Cars 2 Character PhotosDisney recently rolled out 2 more characters who will have roles in Pixar's forthcoming feature, Cars 2 which sees John Lasseter returning to the driver's seat to direct the follow-up to the original.

The first installment, released on June 9, 2006, proved to be a huge success grossing nearly $462 million worldwide, garnering two Oscars and winning the first ever Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film. In Cars 2, star racer Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world's fastest car.

Among numerous new characters who we'll meet in Cars 2 are Miles Axelrod (voice of Eddie Izzard), a former oil baron who has sold off his fortune, converted himself into an electric vehicle and has devoted his life to finding the renewable, clean-burning energy source of the future and Nigel Gearsley (voiced by John Turturro), an Aston Martin DB9R racer bearing #9.

Cars 2, slated for a June 2011 release, is the 12th feature-length animated film from Pixar Animation Studios which celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2011.

Miles Axelrod Cars 2 Characters

Nigel Gearsley Cars 2 Characters