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Disney/Pixar has released a new set of hi-res character stills and profiles of new friends from its upcoming summer blockbuster sequel, Cars 2.

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‘Cars 2′ Seven Hi-Res ‘International’ Posters Plus Brand New Still with Lightning McQueen

(L-R) Lightning McQueen (voice by Owen Wilson), Mater (voice by Larry the Cable Guy) ©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Yesterday, we brought you a new still from Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 featuring Mater and Holley. Today we have a brand new still, this time featuring Mater alongside Lightning McQueen. The still has been added to the beginning of our gallery of stills from the film below:

We also have seven new hi-res ‘international’-themed posters for the film, featuring the characters in countries such as England, France, Italy, Germany, Japan and Russia. The posters have been added to the beginning of our gallery of posters for the film:

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‘Cars 2′ New Still: Holley Makes Mater’s Engine Purr

(L-R) Mater (voice by Larry the Cable Guy), Holley Shiftwell (voice by Emily Mortimer) ©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with a brad new hi-res still featuring Mater and Holley Shiftwell from Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 in what appears to be the start of a very beautiful relationship. We’ve added the image to the beginning of our stills gallery from the film below.

All the world’s a racetrack as racing superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with his best friend Mater in tow, to take on the globe’s fastest and finest in this thrilling high-octane new installment of the Cars saga. Mater and McQueen will need their passports as they find themselves in a new world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic escapades around the globe.

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BREAKING: Walt Disney World to Offer Reserved Seating at Disney/Pixar Weekend Talks; Sign-Up Form Linked

Disney/Pixar Weekend at EpcotContinuing our unparalleled coverage of the special Disney/Pixar Weekend taking place at Walt Disney World, May 13-15, we have learned that reserved seating at the special ‘Presenting Pixar’ talks featuring Cars property guardian Jay Ward, Pixar producer Jonas Rivera and composer Michael Giacchino, will be made available as seating is extremely limited at these events (approximately 800 guests per show according to our sources).

The sign-up form, which can be found here, also reveals the titles of each of the sessions that take place on May 14 & 15 only at the World Showplace located in Epcot’s World Showcase between the Canada and UK pavilions.

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‘Cars 2′ Royal Sneak Peek, Queen Turntable and More

Cars 2 poster ©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.Queen, McQueen… McQueen, Queen. In what has to be the luckiest stroke of unplanned and most inconspicuous timing with the royal wedding of Prince William and future Princess Kate, Disney/Pixar has released this international royal invitation to the summer premiere of Cars 2, which features Vanessa Redgrave as the Queen. We also catch glimpses of Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer) in flying mode, Mater in various disguises and what looks to be like a knighting ceremony… could it be Sir Mater?

We also have this turntable for the Queen:

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‘Cars 2′ Star Larry the Cable Guy to Serve as Honorary Pace Car Driver for Coca-Cola 600

Larry the Cable Guy © Disney/PixarBlue-collar comedian and the voice of Mater in the upcoming Disney-Pixar summer comedy “CARS 2,” Larry the Cable Guy will “git-r-done” as the honorary pace-car driver for the 52nd running of the Coca-Cola 600 on May 29 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

In addition to leading the field of 43 NASCAR stars in the Coca-Cola 600, Larry the Cable Guy will also take part in various activities around the speedway, including attending the drivers meeting, prior to the main event.

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PHOTOS: Ka-chow! ‘Cars 2′ Heroes Roll Into Town for New York International Auto Show

Lightning McQueen lifesize remote controlled vehicle

It seems like forever ago that we first met Finn McMissile and were the first to announce the national State Farm-sponsored ‘Agents on a Mission‘ tour of life-size remote controlled versions of Finn, Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater in honor of the June 24th release of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2. Fortunately for us, the waiting and heavy anticipation paid off in spades as the trio made their way to New York City just in time for the 2011 New York International Auto Show and were none worse for the wear.

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CONFIRMED: Disney/Pixar Weekend Event at Epcot, May 13-15

Disney/Pixar Weekend at EpcotVia the official Disney Parks blog, Walt Disney World has confirmed Stitch Kingdom’s original report on the gala celebration in honor of Pixar’s 25th Anniversary and the release of Cars 2 during the final weekend of Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival.

The official announcement does make note of a few differences, however, namely that many character greetings will take place inside the World Showplace and around the World Showcase, but not in the Future World area.

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‘Cars 2′ Introduces Nearly 1,000 New Characters and More Fun Facts (Minor Spoilers)

Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with these exciting fun facts about the upcoming summer blockbuster, Cars 2 which features old friends and — as you will soon find out — just a few new ones.

LOTS OF CAR-ACTER

‘STICKERS’ NO MORE Lighting McQueen is voiced by Owen Wilson.

  • He is a Pixar design with a V-8 engine, 750 horsepower and rear-wheel drive.
  • He has coil-over shocks with tubular A arm front suspension, a solid axle rear end and vented disc brakes at all four wheels. He also has air flaps on his roof to prevent flipping.

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‘Cars 2′ New Concept Art, Character Design and Progression Example

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Disney/Pixar has provided us with a slew of gorgeous new concept art and character design images for Cars 2.

It’s absolutely riveting (bad pun not intended) to see first-hand how a Lodge spark plug from around 1937 and a Bugatti grill influenced the design of the Eiffel Tower and how Ratatouille helped with Notre Dame as well as the other influences on landmarks in the film such as the Tokyo Imperial Palace, Big Bentley, New House of Parliament and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

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