Pixar gets a shoutout with the brief live-action(ish) appearance of Lightning McQueen from the Cars franchise. McQueen lives up to his namesake and is only in the commercial for a few seconds, but the character makes an impact and is sure to continue the Cars toy domination in the Walmart aisles. Lightning McQueen's design was inspired by Chevy's Corvette, but also incorporated aspects of other vehicles to make his unique model.
One of the more surprising additions to the commercial has to be the Mutt Cutts van from Dumb and Dumber. The immediately identifiable van, affectionately known as the "Shaggin' Wagon," first appeared in the 1994 Farrelly Brothers comedy that starred Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, which surprisingly spawned an animated series, a prequel, and 2014's Dumb and Dumber To, where the Shaggin' Wagon reappeared.
WAGON QUEEN FAMILY TRUCKSTER
National Lampoon's Vacation introduced audiences to The Griswolds' and their temporary family vehicle, the legendary Wagon Queen Family Truckster. The car, made famous by the Griswold's catastrophic cross-country family trip to Wally World, was based on a 1979 Ford LTD Country Squire and created exclusively for the film.
After the Batmobile, the Mystery Machine is perhaps the most recognizable famous car that appears in Walmart's commercial. The brightly-colored van first appeared in 1969's debut episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, which featured the legendary team of Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby Doo. Despite popular belief, the Mystery Machine is not a VW Microbus, though its design is somewhat reminiscent of real world vehicle and its association with the "Flower Power" movement of the '60s and '70s.
JURASSIC PARK TOUR VEHICLE
1993 saw the release of Jurassic Park, a franchise which has spawned multiple video games, theme park rides and numerous fan-created replications of the film's iconic Park vehicles. There are two choices for park vehicles from the first film; the Utility Jeep, and the Tour Vehicle, a mechanized Ford Explorer that follows a track through the park in the first film. What's interesting is that in the commercial, the Tour Vehicle is packed with tiny but vicious dinosaurs known as Compsognathus, who actually first appeared in 1997's The Lost World... which had no Tour Vehicles.