‘Cars 2′ Turntable and Profile for Francesco Bernoulli

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Francesco Bernoulli (voiced by John Turturro) grew up in the shadow of the famous Monza race course in Italy where he and his friends would sneak onto the track and race the famous Pista di Alta Velocita bank turn. He was an instant winner on the amateur circuit and soon became an international Formula Racer champion. The ladies love Francesco’s open wheels, youngsters look up to his winning spirit and fellow racers envy his speed. But Francesco’s biggest fan is Francesco himself, as evidenced by his racing number. As the most famous race car in Europe, #1 Francesco is a favorite to win the World Grand Prix, which also makes him Lightning McQueen’s chief rival.

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‘Cars 2′ Meet Grem, Acer and Shu Todoroki

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

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‘Cars 2′ Turntables for Grem and Acer

(L-R) Grem (voice by Joe Mantegna), Acer (voice by Peter Jacobson) © Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios and Disney/Pixar have just released two new turntable videos for new Cars 2 characters Grem (voiced by Joe Mantegna) and Acer (voiced by Peter Jacobson).

In Cars 2, 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′ Turntable: Carla Veloso from Brazil

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Disney/Pixar is pleased to introduce the next of many new characters from its upcoming film, Cars 2, Carla Velaso. Carla hails from Rio de Janiero, Brazil where she’s been known to dance the night away at the famous ‘CAR-nival’ but nothing makes her happier than being on the racetrack.

Carla was drafted into the 24-hour endurance racing team in Europe after setting a new track record on her local circuit. Now, in the World Grand Prix, this proud Brazilian Le Motor Prototype racer, wearing #8, is the only female in the field.

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D23 Members Invited to Preview ‘Cars 2′ at NYC Toy Fair Event with Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer

On Monday, February 14 at 10 am, Disney Consumer Products is inviting a limited number of D23 members to attend a special Disney/Pixar Cars 2 event at Chelsea Piers in New York City in conjunction with the International Toy Fair.

Guests will be one of the first to preview new clips from the movie as well as check out some of the merchandise that will be coming out later this year in support of the movie. In addition, a panel featuring talent from the film including Michael Caine (Finn McMissile) and Emily Mortimer (Holley Shiftwell) will be onhand to commemorate the event.

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‘Cars 2′ Turntable: Holley Shiftwell

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Holley Shiftwell is a beautiful young British desk agent, turned spy-in-training who’s stationed in Tokyo. Well-educated and sharp, she knows every trick in the book—or rather, she relies on every trick in the spy manual. She’s armed with the latest state-of-the-art spy equipment imaginable, from hidden cameras and concealed weapons to a telescoping utility arm and a holographic pop-up display. Holley is a highly motivated agent, but is fresh out of the academy, so her experience is based on lessons learned in school rather than real-life situations. When seasoned international spy Finn McMissile requires Holley’s technical expertise for his latest top-secret field operation, she finds herself pursuing a rendezvous with the most unlikely candidate—Mater, an innocent caught up in the intrigue, who is mesmerized by the beauty of his newest friend.

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Disney/Pixar’s ‘Cars 2′ New Character Images and Profiles Plus Two Hi-Res Stills

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.

Click on any of the images below to see a larger version. If you see the resize arrows on the image, you can click it to see the original size version.

Cars 2 races into theaters on June 24, 2011

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Disney/Pixar’s ‘Cars 2′ New Hi-Res Character Images and Profiles

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.

Click on any of the images below to see a larger version. If you see the resize arrows on the image, you can click it to see the original size version.

Cars 2 races into theaters on June 24, 2011

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Say Buon Giorno to Francesco Bernoulli from Disney/Pixar’s ‘Cars 2′

Francesco Bernoulli from Disney/Pixar's 'Cars 2'Thanks to some concept art we received for some upcoming merchandise featuring the stars of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2, we now get a pretty good look at the Italian F1 racer known as Francesco Bernoulli. Unfortunately not too much is known about Francesco at this time, but it’s apparent with the merchandising push that he’ll be playing enough of a key role / rival when it comes to racing against Lightning McQueen in the World Grand Prix.

If Francesco looks familiar, you may have caught glimpses of him in the past. He first appeared in the Mt. Fuji concept art released for the film and later made a few quick appearances in the movie’s first trailer.

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New ‘Cars 2′ International Poster

'Cars 2' Teaser Poster from RussiaAdding to the Cars 2 news today is this teaser poster from Bulgaria from filmche.net via IMP Awards.

Aside from featuring heroes Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater, the series of directional signs also includes cities that haven’t yet been discussed in the context of the Disney/Pixar film such as Berlin, Madrid and Moscow.

For even more information on Cars 2 including turnaround videos and hi-res stills of its stars, follow this live bookmark. Cars 2 rolls into theaters on June 24.

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