See The Voices Behind Your Favorite ‘cars’ Characters
However, as easy as it is to recognize McQueen, it can be quite difficult to recognize the exact vehicle he’s based on. In truth, Lightning McQueen is not based on a single vehicle, but a combination of different models. “We took the best of our favorite things, from GT40s to Chargers… just sketching them out, we came up with what McQueen looks like,” explains Bob Pauley, one of the Cars production designers. Still, some of the most prominent design choices for McQueen are drawn directly from the Chevrolet Corvette C6.
At the Florida 500, he is overtaken by McQueen’s former trainer Cruz Ramirez. He attempts to make her lose focus by telling her that she doesn’t belong on a track. Cruz, however, regains her confidence and drives up next to Storm, who rammed her into the SAFER barrier wall, but Cruz flips over him and lands, in exactly the same fashion as Doc Hudson was shown to do in an earlier scene. Since then, he has been hated rivals with Cruz in races. Strip Weathers, better known as The King , is a “Dinoco-blue” veteran racecar and racing legend.
Acer tries very hard to be a tough guy, but he’s over-eager compared to his no-nonsense accomplice Grem. Cars marks the final film of Paul Newman, who in addition to being an actor/entrepreneur/philanthropist also became a racing enthusiast after starring in the 1969 racing drama Winning. Cars is also the highest-grossing film of Newman’s career . Cars started off life as Little Yellow Car, about an electric car that faces prejudice from its gas-guzzling counterparts. Pixar animator/artist Jorgen Klubien, who developed the story during production on A Bug’s Life, was inspired by real-life automotive history from his home country of Denmark. Today we will show you how to draw Mia and Tia from Disney and Pixar’s Cars 1 and 2 movies.
Afterwards, as Hicks gets on stage to claim his trophy and celebrate his victory, an angered crowd and media snub Hicks’ victory by branding him a cheater. He is then pelted with discarded tires and booed off the stage with his trophy in humiliation. His pit crew generally mock Guido as compared to them he is very small, however they are surprised when Guido shows off his extremely quick tire changing capabilities. Hicks’ racing number is 86, a reference to 1986, the year Pixar Animation Studios was founded; 86 itself is also a slang term for destroying or getting rid of something. Since 86 is twice the number 43 (King’s number), it could also be an allusion to his entire career in relation to King. Chick Hicks (voiced by Michael Keaton in Cars, the video game adaption, and Cars Race-O-Rama, Bob Peterson in Cars 3) serves as Lightning McQueen’s primary rival in the first film.
When Lightning McQueen accidentally destroys the road by dragging the statue of Stanley, Radiator Springs traffic court judge Doc Hudson sentences him to fix the road with her. Stanley is Lizzie’s late husband who was the founder of Radiator Springs. Stanley was probably based on and named after a Stanley Steamer, a steam-powered automobile.
The series will feature a stacked cast that includes Cristela Alonzo as Cruz Ramirez. Larry The Cable Guy who reprises his role as Lightning McQueen’s best friend, Mater, Keith Ferguson as Lightning McQueen , Paul Dooley as Sarge, Cheech Marin as Ramone, and Bret Iwan as Bobby Swift’s Crew Chief and Tony. Rounding out the cast is Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Richard Petty, Billy Ray Cyrus, Vincent Martella, Mitchell Musso, Bob Peterson, and Corbin Bleu. We have learned characters from the Planes films including Dusty Crophopper, Ned, Zed, Leadbotttom, and El Chupacabra will all make an appearance in the series.