The Art of Cars is the official concept art book of the Pixar animated film Cars. It is published by Chronicle Books on May 4, 2006, and written by Michael Wallis and Suzanne Fitgerald Wallis. It shows the detail of the artwork that went into the making of Cars, with storyboards, research photographs and character sketches. It has a foreword by Andrew Stanton.
In the tradition of the smash hits Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles comes the newest film from Pixar Animation Studios, Cars, the story of a race car who learns that it's not all about the fast lane. (In fact, life begins at the off-ramp.) Offering an insider's view into the artistic development of Cars, this gorgeously illustrated book celebrates the whimsical yet painstaking research that fuelled Pixar's directors, production designers, and artists. Fascinating storyboards, full-color pastels, on-the-road snapshots, and hundreds of character sketches reveal the origins of Pixar's charming and clever automobile-based world. Gleaned from the team's trips to racetracks and down the famed Route 66, The Art of Cars is as colorful as its memorable story and characters, making this book the only movie tie-in for adults; a spirited ride down the road of a masterful animated feature film.