Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Cars 2 character is a Plane, and his name is Siddeley

Pixar introduced today a new Cars 2 character, and this one is not a car but a plane. Here is Pixar's description of the character, named Siddeley: "Siddeley is a state-of-the-art British twin-engine spy jet. At 176 feet from nose to tail and an impressive 157-foot wingspan, the super sleek silver-bodied Siddeley streaks through international skies at record-breaking mach 1 speeds. Outfitted with all the latest in high-tech spy equipment, including cloaking technology, defensive weaponry and afterburners, Siddeley is Finn McMissile’s steadfast partner-in-fighting-crime around the globe."

Talking about planes, i remind you that Disney announced last week the production of an animated movie called "Planes" which will be released on Blu-Ray in Spring 2013. However and although it is said to be inspired by Pixar universe, it's Disney Toon Studio and not Pixar who will do the film. I would have prefer to have it done by Pixar of course, but that's how it goes.

Here is the synopsis of "Planes": "Planes takes off with an international cast of the fastest air racers around, in a comedy packed with action and adventure starring Dusty, a small town dreamer who longs to enter the most epic around-the-world air race … despite his fear of heights. With the help and support of a fleet of new and hilarious characters, Dusty wings his way into the biggest challenge of his life."

Mind you, it will not be the first time that Disney produces an animated movie in which the main characters are planes. Back in 1942, a plane character named Pedro had a whole sequence in "Saludos Amigos". Don't remember him? Then watch him in the Youtube video below!

Picture and video: copyright Disney-Pixar

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