On this week’s Movies vs. Capitalism, hosts Rivka Rivera and Frank Cappello are joined by a returning guest, comedian CJ Koepp, to unpack the 2006 Disney-Pixar animated film Cars, the story of sentient automobiles grappling with the economic devastation of deindustrialization. 

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The team explores how Cars portrays the relationship between small-town America and coastal elites, and whether or not the depiction was successful. They also question the filmmakers' bizarre animation choices, like ascribing distinct racial characteristics to cars, as well as endowing them with long, floppy tongues.

Rivka and Frank also celebrate the news that Movies vs. Capitalism has been nominated for an Ambie Award by the Podcast Academy, a major professional podcast organization, in the category of Best Entertainment Podcast. 

For next week’s movie, we’ll be watching John Woo’s 1997 magnum opus Face/Off

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