Lightning McQueen and pal Mater—voiced once again by Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy—are getting back in gear for Pixar's Cars 2, and the action takes them to the World Grand Prix in Tokyo where they not only find an amazing race, but a dapper British motorcar that sounds remarkably like Michael Caine.

After the unique and beautiful Pixar hits Wall-E and Up, this John Lasseter-directed romp seems more like a sure-fire kid pleaser full of the stuff audiences like: car races, international intrigue, explosions and a bit of well-timed bathroom humor.

The only downside: We're guessing that the late Paul Newman's crusty old Doc Hudson won't be around to offer his bons mots like "Hot snot!" and the like. Too bad for us.

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