Cars 2 (film) An animated feature from Pixar. Star racecar Lightning McQueen and the tow truck Mater head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. McQueen faces his key competitor, the Italian Francesco Bernoulli. Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own–international espionage, helping secret agent Finn McMissile and his associate Holley Shiftwell try to outwit the villains. Torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and participating in a top-secret spy mission, Mater undertakes a journey that leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan, Italy, France, and Britain. Luckily, Mater’s friends have come along and are able to help their old pal. Directed by John Lasseter and Brad Lewis. Released on June 24, 2011. Voices include Owen Wilson (Lightning McQueen), Larry the Cable Guy (Mater), John Turturro (Francesco Bernoulli), Michael Caine (Finn McMissile), Emily Mortimer (Holley Shiftwell), Eddie Izzard (Miles Axelrod), Vanessa Redgrave (The Queen/Mama Topolino), Bonnie Hunt (Sally), Tony Shalhoub (Luigi), Katherine Helmond (Lizzie), John Ratzenberger (Mack). Filmed in CinemaScope, with also Disney Digital 3D and Imax versions, and released with the short Hawaiian Vacation.