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Ever wondered why Pixar's Cars can talk and why there are no humans around? One fan might have discovered why...
The world of Disney Pixar movies is a strange one.
If you don't already know, Pixar are the people that introduced us to Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Ratatouille to name just a few.
But recently, a fan theory has emerged about Cars and WHY they can talk an why on Earth there are no humans in the Cars universe.
And this fan with the theory happens to be none other than the Creative Director of Cars, Jay Ward, although he stresses this is no way an official theory, just something he came up with on his own.
He told his hypothesis to website Screen Crush at a recent event promoting Cars 3 and it sounds pretty convincing...
"If you think about this, we have autonomous car technology coming in right now. It’s getting to the point where you can sit back in the car and it drives itself.
Imagine in the near-future when the cars keep getting smarter and smarter and after one day they just go, “Why do we need human beings anymore? They’re just slowing us down. It’s just extra weight, let’s get rid of them.”
But the car takes on the personality of the last person who drove it. Whoa. There you go."
Wow that's dark. But also pretty believable?
Some people might say that the Cars exist in an alternative Pixar universe where humans never have and never will exist, but if you watch the films closely there's strong evidence to prove that humans were definitely around once upon a time.
For example, human landmarks like Route 66 and Hollywood can be seen in the film and in various scenes there are United States flags visible. Does this really mean that those loveable cars we know from the movies are really mean human hating machines?
Again, we must stress this is an unofficial theory, but there's something quite believable about it too.
Maybe more will become clear when Cars 3 hits the cinemas this summer...