Two additional Cars 2 characters have been revealed today – Professor Z and Tomber! We have seen Professor Z in previous material, in which he comes across as a character with mysterious intentions. However, Tomber is brand new, and puts an interesting twist on the concept of cars – he has only three wheels. Read on for character images and descriptions.
Professor Z (voiced by Thomas Kretschmann)
Professor Z, aka “The Professor,” is an internationally wanted weapons designer in a small, sophisticated German package. He is a brilliant, but mad monocle-wearing scientist who is plotting to sabotage the World Grand Prix. Though his true motive is unclear, Professor Z is willing to do whatever it takes to eliminate all obstacles and keep the “project” on schedule.
Tomber (voiced by Michel Michelis)
Tomber is a dubious little French car with an unusual, and very unstable, three-wheeled design that befits the meaning of his name – to fall. By trade he deals car parts from a stall in a Parisian market—though his questionable merchandise sources have led to his reluctant acquaintance with British secret agent Finn McMissile.
It is great to see even the characters with the smaller roles being given great backstories. They are more complex and infinitely more interesting that way.
Cars 2 hits theaters on June 24, 2011!