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Western Animation: A Car's Life: Sparky's Big Adventure

A Car's Life: Sparky's Big Adventure is an All-CGI Cartoon by Spark Plug Entertainment. It is the story (if you can call it that) of Sparky, an annoying and ugly young car who's at a "rebellious" stage of his life. From speeding to deliberately driving over potholes and using them to launch himself in the air to getting "tricked out", his antics have his father Fender at his wit's end. Diesel, a female (though she certainly doesn't look like it) WWII-era Jeep, is a bad influence on Sparky, encouraging him to trick himself out and sneak out to the movies at night, despite being grounded. But it turns out Diesel has a sinister plot at hand...

In 2012, a sequel simply titled Car's Life 2 was released.


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  • Big Damn Heroes / Justin Time: Fender and Clutch (with a rocket launcher) save Sparky and Speedy just as they're done for, unfortunately.
  • Big "NO!": Fender lets one loose after Gracie voices her dream to join the circus.
  • Circus of Fear: In Car's Life 2, Diesel turns the Greasy Springs Circus into one under her ownership. The main attractions include A: subjecting Sparky and Petoola to a treadmill of increasing speed until one of them runs out of gas, falls asleep or stalls and is ripped apart by the "Jaws of Doom", and B: forcing Bumper and Valve (customers who couldn't pay for the services of Diesel's gas station) to compete in "Dante's Demolition Derby".
  • Creator Cameo: Director and writer Michael Schelp voices the Gas Leech Father in the first film.
  • Disney Death: Speedy. Unfortunately.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Near the end, Diesel has her Dumb Muscle tow truck crony Igor smash Sparky's friend Speedy (though Speedy, unfortunately, gets better), yet gets arrested for driving without a license?
    • Happens again in the sequel: Diesel is not arrested for trying to destroy Fender's gas station, poisoning Bumper's gas or even trying to kill Sparky and/or Petoola, but for driving with an expired registration.
  • Extra Eyes: Diesel's henchman Igor has an extra pair of eyes.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Fender
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Diesel is never seen without a cigarette, which is pointed out as being bad. Then again, she was smoking next to a gas pump.
  • "I Want" Song: Sparky begins one in the beginning of the first film, but Fender stops him with a reminder that this isn't a musical.
  • Jump Physics / Artistic License - Physics: Sparky is able to effortlessly pull off backflips while driving off ramps.
  • Lethally Stupid: Speedy
  • Mock Buster
  • Never Say "Die": Averted.
  • No Indoor Voice: Speedy doesn't talk. No, she SCREECHES EVERY LINE OBNOXIOUSLY! One YouTube commenter put it best, in that she sounds like an annoying retarded version of Harley Quinn's voice actress.
    • The sequel fixed that and gave her a normal voice.
  • Obviously Evil: Diesel
  • Officer O'Hara: Clutch becomes one in the sequel.
  • Overprotective Dad: Fender. Justified, considering how reckless Sparky is.
  • Record Needle Scratch: When Fender cuts Sparky's attempt at an "I Want" Song short.
  • Smug Snake: Diesel is a Big Bad version.
  • The Sociopath: Diesel.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: The gentle, upbeat piano music that plays when Diesel sets Norbert the gas pump on fire.
  • Straw Nihilist: Diesel

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alternative title(s): A Cars Life Sparkys Big Adventure; Cars Life 2
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