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Cars 2 (2011)

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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.

Directors:

John Lasseter, Bradford Lewis (co-director) (as Brad Lewis)

Writers:

John Lasseter (original story by), Bradford Lewis (original story by) (as Brad Lewis) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry the Cable Guy ... Mater (voice)
Owen Wilson ... Lightning McQueen (voice)
Michael Caine ... Finn McMissile (voice)
Emily Mortimer ... Holley Shiftwell (voice)
Eddie Izzard ... Sir Miles Axlerod (voice)
John Turturro ... Francesco Bernoulli (voice)
Brent Musburger ... Brent Mustangburger (voice)
Joe Mantegna ... Grem (voice)
Thomas Kretschmann ... Professor Z (voice)
Peter Jacobson ... Acer (voice)
Bonnie Hunt ... Sally (voice)
Darrell Waltrip ... Darrell Cartrip (voice)
Franco Nero ... Uncle Topolino (voice)
David Hobbs ... David Hobbscap (voice)
Patrick Walker Patrick Walker ... Mel Dorado (voice)
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Storyline

The famous race car Lightning McQueen and his team are invited to compete in the World Grand Prix race. There, McQueen's best friend Mater finds himself involved in international espionage, and alongside two professional British spies attempts to uncover a secret plan led by a mysterious mastermind and his criminal gang, which threatens the lives of all competitors in the tournament. Written by MadMovieManiac

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Going where no car has gone before. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Axlerod's disguised voice as the Big Boss Lemon was accomplished by digitally altering Eddie Izzard's voice. See more »

Goofs

As Lightning & Mater are heading back into town after Mater's day of fun, Mater is on the left and Lighning on the right. Lightning drives in front of Mater to tell him he's having a quiet dinner date with Sally and when we cut back to Mater he's now on the right of the road. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Alternate Versions

In international versions of Cars 2, Jeff Gorvette is replaced in World Grand Prix welcome party in Tokyo by a completely different character, voiced by a regionally better known racer than Jeff Gordon. However, they only replace him in the scene where Lightning meets him at the party in Tokyo as well as when that scene appears in Mater's nightmare. They don't replace him in the races or when the racers are shocked at Mater drinking from the water fountain after eating a lot of wasabi. Most of these characters use the same body shape as Max Schnell. These include: Frosty voiced by Mark Winterbottom Australian release Fernando Alonso voiced by Fernando Alonso Spanish release Vitaly Petrov voiced by Vitaly Petrov Russian release Jan Nilsson voiced by Jan Nilsson Swedish release Long Ge Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese versions, however, not Taiwan) release Memo Rojas, Jr. voiced by Memo Rojas, Jr. Mexican release Sebastian Schnell voiced by Sebastian Vettel German release (Also appear in other releases, but voiced by other voice actor, called Max Schnell, and don't appear at this scene) Carla Veloso voiced by Claudia Leitte Brazilian release (Also appear in other releases, but voiced by other voice actor and don't appear at this scene) Raoul ÇaRoule some French releases (Also appear in other releases, but don't appear at this scene) In Ukrainian release both Jeff Gorvett and Lewis Hamilton renamed after their voice actors: Sheva (Jeff Gorvett) voiced by Andriy Shevchenko Mochanych (Lewis Hamilton) voiced by Oleksiy Mochanov However, they still looks like Jeff and Lewis. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Blockbuster Buster: ERod vs. Episode I, Vol. 3 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Piensas (You Might Think - Spanish Version)
Written by Ric Ocasek
Spanish Lyrics by Jay De La Cueva, Javier 'El Cha' Ramirez, Marcelo Lara and Elohim Corona
Performed in Spanish by Performed by Moderatto
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enjoyable
5 November 2016 | by frenchlernerSee all my reviews

It is true that this film is not like others Pixar films.But it is not acctualy so bad.Many review-writers is telling that this film is huge disappointment,and I think it is not true.I think that expectations was too big.

So,this is story about cars.About one friendship.They are completely different,but they are best friends.There is lot of nice,simple humor in the story.The scenario is "smooth" and it is easy watchable.There are much of action,surprises,cool techniques,like in James Bond. Yes,we could not expect that,but it is really OK .The characters are in many different places and they are meeting a different people.Characters are 3D,they have feelings and we feel empathy about them.

But,there is a "dark side" of film,which is not like Pixar.Enemies,propaganda and that stuff.These problems confuses and my 10 year old brother.It is not ugly or violent,it is just confusing to kids.

About animation,I will not discuss.It is still Pixar;great animations and visuals and everything about it.

This is family film and it is really relaxing and enjoyable.Maybe sometimes is confusing,but it is not acctualy so bad.Because of action and messages that film gives: 7/10


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Release Date:

24 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,135,507, 26 June 2011

Gross USA:

$191,452,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$559,852,396
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2.39 : 1
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