Disney has released the teaser trailer for Cars 2. The trailer does a good job of laying out the premise–Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) go on a World Grand Prix but get involved in world-saving intrigue. And we also get a look at new car, “Finn McMissile” (pictured above) who I am 95% sure is voiced by Michael Caine (or it’s Rob Brydon doing his amazing impression). While nothing in the teaser really jumped out at me, I’m sure kids who have fallen in love with Cars will go nuts for this trailer.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer plus five new images. Cars 2 opens in 3D on June 24, 2011.
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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.
John Lasseter returns to the driver’s seat to direct this follow-up to his 2006 Golden Globe®-winning Cars. Cars 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). The film hits the track on June 24, 2011 in the US.
Images via the Cars 2 official website.