Over the past few months Disney-Pixar have unveiled multiple character photos from their upcoming sequel Cars 2. The film will hit theaters this summer and will once again feature the voices of Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy. Two other actors who’ll lend their vocal talents to the film are John Turturro and Eddie Izzard, and we’ve got their animated alter egos below…
Can you guess which vehicle is voiced by Turturro? If you picked the overtly Italian one at the top, you’re correct! His name is Francesco Bernoulli, and Pixar chief John Lasseter describes him as being “completely, wonderfully full of himself.” That should be an interesting portrayal.
Next, we have the army green SUV voiced by Izzard, whose name is Miles Axlerod. He’s “a former oil baron who now spends his life both researching alternative fuels and hosting the Grand Prix race.”
Star race car Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in Cars 2 when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Adding to the fast-paced fun is a colorful new all-car cast that includes secret agents, menacing villains and international racing competitors.
Cars 2 opens in theaters nationwide on June 24, 2011 (in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D).
What do you think of Turturro and Izzard’s characters in Cars 2?