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Video:Larry the Cable Guy Interview - Cars 2 Preview at CinemaCon

with Rebecca Murray

Larry the Cable Guy returns to voice the character of a tow-truck named Mater in Disney/Pixar's 'Cars 2' directed by John Lasseter.See Transcript

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Transcript:Larry the Cable Guy Interview - Cars 2 Preview at CinemaCon

Rebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar's 2011 CinemaCon Presentation.

Larry the Cable Guy represented the voice cast of Pixar's Cars 2, the sequel to the 2006 blockbuster, at the 2011 CinemaCon. Larry took to the stage before showing off new footage from the film (20+ minutes-worth), joking about his casual T-shirt and shorts amid a bunch of business-dressed convention attendees. Larry promised this second Cars film will blow away the first, going as far as to joke that it's so good he's "ashamed I was in the first one."

Hitting theaters on June 24th, Cars 2 marks Pixar's 12 film and comes out as Pixar's celebrating its 25th anniversary. This new adventure of Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) and his pal, Mater, has an international flair, and the footage shown (which we can't go into detail about) showed there's a real Bond, James Bond edge to Cars 2. Where the first film spent a lot of time developing the characters, the second film cuts right to the action. Even NASCAR's Jeff Gordon is along for the ride this time around, voicing a race car named Jeff Gorvette.

Following the sneak peek of Cars 2's action-heavy footage (Michael Caine as a British spy is a bit of inspired casting), we talked to Larry the Cable Guy about returning for more Mater

Larry the Cable Guy - 'The Voice of Mater' in Cars 2

Larry the Cable Guy: "I thought that said 'Adult.com'. I thought, 'What the hell am I doing?'"

You're not the first person that's said that.

Larry the Cable Guy: "Jiminy Christmas, well, all right then... It's good to be here."

It's the naked channel. You are promising that Cars 2 is going to be better than Cars. That's a lot to promise.

Larry the Cable Guy: "You know what? It really is a lot to promise. It's a complete 180 from the first one. The first one was about them and the town and how Route 66 is vanishing, and it's kind of like a little love story with the old days, and how they're vanishing and trying to keep those memories alive. This one is a complete 180."

"This is action-packed from the minute to the end. It's Mater in a whole different situation. He's left Radiator Springs and now he's touring around the world. It's just all so strange to him, but he's just as normal as he can be. It's really a cool movie. And that's the whole thing about Pixar - they know how to write movies. And it's still, even though it's a completely different angle from the first one, it's got a lot of heart. The storyline is great. That's the cool thing about Pixar. It's always a happy ending. And there are those movie, every one of their movies there's always something in it - if you're a dude watching it by yourself or watching it with your kids, there's some part somewhere where you're like [tearing up], 'I'm going to go get some popcorn.' You know what I mean? Because you don't want your kids to see you tearing up. So, that happens it's really good. That's the cool thing about it."

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