true, but the original "Cars" film had a believable story. The characters acted in believable ways. You could remove the computer animation, and have actors drive their character's cars, and the film could be mostly the same film. the film had a heart. It was about a hotshot rookie who was forced to slow down and appreciate the wisdom of his elders, and enjoy the simple things life had to offer. Actually, the film "Doc Hollywood" WAS a live action film that had this story. it worked.
Even Mater, in the first "cars", was a believable character who said believable things, who lived a believable life. The tall tale series has mater doing UNbelievable things. its why they're called "tall tales," however in "Cars 2," Mater himself has become the tall tale character. He isn't believable anymore. Everything from Radiator Springs to Lightning McQueen takes a back seat to mater's one liners, and to musical montage bits. The story, imho, has become unbelievable, whether or not its a movie with talking cars. Pixar has always presented their animated films with two things. a quality story, and heart. Even ratatouille and up made you BELIEVE the scenario, no matter how impossible it is for a rat to be a chef. Cars 2 just didn't do it for me. There was no emotional attachment to any of the characters, there was never a "victory" moment.