G | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.
One of the Japanese cars is named Kimura Kaizo. "Kaizo" is a Japanese word meaning "modified" or "hacked", and refers to a particularly flashy style of automobile customization commonly seen in Tokyo.
This is agent Leeland Turbo. I have a flash transmission for agent Finn McMissile. Finn, my cover's been compromised. Everything's gone pear-shaped. You won't believe what I've found out here. This is bigger than anything we've ever seen. And no one...
When the action shifts to Paris, there is an aerial shot of the Arc de Triomphe, showing cars circulating the Arc, and cars from the incoming streets trying to find a way to get in.
In reality, the cars coming onto the Arc have priority, and use it. Those already going around the Arc have to make way. This is due to the French road law of priority to the right, unless otherwise marked.
In the beginning of the credits, the story of Mater and Lightning's trip around the world is told through pastel-like, mildly animated postcard pictures.
The theatrical release has the Pixar logo as a "25th Anniversary" variant. When the lamp looks at us, the text fades out. Then, the rest of the logo fades out. When it does that, the text "CELEBRATING" fades in. The text "25 YEARS" fades in also. The text "25" is bigger than usual, and the text "YEARS" is below "25". The text "CELEBRATING" fades out. The text "25 YEARS" fades out. The text "CELEBRATING 25 YEARS" is similar to the text "CELEBRATING 75 YEARS" in the 75th Anniversary of the 20th Century Fox logo. Sadly, only theatrical releases used this logo, while DVDs and TV airings used the standard logo instead.
English, Japanese, Italian, French
$66,135,507 26 June 2011
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