Disney/Pixar recently unveiled not one but two new trailers of its upcoming animated feature Cars 2 and one from its new animated short featuring some of your favourite toys. And if the trailers’ any hints, these movies will definitely be a hit!
First things first, Cars 2 finds Lightning McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson, competing in the World Grand Prix, with races in Tokyo, London, and on the Italian Riviera. Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) tags along and winds up getting involved in an international espionage mission with British agents Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) and Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer).
Director John Lasseter returns to the driver’s in 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 veteran Denise Ream (Up, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith).
As most Disney/Pixar and movie fans know, each film the studio releases is preceded by a Pixar-made short film. And it is no different with Cars 2.
In celebration of their recent Best Animated Feature win, the Buzz, Woody, Jessie, Ken, Barbie and the gang head to the big screen again this year in Hawaiian Vacation, a 3D animated short directed by seven-time Oscar winner Gary Rydstrom. Hawaiian Vacation will appear exclusively with the upcoming Cars 2 theatrical release, which races into cinemas here later in the year, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D in select theatres.
This time round, the movie is set in new owner Bonnie’s bedroom. Join Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Rex and the rest of the gang as they create the ultimate Hawaiian vacation right in Bonnie’s bedroom after Ken and Barbie make a big boo-boo and get their travel plans all wrong! Hawaiian Vacation features the voices of Michael Keaton, Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Blake Clark, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Kristen Schaal, Jeff Garlin and John Ratzenberger.