Prince William and Queen Elizabeth II join Cars 2 cast in animated form

Prince William and Queen Elizabeth II join Cars 2 cast in animated form
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When Prince William extended his hand and proposed to Kate Middleton, he probably wasn’t thinking too much about the insane merchandising opportunities that would follow such an act. It seems everyone is getting in on the royal wedding action, from Project Kahn and their Maybach 57 Wedding Commemorative down to Disney and their new vehicles in Cars 2.

In honor of Prince William and his royal family, Disney has added a few new vehicles to their lineup. Meet Prince Wheeliam, a late-model Bentley Continental, and The Queen, a vintage car sporting a classy tiara. The Queen’s vintage look was chosen by looking through archives to find the vehicles the real-life Queen actually rode in around her Coronation.

Character Art Director, Jay Shuster, said: "Specifically with The Queen’s design it took some careful stepping as we, of course, were on hallowed ground emulating a nation’s sovereign as a car. The Queen’s design in our film is inspired by the elegant lines and paint schemes of British car designs of the finest vintage."

"We spent much energy on these designs de-emphasising details such as driving lamps and grilles so that the absolute read of the characters eyes and mouth can convey with maximum clarity: allowing the car to act. Official crests and shields adorn her much in the same way they did her cars in reality. I have to say we spent weeks on perfecting the tiara she wears in our film. Our special effects then made sure each diamond had a translucency and depth to refract the light just so."

Be sure to check out Prince Wheeliam and The Queen when Cars 2 hits theaters on June 24, 2011.


Source: DailyMail

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  (577) posted on 05.18.2011

Wow! It seems that there’s a blending of royalty in this coming movie. However,
i just wonder what will be the characters and the role of The Queen and Prince Wheeliam and
was it based from the real life?

  (580) posted on 05.18.2011

Well, according to the previous article about this upcoming movie. The Queen and Prince Wheeliam are not the only characters that we need to wait for they are mixing an international flavor here that we need to waits for us to find out!

  (466) posted on 05.12.2011

Wow, I’d like to check out if there will be ’car toys’ of her royal highness and the prince. It would be perfect as addition to my toy car collection in my cabinet display. The design looks so classic and elegant; the tiara made emphasis on the royal family.

  (445) posted on 05.4.2011

I just wonder what was the characteristic of this added character. Hmm.
It seems that I need to watch this movie in order to find out!

  (334) posted on 05.3.2011

I just wonder if the royal family knows about this thing. Anyways, I will definitely going to watch this movie.

  (518) posted on 05.3.2011

haha. I thought they will use the Aston Martin or Roll Royce car. Well, it seems that Cars 2 is star studded!

  (648) posted on 05.2.2011

Well, it would have been a good idea if they introduce more celebrities into the movie. Maybe they can think about that one for part 3.

  (474) posted on 04.29.2011

Well, it would have been interesting if they would have added Kate Middleton, or should we say Princess Catherine now, into the mix. Maybe they can do that for part three.

  (345) posted on 04.28.2011

Well, its a good thing that they were able to at least get the likeness of the two into the movie. That alone would really make the movie all the more interesting.

  (570) posted on 04.27.2011

Yeah, that one would be a good idea. But I doubt Pixar can pull that one, since it would be quite costly to get both of them into the movie.

  (412) posted on 04.27.2011

Well, that one definitely is a nice way to honor the queen and the prince. But it would have been better if they actually got the two to voice those characters.

  (676) posted on 04.26.2011

The car that was dedicated for Prince William doesn’t look classy at all. I think they have choose a car that has a luxurious style like Bentley.

  (613) posted on 04.26.2011

It seems that everyone has been so excited about the most awaited wedding of the year. Well, same here..I will wait for this movie this June.

  (683) posted on 04.26.2011

Hehehe! They sure are making this movie really interesting everytime. I definitely would want to catch these two characters in the movie, wonder who their voice actors would be.

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