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Cars 2 (2011)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  24 June 2011 (USA)
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Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mater (voice)
Finn McMissile (voice)
Grem (voice)
Professor Z (voice)
Acer (voice)
Sally (voice)
Darrell Waltrip ...
Darrell Cartrip (voice)
Uncle Topolino (voice)
David Hobbs ...
David Hobbscap (voice)
Patrick Walker ...
Mel Dorado (voice)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Going where no car has gone before.


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Release Date:

24 June 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Auta 2  »

Box Office


$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$66,135,507 (USA) (24 June 2011)


$191,450,875 (USA) (9 December 2011)

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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The voice actor for Doc Hudson for the Latin American Spanish dubbed in the first Cars movie was Pedro Armendariz Jr., son of famous Mexican actor Pedro Armendariz, who also died in 2011. See more »


In the talk-show scene before Sir Miles Alexrod comes on screen, a car which appears to be Lightning McQueen very briefly appears on the WGP graphics. The incorrect car is used, as the "trails" seem to correspond to the car's country, and the trails with Spanish flag colors (red and yellow) have what seems to be Lightning McQueen on them. See more »


[first lines]
Leland Turbo: [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]
Leland Turbo: Transmitting my coords ...
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Featured in The Blockbuster Buster: Cars 2 (2012) See more »


Autos, Moda y Rock and Roll
Written by Loris Ceroni and José Ramón Flores
Performed by Brian Amadeus Moderatto, Xavi Moderatto, Mick Marcy and Elohim Corona
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A Great Summer Film, that the whole family can enjoy
11 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We all know that Pixar makes incredible movies, I personally have never disliked a Pixar film. The first "Cars" film, was a great movie, not a perfect film. It was one of the least better films, Pixar has made, but that's like saying, Insomnia was one of Christopher Nolan's worst films. I had high expectations when coming to see the film, like I always have before I see a Pixar film.

After my viewing of the film, I have to say Pixar never fails to produce a great, entertaining film. Although it doesn't reach the heights of Wall-E, Toy Story 3, etc. It still stands by itself pretty high up there. The animation is extremely well done, the look of the film is amazing. The voice actors are great, I miss Paul Newman though. Although the film is not perfect. The movie is not perfect though, the story is not great, but not bad, the movie does not have the emotional as other Pixar films, but it is definitely not a heartless film. But the film is definitely entertaining and a great beginning to 2011 Summer movie season. Take your whole family to see this movie, it will probably not disappoint. It will not only satisfy kids, but also the adults, this film is for everyone. Fun for kids, but the adults can also connect with it and will have a great time watching this movie in theaters. It is quite an adventure and I will be glad to give it a second viewing.

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