Research on the Road for CARS 2

One of the hottest movies of 2011 is undoubtedly Cars 2. Penned by our 2011 New Voices in Screenwriting Award Honoree, Ben Queen, Cars 2 follows Lighting McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) and his best friend, Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy) as they embark on the World Grand Prix, an international race that will determine the world's fastest car. On the way, they encounter adventure and zany surprises that ultimately lead our mobile duo stumbling across an espionage plot in beautifully animated locations.

Pixar/Disney animators went around the globe to research exotic locations for Cars 2. From London to Tokyo to Rome, the Cars 2 creative team spared no expense in getting all the details correct, right down to the last stone! Check out pictures from their research trip to Italy and look for these famous landmarks when you see Cars 2 on Opening Night at NFF 2011!