From Wednesday 22 June 2011 to the cinema
The popular racing car Lightning McQueen and his inseparable tow truck friend Mater will have to go on a long journey to take part in the first World Grand Prix, which will decide which is the fastest car in the world. Along the way to the great challenge, it will prove full of obstacles, adventures and unexpected twists when Mater reluctantly gets involved in a huge case of world espionage. Ratchet will find himself decoding whether to stay close to his friend Lightning McQueen, in the preparation of the all-important world race or obey orders in a top secret espionage mission, the action-packed journey of Mater will take him around the world in pursuit between the streets of Japan and Europe. Add to the fun at full speed with a colorful cast of new cars including secret agents, dodgy scoundrels and race competitors from around the world.
The characters of Cars 2
Lightning McQueen (aka Lightning)
Number 95 Lightning McQueen is still a young and ambitious racing car, but the days of being a rookie are a thing of the past. With his permanent home in Radiator Springs, Lightning became a worldwide celebrity as the winner of four Piston Cups.
After his latest win, Lightning returns home to slow down a bit and enjoy life with his sweet Sally, best friend Mater, and the rest of the Radiator Springs family. But his vacation is unexpectedly interrupted when Mater unwittingly suggests that Lightning should enter the World Grand Prix, a high-level race divided into three stages that will take him around the world.
Freshly painted and equipped with real working lights, Saetta sets off for Japan, Italy and England with Mater in tow for the adventure of their life. But competing with the fastest cars in the world will test far more of their skills on the track, when Lightning realizes that his wide-eyed best friend may not be the team leader or ambassador he needs to. move on unknown international terrain.
Carl Tools (aka Ratchet)
In the now famous resort town of Radiator Springs, the rusty old Carl Tools, better known as Mater, plays a variety of roles, including the owner of the Tow Truck and Rescue, great storyteller and heart and soul of the city. But Mater's favorite title is Lightning McQueen's best friend. Mater values every little dent he has gained over the years in his adventures with Lightning and looks forward to the moment he will have more fun with his friend when he returns from the last Piston Cup.
Cheerful, honest and loyal to the point of excess, Mater runs in defense of his best friend Saetta and is involved in an international race: the World Grand Prix. When Lightning invites him to join him, as a member of his team, Mater leaves Carburator County for the first time in his life.
Not long after their arrival in Tokyo, Mater realizes that the world outside Radiator Springs is definitely different and that he will have to get used to its extravagances. But when he is mistaken for an American secret agent he will end up alone in an intriguing adventure. Torn between supporting his best friend in a round-the-world running race and his new role in international espionage, Mater ends up in an explosive chase through the streets of Tokyo and Europe alongside a team of British spies and villains from any nationality.
Sally, a small blue Porche Carrera 911, is the motel owner of the Comfy Cone and the Wheel Hub and is the light of the eye of Lightning McQueen. Eagerly awaiting Lightning's return from her last Piston Cup race, Sally can't wait to go for a long walk with her “Pecette”, as she affectionately calls Lightning.
When Lightning agrees to participate in the World Grand Prix on the evening of her return, Sally continues to support her racing champion with determination. He even convinces Lightning to take his best friend Mater with him for the ride of their life. Although she falls behind in Radiator Springs, Sally lights up for car enthusiasts from all over Europe, but only Lightning really makes her engine roar.
Ramon is the owner of the House of Body Art, the paint shop in Radiator Springs. Ramon is an artist, a true wizard of metal painting. Once his canvas was the only one to repaint every day. But ever since Lightning McQueen helped them get Radiator Springs back on the map, Ramon has had his own comings and goings of customers, including the racing star himself. Before leaving for the World Grand Prix, Lightning stops at Ramon's for a brand new paint job… and Ramon does it at the graaaande.
Flo is a sassy, practical lady with the biggest heart in Radiator Springs. He runs the local diner, the V-8 Café, the only gas station within miles, where he still serves "the finest gasoline in the 50 states." Flo is Ramon's conquest. On tour with the Motorama girls in the XNUMXs, Flo passed through Radiator Springs and when she met Ramon, she got hooked on him.
Sheriff is the local guardian of law and quiet in Radiator Springs. He takes his job very seriously. Sheriff likes to tell stories and occasionally take a nap behind the Radiator Springs billboard. That's where he was when Lightning McQueen sped into town years ago, kicking off a chaotic chase that didn't turn out well. These days, Sheriff welcomes the energetic Lightning back to Radiator Springs with open wheels.
Lizzie is originally from Radiator Springs. She's a little old lady, but still a very active business woman who uses her skills to sell bumper stickers, splash guards and other Route 66 relics in her curio shop. It is full of life and flamboyant. Lizzie's constant bluntness and outlandish comments keep citizens and tourists always active, even if she has no idea what she just said.
A resident of Radiator Springs, Luigi is a sociable and emotional Italian Fiat 500 with a big heart. A virtuoso tire dealer and owner of the House of Tires, he and his adventure companion Guido join Saetta and Mater as members of the Lightning McQueen Team for the World Grand Prix. Luigi is also a devoted fan of everything Italian, and is particularly fond of racing Ferraris. When the race takes the team to Italy in Porto Corsa, his hometown, Luigi is over the moon because he can introduce his charming town and the wonderful streets of Italy to his friends from Radiator Springs. His family welcomes the Radiator Springs group of friends in the great and passionate Italian welcome: Amore!
Guido, the small Italian forklift truck, is the backbone of the Casa delle Gomme. He is Luigi's assistant and his best friend, and together they are the biggest racing Ferrari fans in Carburator County. A car of few words in English as well as a “pit stop”, Guido is a precious resource when it comes to changing tires during a race. By joining the Lightning McQueen Team for the World Grand Prix, Guido will show everyone his full throttle turbo pit stop on the world stage ... and maybe, just maybe, he'll see some Ferraris!
Fillmore is one of the residents of Radiator Springs: he's a quiet and peaceful 1960 Volkswagen hippie van. And like his friend and neighbor Sergeant he used to say "once hippie forever hippie". At its famous Bio-fuel shop, Fillmore makes its own fuel, which it sells with bohemian accessories, such as matching splash guards. But when he learns that only Allinol alternative fuel will be used during the World Grand Prix, Fillmore closes the shop and signs up as a fuel expert in the Lightning McQueen Team.
Army Green Jeep, Sergeant is a patriotic veteran who runs the Radiator Springs War Remnants Store. Sergeant's direct ways often lead him to quarrel with his hippy friend, neighbor Fillmore. Despite the differences, the two are almost inseparable, even when they are around the world. A security specialist with military contacts around the planet, Sergeant joins Lightning and Mater in the World Grand Prix as a member of the Lightning McQueen Team.
Mack is Lightning McQueen's trusty long-distance driver, together they have crossed the country far and wide, always with a smile on his radiator grille. After leaving Lightning in Radiator Springs with his fourth Piston Cup trophy, Mack sets off with the rest of the team for a well-deserved vacation. Who would have thought that Lightning would fly to a race around the world in the World Grand Prix?
Shu Todoroki, is the prototype racer from Le Motor who represents Japan wearing number 7 in the World Grand Prix. Shu grew up at the foot of Asama volcano in Japan and soon became a Suzuka circuit champion.His sleek design sports a fiery red Ka-Riu dragon, which Shu borrowed from a Japanese legend because he believes in small but fiery nature. of the dragon. His team's history is steeped in victories: his coach, a Mazda, was the only Japanese car ever to win at the Le Mans circuit, and Shu hopes to prove his champion skills by competing on the international stage of the Grand World Award.
Redline “Torque-Drive” Rod
Torque-motor Rod Redline is believed by many to be the greatest American spy in the world. Recruited after the Cold War as much for its intelligence as its strength, Torque is a tough Detroit muscle car with a knack for disguise. During his latest undercover operation, he obtained vital information about the plan to sabotage the World Grand Prix. Hence, Rod is planning a meeting with his British counterpart to share his findings at the reception of the World Grand Prix in Tokyo, Japan. But with the bad guys breathing hard on his tailpipe, Rod is forced to intercept intelligence ahead of schedule and with the first guest he meets: a rusty tow truck named Carl Tool.
Siddeley is a pioneering British twin-engine spy jet. With a length of 75 meters from nose to tail and an impressive wingspan of 60 meters, Siddeley's ultra-sleek silver body soars through international skies at record speed Mach 1. Equipped with all the latest spy technology, including the ability to make himself invisible, defensive weapons and afterburners, Siddeley is Missile McFinn's faithful companion in the fight against crime.
Known as “the greatest rally car in the world”, the number 6 ÇaRoule originated in Alsace, France. A relentless soul, Raoul joined the famous French circus "Cirque du Voiture" where he learned to do Gymkhana, an elegant and lively sport that taught him to take time with precision and an incomparable ability to cope. difficult circuits with ease. It is the first car that has ever won nine consecutive rallies. Raoul trusts in his experience in rallying to be able to detach his teammates in the World Grand Prix, during the delicate stretches of mud of the three race circuits, especially with his fans in the stands waving flags with the words: "ÇaRoule Campione!"
Sir Miles Axlerod, former oil tycoon who sold his fortune, becoming an electric vehicle and dedicating his life to researching the energy source of the future, clean and renewable, eventually discovering what he believes to be the fuel everyone should use. Axlerod is also the creator of the World Grand Prix, the three-state race he created, which involves the best athletes in the world and which is actually an opportunity to show everyone his incredible new fuel, Allinoil.
Nigel Gearsley from Warwickshire, England, is an Aston Martin DB9R competitor with the number 9. He started running the Speed Hill Climb, a completely uphill circuit through the Aston Hill Mountain area where his family has raced for generations. Nigel's racing career has been anything but an uphill challenge, as he has won almost every race in recent years on the Grand Touring circuit among sports cars, including a string of podiums at Nurburgring and Le Mans. His sophisticated British sophistication makes him a distinguished presence in World Grand Prix racing.
Jeff Gorvette is one of the greatest American racing cars still alive today. Wearing the stars and stripes of his country's flag, the Corvette C6 with the number 24 demonstrated its ability to successfully tackle the large ovals and road sections of Grand Touring sport circuits.
Moving from his hometown of Vallejo, California, to Indiana to be closer to the racing world, Gorvette's ability to accelerate, from an early age, made hoods turn in every place he competed. His championships and number of wins are unmatched, making him a respected competitor and a legitimate threat to the World Grand Prix.
Darrel Cartrip is a legendary multi-Piston Cup champion who has become a beloved racing commentator. Originally from Kentucky, the # 17 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is known for its colorful commentary, which delights Piston Cup fans with its humor, charisma and personal touch slogan: "Move, move, move! run, guys! " He has spent years on the track, in the pits and in the grease, and on these aspects he could tell you everything. This South American gentleman knows what it takes to win, and he plans to bring that fervent expertise to celebrate the World Grand Prix.
Grem is a dented rust-colored AMC Gremlin. After years of being discarded due to its design, even being called a "junk", Grem has a large chip on his bumper that has taken him to the underground world of international espionage. As a henchman to an evil boss, Professor Z, Grem and his fellow accomplice Acer attempt to sabotage the World Grand Prix and the famous racing cars that are in the race. When Grem and Acer mistake Carl Tools for an American secret agent with important top secret information, the ruthless wrecks set out on a worldwide chase to stop Mater from thwarting their evil plan.
Acer has always felt like an outcast in the world of cars. The battered green AMC Pacer has teamed up with fellow “shatters” as the henchman of the ambiguous Professor Z, whose clandestine mission is to cause destruction during the much-followed World Grand Prix. Acer will have to hunt down the British and American secret agents who have stolen valuable information relating to Professor Z's devious plot and his main target will end up being Mater, mistaken for a spy. Acer tries hard to be a tough guy, but he is far too enthusiastic compared to Grem his quick-witted accomplice.
Francesco Bernoulli grew up in the shadow of the famous Monza circuit, where he and his friends sneaked onto the track to compete on the famous parabolic curve of the High Speed Track. He immediately imposed himself in amateur racing and soon became an international Formula Racer champion. Ladies love Francesco's open wheels, younger ones admire his winning spirit and other competitors envy his speed. But Francesco's first fan is Francesco himself, as demonstrated by his race number. As the most famous racing car in Europe, the number 1 is one of the favorites to win the World Grand Prix, making it the main rival of Lightning McQueen.
In the small village of Santa Ruotina, near Porto Corsa, Italy, Luigi's favorite uncle, Zio Topolino, lives with his beloved wife, Mama Topolino. Uncle Topolino is the owner of the tire shop in the town, where Luigi and Guido have learned everything they know, even though Zio Topolino knows how to give a lot of wise advice, not just about tires.
Mama Mickey Mouse
For all who know her, Luigi's aunt Mama Topolino is an expert cook with the best fuel in Santa Ruotina, near Porto Corsa, Italy. Although she has a loving and passionate relationship with her husband, Uncle Mickey Mouse, she shows her love and generosity to both family and friends by preparing her renowned "delicious fuel" for them.
Finn McMissile is an experienced British spy. Despite his charm and eloquence, it is his cautious movement, his intelligence and experience in the field that allow him to thwart the unexpected attacks of villains, with quick reckless escapes. Finn's design is sleek and timeless. , but is also capable of tackling any trap with an arsenal of incredible accessories and weapons, including front and rear grapples, a missile launcher, an array of magnetic explosives, and a holographic disguise emitter. As a professional expert in international espionage, Finn is convinced that a conspiracy is brewing during the World Grand Prix. Clandestinely following the world race, he enters a collision course with Mater, whom he mistakes for an undercover American secret agent in a brilliant disguise.
Holley Shiftwell is a charming young British agent, turned into a spy in training, based in Tokyo. Well educated and smart, she knows all the secrets of the trade or rather relies on every trick of the spy manual. It features the latest equipment imaginable, from hidden cameras and secret weapons to multipurpose telescopic weapons and a retractable holographic display. Holley is a highly motivated agent, but fresh out of the academy, so her experience is based more on lessons learned in school than on real situations. When seasoned spy Finn McMissile demands his technical skills for his new top secret field operation, Holley finds herself involved in a rendezvous with the most unlikely candidate, Mater, an innocent involved in the intrigue and enchanted by the beauty of her brand new. friend.
Max Schnell started out as a small production sedan originally from Stuttgart, Germany. A keen non-professional racer, Max practiced alone on the back roads of the thick Black Forest, a course that eventually caught the attention of a racing team owner. Soon Max arrived on a professional circuit, he wore his number 4 and the power of his horses grew, he switched to carbon fiber, lightening his weight and obtaining a perfect shape for professional racing. It has won more races at the Motorheimring than any other World Torque Champion League car in history. A brilliant engineer by nature, he used logic and analytics to refine his bodywork and plans to tackle the World Grand Prix with the same calculating method.
The most famous, admired and fascinating car in all of Spain is originally from Pamplona and is called Miguel Camino. He first caught his country's attention when he took part in the infamous Bulldozer Race. With his elegance, the style and speed of a bullfighter in the arena he inspired a generation of young bulldozers, and soon that same speed and enthusiasm kept the spotlights of fans and other competitors on him on the circuit. Gran Touring Sport racing. Wearing the number 5 and the proud colors of the Spanish flag, Miguel Camino is hoping to race on a road that will take him straight to many more hearts during the World Grand Prix.
As the last race of the World Grand Prix is underway through the historic streets of London, England, the Queen is soberly elated to be invited by Sir Miles Axlerod to preside over the finish line. Painted in the most royal shades of blue and never without her crown of precious stones, the Queen is the epitome of decorum and royalty, but that doesn't mean she doesn't rejoice in an excellent race!
Topper Deckington III
Topper Deckington III is a classic English double-decker bus in vibrant shades of red, enjoying its daily ride through the popular and bustling Petroldilly Circus.
Nobody knows the places, streets or shortcuts of London better than the cheerful Chauncy Fares, a pure London taxi.
Sergeant Highgear is a member of the regiment assigned to London's premier landmark, Buckingham Palace. He wears a tall bear hair hat easily recognizable on his scarlet bodywork and stands guard from his shed with pride and conviction.
Prince Wheeliam of England is an avid motor racing fan. He can't believe the good fortune of seeing a one-of-a-kind World Grand Prix take place on the streets of London. Although she must remain impartial when she is alongside her grandmother, the Queen, in her own small way she cheers for her fellow Englishmen Lewis Hamilton and Nigel Gearsley to cross the finish line first.
World Grand Prix competitor Carla Veloso is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The sweet but powerful Latin diva is able to dance all night during the “Car-nevale”, but she spends most of her time on the dance floor. After setting a new speed record at the local Interlagos circuit, she was selected to join the team for the 24-hour endurance races in Europe, where she captured a remarkable string of podiums. In the World Grand Prix, the proud Brazilian prototype competitor from Le Motor is the only female on the field, and Carla is ready to prove to the world that the number 8 is there to win for her country.
Brent Mustangburger is an American icon for sports broadcasting. Self-proclaimed "best garage seat", the enthusiastic 1964 Ford Mustang is considered one of the most popular voices in the history of car racing on TV and is associated with some of the most memorable moments in modern sport. At the World Grand Prix, Brent will report live on the action lap after lap, with competence and unparalleled precision.
Professor Z, aka “The Professor”, is an internationally sought after weapons designer packaged in a small, sophisticated German package. He is a brilliant but bad scientist with a monocle, who is plotting to sabotage the World Grand Prix. Although his real motivation is unclear, Professor Z intends to do whatever it takes to remove all obstacles and carry out his "project".
Tomber is a suspicious little French car with an unusual and very unstable three-wheel design that befits the meaning of its name: falling. By profession he sells machine parts in a kiosk inside a Paris market: although the questionable provenance of his goods led him to the unpleasant acquaintance of British secret agent Finn McMissile.
A master of the art of rock carving in the Tokyo museum's tranquil Zen garden, Zen Master dons his old woven cane hat and uses his antique wooden rake to create mesmerizing paths in the garden's sand.
Okuni is a Kabuki dancer car with a white face and a refined colored kimono, as tradition dictates, for her performances at the Kabuki theater in Tokyo, Japan.
A professional Sumo wrestler in an arena in Tokyo, Japan, Kingpin Nobunaga is a small golden van, who wears his lucky purple mawashi for passionate encounters.
Pinion Tanaka is a small golden van and professional Sumo wrestler from Tokyo, Japan, and is always a menacing presence in the ring, with his custom blue-green mawashi.
Lewis Hamilton, a well-known bright and ultra-fast Grand Touring Sports champion with the number 2, was a determined and successful racer for virtually all of his youth. Like all young machines, Lewis spent his childhood going to school, taking karate lessons and winning the British Karate Championship at the age of 10. Today, the celebrated British competitor continues to bring an exceptional work ethic and persuasive confidentiality to the racing circuit, where his extraordinary results speak for themselves through an immaculate curriculum on the youth and professional circuits. With his stunning metallic yellow and black paint, Lewis will represent Great Britain at the World Grand Prix. His car also carries the flag of Grenada, the city from which his family emigrated to go to England in the 50s. His unparalleled technical characteristics, his natural speed and original karate-inspired attitude also make him a very strong competitor.
A charming forest green Jaguar Coombs Lightweight E-Type from 1963, David Hobbscap, a native of Royal Leamington Spa, England, is a racing luminary around the world. His thirty-year career in professional racing extends to all races around the world and to all types of motor sports. Today David shares this invaluable knowledge as an announcer, a role for which he is also well known for the funny jokes he gives during the airing of the race. He was once a champion with 20 starts in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, his stories come from personal experience. None other than your TV sports commentator, David is looking forward to enlighten and entertain the World Grand Prix audience.
Packed with international scenarios, high-speed racing, international espionage and a heartwarming story of friendship, Cars 2 also features a thrilling soundtrack by Academy Award® and Grammy Award winner Michael Giacchino, alongside rock legends Weezer, to country musician Brad Paisley, wildly popular Robbie Williams, French star B nabar and Japanese pop girl band Perfume.
An international team to bring the music of the film to life, while the protagonists of Cars will set off on a tour around the world full of epic adventures. Cars 2 is the fourth Pixar feature film by Giacchino, who previously composed the music for Gli incredibili , Ratatouille and Up , along with other short films by the Studio.
Giacchino also wrote a song in French, entitled Mon coeur fait vroum, ( My heart does vroom ) which is sung in the film by the famous French singer-songwriter B nabar and which offers a musical presentation of the city of Paris.
The Italian voices of Cars 2
Paola Cortellesi, Alessandro Siani, Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave and the return of Sabrina Ferilli
Pixar to be released on June 22 in 3D is Alessandro Siani to give voice to the tricolor car that is called Francesco Bernoulli,
Paola cortellesi is the charming spy Holley Shiftwell e Sabrina Ferilli returns to the role of Sally, the girlfriend of champion Lightning McQueen. Franco Nero è Uncle Mickey, Vanessa Redgrave Queen
of England, Alex Zanardi will give the voice to the character of
Guido, Marco della noce Sara
Luigi, Tiberius Timperi Sara
Mel Dorado e Marco Franzelli in the role of speaker of the Italian races.
In this new adventure Lightning McQueen, whose entry is of Massimiliano Manfredi and his inseparable friend, Ratchet, voiced by the friendly Marco Messeri, will cross the ocean to participate in the very first World Grand Prix that will decide who is the fastest car on the planet. The sporting event will be presented by Giancarlo Bruno, Gianfranco Mazzoni and Ivan Capelli, perfect commentators for the occasion and will see champions of the caliber of Lewis Hamilton who will lend his voice to his car.
The road to the race, however, will prove to be littered with holes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater finds himself involved in an intriguing international espionage adventure. Between international espionage and explosive pursuits from Europe to Japan, fun at full speed is guaranteed for young and old.
On the occasion of the theatrical release of the new summer film, Disney has created an extraordinary range of items that will bring the adventures of Lightning McQueen and his friends to the homes of Italians: games, illustrated books, a video game available for all platforms and much more.
Brad Lewis, John Lasseter
|Production:||Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios|
22 June 2011
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