“Agents on a Mission” Multi-city Tour stops in Chicago at Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo, Cars 2 "Agents on a Mission" Tour - Photo by Adam Bielawski
“Agents on a Mission” Multi-city Tour to Celebrate Disney•Pixar’s “Cars” on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray ™ 3D, Movie Download and DVD

Today, October 29, 2011, the Brookfield Zoo had  a special treat at Boo at the Zoo.  The cars of Cars 2 were on the scene including Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater and Finn McMissile.  Children lined up from the moment the zoo opened to get gift bags with tons of goodies and a chance to get their photo taken with Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater and Finn McMissile. 


Presented by State Farm, the ―Agents on a Mission‖ tour hits the road with Disney•Pixar‘s ―Cars 2‖ this Fall when four-time Piston Cup champion Lightning McQueen and best friend Mater join master British spy Finn McMissile on a multi-city tour across North America. The star cars race off the big screen and into a host of cities—life-size remote-controlled models will light up and rev for fans in Sacramento, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Denver, Chicago, Houston, among others. ―The ‗Agents on a Mission‘ tour lets fans get face to face with ‗Cars‘ favorites Lightning McQueen and Mater, plus the very cool, very savvy spy Finn McMissile, a new character on ‗Cars 2‘ roster,‖ says MT Carney, president of marketing for The Walt Disney Studios. ―This movie is filled with fun, action, heart and a lot of laughs—we want to get everyone geared up for ‗Cars 2.‘


Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in Disney•Pixar‘s ―Cars 2‖ when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix. But the road to the championship is filled with surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile (voice of Michael Caine). Directed by John Lasseter and produced by Denise Ream, the fast-paced fun includes a colorful new all-car cast, complete with menacing villains and international racing competitors.

State Farm brings Disney•Pixar‘s ―Cars 2 adventure directly to fans with the ―Agents on a Mission‖ tour, showcasing cars modeled after their big-screen likenesses. The cars will be outfitted in Goodyear tires and transported from coast to coast (and back again) by Mack Trucks, Inc. Visitors can check out the cars and take part in a variety of ―Cars 2-themed activities, including a video kiosk, e-photo opportunities, games and giveaways. ―State Farm is thrilled to present the ‗Cars 2‘ ‗Agents on a Mission‘ tour,‖ says Pam El, marketing vice president, State Farm. ―Like our force of 18,000 agents across the U.S. and Canada, whose mission is to help people realize their dreams every day, families can become secret agents by participating in fun ‗Cars 2‘-themed missions at the tour.‖

Disney•Pixar‘s ―Cars,‖ originally released on June 9, 2006, grossed nearly $462 million worldwide. It was nominated for two Oscars® and one Golden Globe® Award, winning the first ever Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film.



Brookfield Zoo, Cars 2 "Agents on a Mission" Tour - Photo by Adam Bielawski

Disney•Pixar‘s fast-action summer hit ―Cars 2‖ comes home on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D, Movie Download and DVD -- November 1, 2011. The film marks DisneyPixar‘s 12th feature-length animated film and will be released as Pixar Animation Studios celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year. The Studio, founded in 1986, has earned 29 Academy Awards® and seven Golden Globes®. To date, its 11 feature films have grossed more than $6.5 billion at the worldwide box office.

For more information about the movie, the tour and a list of cities, check out Disney.com/cars. Like ―Cars 2‖ on Facebook: facebook.com/pixarcars, and follow ―Cars 2‖ on Twitter: twitter.com/disneypixar. For more information about State Farm and the ―Agents on a Mission‖ tour, like State Farm on Facebook: facebook.com/statefarm or follow State Farm on Twitter: twitter.com/statefarm.

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