It’s been a long five years, but what a welcome sight it will be to see Lightning McQueen, Mater and the Cars crew back on the big screen! The highly anticipated “Cars 2” from Disney powerhouse Pixar opens nationwide in theaters today. There’s mystery, intrigue and international espionage set against a backdrop of the streets of Japan.
Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) and Mater find themselves heading to a World Grand Prix overseas, but of course face some obstacles along the way. Mater gets involved in a secret spy mission and has to balance that with helping his friend get ready for the big race. There’s a whole new cast of characters that your kids will fall in love with – and, of course, will want you purchase all the new Cars 2 branded merchandise after the movie ends!
Here’s an official trailer:
Also, in conjunction with the launch of the movie, Disney Publishing just announced a brand new iPad app: Cars 2 Storybook Deluxe App. The app features incredible graphics throughout its story book, games, puzzles, and offers a highly interactive experience. The book offers two reading modes – you can be read to with the included voice or you can record yourself narrating the book.
Theaters across the country will be packed this opening weekend of “Cars 2.” Will your family be one of the hordes going to see McQueen and Mater up to their usual antics?
The Cars 2 Storybook Deluxe App is available in iTunes and is on sale for $5.99 from $8.99 to celebrate the launch of the movie.
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