For the last few years, Disney/Pixar have been including local voice talent in each of their productions. In Chicken Little, for example, actor Mark Mitchell replaced Garry Marshall as the voice of Buck Cluck. For Cars 2, they have gone a little bit further but including not only the voice, but an Australian decal-heavy character based on V8 Supercar driver Mark “Frosty” Winterbottom.
Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of 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.
The video below gives us a sneak peek of the character, along with a clip from the film. Cars 2 in cinemas nationally on 23 June 2011 from Walt Disney Studios Australia and New Zealand.
Don’t forget that you can also win tickets to see Cars 2 when it hits Australian cinemas next week.