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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?


SERIES TRADEMARK: The "A113" mark (referring to a CalArts classroom used by many Pixar employees when they were students), which is present in all Pixar movies, is shown as the catalog number of the engine photograph, when Mater, Finn McMissile, and Holley Shiftwell first watch it on Siddeley. It is also Siddeley's tail number and Mater's license plate. 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 »


[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 »


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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User Reviews

Good movie... a little out of character
25 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I personally enjoyed the movie very much... It was full of action and had the same old Pixar humor. The only things that critics said that was seriously wrong with the movie was the fact that they build to much on Mater's character... Mater's character in the first one provided comic relief for the movie. In Cars 2, they made the comic relief the main character. The entire movie was based around Mater and that is what made it funny. But for some people there was to much of him and not enough of the original Lightning McQueen. This is a valid point, but it doesn't ruin the movie.. I would suggest watching it for sure!


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