A spy movie needs that great character who is incredibly resourceful and can get him or herself out of any sticky situation. In Cars 2, Finn McMissile (voiced by Michael Caine) joins the ranks as a master spy with quite a large collection of gadgets. Like a true spy, his design needed to be clever enough so he would not have “Spy” tattooed all over him, meaning he would need to look “normal” at first glance so as to avoid being caught outright by his enemies. The Cars 2 team had their work cut out for them – they would need to make Finn look slick and also have all his gadgets tucked away until he needed them. Read on for a look at the character design of Finn McMissile! [Read more…]
Disney Reveals Innovative Cars 2 Toy Line & New Film Characters At 2011 American International Toy Fair
With Special Appearances by Cars 2 Stars: Michael Caine And Emily Mortimer
NEW YORK, NY — Feb. 14, 2011 — Disney revved its engines and kicked off American International Toy Fair today as it unveiled the all new Disney·Pixar Cars 2 toy line of more than 300 toys before a capacity crowd of toy industry insiders and members of D23, Disney’s official fan community. Academy Award®-winning actor Michael Caine, voice of the charming and eloquent new Cars 2 British agent Finn McMissile and actress Emily Mortimer, voice of his spy-in-training Holley Shiftwell, were on hand for a panel discussion and were presented with custom-built toys celebrating their Cars 2 characters. [Read more…]
In conjunction with the New York International Toy Fair, Disney Consumer Products held a Cars 2 panel, where they spoke about the film, a few new characters, and (of course) the more than 300 toys that will tie in to Pixar’s upcoming movie. Film stars Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer were also on hand to discuss Pixar and their time spent shooting the film. I have kept this article largely spoiler-free, but there are a few plot details (nothing substantial) that are discussed.
[UPDATE 1: Added a gallery of high-resolution photos from the media event at the bottom of the post.]
[UPDATE 2: Added a video recap of yesterday’s event below.]