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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mater (voice)
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Finn McMissile (voice)
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Brent Mustangburger (voice)
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Grem (voice)
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Professor Z (voice)
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Acer (voice)
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Sally (voice)
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Darrell Cartrip (voice)
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Uncle Topolino (voice)
David Hobbs ...
David Hobbscap (voice)
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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Release Date:

27 July 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Cars 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,135,507, 26 June 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$191,452,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$559,852,396
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Like with the first Cars - Quatre roues (2006) which released the same year as La véritable histoire du Petit Chaperon Rouge (2005) (in the US), Cars 2 (2011) released the same year as it's sequel La vengeance du Petit Chaperon Rouge (2011). See more »

Goofs

J. Curby Gremlin introduces himself as "from Detroit". Gremlins were made in Kenosha, Wisconsin. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Reviews: Turbo (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Polyrhythm
Written by Yasutaka Nakata
Performed by Perfume
Courtesy of Amuse Inc.
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Hang up the Hawaiian shirt, Lasseter, you've sold out.
25 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

As an ardent fan of the first Cars, I was shocked at what an absolute mess this movie is. I was prepared for a certain level of disappointment from the trailers, but I didn't expect the sheer second-rate train wreck that is this movie. All the heart of the first film has been chucked out the window on the way to cashing in on merchandising possibilities.

McQueen has been practically relegated to minor character status here (one wonders why Owen Wilson even bothered showing up). Occasional glimmers of clever humor are all but eclipsed by a rickety plot that can't bear the weight of all it's trying to accomplish. Mater's hi-jinx as the centerpiece of a ridiculous (and unfunny) spy plot go from annoying to disturbing as the violence ratchets up. While several critics have claimed this sequel is aimed at particularly young audiences, no other children's movie you're likely to see in the near future does more to glorify gun violence.

Pixar has sucked all the dimensionality out of every returning character, and the new ones it's added are so one-dimensional as to be nonexistent. This is a pathetic offering from a studio that should know better.


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