‘Cars 2′ Meet Professor Z and Tomber

Disney/Pixar has released a new set of hi-res character stills and profiles of new friends from its upcoming summer blockbuster sequel, Cars 2.

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Cars 2 races into theaters on June 24, 2011

PROFESSOR Z (Thomas Kretschmann)
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Professor Z, aka “The Professor,” is an internationally wanted weapons designer in a small, sophisticated German package. He is a brilliant, but mad monocle-wearing scientist who is plotting to sabotage the World Grand Prix. Though his true motive is unclear, Professor Z is willing to do whatever it takes to eliminate all obstacles and keep the “project” on schedule.

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‘Cars 2′ Professor Z Turntable

Walt Disney Studios has released the next character revealed from Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2, Professor Z (voiced by Thomas Kretschmann).

Professor Z, which everyone calls “The Professor” is a formidable weapons manufacturer sought by all fonts. Behind his aristocratic manners and brilliant intellect, this German uses a monocle to mask the fact that he is crazy. He conspires to sabotage the World Grand Prix. Even if his motives remain unclear, the Professor is desperate to achieve his goals and make the race out of his way ……

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‘Cars 2′ Meet Rod ‘Torque’ Redline and Siddeley (Plus New Hi-Res Still)

Disney/Pixar has provided us with a new set of hi-res character stills and profiles of new friends from its upcoming summer blockbuster sequel, Cars 2.

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Cars 2 races into theaters on June 24, 2011

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‘Cars 2′ Turntable Rod ‘Torque’ Redline

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Walt Disney Studios has released the next character revealed from Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2, Rod ‘Torque’ Redline.

Rod ‘Torque’ Redline is considered by many as the greatest American spy in the world. Recruited after the Cold War for both his brains and brawn, Torque is a tough-as-nails Detroit muscle car with a mastery of disguises. In his latest deep-cover operation, he obtained vital information about the plot to sabotage the World Grand Prix. So Rod plans a rendezvous with his British counterparts to share his discoveries at the World Grand Prix welcome reception in Tokyo, Japan. But with the bad guys hot on his tailpipe, Rod is forced to ditch the intel early and with the first party guest he sees – a rusty American tow truck named Mater.

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DisneyToon Studios Announces ‘Planes,’ Inspired by Pixar’s ‘Cars’

The sky’s the limit as DisneyToon Studios proudly announces Planes – a spectacular, full-length CG animated comedy action adventure movie for everyone set high above the world of Cars. Planes will introduce an entirely original and hilarious crew of daredevils from every corner of the globe and draws inspiration from the immensely popular Disney/Pixar’s Cars world. Planes will arrive on Blu-ray™ and DVD in Spring 2013.

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‘Disney/Pixar Presents’ Magazine to Debut in May from Marvel and Disney Publishing Worldwide

Marvel and Disney Publishing will debut Disney/Pixar Presents, a new monthly magazine featuring some of the most popular characters from the acclaimed Disney/Pixar films. Intended for readers of all ages and priced at $5.99, the first issue will hit stores in May 2011.

Starting with series debut Disney/Pixar Presents: Cars Magazine #1 (written by Alan J. Porter & Mark Cooper and penciled by Allen Gladfelter, Magic Eye Studios & Travis Hill), each issue contains 96 full color pages of content, including a mix of brand new stories, classic adventures, puzzles, games and more. Featuring characters from Disney/Pixar’s hit movies Cars, Cars 2, The Incredibles, Toy Story 3 and more, Disney/Pixar Presents will be available at bookstores, retail chains, comic stores and other retail locations.

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Disney/Pixar to be Honored May 13 – 15 at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival

Walt Disney World has confirmed dates for the highly anticipated Disney/Pixar Weekend celebration during the 2011 International Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. In honor of Cars 2, Pixar Animation Studios takes center stage during the annual flora-focused festival.

Pixar pals take the stage front and center in the form of much larger-than-life, reaching heights of seven and eight feet tall. At the park’s main entrance, guests will find a sandbox display complete with sandcastle and playground toys featured in Toy Story 3. Also on display will be a brand new topiary of film villain Lotso who will (needless to say) smell like strawberries.

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Ridemakerz Gears Up for ‘Cars 2′ Launch Debuting at Toys ‘R’ Us

Finn McMissile 'Shell from Ridemakerz

Up until now, Ridemakerz has been available exclusively at its brick and mortar stores and its online site as well as offering Cars-branded Ridemakerz vehicles at the new ‘Imagination Park’ Disney Stores. But with the release of the Disney/Pixar summer blockbuster, Cars 2, all that’s about to change.

For the first time ever, Ridemakerz will soon be available at Toys ‘R’ Us locations around the nation and feature new shells for Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater to collect. In addition, Ridemakerz will be introducing shells for new characters Finn McMissile and Francesco Bernoulli. As an added bonus, each retailer will have their own exclusive Cars shells, but there will also be some overlap on the availability of the other shells.

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‘Cars 2′ New Image: Going for a Ride

Walt Disney Studios and Disney/Pixar provided us the following new image from Cars 2 in which Lightning McQueen, Mater, Luigi, Guido, Fillmore and Sarge appear to be disembarking from an airplane, perhaps arriving overseas to join the World Grand Prix.

All the world’s a racetrack as racing superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with his best friend Mater in tow, to take on the globe’s fastest and finest in this thrilling high-octane new installment of the Cars saga. Mater and McQueen will need their passports as they find themselves in a new world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic escapades around the globe.

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‘Cars 2′ Meet Miles Axlerod and Nigel Gearsley

Disney/Pixar has provided us with a new set of hi-res character stills and profiles of new friends from its upcoming summer blockbuster sequel, Cars 2.

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Cars 2 races into theaters on June 24, 2011

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