Get your motors running, speedfreaks: Pixar's 'Cars 2' has been given a new release date.

According to MovieWeb, Walt Disney Company President and CEO Bob Iger announced Tuesday that the animated sequel will hit screens in December 2011.

The plot of the film revolves around champion racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and his pit team -- including lovable tow-truck Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy) -- setting off around the world for the Race of Champions, an epic contest across five countries (Japan, Germany, Italy, France and England) which is set to include all the different iterations of racing, from Formula One to Tokyo drifting.

Meanwhile, Mater becomes embroiled in a case of mistaken identity after saving the life of a British spy called Finn McMissile (no doubt styled as a sleek, James Bond-esque Aston Martin). Get your motors running, speedfreaks: Pixar's 'Cars 2' has been given a new release date.

According to MovieWeb, Walt Disney Company President and CEO Bob Iger announced Tuesday that the animated sequel will hit screens in December 2011.

The plot of the film revolves around champion racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and his pit team -- including lovable tow-truck Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy) -- setting off around the world for the Race of Champions, an epic contest across five countries (Japan, Germany, Italy, France and England) which is set to include all the different iterations of racing, from Formula One to Tokyo drifting.

Meanwhile, Mater becomes embroiled in a case of mistaken identity after saving the life of a British spy called Finn McMissile (no doubt styled as a sleek, James Bond-esque Aston Martin).

The sequel was previously slated for a Jun. 24, 2011 release, but we're guessing the film still needs some fine-tuning under the hood before it's roadworthy. Regardless, Pixar has an unblemished record when it comes to producing animated blockbusters, so the release date bump should be no cause for alarm. Brad Lewis has assumed directorial duties this time around; the original was helmed by John Lasseter.
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