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).
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