Friday, January 14, 2011

Cars 2 Character Profiles: Lightning McQueen

The first installment of my Cars 2 Character Profiles is on none other than Lightning McQueen!! We all know him as the red rookie hotshot racecar from Cars, but his life has changed a little since the first film.

Read this official description:

Lightning McQueen
Number 95 Lightning McQueen is still a hotshot racecar, but his rookie days are past him. Now a permanent resident of Radiator Springs, Lightning has become a bona fide worldwide celebrity as winner of four Piston Cups.

After his latest win, Lightning returns home to enjoy life in the slow lane for a while with sweetheart Sally, best friend Mater and the rest of his Radiator Springs family. His off-season is unexpectedly cut short when Mater inadvertently prompts Lightning to enter the World Grand Prix, a high profile, three-part exhibition race that will take him around the globe.

With a fresh custom paint job and real, working headlights, Lightning sets off to Japan, Italy and England with Mater in tow for the adventure of a lifetime. But competing against the fastest cars in the world tests more than his racing skills when Lightning realizes his wide-eyed best friend may not be the pit chief nor ambassador he needs to navigate the unfamiliar international terrain.

Fun Fact: Lightning McQueen was named after Canadian Pixarian, Glenn McQueen.

Also, check out his turntable video:

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