New Trailer for CARS 2

     May 12, 2011


A new trailer for Pixar’s Cars 2 has been released. This marks the third full-length trailer because it’s not like this movie sells itself. The film follows Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) as he sets out to compete in the World Grand Prix, all while Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) gets wrapped up in some international espionage.  This new trailer not only has a car falling into a vat of poop, but also has an awful song to go along with it.  You can argue that Pixar needs this kind of widely-accessible film to give them the money to do riskier fare like Ratatouille, but Pixar made its name on not pandering to the lowest common denominator and still making crazy money.  I fear for this film.

Hit the jump for the synopsis and trailer.  Cars 2 also features the voice talent of Emily Mortimer, Jason Isaacs, Bruce Campbell, John Turturro, Thomas Kretschmann, and Michael Caine. It opens in 3D June 24th.

Click over to Apple to see the trailer in HD.

Here’s the official synopsis for Cars 2:

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.



  • IllusionOfLife

    I don’t know, I think it looks like it’ll be fun. Yes, the song they picked for the trailer was awful, but remember, we’re talking about Pixar and John Lasseter here. Pixar has had 11 home run films (you can argue that Cars was their weakest film, but it’s still better than what any other animation studio is putting out, and better even than a lot of what’s coming out of hollywood period). Pixar is also the studio that realized Toy Story 2 wasn’t working, and chose to completely restart the movie with less than a year of production, and pulled out a sequel that is better than the first.

    Pixar is known for never sacrificing their quality and being open to 11th hour changes to make sure the film is the best it can possibly be. I don’t think so much has changed between WALL•E, Up, and Toy Story 3 that anyone should be worried about Cars 2.

    • Jesus

      Uh no, Cars is not a better animated film than any other studios are putting out. The story was plodding, the characters grating and cardboard, and beyond a few desert shots, the visuals weren’t near to par with other animated studios out there. I’d easily put How to Train Your Dragon or even Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Cars was just bad.

      • IllusionOfLife

        Yes, there are some great movies that have come out recently from other studios: How to Train Your Dragon, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Tangled (I’m not including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs because I personally thought that was terrible), but those releases are few and far between. The rest of the time we have crap like Open Season, Ice Age 3, Shrek Forever After, Monsters vs. Aliens, Madagascar 2, Surfs Up, Bee Movie, Gnomio and Juliet, Hoodwinked, Happily N’ever After, etc. You can’t honestly tell me that Cars was as bad or worse than those films.

        I’m not sure what movie you’re watching, but the visuals were fantastic, sure they’ve been eclipsed in the five years since it’s release, but everything from the reflections on the cars to the dirt and dust of the desert was great, and was head and shoulders above anything else that came out that year. The story was a little slow in places, but I’d hardly call it plodding.

        Cars was a good film that just happened to come out of a studio known for making great films, but that doesn’t make it bad. It didn’t quite live up to the likes of Finding Nemo and Toy Story 2, but it was still a good film. Not great, but certainly not bad.

      • Jesus

        Except Cars wasn’t really a good film. The big city fish humbled by the simple joys of country folk livin’ has been done to death. Cars wasn’t even a clever reimagining of that. If it wasn’t for Paul Newman the 80% of the movie that takes place in Radiator Springs would have been unbearable.

        Although, granted, most animated films from other studios are crap. I can’t argue, nor can I argue with the ones you singled one, my point of contention was with “but it’s still better than what any other animation studio is putting out”, but as you’ve noted there are concessions. I believe this conversation can end on rare internet terms: civil agreement.

  • Ringbearer1420

    Why didn’t they just make a sequel to The Incredibles?

    • mike

      because pixar unnofficially hates brad bird for some unknown reason.

      • gcm443

        That’s a shame since Incredibles is probably my favorite pixar movie and isn’t getting a sequel but Cars (my least favorite) is!

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