For Millennials. By Millennials.
If you are a Pixar fan, you would know the popular theory that every movie that Pixar produces, takes place in the same universe. It’s quite an interesting one that connects movies like ‘Brave’ to ‘Toy Story’! But now, there’s a crazier theory about how Wall-E and Cars are related to one another.
‘Cars’ does not take place on Earth
So, the theory on Reddit has stated that everything we see happen in ‘Cars’ is not actually happening on Earth. Rather, it’s happening on an entirely different planet. Yes, folks! Everything that happens to McQueen isn’t these planets’ event.
So, is it a parallel universe? Has Pixar ventured into the ‘Interstellar’ realm? No, no. It’s just another planet. So basically, Cars is taking place on an entirely different planet but one which has technology left from Wall-E. The mysterious planet has been transformed into making it habitable into humans. The terraforming was done by humans from Wall-E, hence why we see some landmarks that are so similar to that of Earth’s.
Moreover, it’s not that Cars are merely sentient but the cars have humans inside them. It’s like their consciousness is merged into the computers of the cars. That explains why they portray human-like emotions and thoughts. The reason for doing that is because humans can’t survive in their original bodies due to the different gravitational and external circumstances of the new planet. The humans inside the cars can protect themselves via the body of the car.
“How do we know Cars took over Earth and not another planet?”
Plus, the ‘Cars’ movies occur in 2100-2200 too!
Wall-E connection to Cars
So, basically, if you remember the end of Wall-E you’ll know that we see a plant emerging from a boot on a barren planet.That’s a different planet than Earth. If there were Cars on Earth, we would see things differently.
Moreover, at the end of Wall-E we don’t see any functioning or talking Cars or planes on that planet.
Perhaps, it’s not that plausible a theory to some but it’s still a fictional universe and we as an audience are allowed to be as imaginative as we want.