Cars 2

(2011)

Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret spy mission, Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world. Adding to the fast-paced fun is a colorful new all-car cast that includes secret agents, menacing villains and international racing competitors.

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EXCLUSIVE: Larry the Cable Guy Talks ‘Cars 2’ Blu-ray

Larry The Cable Guy stands as the proud voice of Mater, a shabby little tow truck that brings a lot of heart and soul into the Disney Pixar animated franchise sequel Cars 2, which is set to make its Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD debut this Tuesday, November 1st. We recently caught up with Larry to chat about the movie and life in Nebraska.

Here is our conversation.

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Those venturing out to see Cars 2 in 3D this weekend will be treated to a special preview of The Lion King 3D. Starting tomorrow, June 24th, the first four minutes of Walt Disney's timeless classic will play before the all-new animated Pixar short Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation.

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‘Cars 2’ Goes Under the Hood at Pixar

We head up to the Emeryville, California facility to learn more about this animated sequel and more When I first learned I was going back to Pixar a few months ago, a smile immediately crossed my face. I had been there just once before, a few years back, but the facility and people at this Emeryville, California animation studio are so amazing, I was hoping for the chance to come back... practically right after the first visit. In late March, I ventured up to the Northern California studio to learn more about their animated sequel Cars 2, which races into theaters nationwide on June 24.

After a nice reception for the massive press corps assembled for this event, we were in for a little treat. Anyone who is familiar with Pixar knows the studio is just as well-known for their animated shorts as they are their animated features. Before every Pixar movie, the studio debuts a new short film, and Cars 2 is no different. While most of the Pixar shorts show off brand new characters and the talents of new directors within Pixar's ranks, the short that will play in front of Cars 2 will feature some familiar faces.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Cars 2’ Cast & Crew Interview Featurette

Owen Wilson and Larry The Cable Guy are back as Lightning McQueen and Mater in the all-new animated comedy Cars 2, which finds our heroes competing in the first-ever World Grand Prix while also becoming involved in a bit of international espionage. Ryan J. Downey recently met up with both voice actors, as well as franchise newcomers Emily Mortimer and Eddie Izzard, with their director John Lasseter, to discuss this action-packed racetrack adventure. To check out our exclusive interview featurette, click on the clip below.

Cars 2 was released June 24th, 2011.

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John Lasseter Talks ‘Cars 2’

Director John Lasseter discusses Cars 2, voicing his own animated character, juggling his jobs as a director and executive, and much more.

A few months back, I was invited up to the amazing Pixar campus in Emeryville, California, to participate in the long lead day for the highly anticipated sequel Cars 2, which hits theaters nationwide on June 24. I had been up to Pixar once before, but it's such a cool facility that I never mind going back there. However, one thing I got to do this time, as opposed to the last event, was meet with Mr. Pixar himself: John Lasseter. The Cars 2 director is also the Chief Creative Officer at Pixar, whose work transformed this company into an animation powerhouse.

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