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Continuity mistake: After The King crashes, his tires are deflating. When The King's wife thanks Lightning McQueen for helping The King, we can see that The King's tires are inflated.

Continuity mistake: The King's eyes are brown at the beginning of the film, but after he crashes his eyes have turned blue. During the credits when he is in the museum with his wife and Junior, they have turned back to brown.

Continuity mistake: In the tractor tipping scene, Mater demonstrates to McQueen how to do it using two tractors before Mcqueen's first try. And then when McQueen accelerates to make the noise and we have a wide open shot of the field, we can see that all the tractors in the field are still turning. Missing are the two already done by Mater. (00:55:40 - 00:56:25)

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Suggested correction: There are McQueen and Mater's tire tracks on the far left when we see the tractors turning, hinting where the two tractors Mater tipped were.

Continuity mistake: Whilst McQueen is in the court room a scratch to his nearside front wheel arch/wing appears and disappears during shots.

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Continuity mistake: Before Lightning falls off the end of Mack's trailer, you can see Snot Rod and one of the other cars running alongside the trailer. But when the camera moves to show Lightning coming off the trailer, you can see alongside the trailer in the background, and the cars are now missing. Camera switches back to the front of Mack, and the cars are back alongside again.

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Continuity mistake: After the first race, McQueen blew out both back tires. When interviewed after the race, his pit crew changes his rims with new tires, but the old rims have tires on them. They should be only rims, since earlier in the race we see him riding "on the rims" only, with sparks flying from the metal touching the track.

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Suggested correction: McQueen's pit crew fixed his tires before the camera shot on him.

I think you missed the point of the mistake. 2 crew members are taking off both of McQueen's driver side tires (we can assume they replaced the passenger side off camera). But one should just be the rim. You're suggesting the pit crew replaced his tires off camera and then decided to replace his tires again when on camera.

Bishop73

Continuity mistake: McQueen kicks a can into Doc's slightly-open garage door. The door opens outward. McQueen then slowly pushes both garage doors inward to open them, opposite of how the door was just shown. When Doc subsequently throws McQueen out of the garage he slams the door shut...which would not be possible if it swung in both directions.

Kit Sullivan

Continuity mistake: In the last lap of the first race, the last two cars suddenly change from Kevin Racingtire and Slider Petrolski to Todd Marcus and Claude Scruggs even though the four cars all are nowhere close to each other.

Continuity mistake: When McQueen rides on the wall to pass Rusty Cornfuel and Floyd Mulvihill, he passes Winford Bradford Rutherford and Sage VanDerSpin and goes straight to Slider Petrolski. However, past him are Todd Marcus, Ernie Gearson, and Winford Bradford Rutherford again, making it look as if there were two RPM cars with the same exact body, but there aren't.

Paul Thomas Backes

Continuity mistake: When McQueen leaves Radiator Springs, he still has his new hot rod paint job from Ramone. When he exits the trailer at the track in California, he is back to his racing paint job.

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Suggested correction: It did not occur "suddenly". He got repainted somewhere in between his leaving Radiator Springs and arriving at the race. No mistake.

JC Fernandez

What about immediately after the race? Also note the commentator during the race remarks on his 'white wall tires of all things', which are absent, until he finishes the race that is.

There was no indication that he stopped anywhere else to get repainted bright red for the last race and then painted back to metallic red after the race.

Continuity mistake: When the car crash starts, after the camera zooms out, the viewer can see that Eugene Carbureski made it through the wreck, but in the next few frames, it shows Eugene in the wreck.

Continuity mistake: In the close-up of "Petrol" Pulaski giving Winford Bradford Rutherford some oil, the RPM crew chief is white. But in the scene showing all of the pit crews, he is yellow.

Paul Thomas Backes

Other mistake: After the first race, in the scene where Lightning is rushing out on the stage thinking he is the winner, loads of confetti is shot out when the King and Chick Hicks gets onto the stage. The confetti is then falling down, but not a single flake hits any of the cars. However, in the following shots, you can see plenty of it on the stage underneath the cars, even though they haven't moved.

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Lightning McQueen: Look, Doc said when I finish, I could go. That was the deal.
Doc Hudson: The deal was you fix the road, not make it worse. Now, scrape it off! Start over again.
Lightning McQueen: Hey. Look, grandpa, I'm not a bulldozer. I'm a race car.
Doc Hudson: Hohoho. Is that right? Then, why don't we just have a little race - me and you?
Sally: What?
Lightning McQueen: Hohoho. Me and you? Is that a joke?
Doc Hudson: If you win, you go and I fix the road. If I win, you do the road my way.
Sheriff: Doc, what're you doing?
Lightning McQueen: Hahaha. I don't mean to be rude here Doc, but you probably go 0-60 in like, what? 3.5 years?
Doc Hudson: Then I reckon you ain't got nothing to worry about.
Lightning McQueen: You know what, old timer? That's a wonderful idea. Let's race.

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Trivia: Lightning McQueen uses Lightyear brand tyres (as opposed to Good Year), which is a reference to Buzz Lightyear from another Disney-Pixar movie, Toy Story.

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Chosen answer: Nope, nothing official was ever said. There are very few truly original film storylines these days; a close examination of most films would allow one to swiftly note plot similarities to any one of a number of preceding movies. Both Cars and Doc Hollywood fit neatly in a very standard storyline of an outsider coming into an unfamiliar cultural group, which they learn to appreciate and benefit from, while their presence likewise benefits the group they encounter. While the two are unusually similar, no comment on the subject was ever made.

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