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 Holly 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, Holly 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?
At one point in the film, Mater is prompted to think of insurance agents, and he sings the State Farm Auto Insurance jingle, with modified lyrics. State Farm Insurance was one of the sponsors for the film, and Pixar created an animated television ad for them. See more
When the cars are lined up for the first race, the action by the cars behind Lightning McQueen does not match between the racetrack and the video screen above the race. 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
Mon Coeur Fait Vroum (My Heart Goes Vroom)
Music by Michael Giacchino
Lyrics by Scott Langteau
and Michael Giacchino
Performed by Bénabar
Produced by Michael Giacchino
French adaptation by Boualem Lamhene
Bénabar appears courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment France See more