Talking cars

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  • Franchise: Cars: The Movie
  • Debut: 2006
  • Annual sales : $2 billion

Aimed at kids and car collectors, the "Cars" characters drive demand for lunchboxes, pajamas, backpacks, and more. While licensing fees generate big dollars, a relatively new area in Disney Theme Parks, called Cars Land, also attracts fans.

First published May 13, 2014: 11:51 AM ET

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