A new TV Spot for Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar’s Cars 2 aired during yesterday’s NASCAR Daytona 500. Featuring a ton of action, and brief glimpses at some of the new characters this is one of the best looks we’ve had so far.

The movie, which is a sequel to the 2006 film, sees Mater (the tow-truck) caught in a global conspiracy when he and Lightning McQueen head to Europe for a big race.

A stellar voice-cast features Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, John Ratzenberger, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhouband Cheech Marin. Sir Michael Caine has even got in on the action voicing Finn McMissile (what a name!). The behind the scenes talent is top-notch too with the movie being co-directed by John Lasseter (Cars) and Brad Lewis (Ratatouille).

Whilst the original didn’t set hearts a flutter the way some of the other Pixar movies it was still an exceptionally well-made and well-told story. Cars 2 is released July 22th, 2011.

Synopsis:

Star race-car 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 colourful new all-car cast that includes secret agents, menacing villains and international racing competitors.

John Lasseter returns to the driver’s seat to direct this follow-up to his 2006 Golden Globe®-winningCarsCars 2 is co-directed by Brad Lewis, producer of the Oscar®-winning film Ratatouille, and produced by visual effects industry veteran Denise Ream (associate producer, Up; visual effects executive producer, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith).

2 Responses

  1. Ronan

    I wasn't the biggest fan of the original, it was only decent, but the really young kids love it, so this will be a huge money spinner for Pixar, what with all the tie-in merchandise.

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