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CARS 2 Full-Length Trailer! UPDATED: ...And It's Gone...

Nordling here.

Pixar's actually got something to prove this summer.  With RANGO being as good as it was, and KUNG FU PANDA 2 looking mighty good, CARS 2 has to up the scale and deliver on the potential of the first film. This time, they go global, and get involved in some espionage and intrigue:

<a href=";brand=msn%20video&amp;from=sp&amp;vid=44e28d26-be35-4abe-9039-d0125ea0854e&amp;src=FLCP:sharebar:embed" target="_new" title="MSN Exclusive: 'Cars 2' trailer from Disney">Video: MSN Exclusive: &#39;Cars 2&#39; trailer from Disney</a>

Not sure about this one yet.  I'm a Pixar fanboy, but the first CARS just didn't do it for me like the other releases.  I'm not saying it's a bad film - it's not.  I think it's mostly Larry the Cable Guy, who just gets on my nerves.  But it is a Pixar film, which means they get the benefit of the doubt.  CARS 2 opens this summer.

Nordling, out.

Nordling here... well, MSN nixed the trailer.  Not sure why.  Maybe it didn't get the reaction they hoped?

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  • March 7, 2011, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Post 0

    by ATARI

  • March 7, 2011, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Anybody else getting sick of

    by ATARI

    seeing Harry's manboobs being fondled by a giant ape??

  • March 7, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Rango...Kung Fu Panda...Cars?

    by ROBRAM89

    Pixar is actually on the losing end of this fight. That's a profoundly disturbing idea.

  • March 7, 2011, 7:59 p.m. CST


    by pushthebuttonmax

    You said it, get that shit out of here.

  • March 7, 2011, 8 p.m. CST


    by JackIsLost

    A waste of Pixar's time and talents...

  • March 7, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    "Cars" was fine.


    I certainly prefer it to "A Bug's Life" and probably a few others (including "Up" and "Wall-E" which both started brilliantly but fell apart by the end, IMO).

  • March 7, 2011, 8:02 p.m. CST

    good grief...

    by shoveller

    That looks like balls.

  • March 7, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST


    by charlie sheen

    is BI-LOSING with this one. TIGER-BLOOD!!

  • March 7, 2011, 8:06 p.m. CST


    by kurtisaurus

    got that right.

  • March 7, 2011, 8:08 p.m. CST

    The first Pixar commercial failure?

    by georgecauldron

    Trailer doesn't do it for me. I'd rather see The Phantom Menace in 3D.

  • March 7, 2011, 8:09 p.m. CST

    I fucking hate Cars...

    by Optimus Prime

    ...and I am one.

  • March 7, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Bidet humor.

    by Subtitles_Off

    And, um, Pixar is superior to Dreamworks how?

  • March 7, 2011, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Both Kung Fu Panda and Rango trailers are superior to Cars 2 trailer

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    This is so weird. Pixar's movie doesnt look the best this time, when it usually is.

  • March 7, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    I liked Cars, but this doesn't look good.

    by Chewtoy

    I still hold out hope that we're still mostly being shown the "B" plot, because if this spy stuff is the main story then it really does look like a cynical cash in.

  • March 7, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Pixar trailers go to MSN instead of Apple now?

    by Nem_Wan

    You can tell Steve Jobs is no longer CEO.

  • March 7, 2011, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Saw this and it was good

    by Lando Griffin

    sent in a positive review for this back in December site choose not to run it but I never got a response as to why, have a good idea though -they don't want to ruin any goodwill with the folks at Pixar, understandable but gone are the days of caution to the wind, outlaw AICN

  • March 7, 2011, 8:47 p.m. CST

    And the oscar doesn't go to...

    by flugelbinder

    Yep. First year in a while Pixar won't win best animated picture at the oscars 2012? I think so...

  • March 7, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST


    by beelkay

    I thought Cars was okay, but the thing that bothered me and continues to bother me is, why are there cars when there are no humans? They've got seats, steering wheels, etc. They have no are they building and operating all this stuff? I know it's silly to nitpick about something like that with a cartoon, but it sticks in my craw, I tell you!

  • March 7, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Cars stinks. Either make an original film or an Incredibles sequel

    by The Krypton Kid

  • March 7, 2011, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Cars 2 - "This time they're secret agents!"

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Look on the bright side - at least they didn't use this script for Incredibles 2. :P

  • March 7, 2011, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Didn't you watch the beginning of Terminator 2?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Skynet took over and Cars now self-operate.

  • -but ohhhhh nooooooooo, it's talking cars, wah-wah-wah. I want my Incredibles 2 sequel even if Brad Bird doesn't want to do it because I'm so much smarter than PIXAR they should make the stuff I want instead of what they think is good but then again they won't even make anything above a PG-rating though they only made this because they strong-armed John Lasseter into making another stupid movie to cash in on the billions of dollars of stupid car merchandise that stupid little kids will buy and drag their stupid parents to because PIXAR is under the iron hand of the mouse and their creativity is going to crash and burn because they won't make a sequel to the Incredib- *SMACK* SHUT-THE-HELL-UUUPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!

  • March 7, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    I wonder if they'll try to explain the no humans this time out

    by Andy Pandy

  • March 7, 2011, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Watch those toilet jokes

    by Teddy Artery

    They're easy laughs, which is exactly why they need to be avoided. Keep it clever, Pixar.

  • March 7, 2011, 9:17 p.m. CST

    I liked this movie better when it was called "Speed Racer"

    by Jet Jaguar

  • March 7, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    the mouse that whored

    by mike

    PIXAR fanatic but this looks terrible.

  • March 7, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST

    There was a script for Incredibles 2?

    by The Krypton Kid

  • March 7, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    and the winner for best animated feature film is

    by Phategod100

    Is Rango or Kung-fu panda 2. Has the steam ran out at Pixar? Are they out of original ideas?

  • March 7, 2011, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Pixar is still the best studio because...

    by NorthernSoul

    ...they are consistently more capable of creating original films that focus on character and storytelling than on fart jokes and pop culture references. I'm not defending this trailer or the first Cars movie. I agree with most of you that it's one of their weakest films. But I'm going to delay judgement on this one until I actually see the movie. I'm pretty certain there's some good stuff that we're not seeing here. But even their worst efforts are equal to or better than the competitions best efforts. And when they do it right...they're unmatched for creating animated films that will no doubt become classics. The only exception I can think of, so far, is How To Train Your Dragon. That's the first movie I think really has given Pixar a run for it's money.

  • March 7, 2011, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Cars is probably my least favorite Pixar movie

    by Kraven Morehead

    It's by no means bad but I just find it average. One thing that stands out about it is that it takes place in a universe which is not our own. Every other Pixar movie takes place in our reality with things going on without our knowledge (living toys, monsters, sentients bugs, sentient fish, super heroes, old people who we care about, etc.) In Cars the people are cars, the cars are cars, everything is cars. This just seemed to take away from the sharp take Pixar seems to have on how all those other things live in a universe run by humans. It's not bad but there's something simple about an anthropomorphized car that isn't the type of animated film that appeals to an adult as well. The one thing I don't like about seeing a Pixar movie is watching the previews because the other films don't match up to what Pixar is cranking out and THIS looks like one of those films you would see advertised before a Pixar movie and not the Pixar movie itself.

  • March 7, 2011, 9:43 p.m. CST

    CARS sold a lot of toys and games.

    by blackwood

    Congratulations, Pixar. You've finally become Disney.

  • March 7, 2011, 9:49 p.m. CST

    The plot is just tired

    by DiscreetFighterAlpha

    The whole mistaken for spies thing has been done to death. It's like they're phoning this thing in on purpose. I know this movie is getting a sequel based on the merchandising, but you don't HAVE to cater to low expectations you know.

  • March 7, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    "Great" Pixar films:

    by blackwood

    TOY STORY trilogy, FINDING NEMO, INCREDIBLES and WALL-E. I am on the fence about UP. The rest of their films are range from good to very, very good, but not what I would consider All Time Classics.

  • March 7, 2011, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Cars: the movie made for children that made a bazillion dollars

    by catparade

    and yet no adult seems to understand why a sequel was made, or why it wasnt made for adults.

  • March 7, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST


    by ludmir88

    OK stars with a 'D'

  • March 7, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    damn typo. STARTS wth a 'D'

    by ludmir88

  • March 7, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST


    by tylerzero

  • March 7, 2011, 10:20 p.m. CST


    by ludmir88

    disney: so how much? pixar:you tell me. And you can take me anyway you want it baby. disney: oh you little bitch, come to papa After that, Pixar has never been seen again.

  • March 7, 2011, 10:24 p.m. CST

    OMG! He pavs a road for 50 minutes again? WTF?

    by Orionsangels

    Haha, let me guess he has to win a race in this one?

  • March 7, 2011, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Wait, one of the planes is alive, and the other one isn't?

    by Nasty In The Pasty


  • March 7, 2011, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Wow. Zzzzzzzzzzz.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Gonna make a mint, though. Kids will slurp this down like stoners at a Slushee pump.

  • March 7, 2011, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Copy that, Nordling

    by Citizen Sane

    I share the same impression of the 1st Cars as well. Additionally, the cars personalities (some of which, like Mater the Cable Guy, being completely unlikeable) were the ONLY human element to the feature which left me feeling almost conpletely detached from both the story and the characters. <br><br> So I couldn't care less about this Pixar release. I feel like Cars is the least impressive Pixar acheivement in their entire lexicon of movies. But Lasseter just can't help indulging his ego with this property and the upcoming damn DCA attraction which, by the way, is an incredible waste of already scarce DCA real estate. I'm not even going to bother watching it on cable in the next few years or so.

  • March 7, 2011, 11:07 p.m. CST

    I'm... actually excited.

    by little_lebowski

    A return to the pop-corny Pixar flick that can be fun and enjoyable without trying to make you cry. Even if it does seem a tad bit more calculated than the rest.

  • March 7, 2011, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Most of the audience who saw Rango hated it

    by FeralAngel

    The film got a C+ from Cinemascore, which doesn't speak well for the film's legs. Haven't seen it myself, but friends with kids have. Kids didn't care for it, were bored by it, the parents were put off by those ugleeeeee critters. As for Cars, imagine this word 18 feet tall on the Times Square Jumbotron: MEH. That pretty much sums it up.

  • March 7, 2011, 11:56 p.m. CST

    And a lot of those sports cars look alike

    by FeralAngel

    I've seen pics of the new characters in Cars 2, and they look a hell of a lot like the other characters but with different paint jobs. What, Pixar couldn't get permission from Chrysler and make one of the cars a Viper or a PT Cruiser? Or maybe contact Ford and make one of the girl characters a cute little powder-blue Mustang? You know, cars you can actually identify? I get bored just looking at the still pictures; watching those bland sleek nondescript cars zip around and talk probably make them any more interesting. Snore.

  • March 8, 2011, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Cars vs. anything

    by Bastard_Chief

    The only non-Pixar movie I've seen in years that compares is Kung Fu Panda. Other than that, nothing put out by other studios comes close to what Pixar does. Even their worst efforts are outstanding in comparison. Hell, even the shorts before the feature are better than most full-length cartoons!

  • March 8, 2011, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Am I the only one not seeing the trailer showing up?

    by hitokirivader

    All it says is "Sorry no videos were found," and MSN's movie page for Cars 2 has only the teaser trailer up right now.

  • March 8, 2011, 1:11 a.m. CST

    KiD idiotic


    Your name is perfect! If you truly prefer cars, over Walle and Up, Cars is easily the worst film pixar has made thus far.

  • March 8, 2011, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Here is an extremely valid reason to make Cars 2

    by Zakari Paolon

    Whatever you feel about the first one, CARS HAS SOLD EIGHT-BILLION GODDAMN DOLLARS IN MERCHANDISE Source: via:

  • March 8, 2011, 1:55 a.m. CST

    sorry no videos were found

    by hazelam

    is this one of those bullshit regional restriction things again?

  • March 8, 2011, 2:26 a.m. CST

    otakuoverlord, Ratatouille grossed $623million worldwide.

    by detinue

    According to Boxofficemojo. It wasn't anything close to a flop.

  • March 8, 2011, 2:51 a.m. CST

    These Cars2....

    by Grrrr....

    ...talkbacks are the new Transformer talkbacks of old.

  • March 8, 2011, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Loved Cars, but....

    by Jeb

    Seems like I'm in the minoroity here when I say I loved Cars. Maybe it's because I love the look of that part of the country, or maybe I'm just a sucker for stories about a stuck-up guy who finds out what life is all about. But whatever the reason, it and finding Nemo are probably my top two Pixar films. That said, Cars 2 seems like a huge mistake. It doesn't seem to be thematically in line with the first one. I don't know whow there will be much heart in it. I just seems "bigger, louder, more explosions, and more gimmicks" - the perfect, shallow Hollywood blockbuster. I'm sure my 6-year-old will love it.

  • March 8, 2011, 6:47 a.m. CST

    The video is up at

    by I Max U Mini

  • March 8, 2011, 7:39 a.m. CST

    One thing to keep in mind...

    by SifoDyasJr

    The Cars franchise is a goldmine for Pixar and Disney. Look at the toy aisle--they are STILL selling toys for a five year old movie. If this gives them the freedom to take chances with films like Ratatouille, Up, and Wall-e, then I will gladly support a Cars sequel here and there.

  • March 8, 2011, 8:02 a.m. CST

    See it on youtube

    by Ashen Shugar I do not like the pace of this one, they sure could have done a better trailer. See Rango or Scott Pilgrim for good trailers.

  • March 8, 2011, 8:28 a.m. CST


    by Simplisico

    What's it about???

  • March 8, 2011, 8:31 a.m. CST

    It's about talking cars.

    by SifoDyasJr

  • March 8, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Here we go again, more grown men moaning about CARS.

    by brokentusk

    News flash: not every Pixar film needs to appeal to YOU. My girlfriend's four-year-old goes fucking nuts for the movie; he absolutely loves anything Lightning McQueen-related. I completely understand why they made a sequel (both monetarily and creatively) and I can't wait to go watch it with someone who is going to love every second of it. You can all wait for the next hundred Pixar movies that will be more in line with your tastes. Don’t bash them for making something for a different demographic.

  • March 8, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Agreed, Brokentusk

    by irongeezer

    My son loved the first movie. Made me spend a fortune on cars toys - and frankly, the metal cars were well made, fairly cheap and there were LOTS of them. He's seen it at least 30 times. By this point, he left cars about a year ago, but he's young enough that I'm fairly certain he'll love this one too.

  • March 8, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    by Aftertaste

  • March 8, 2011, 9:41 a.m. CST

    The link above is the trailer BTW

    by Aftertaste

  • March 8, 2011, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Why Cars 2 will be a monster hit...

    by moto

    CARS 2 was actually one of Pixar's best. You just have to look at it in context. It didn't reach the normal level of fanboys, no. But it resonates most with the next generation. Kids that were 3-12, ifnot above that, when it came out, and those very kids that have grown up with Cars toys, the Cars Toons, etc. The toyline was one of the best produced toy lines in years with high quality metallic Cars. Then you add the parents of those kids (myself included). After the first viewing, I thought it was just okay. But from the second viewing on (probably approaching well over a hundred now with two boys), it resonated so much more with me. I think Cars has the best character dynamics, second only to Toy Story. There's a sense of community with them. And the original was a great Americana story. CARS 2 will open HUGE and will most likely be one of their best outings by far. Not because of fanboys, who honestly don't make a noticeable dent in the box office grosses (Serenity, Snakes on a Plane anyone?), but because of the new generation of kids that have grown up with these characters and with their parents. And in my opinion, weakest Pixar films are A Bug's Life and Ratatouille. Seriously, does anyone rewatch Ratatouille like they do with every other Pixar movie? I think not. It was a bore. That said, even the weakest Pixar films are far above and beyond anything else out there. Although yeah, Rango was awesome. Doesn't have the depth of Pixar films though. Close, but not close enough.

  • March 8, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Trailer is on the offical site...

    by moto

  • March 8, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Cars is the worst to come out of Pixar

    by D o o d

    so it won't be hard to make Cars 2 better. However, Pixar are losing with this one. Rango has set the pace for CG and both How to Train Your Dragon and Toy Story 3 are unbeatable in story telling!

  • March 8, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Just shut the fuck up

    by slone13

    There's so much else out there more worthy of your insipid bitching and whining.

  • March 8, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST


    by DonLogan

    I agree with you. I know it's not aimed at me and i haven't seen the film as a consequence (i've seen trailers and stills) but the concept bugs me. If it's set in a world only populated by cars, where cars are in the crowd at a race etc, who's in the skyscrapers? who's in the Houses of Parliament? Who are the bottled drinks for? Who sits in the office chairs? There's insects but they have Tractors instead of Cows? What's the benefit of the tractors to the other cars? If the cars 'feed' on gas/fuel, who are the diners and cafe's for? How do they flick through the pages of books/instruction manuals with no hands? Why do they have eyeballs where their windshields are — is there organic matter mixed in with mechanics behind the glass? IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!! arrrghhh!!

  • March 8, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Weird lookin, but it's about the toys.

    by the_patriot

    I actually enjoyed Cars when it came out, but I'm a Route 66 geek - I loved the atmosphere and setting of the flick. I'm not sure about this one looks a lot like Cars meets G-Force. But it's brightly colored, fast paced, and has poo jokes - so the young boys will love it. Along with all of the new toys (which is the reason this flick exists.) While the original movie wasn't a gangbusters success, the toys from the movie *have* been.

  • March 8, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    I REALLY wish they'd used a Bond actor for the voice of the spy...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...instead of Michael Caine. I find Caine's voice incredibly irritating when he's in self-parody mode. A movie like Cars 2 would have been a great opportunity to get Roger Moore out of retirement.

  • March 8, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Poop jokes. I saw poop jokes. In a Pixar movie.

    by Royston Lodge

    I'm very disappointed. Very.

  • March 8, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    I'm not going to hate on a Cars 2 movie, just cuz it's a Cars 2 movie.

    by Royston Lodge

    I'm gonna hate on it because it doesn't look very good. If it looked like they put some effort into it, and tried really hard to make it better than the first one, I'd be all for it. There's no automatic reason to hate on a Cars 2 movie, just cuz. That being said, it looks simply awful. There's no reason for lazy writing and phoned-in voice acting. There is no reason for poop jokes.

  • March 8, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    I think there must be an alternate universe Pixar

    by Matt

    And that one makes the "Cars" movies. I just don't get it. The "Cars" universe makes no sense, even by its own rules. "Toy Story" makes sense: your toys are alive when you're not looking. All the others have their own logic. But the "Cars" movies are all about this weird universe where vehicles are sentient, and there are car insects, and they don't have doors so they're clearly not made for humans, but then what gives? I'm not expecting a scientific answer, just something that makes the story funny or satisfying. Now they're spies? Really? I guess it doesn't matter if you're four. But every other Pixar movie works for adults as well as kids. Not these. Hard to argue with the merchandising success, though. Can't blame them for milking this cash cow. I guess it's just not for me.

  • March 8, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    This looks fun to me, EXCEPT...

    by mthrndr

    fucking Mater. My boys are obsessed with Cars. I think it's a decent movie, but not nearly my favorite Pixar. I find Mater to be incredibly irritating... and it looks like they've gone full-on Mater, Urkelizing the whole Cars universe by centering everything on the lowest common denominator. Disappointing - given that I'll have to watch it about 3 dozen times.

  • March 8, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    "Why do some adults feel Pixar is for them? It's NOT."

    by buggerbugger

    Their movies are aimed at all the family. Families tend to include adults.

  • March 8, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST

    This one looks like fun

    by ckone

    I could sure use a break from UP and Toy Story 3, both great movies, but man not fun blasts for sure. I think it's great that they are taking the story in this direction, since it makes sure they can't retread the same material of the first movie. I don't get how some people cannot understand the world of cars, you just have to accept that there are no humans, and that cars and machines are sentient. it gets tricky, when you think, if cars and planes and helicopters are alive, what about other lesser machines? Like toasters and microwaves? but then, why would they need such things?? they are cars. Now I'm getting a headache, Just gonna go and enjoy it and try not to think too much about a movie about sentient cars.

  • March 8, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    They should have made Incredibles 2

    by GimpInMyPants

    Cars is Pixar's worst movie, how is it worthy of a sequel?!

  • March 8, 2011, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Still looks Rubbish

    by D o o d

    Pixar have to up their game!

  • March 8, 2011, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Cars takes place after SKynet rid the world of humans

    by Phategod100

    What the F, is the purpose of Tractors, and plows and orther service vehicles? Damn, John Conner lost.

  • March 8, 2011, 11:47 p.m. CST

    larry The cable guy should not be introduced to kids

    by Phategod100

    Its like eating paint chips its like insuring to make your children retarded.

  • March 9, 2011, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Moto nailed this

    by tomdolan04

    Ratatouille I remember thinking was pretty good at the time and 'clever' but seriously, in terms of rewatching it - I have a just under three year old and it's all about either 'Woody' or 'Cars' in this house. The box office on this will be stellar. <p> For what it's worth I liked Cars too, Doc Hollywood remake or not. Give me this or 'pop culture reference heavy' other cartoons and I'll take this. One every few years with Pixar's diverse output continuing to suprise and entertain older audiences with the odd 'Wall-E' (which again is great, but c'mon - you ask a kid under 10 whether he wants to watch Cars or 'the quiet robot one with fat humans, existentialist questioning of the human race and Hello Dolly excerpts')

  • March 9, 2011, 7:21 a.m. CST

    grown men visit this site?

    by Truxton Spangler

    Anyway, Cars ain't goin' away because: 1) it's a merchandising gold mine. 2) it's John Lasseter's baby, and he's the boss.

  • March 9, 2011, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Pixar is Disney's bitch

    by Rupee88

    got to sell toys now..that is #1 priority.. #2 and #3 too actually..

  • March 9, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Two words...

    by RK_Maroon

    Trust Lasseter.

  • .....rather than the entire family like all of the rest of their films were. Cars is a good film but it is their weakest to date. I hope that Cars 2 actually delivers a Toy Story 3 level of quality at least.