Cars 2 is a mainstream movie that was commercially released in 2011 by Disney-Pixar. The film is an animated comedy-adventure movie with a G rating. The movie is the follow up to Cars, the first in the series which was commercially released in 2006. The film follows the primary character Lightning McQueen as he and his friends find themselves on adventures that take them through various situations involving racing. The single-disc set features the DVD version of the movie. In addition to the main film, the Cars 2 set includes bonus features such as a theatrical short titled Toy Story Toon: Hawaiian Vacation, an exclusive Cars Toon: Air Mater short, and director’s commentary. The run time for this animated comedy-adventure primary feature is 106 minutes, not including run time for the extra features. Cars 2 is voiced by various actors including Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, and Eddie Izzard. The set is formatted as an AC-3 animated box set that is shot in full color, features Dolby surround sound audio, dubbed in NTSC, and subtitled in widescreen playback with optional closed captions. This single-disc set offers subtitles for the movie in Spanish, English, and French with support for an aspect ratio of 2.35:1.
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"CARS 2 lavishes scrupulous imaginative attention on its cosmopolitan settings. The Tokyo sequences are especially gorgeous, a vibrant tribute to the anime aesthetic, streaked with neon and teeming with inventive pop cuteness."
New York Times - A. O. Scott (06/23/2011)
"With engaging characters, a plot that ensures energy, and such a wealth of auto references, CARS 2 has a smooth, easy way about it."
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (06/24/2011)
"[T]his beautifully designed sequel stands easily on its own four tires....The visual, verbal and musical jokes practically exceed the speed limit..."
Hollywood Reporter - Todd McCarthy (06/19/2011)
3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's an attractive film with some ingenious action sequences..."
Box Office - Sara Vizcarrondo (06/20/2011)
3 stars out of 5 -- "The picture is punctuated by three thrilling races..."
Total Film - Neil Smith (07/07/2011)
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] tire-burning burst of action and fun with a beating heart under its hood."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (07/07/2011)
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[V]isually complex....The cars in CARS 2 have developed an array of new bells and whistles..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (06/22/2011)
"[I]t could be argued that CARS 2 is justified merely by its scenery, which is immensely enjoyable to zoom through and over."
Sight and Sound - Andrew Osmond (09/01/2011)