DISNEY•PIXAR CARS 2 FILM TALENT BRINGS THE CHARACTERS TO LIFE IN CARS 2: THE VIDEO GAME
Spy-Themed Video Game to Feature Voices of Larry the Cable Guy as Mater, Tony Shalhoub as Luigi, Along with Other Fan Favorites
BURBANK, Calif -- (June 17, 2011) – Disney Interactive Studios announced today a star-studded cast of celebrities straight from the upcoming Disney•Pixar animated film Cars 2 will lend their voices to Cars 2: The Video Game. The celebrity voice cast will include Larry the Cable Guy returning as Mater, Emily Mortimer as Holley Shiftwell, Tony Shalhoub reappearing as Luigi and John Turturro as Francesco Bernoulli.
“I’m excited to be back as the character of Mater in the upcoming Cars 2 film and video game,” said Larry the Cable Guy. “That rusty old tow truck can really git r done in Cars 2: The Video Game! I’ve even had the chance to play it and it was a real authentic Cars 2 experience.”
Larry the Cable Guy adds hilarious, down to earth appeal in the role of Lightning McQueen’s best friend, Mater the tow truck. Emily Mortimer’s Holley Shiftwell is a rookie field spy who tries to stick to the rules of her training. On the opposite end of the spectrum is Lightning McQueen’s new opponent -- an Italian racer named Francesco Bernoulli, voiced by John Turturro. In his younger years, Francesco and pals used to sneak onto race tracks, but now he’s focused on taking on Lightning in the World Grand Prix. Another sweet Italian also returns to the game with Tony Shalhoub giving voice to tire specialist Luigi, the Fiat 500.
“The zany, eloquent, and quirky assemblage of characters will bring this game to life in such a fun and engaging manner,” said John Blackburn, vice president and general manager of Avalanche Software. “When you layer in the amazing cast of celebrity film talent giving voice to the game characters, it amplifies the experience even more.”
Cars 2: The Video Game is inspired by the upcoming Disney•Pixar animated film. The game will allow players to dive into the Cars 2 universe alongside some of their favorite Cars personalities in exotic locations spanning the globe. Cars 2: The Video Game will expand beyond the movie’s storyline as players take on the role of one of more than 20 different Cars characters and train to become top notch spies at the international spy training center, C.H.R.O.M.E. (Command Headquarters for Recon Operations and Motorized Espionage). Over the course of their training, players will take on dangerous missions, compete to become the fastest race car in the world and use their spy skills in non-stop action packed combat racing and battle arenas.
Cars 2: The Video Game launches on June 21, 2011 on all major gaming platforms including PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and Windows PC/MAC. Cars 2: The Video Game for Nintendo DS will be rated “E”, with all other platforms rated “E10+” by the ESRB.
Please visit http://Disney.com/CarsVideogame and www.facebook.com/carsgames for more information
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