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cars cartoon characters

Cars Cartoon Characters

The 50 Greatest Cartoon Vehicles of All TimeBy ComplexFeb 16, 2011ShareTweetWe don't know about the rest of you, but for us, our love of all things motorized started way before we knew how any of them worked. And for that we thank cartoons. Yeah, we watched 'em for the hijinks and the laughs, and, well, because they were bright and colorful, but what we were really checking for when we tuned in on saturday mornings and after school were how our favorite characters got from point A to point B. Or how they blew up bad guy A and bad guy B using whatever weapons were at their disposal. More often than not, our favorite cartoon characters were usually accompanied by some sort of dope car, boat, plane, or motorcycle. And if not, they probably were a dope car, boat, plane, or motorcycle. So it's to those awesome vehicles from our past and present that we dedicate this feature. Take a trip down the memory freeway with us as we countdown the 50 Greatest Cartoon Vehicles of All Time. Next Slide
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Cars Cartoon Characters

We don't know about the rest of you, but for us, our love of all things motorized started way before we knew how any of them worked. And for that we thank cartoons. Yeah, we watched 'em for the hijinks and the laughs, and, well, because they were bright and colorful, but what we were really checking for when we tuned in on saturday mornings and after school were how our favorite characters got from point A to point B. Or how they blew up bad guy A and bad guy B using whatever weapons were at their disposal. More often than not, our favorite cartoon characters were usually accompanied by some sort of dope car, boat, plane, or motorcycle. And if not, they probably were a dope car, boat, plane, or motorcycle. So it's to those awesome vehicles from our past and present that we dedicate this feature. Take a trip down the memory freeway with us as we countdown the 50 Greatest Cartoon Vehicles of All Time.
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Cars Cartoon Characters

Lightning McQueen, typically referred to by his surname McQueen, and occasionally called “Stickers” by Sally, is the main protagonist of Cars and the deuteragonist of Cars 2 and is voiced by actor Owen Wilson in the films and the third season of Cars Toons: Mater’s Tall Tales and by Keith Ferguson on other occasions. He is named after Glenn McQueen, a Pixar Animator who died of melanoma on October 29, 2002, although the car shares certain traits with actor and race car driver Steve McQueen. His overall profile was inspired by stock cars and a “more curvaceous Le Mans endurance racer”, e.g., Lola and Ford GT40. His number, 95, is a reference to the year Pixar released its first feature-length movie, Toy Story.
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Cars Cartoon Characters

Sheriff reappears in Cars 2, seeing Lightning and his race crew off to the World Grand Prix. When Mater goes missing, Ramone mentions that Sheriff has Scotland Yard scouring London for Mater. During the climax of the film, Sheriff arrives with the other Radiator Springs residents as new members of McQueen’s pit crew in England, and is informed by Mater of the Lemons cars’ plot to kill McQueen in order to turn all vehicles in the world against alternate energy and rely on gasoline for profit. Sheriff then has Red the Firetruck squirt water on the Lemon cars during the final battle, arrests most of the defeated ones with help from Sarge. Then the next day Sheriff cheers Mater on when he is knighted for foiling the evil plot led by surprisingly, the race and Allinol inventor Sir Miles Axlerod. Sheriff also engages in the final melee against the Lemon cars.
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Cars Cartoon Characters

In a deleted scene on the Cars DVD, the twins were fans who distract Lightning during a brief stop at the Top Down Truck Stop, a venue with “all convertible waitresses”, causing Mack to inadvertently leave without him. The implicit reference to toplessness is largely removed from the final script, which has Mack driving straight through and separates the characters on I-40. Mia and Tia appear in every episode of Cars Toons: Mater’s Tall Tales except Time Travel Mater and make a cameo appearance near the end of Cars 2 as spectators at the new Radiator Springs Grand Prix.
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Cars Cartoon Characters

Cars 2, which moves the story and the racing to the international stage, will be in theaters this summer and features a slew of new characters. Lightning and most of his friends are back, of course, but this time he’s competing in the World Grand Prix. Here, for the first time, are two vehicles that will make their debut in Cars 2, as well as a rundown of some new characters that have already been announced. Meet the new car-acters below.
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Cars Cartoon Characters

Stephenson is a spy train, who first appeared in Cars 2 working with Finn McMissile. Stephenson brings Finn, Holley, and Mater to Porta Corsa, Italy. Stephenson is a state-of-the-art bullet train, who scrambles switchboards, hops international rail lines, and can make it from Dover to Porto Corsa in five hours. He has no dining car and no spare compartment because he’s filled with the finest in high-tech, classified spy gear and probably has a few secret agents aboard. One of his carriages contains high-tech equipment that modifies and adds gadgets to cars. His only line in Cars 2 is “Finn, one hour to Porta Corsa”. Stephenson is named after the “father of railways”, namely George Stephenson.
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Cars Cartoon Characters

Tow Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy), a rusty tow truck, is the deuteragonist of Cars and the main protagonist of Cars 2. He was inspired by a 1951 International Harvester tow truck but bears more of a resemblance to a 1955–57 Chevrolet or GMC; the actual inspiration may be the 1955–56 version since the hood which Mater recovers at the end of the film after a twenty-year absence lacks the “gunsights” of the 1957 model. His license plate reads “A113.” Mater runs “Tow Mater Towing & Salvage.” Along with the first film, he also stars in an animated short, Mater and the Ghostlight, and acts as an announcer in the Cars video game. He speaks with a thick Southern accent with a bit of hillbilly twang and uses incorrect syntax. Mater is also the (self-proclaimed) world champion backwards driver. He attributes his skill to his rear-view mirrors and his own philosophy: “Don’t need to know where I’m going, just need to know where I’ve been.” In the first film, Mater befriends and supports Lightning throughout his adventure in Radiator Springs. He travels to L.A. for the tie-breaking race. At it, when McQueen is spun out, he races backwards after being spun out, implying that he learned to drive backwards from Mater. In the end, McQueen gives Mater an opportunity to fly in a Dinoco helicopter like he always wanted.
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Sally Carrera (voiced by Bonnie Hunt) is a royal blue 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera. Her California license plate number is 301PCE. She also appears in the Cars video game, in which she is a playable character. Sally, Lightning McQueen’s love interest, is the snazzy town attorney of Radiator Springs. She came to the town several years before, when, in her own words, “I never felt – happy. So I left California then just drove and drove, and finally broke down right here (Wheel Well Motel). Doc fixed me up, Flo took me in – well, they all did – and I never left.” Sally then fell in love with the town, and the land around it, and settled down in the town. Sally runs the Cozy Cone Motel. Later, she and Lightning reopened the Wheel Well Hotel. She calls McQueen “Stickers,” first as a way to tease him (because of his fake headlights), and later as a friendly nickname. In the UK cars magazine Top Gear, Sally was included in the magazine’s list of the 10 sexiest cars in the world.
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In the Cars Toon, Time Travel Mater, Stanley appears alive for the first time. In the Cars Land theme park, signage commemorating “The Original Radiator Spring” claims that “On this site in the summer of 1909 Stanley, exploring out west, overheated as his radiator water boiled away. Coasting into the shade, he happened upon a life-saving natural spring. Upon this most fortunate discovery, Stanley founded the first settlement in Ornament Valley, and in honor of the oasis, christened it Radiator Springs.” Stanley’s Oasis is listed as the first local business in Radiator Springs, although condensers only appeared on Stanley steam cars beginning in 1915.
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Bob Cutlass is an announcer for the Piston Cup races and friend of Darrell Cartrip. He is voiced by Bob Costas, the NBC sportscaster and journalist and his name, like Darrell Cartrip’s, is a play on that of his voice actor. The character’s name is a reference to the Oldsmobile Cutlass. Cutlass is actually supposed to resemble a 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora, even though the Aurora was never offered in a 2-door model. He did not return for the video game nor Cars 2 nor the video game for Cars 2. However, he did return for Cars 3.

Published on Jun 8, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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