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Stars line up for 'Cars 2' soundtrack

June 6, 2011 at 12:56 PM   |   Comments

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BURBANK, Calif., June 6 (UPI) -- The soundtrack for Hollywood's "Cars 2" movie will feature recordings by Weezer, Brad Paisley, Robbie Williams, Benabar and Perfume, Walt Disney Records said.

The album is set for release June 14.

The DisneyPixar film is to open June 24. It will be presented in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D in select theaters.

Composer Michael Giacchino previously penned the music for Pixar's "The Incredibles," "Ratatouille" and "Up," along with half a dozen short films.

"Michael is doing such a cool score for the film," "Cars 2" director John Lasseter said in a statement. "We did not want to do a typical spy movie score. We wanted it to be something very different -- a whole new approach."

"John [Lasseter] knows the story," added Giacchino. "He knows what his characters need and what they want. That's how to discuss music -- in emotions. If Mater is feeling left out, I can translate that into music. I love working with the people at Pixar because they all talk in terms of story and that's how I love to work."

"Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in 'Cars 2' when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world's fastest car," Disney said in a synopsis. "But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage."

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