Every spy movie needs a great villainous mastermind and in Cars 2, his name is Professor Z. His official description notes that he “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.” Our favorite part of the character is his combover, which is a creative touch to his character design. Read on for a look at some of the intricacies of his design! [Read more…]
Disney/Pixar has provided us with another look at the international racers who will be participating in the World Grand Prix in Cars 2. With a total of 11 racers, the 3-part race is likely to be a nail biter from start to finish. We have racers from a variety of countries including Japan, Brazil, England, Italy, and the made up land of New Rearendia. Take a look at these profile images of the characters and choose your favorite to win! [Read more…]
Hot on the heels (tires?) of the unveiling of a collection of British Cars, Disney/Pixar has introduced a slew of more Brits who are joining the cast of Cars 2. HeyUGuys was the first to share images and descriptions of the “car-ified” Queen and Prince, and several other famous British vehicles. Additionally, The Pixar Blog exclusively debuted a first look at Chauncy Fares, which you guessed it, is a cab. Read on to scope out all the new characters! [Read more…]
A number of Cars 2 characters were unveiled today by Disney/Pixar, along with several new pieces of retro-style artwork promoting the film. The one commonality between the characters and the artwork is that they are all related to Tokyo, Japan. With the city being a major stop in the World Grand Prix for racers, it is not surprising to see that there will be a large Japanese influence in the film. Read on to view hi-res images and descriptions of the characters in addition to some gorgeous new artwork. [Read more…]
Germany and Spain are well represented in the World Grand Prix, as new Cars 2 characters Max Scnhell and Miguel Camino have just been unveiled. Lightning McQueen really has his work cut out for him if he is going to drive away a winner of the world race, and these new characters are two of the many that are standing in his way. Read on for hi-res images and official descriptions of Schnell and Camino! [Read more…]
Disney/Pixar revealed concept art for Brave this morning, but that does mean the studio has forgotten about the fast approaching Cars 2. With the film coming in just a few months, new characters are being revealed with some momentum now, and today we have our first look at Lewis Hamilton and David Hobbscap. Read on for hi-res images and descriptions for the two new characters. [Read more…]
There are several well-known personalities in the racing world and Cars 2 is a prime space for them to make an appearance! Famous NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon is the latest to join the all-star cast, voicing the great American racecar Jeff Gorvette. Joining him is commentator Darrell Waltrip, who is reprising his role as the racing announcer Darrell Cartrip. Autoblog debuted a first look at the characters, and we have them for you to view here. [Read more…]
Never happy with sitting idly on the sidelines, Disney/Pixar continued their new Cars 2 character roll-out and unveiled a new addition to the cast: Rip Cluthgoneski. It looks like he is considered an underdog in the World Grand Prix, but a racer that has demonstrated the ability to pull an upset. View the hi-res image and character description for Rip below and get to know him a bit better!
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)
Disney unveiled two more new Cars 2 characters today, releasing hi-res images and descriptions. Before today, we did not know that much about these two but Rod ‘Torque’ Redline and Siddeley but considering one of them is voiced by Bruce Campbell and the other is the biggest Cars 2 character we have seen to date and has the ability to fly, they are likely to be memorable characters. Did we mention they are both spies? Read on for images and descriptions!
Rod “Torque” Redline (voiced by Bruce Campbell)