Friday, June 24, 2011

P1800 inspiring Disney Pixar Finn McMissile ?

Looks like the P1800 is inspiring Disney Pixar !
The new Character "Finn McMissile" from the movie "Cars 2" released today in the US has pretty much a P1800 flavour to me ... including the fact of impersonating a British Agent ... does it remind you anybody ?

  • Finn is a Pixar in-house design resulting of the blend of several sports cars from the 1960s, notably British and Italian. Character art director Jay Shuster said: "We wanted him to be a really elegantly designed English sportscar from the sixties. We did this really deep search into that kind of car from that era. We took everything from all the cars we love and baked it into Finn."[1]
  • Because of his name, the developing team wanted Finn to have fins, but they realized very few British cars have some. They finally found a 1958 British sports car called the Peerless GT that did feature tailfins, and it served as one of the basis of the inspiration.[4][1]

    Lifesize Finn during San Diego Fair
    Badge comparison
    Finn Mc Missile vs my 1800S

    About Finn McMissile
    Finn McMissile is a master British spy. Though charming and eloquent, it's his stealth manoeuvring, intelligence and years in the field that enable him to thwart unexpected attacks from bad guys, making quick daredevil escapes.. Finn's design is sleek and timeless, but he's also prepared for any tricky situation with an arsenal of ultra-cool gadgets and weaponry, including front and rear grappling hooks, a missile launcher, deployable magnetic explosives and a holographic disguise emitter. As a seasoned professional in the game of international espionage, Finn believes there is a conspiracy brewing during the World Grand Prix. His clandestine work surrounding the global exhibition race puts him on a collision course with Mater, whom he mistakes for an undercover American agent with a genius disguise.

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