Question: I'm just wondering whether you have any info on an upcoming Pixar animated feature called Cars? I'm really looking forward to The Incredibles, but since I'm a bit of a closet petrol head my interest was piqued by murky news of Cars. Is Paul Newman really set to "star"? — Cam

Ausiello: Pixar is currently in production on Cars, which is described as "a high-octane adventure comedy that features a wide assortment of autos as characters who get their kicks on Route 66." The voice cast is indeed toplined by Paul Newman, a longtime racing buff, and includes Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt and NASCAR veteran Richard Petty. The film is scheduled for a November 2005 release, and as part of the deal with Newman, Disney and Pixar sponsored his Porsche in the 2004 Rolex 24 race at Daytona Racetrack.