Pixar releases Cars 2 trailer to keep from being taken for granted

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03.08.11 24 Comments

If Pixar is the standard by which we inevitably, unfairly measure all other cartoons, Cars is the franchise that proves they’re still human. Though you’d think one of them would’ve been enough.  You’re not perfect, we get it.

[Official synopsis] Star racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (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.

So… Delta Farce with cars, basically?  From the company that brought you a group of friends holding hands as they inch toward the incinerator, comes Larry the Cable Guy as a buck-toothed tow truck getting a bidet.  Whatever, man.

Video: MSN Exclusive: ‘Cars 2’ trailer from Disney

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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