‘Cars 2′ Clip Features Australia’s Mark ‘Frosty’ Winterbottom
Recently, we took a look at how Disney/Pixar is taking advantage of their medium and the global appeal of car racing by substituting Jeff Gordon’s character, Jeff Gorvette, with five other drivers who are more readily recognized by the respective local audiences.
Today, Walt Disney Studios Australia has shared the very same clip we’ve seen with Jeff Gordon and Fernando Alonso in the Spanish version, this time replacing the character with Frosty, the alter-ego of Australian V8 Supercar driver Mark ‘Frosty’ Winterbottom. What makes this clip really unique, however, is that the film is in English and features the original cast which means this clip features lines recorded by Owen Wilson specifically for this localization of the film.
Just for reference, here’s how the clip will play in North America (with Jeff Gordon):
And here’s the clip as it will be seen in Australia and related markets (with Mark Winterbottom):
And lastly, the Spanish version (with Fernando Alonso):
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