gary Numan’s ’80s synth-pop classic, ”Cars,” into the ’90s by pumping it up with new lyrics and a funky backbeat, courtesy of producer Sir Mix-A-Lot (who provides a typically speedy rap cameo as well). Unfortunately, Tia’s version runs out of gas due to her flat vocals, which evoke memories of less-inspired ’80s Moog drones like Missing Persons. B-

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