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.
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Next up is Steve Jobs as a Tesla Roadster, the enviornmental-friendly rival to Lightning McQueen. Every time Lighting says his trade mark "Ka-Chow!" the "Jobster" says "Ka-Ching!".
Anonymous on Feb 12, 2011
KA CHIGA KA CHIGA!
Chris on Feb 12, 2011
Another toy to sell to Fanboys I suppose. Have managed top avoid watching Cars which is good considering I have a 3 year old.
Crapola on Feb 12, 2011
If you say you let your 3 year old watch Thomas the Tank Engine... I swear I will start vomiting blood and shoot lightning bolts out of my fingertips while my skull is engulfed in flames... which is what always happens to me when Thomas is on. There's 2, there's 4, there's 6, there's 8... bursting vessels in my brain... My sanity goes round the bend... from Thomas and his friends.
Anonymous on Feb 13, 2011
Thomas went out the window pretty fast in my house, we're mostly rocking Scooby Doo(all series variants), Peppa Pig and Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom. Oh and Humpff and a show narrated by Spike Milligan which is great, but I can't remember the name.
Crapola on Feb 13, 2011
I know Alex, that's what I'm worried about, my kid loves Buzz, Woody and pretty much all the other toys he's been sold from the Toy Story franchise which I've kind of given into, but Cars just seems totally terrible. I did see the concept art for it at a Pixar exhibition and it was beautiful, like all their concept work.
Crapola on Feb 13, 2011
The animation and story was quite nice in the original Cars, and clearly it's a merchandising wet dream for Disney. But the world of the movie, lacking humans where there should be humans, is still strange.
Number Six on Feb 13, 2011
Sorry, no commenting is allowed at this time.