John Lasseter on Cars 2

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As befits a globe-trotting animation that sends its heroes, Mater and Lightning McQueen, around the world in a Bond-like spy adventure, the voicecast of Cars 2 has a distinctly transatlantic feel. In one corner, clad in Stars and Stripes, is Owen Wilson and Larry The Cable Guy; in the other, sipping tea and jingling Morris dancing bells, are Emily Mortimer and Eddie Izzard. During Empire's recent trip to Pixar HQ in Emeryville, we were lucky enough to speak to them all and discovered that, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, we're two nations united by a love of pigs. We also asked them about the joys of working at Pixar, their favourite toy versions of themselves and the advantages of being animated (Mortimer: "You can't have depressing hair"). Look out too for Mr The Cable Guy's take on Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. In between the singalongs and pig chat, we also spoke to director John Lasseter and producer Denise Ream about bringing Cars back for another outing. http://www.empireonline.com/interviews/interview.asp?IID=1320 ;

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