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Cars 2
Directed by Brad Lewis
Produced by John Lasseter
Starring Owen Wilson
Larry the Cable Guy
Bonnie Hunt
Jennifer Lewis
Music by Randy Newman
Studio Pixar Animation Studios
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) June 24, 2011 (2011-06-24)
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Cars
.Cars 2 is an upcoming computer-animated 3-D film that will be produced by Pixar Animation Studios and is the sequel of the 2006 film Cars.^ Could a Cars sequel be in the works at Pixar?

^ Cars is a great animated film!
  • Pixar Updates: Mr. Pricklepants, Cars 2, & Winnie the Pooh « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ E3 2006: Disney/Pixar's Cars .
  • Cars (2006) on PlayStation 2 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Cars (2006) on PC 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It will be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and is scheduled for release on June 24, 2011.[1] Ratatouille producer Brad Lewis takes over from John Lasseter as director.^ Cars 2 will be directed by Brad Lewis , the producer of Ratatouille and Antz .

^ June 24, 2011 .
  • Cars 2: in Disney Digital 3-D | Movie | Moviefone.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.moviefone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Release Date: Jun 24, 2011 .
  • HSX.com – MovieStock : Cars 2 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.hsx.com [Source type: General]

.In the film, Lightning McQueen and Mater travel around the world.^ The sequel to the 2006 Pixar flick Cars will once again focus on sports car Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), who has graduated to a global Race of Champions that is chock full of other speedsters from around the world.
  • Pixar [Updated]: Cars 2 & Toy Story 3 Plots Revealed - Screen Rant 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Familiar characters Lightning McQueen and Mater will return in the next installment of the series that will take them on an international adventure.
  • Cars 2 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The plot for the sequel will see Mater getting his passport, and heading around the world with Lightning McQueen.

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Plot

.Lightning McQueen, his pit crew, and new crew chief, Mater, head around the world for the "Race of Champions" taking place in five different countries: Japan, Germany, Italy, a 24-hour race in France, and the United Kingdom.^ Former producer Brad Lewis is directing the sequel, which will see Lightning McQueen, his pit team and new pit boss Mater, heading around the world for the Race of Champions, to take place in five different countries and involve the champions of different disciplines like Formula One and rally driving.
  • Pixar Updates: Mr. Pricklepants, Cars 2, & Winnie the Pooh « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He mentioned Mater’s “Hitchcockian” plot, Lighting McQueen’s races in five countries (Tokyo, Germany, Italy, Paris and England).
  • Cars 2 | Pixar Talk 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.pixartalk.com [Source type: General]

^ The story sees Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), his pit team and new pit boss Mater head around the world for the Race of Champions, to take place in five different countries and involve the champions of different disciplines like Formula One and rally driving.
  • CARS 2 Is About... -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Cars 2 Plot Details Revealed 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.empireonline.com [Source type: General]

.However, Mater, involved in a case of mistaken identity, saves the life of a British secret agent called Finn McMissile and finds himself embroiled in his world of international espionage.^ Apparently "Mater gets involved in a 'Hitchcockian' case of mistaken identity, saves the life of a British secret agent called Finn McMissile (who looks a lot like an Aston Martin) and becomes embroiled in a huge spy thriller.
  • Pixar Updates: Mr. Pricklepants, Cars 2, & Winnie the Pooh « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mater, who we know from the series of cartoon shorts Mater's Tall Tales (more on that in our blog in a minute) is prone to exaggeration, gets involved in a "Hitchcockian" case of mistaken identity, saves the life of a British secret agent called Finn McMissile (who looks a heck of a lot like an Aston Martin) and becomes embroiled in a huge spy thriller.
  • CARS 2 Is About... -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Cars 2 Plot Details Revealed 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.empireonline.com [Source type: General]

^ In brief: Magna International is one of the world's largest international parts suppliers and they've launched a new global unit called E-Car Systems ...
  • Future Cars News Page 2 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.futurecars.com [Source type: General]

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Cast

Development

.Cars is the second Pixar film, after Toy Story, to have a sequel.^ Could a Cars sequel be in the works at Pixar?

^ Saying Cars is the worst pixar film...
  • CARS 2 Is About... -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pixar doesn’t normally do sequels; Toy Story being the exception.
  • Disney Pixar CARS 2: Sequel Coming in 2011 (Update Confirmed – 2012!) « TWO A DAY 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC 2aday.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Cars 2 originally was scheduled for a 2012 release, but Pixar moved the release up a year.^ CARS 2 will be released in summer 2012.
  • Guide to CARS the Movie - Disney - Pixar Animation Studio - Radiator Springs - Route66 Road Trip 17 September 2009 1:20 UTC route66.backroadsplanet.com [Source type: General]

^ Not if John Lasseter and the good folks over at Pixar have anything to do with it, who are hoping that Newman will continue the role of Doc Hudson in "Cars 2," scheduled for release in 2012.
  • ‘Cars 2’ Revs Its Engines, But Will It Move Forward With Paul Newman? » MTV Movies Blog 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC moviesblog.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some exciting news about one of the characters that will be appearing in Pixar's next release Up found its way online today.
  • The Pixar Blog: 'Up' character seen in 'Ratatouille' 17 September 2009 1:20 UTC pixarblog.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.It is the first of two films that Pixar will release in 2011 (the second being The Bear and the Bow), marking the first time that the studio will release more than one film in the same year.^ Future Pixar Releases (feature films) .
  • The Pixar Blog: 'Up' character seen in 'Ratatouille' 17 September 2009 1:20 UTC pixarblog.blogspot.com [Source type: General]
  • The Pixar Blog: Art hints at Pixar dinosaur film [UPDATE] 17 September 2009 1:20 UTC pixarblog.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ First time Pixar disappointed me.
  • Cars Trailer, Reviews, News, Cast & Discussions - Movie - SideReel 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.sidereel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Bear and the Bow - 2011 is a year of firsts for Pixar.
  • Coming to Theaters: Upcoming Disney Movies, UltimateDisney.com: The Ultimate Guide to Disney DVD 17 September 2009 1:20 UTC www.ultimatedisney.com [Source type: General]

[4] .Lasseter conceived the sequel's story while traveling around the world promoting the first film.^ The plot for the sequel will see Mater getting his passport, and heading around the world with Lightning McQueen.

^ Lasseter told Sci-Fi Wire that the first film's entire gang of cars will be heading out on the highway in Cars 2 .
  • Movies - News - Lasseter: 'Cars 2 will be a road movie' - Digital Spy 17 September 2009 1:20 UTC www.digitalspy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This review is from: Cars (Widescreen Edition) (DVD) In Pixar's CARS, directed by TOY STORY director John Lasseter, the world is populated entirely by - you guessed it - cars.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Cars (Full Screen Edition) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

."I kept looking out thinking, 'What would Mater do in this situation, you know?'^ But wait, I know what you are thinking.
  • Cheap Used Cars for $1,000 or less 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.carsforagrand.com [Source type: News]

^ I think you know how it ends.
  • Cars Blog - G4tv.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC g4tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We want to know what you think?
  • Cars 2 Plot Details Revealed 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.empireonline.com [Source type: General]

.I could imagine him driving around on the wrong side of the road in the UK, going around in big, giant travelling circles in Paris, on the autobahn in Germany, dealing with the motor scooters in Italy, trying to figure out road signs in Japan," he said.^ Half the time i was trying to figure out whos who and there were so many plot holes that bugged me, this all being in the first hr alone.
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) 17 September 2009 1:20 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ With international settings as diverse as Tokyo, Italy, Germany, Monte Carlo, Paris and London, I'm reminded of Blake Edwards' globetrotting comedy "The Great Race," despite "Cars 2" not involving an ongoing race around the world.
  • Pixar Flick ‘Cars 2′ Plot Has Been Revealed » MTV Movies Blog 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC moviesblog.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can't go wrong with a Pixar movie, so even though Cars is about, well, race cars, racing, and driving in a world filled with cars (and no people), I decided to give it a try.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Cars (Full Screen Edition) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

[5]
.In 2009, Disney registered several domain names in relation to the title World Grand Prix.^ In 2001, the movie's working title was Route 66 (after U.S. Route 66), but in 2002, the title was changed to prevent people from thinking it was related to the 1960 television show with the same name.
  • Cars Trailer, Reviews, News, Cast & Discussions - Movie - SideReel 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.sidereel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ August (16) Art hints at Pixar dinosaur film [UPDATE] Lasseter talks Toy Story Collection Cars 2 to be subtitled World Grand Prix?
  • The Pixar Blog: 'Up' character seen in 'Ratatouille' 17 September 2009 1:20 UTC pixarblog.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Related merchandise, including scale models of several of the cars, broke records for retail sales of merchandise based on a Disney / Pixar film, with an estimated $1 billion in sales.
  • Cars Trailer, Reviews, News, Cast & Discussions - Movie - SideReel 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.sidereel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Cast deaths

.By 2008, three cast members of the original Cars had died; Joe Ranft (Red and Peterbilt) was killed in a car accident in August 2005, during the production of the first film.^ Cars is the last film worked on by Joe Ranft, who died in a car crash in 2005.
  • Cars Trailer, Reviews, News, Cast & Discussions - Movie - SideReel 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.sidereel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The report claims "all the familiar voices will be returning," which is a sad mistake considering three prominent vocal talents -- Paul Newman, George Carlin and Joe Ranft -- have passed on since production of the first film.
  • Pixar Flick ‘Cars 2′ Plot Has Been Revealed » MTV Movies Blog 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC moviesblog.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After Winter War captured armoured cars were concentrated to Tank Battalion ( Panssaripataljoona) , which also used some of them during Continuation War, but it wasn't their main user during first year of Continuation War.
  • FINNISH ARMY 1918 - 1945: ARMOURED CARS OF FINNISH ARMY IN WORLD WAR 2 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.jaegerplatoon.net [Source type: News]

.George Carlin (Fillmore) died of heart failure in June 2008, and Paul Newman (Doc Hudson) died three months later after losing an ongoing battle with lung cancer in September 2008. No announcements have been made as to whether the roles will be recast or simply written out of the film.^ Paul Newman 1925-2008 .
  • 'Cars 2' and the loss of Paul Newman - MiceChat 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC micechat.com [Source type: General]

^ Although some articles conflict, it was widely reported earlier this month that Newman was battling lung cancer.
  • ‘Cars 2’ Revs Its Engines, But Will It Move Forward With Paul Newman? » MTV Movies Blog 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC moviesblog.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He’s a good friend of mine, and so we’re just waiting to see.” Although some articles conflict, it was widely reported earlier this month that Newman was battling lung cancer.
  • 'Cars 2' and the loss of Paul Newman - MiceChat 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC micechat.com [Source type: General]

[7][8] However, Fillmore and Doc had new voice actors in Cars Race-O-Rama, and archive recordings were used for Fillmore's voice in the Cars Toon "Unidentified Flying Mater".

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