My kids have a funny way of “prepping” to watch a movie. In fact, they do this with every video game, movie, AND book. It’s a quirky little thing I can’t help but laugh about when my 4-yr-old yells from across the room, “Who do you call in Toy Story 3? I call Buzz Lightyear!!”
Tell me your children have done this before? We’re the only ones? To my kids, it adds to the effect of the movie when you’ve “called” a character. In essence, you’re transformed in to the hero, or the damsel, or the techy spy with all the cool weapons. This form of game has come in such a consistency that I find myself asking, “Who do you call in CARS 2?”
My children are anxious to see the CARS 2 Movie and, to be honest, I’m REALLY tired of hearing them say, “NO FAIR! You got to see it twice. So. Not. Cool.” Well, it’s not cool, but to me? Well, it kinda is. It was an absolute joy and honor to be selected as one of the 22 bloggers at the Disney Dreamworks Event and the CARS 2 Red Carpet premiere will be a memory I hold very close to my heart.
So, to tame their jealousy I asked them the ultimate question that reigns in our household, “Who do you call in CARS 2?”
Claim your destiny.
Without further ado, before the family has actually watched the film, we’ve got a stake in EACH character and we’re all, personally, routing for their victory in the movie.
Lightning McQueen is enjoying life in the slow lane with Sally, Mater and the rest of his Radiator Springs family. His off-season is cut short when Mater has Lightning enter the World Grand Prix, a race that will take him to Japan, Italy and England. Competing against the fastest cars in the world tests more than his racing skills when Lightning realizes his best friend may not be the pit chief he needs to navigate the unfamiliar international terrain.
Finn McMissile is a master British spy and seasoned professional in the game of international espionage. Though charming and eloquent, it’s his stealth maneuvering and years in the field that enable him to thwart unexpected attacks from bad guys. Finn is also prepared for any tricky situation with an arsenal of ultra-cool gadgets and weaponry, including a missile launcher, deployable magnetic explosives and a holographic disguise emitter.
Francesco Bernoulli 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.
Holley Shiftwell is a beautiful young British desk agent, turned spy-in-training who’s stationed in Tokyo. 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 sharp, 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.
The rusty old tow truck Mater, proprietor of Tow Mater Towing and Salvage, is grand storyteller and the heart and soul of Radiator Springs. Cheerful, honest and loyal, Mater manages to land the off-duty Lightning McQueen in an international racing exhibition: the World Grand Prix. Not long after arriving in Tokyo, Mater learns that the world outside of Radiator Springs is different and its newfangled ways may take some getting used to.
To see ALL the CARS 2 Characters head over to Disney Pixar’s YouTube Channel.
CARS 2 hits theaters near you THIS Friday June 24th. Do you have your tickets yet? Most importantly, who do YOU call?
Check out more of our Disney Dreamworks Event Coverage:
- Baytown Mom Heads to Hollywood!
- CARS 2 Prize Pack Giveaway!
- Wordless Wednesday: Latinas on the Red Carpet for CARS 2
- Hollywood Day 1: Meeting the Talent of Winnie the Pooh
- Toys News: CARS 2 Toys Hit Store Shelves
- Hollywood Day 2: Screening The Help Movie and Holding an Oscar
- Movie Talk: Who Do You Call in CARS 2?
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