Disney/Pixar has provided us with a new set of hi-res character stills from its upcoming summer blockbuster sequel, Cars 2, along with character descriptions of our old friends from Radiator Springs.
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Cars 2 races into theaters on June 24, 2011
ACER (Peter Jacobson)
Acer has always felt like an outcast in the car world. The beat-up green AMC Pacer joined forces with fellow “lemon” cars as henchmen for the devious Professor Z, whose clandestine mission is to wreak havoc at the highly visible World Grand Prix. Acer must hunt down the American and British secret agents who’ve stolen crucial information about Professor Z’s underhanded plot—his primary target just happens to be Mater, who’s been mistaken for a spy. Acer tries very hard to be a tough guy, but he’s over-eager compared to his no-nonsense accomplice Grem.
GREM (Joe Montegna)
Grem is a dented, rusty orange AMC Gremlin. After years of being dismissed for his design, even being called a “lemon,” Grem has a big chip on his fender that has led him to the underworld of international espionage. As a henchman for a villainous boss Professor Z, Grem and his partner-in-crime Acer are trying to sabotage the World Grand Prix and the famous race cars competing in it. When Grem and Acer mistake Mater for an American agent with important top-secret information, the ruthless lemons set out on a round-the-globe chase to stop Mater from foiling their evil scheme.
Shu Todoroki is a Le Motor Prototype racer representing Japan and bearing #7 in the World Grand Prix. Shu was raised at the base of the active Mount Asama volcano in Japan, and soon became a champion on the Suzuka Circuit. His sleek design sports a fiery red Ka-Riu dragon, which Shu borrowed from Japanese legend because he relates to the small, yet fierce nature of the dragon. His team legacy is filled with victories – his coach, a Mazda, was the only Japanese car to ever win at Le Mans – and Shu hopes to prove his champion-level racing on the international stage of the World Grand Prix.
The complete character gallery (so far) is below:
To see the turntables for Grem and Acer, view our earlier post here.
Cars 2 characters still waiting to be revealed include: Miles Axlerod, Nigel Gearsley, Francesco Bernoulli, Uncle Topolino, Mama Topolino, Rod “Torque” Redline, Siddeley, Crabby, Professor Z
Tomber, Lewis Hamilton, Max Schnell, Miguel Camino, Brent Mustangburger, David Hobbscap, Darrell Cartrip, Jeff Gorvette and The Queen.