Cars 2...Finally!

The theatrical release of Disney Pixar's Cars 2 has achieved national holiday status in our house, according to our 6-year-old son.

It all began on September 23, 2010 when he learned of the movie's release date. The Cars 2 Countdown Clock has been a higher priority for him than Christmas, his birthday and the last day of school.

Simply put -- he's obsessed.

We have Cars EVERYTHING. The bicycle, the McQueen coin bank, the dinnerware and even the Cars laundry hamper. I haven't even mentioned the toys. He doesn't have every die cast Cars figure ever released, but I'm confident in saying he does have most of them.

Then, last month the Cars 2 toys hit shelves. Here we go again.

I digress. This is supposed to be about the movie.

Cars 2 takes Lightning McQueen and Mater around the globe for the World Grand Prix. But this isn't just a film about racing, it's an adventure-packed spy movie.

The majority of the cast from the original is said to be returning for the sequel, and of course, a lot of new characters will make their debut such as Finn McMissile, voiced by Michael Caine.

As an added bonus, the movie is being released in 3-D!

For those who enjoy the short film that precedes the feature presentation, this one is called Hawaiian Vacation, starring Barbie and Ken from Toy Story 3.

With all the hype, I asked my 6-year-old, "What if you don't like the movie?"

With an exasperated eye roll, he responded, "Of course I'll LOVE it."

Truth is, I'll probably love it too.

Poor McQueen was emptied out when the Cars 2 toys were released.
Not surprising, this device does not prompt my children to keep laundry off the floor.
Cars 2 toys!!!!

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Karie Bradley
Karie Bradley is the Content Director for MomsEveryday. She lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband Ben and their two sons Dylan and Logan.

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