After Mater gets his best friend, star race car Lightning McQueen, a spot in the very first World Grand Prix, he is given the job of pit crew chief. But while they are in Japan, Mater crosses paths with Holley Shiftwell, a spy searching for an American spy. Unknown to Mater, the American spy attached a tracking device on him while being attacked. Thinking the tow truck is the spy, Holley and another spy, Finn McMissile, take Mater around the world to find and stop an evil plot created by "lemons," old cars considered ugly. Written by
Mr. Top Hat
Going where no car has gone before.
24 June 2011 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: $66,135,507
(24 June 2011)
(9 December 2011)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Professor Z is a Zündapp Janus, a strange German microcar made by the Zündapp motorcycle company from 1957-1958. The name 'Janus' came from the Roman god, based on the unusual design of having the doors at the front and rear - passengers in the rear faced backwards. It had a 250cc engine with an optimistic top speed of around 50MPH and, due to the unusual weight configuration, handled very poorly. See more
When Mater, Finn and Holley are in the jet, the lines on the carpet between Finn and Holley change between shots (before the hologram is seen). See more
[speaking into a video recorder
This is agent Leeland Turbo. I have a flash transmission for agent Finn McMissile. Finn, my cover's been compromised. Everything's gone pear-shaped. You won't believe what I've found out here. This is bigger than anything we've ever seen. And no one even knows it exists. Finn, I need backup. But don't call the cavalry, it could blow the operation. And be careful! It's not safe out here!
[sees something offscreen, gets alarmed
Transmitting my coords ...
In the beginning of the credits, the story of Mater and Lightning's trip around the world is told through pastel-like, mildly animated postcard pictures. See more