Now that Toy Story 3 is behind us, it’s time to focus on Pixar’s next project, the long awaited Cars 2. The original feature debuted in 2006 and starred Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, and the late great Paul Newman. The follow up will take the cars on a international journey that will be set in some of the biggest cities in the world. Check out the teaser for Cars 2

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Official Synposis:

All the world’s a racetrack as superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with 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 world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic escapades. While racing through England, Italy and Japan, they face a host of new and worthy competitors. CARS 2 hits the track on June 24, 2011 and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

Hilarious. The trailer featured Lightning McQueen (Wilson) and Mater (Larry) in some Mission Impossible-like scenario. Cars aren’t very agile, so we don’t know how they’re going to get out of that. The video came courtesy of Upcoming Pixar.

Over at Empire they’ve posted several concept photos that feature the international locations we talked about earlier and they look gorgeous. Check them out…

Cars 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on June 24, 2011 and it will be in 3D.

What do you think of the concept art? What do you think of the trailer?