The sequel for which I had the highest hopes let me down. Cars 2 is first time Pixar has failed to knock it out of the park. Instead of bringing back all the characters [caracters?] we know and love from the original, the citizens of Radiator Springs are relegated to less than cameos as John Lasseter’s sequel tries to turn Mater into James Bond.
In celebration of the international nature of Pixar’s Cars 2, Disney/Pixar has released four vintage-style posters – each linked to the Grand Prix in four famous cities including: London [above], Paris, Porto Corsa and Tokyo [following the jump].
The folks at Disney/Pixar have released looks at some new characters from Cars 2.
Grem (voice of Joe Mantegna)
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.
More follow the jump.