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From the creators of Cars and Toy Story 3 comes a new, laugh-out-loud, heartwarming adventure in a high-octane 2-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack.

Star race car Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship on the road from Radiator Springs to exciting new places 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!

Experience all the fast-paced fun with an "all-car" cast -- plus enjoy two hilarious short films, "Air Mater" and "Hawaiian Vacation." It's turbocharged action and thrills and "even better than before," raves Peter Travers of Rolling Stone.


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Production timeline

  • April 8, 2008: Development dates back to this date, with a scheduled release of 2012. At that time, the original director was to be Brad Lewis. Pixar also announced "The Bear and the Bow" and "Newt".
  • September 24, 2008: Moved up to June 24, 2011. No further development was announced online until 2010.
  • November 18, 2010: The voice cast was unveiled.

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Teaser trailer Worldwide October 19, 2010
Trailer #1 Worldwide November 15, 2010
Trailer #2 Worldwide March 7, 2011
Trailer #3 Worldwide May 11, 2011
Original theatrical USA June 24, 2011
DVD/Blu-ray Disc USA November 1, 2011
DVD/Blu-ray Disc Japan January 18, 2012
Cable television USA September 28, 2013

Bonus features of Cars 2 can also be found on Pixar's YouTube channel. The last one, Cars 2: Getting Behind The Wheel, was uploaded on October 11, 2011.

Home video timeline

Main article: Home video timeline for Cars


From Pixar:




Cars 2 - Logo Reveal

The Cars 2 teaser trailer, as seen on the Toy Story 3 Blu-ray.


Cars 2 - Trailer 2

The official trailer for Cars 2, as seen on Tangled.


Cars 2 Daytona 500 TV Spot

The "Daytona 500" TV spot for Cars 2, as seen on the Hub premiere of the Season 1 episode, A Dog and Pony Show.


Cars 2 - Trailer 3

Trailer #2 for Cars 2, as seen on Rango starting on March 11, 2011, and also on Hop and Rio.


Cars 2 - Theatrical Trailer

Trailer #3 for Cars 2, as seen on Rio from May 13 through June 2, 2011.


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