John Lasseter Gets His Own Character in 'Cars 2' - John Lassetire!
by Alex Billington
February 11, 2011
For the last month or so, Disney has been slowly unveiling new characters from Pixar's Cars 2 one car at a time. Yes, despite seeing a teaser trailer back in November, there are still many more characters we have yet to meet, including this one - "John Lassetire." Yes, it's a Cars car for Pixar's original mastermind - John Lasseter. Although he's apparently co-directing the movie, ABC News was the first to reveal the photo and his cameo, because even he didn't know about it. "It was news to me… I was a little surprised. It was just one line, but now I have a Cars character. I'm very excited about that. He's a good ol' American pick-up truck."
Cars 2 sees Lightning and Mater traveling around the world for the Race of Champions that includes other disciplines like Formula One. Mater ends up in a 'Hitchcockian' case of mistaken identity, saves the life of a British secret agent named Finn McMissile and becomes embroiled in a spy thriller, but no one believes him.
If you want to take a look at the plethora of other new characters who'll be showing up in Cars 2, you can head on over to the film's official Facebook page where they're all highlighted. In the meantime, make sure you check out the teaser trailer and first theatrical trailer and get excited for the film's June 24th release.