‘Cars 2′ – Meet the New Characters

Published 3 years ago by , Updated December 3rd, 2010 at 3:41 pm,

Car 2 movie image Cars 2   Meet the New Characters

Last month we got our first proper look at Disney/Pixar’s latest sequel, Cars 2, via the  Cars 2 teaser trailer and concept art. Then a couple of weeks later we got a better look at the sequel as the Cars 2 trailer hit the web, along with a teaser poster, the first official image and the all-important official synopsis.

That’s a lot of material geared at getting you excited for more Pixar car action, but if you’re eager to see more, we have a batch of new images that have been released, showcasing the new characters who will be joining those we already know and love.

Joining Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub and the rest of the original voice cast we have the likes of Michael Caine and Jason Isaacs bringing their talents to the table.

So, without further ado, check out the new characters of Cars 2 below, along with the thier names and the actors voicing them:

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Cars 2 new characters Finn McMissile Michael Caine Cars 2   Meet the New Characters

Finn McMissile - voiced by Michael Caine

Cars 2 new characters Professor Z Thomas Kretschmann Cars 2   Meet the New Characters

Professor Z - voiced by Thomas Kretschmann (Wanted)

Cars 2 new characters Siddeley Jason Isaacs Cars 2   Meet the New Characters

Siddeley - voiced by Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, Green Zone)

Cars 2 new characters Holly Shiftwell Emily Mortimer Cars 2   Meet the New Characters

Holly Shiftwell - voiced by Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island)

Cars 2 new characters Grem and Acer Joe Mantegna and Peter Jacobson Cars 2   Meet the New Characters

Grem and Acer - voiced by Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) and Peter Jacobson (House)

Pixar has a knack of choosing actors with just the right kind of voice – actors who not only fit their individual characters but fit the movie as a whole. I am struggling to think of any instance in a Pixar movie where I felt a voice was out of place or miscast.

With Cars 2 I’m particularly looking forward to the addition of the great Michael Caine as the hilariously named Finn McMissile. Caine is certainly getting a lot of work in his older age, but in my books it’s still not tiring seeing him pop up here, there and everywhere in movies.

I’m still not quite sure what I think about Pixar making more and more sequels to their past hits – along with Cars 2 there’s also Monsters Inc. 2 on the way, and a sequel to The Incredibles has also been rumored over the years. Toy Story was the only franchise I thought lent itself intrinsically to sequels, and of course the studio followed the first one up with Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3, the latter of which recently became the highest grossing animated movie of all time. I’m not against sequels to Cars and Monster’s Inc., per se, but they just don’t seem entirely necessary.

Cars 2 is scheduled to open in 3D and regular theaters on June 24th, 2011.

Source: Collider

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  1. Honestly, no Pixar film has ever ended with the door open enough to allow for an obvious sequel. Which is the power of the Pixar films – they are stand alone movies.

    • What about The Incredibles, which ended with the Underminer attacking the city.

      • There’s a video game that takes place directly after where the film left off

  2. I don’t understand the whole “spy” aspect of this movie. Pixar’s been pretty good lately though

  3. I love pixar so ofcourse ill see this :D

  4. Cool! I have yet to be disappointed with a Pixar film. Wall-E was probably the only one I was iffy about, but I ended up loving that one too. I’m excited for Cars 2. I’m happy to hear about Michael Caine and Jason Isaacs too.

  5. Wall-e was the only pixar movie I hated. I was bored the whole time

    • Wall E and Cars are the ones i DISLIKED. The other ones are great!

      • The one with the Rat was terrible.

  6. As much as i disliked Wall E s story… its visual effects were extremely spectacular. So even if i says i didnt like the movie… i cant deny that it is a visual masterpiece.

  7. eh looks ok

  8. WALL-E was great for about 30 minutes, the parts where he was pottering around earth on his own were about the best stuff Pixar has ever done, for me, introducing the humans completely ruined it.

    I liked Cars, and I’ll tell ya why, it wasnt trying to be all grown up and deep, there was very little subtext. It was a Pixar film for children.

    Monsters Inc will always be my favourite Pixar movie, its faultless and hillarious, I can barely wait for the sequel to that.

  9. Wasn’t that keen on the 1st one. For a movie called cars I expected a lot of racing opposed to a story about a sleepy town, it might as well been called humans.

  10. “Holly Shiftwell”…anybody getting an Austin Powers vibe a la “Felicity Shagwell”?

  11. I know for a fact that this is a private dvd screener. Before the official release. why else these pics look so good.

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