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Red is a supporting character in Cars and Cars 2.

Background

Physical Description

Red is a fire truck with a red paint job like Lightning McQueen and Mack hence the color as a name option for the character in the film. He has shiny silvery detail all over him including his fire hose. He also has black water pipes stored on both sides where the water pressure gauges meet. The ladder rests in the back as another unique detail toward the character's craftsmanship.

Personality

Red is a very shy, emotional and friendly character who lives in a firehouse in Radiator Springs, where the statue of Lizzie's late husband Stanley (the town's patriarch) appears. During recording sessions, the late Joe Ranft managed to manipulate Red's emotional sound effects in the same order as Heimlich the caterpillar from A Bug's Life. The difference between Heimlich's whimpers and Red's cries were the pitch levels of sound effects that were processed in editing after Joe Ranft's recording session. Heimlich's whimpers were high-pitched in the performance scene of A Bug's Life, whereas Red's cries were low-pitched and deeper in the sound mix before the film was made. Red cries and drives away because he was still upset at the destruction of the flowers that he must water with his firehose. One of the things that Lightning McQueen did was destroy Red's flower garden. Red began gasping and ducking at the same time when that happened. At this point, he stayed inside the garage of the firehouse when McQueen was at the scene of destroying a lot of property in Radiator Springs. During the film's resolution, Red forgives McQueen by warming up to him, even though he did burst into tears and drove away at the same time. He did that because he thought McQueen left without saying goodbye.

Appearances

Cars

Red is a fire truck from the movie Cars. He is very shy and initially did not like Lightning McQueen, but eventually took a liking to him.

"Red may not be a fire truck of many words, but what he doesn't say, he shows through his generous actions. Whether its putting out a tire fire or caring for the beautiful flowers, Red is there to support and protect his beloved town. Red takes negative comments on the town very personally. So if you have something bad to say about Radiator Springs, you'd better watch out, because if there's one thing Red's not afraid of, it's his emotions."[1]

Cars 2

"Red might not be part of Team Lightning McQueen, but someone has to tend the flowers he has around Radiator Springs. He makes sure he goes to the airport to wave goodbye to the team!"

Red reappears in Cars 2. In Cars, he was voiced by Joe Ranft who passed away in 2005. In consequence, Red does not speak in Cars 2. He appears with the other Radiator Springs residents congratulating McQueen on coming back home, as well as when Francesco is insulting Mater and McQueen agrees to compete in the World Grand Prix. He only makes a small appearance at the airport, crying as he sees 'Team McQueen' taking off for Tokyo. He comes with most of the rest of the Radiator Springs residents (except Lizzie and Mack) to London after McQueen called them to try to talk to Mater, who was missing at the time. He also appears in the battle against the lemons, where he arrives just in time to blast some of the lemons away with his fire hose and is seen briefly when Mater and the others return to their hometown, and when they are watching the Radiator Springs Grand Prix.

Cars Toons

Red appears in the Cars Toons: Rescue Squad Mater, Hiccups, Bugged, and Spinning. In Bugged, he plays as the protagonist for the first time, and is voiced by Jerome Ranft. However, he does not have any actual dialogue, except grunting and sighing.

Disney Parks

Red the firetruck

Red the firetruck

Red appears primarily at Disney California Adventure in Cars Land in which guests of ALL ages can easily hear his siren, horn and bell go off while watching him move all over Cars Land as a "drive-around" character. He appears as an Audio-Animatronic figure who uses his hose to water his flowers in the dark ride segment of Radiator Springs Racers while smiling and blinking his eyes at the same time. He is presiding over a small show in which he enlists guests to help in his fire-engine duties around town while spraying water at the same time. Guests also can watch Red's ladder go up and down. When Red greets people during meet and greets, his mirrors turn in and out as an effective way of saying "Hi".

Gallery

Trivia

  • A possible toy version of himself was seen in the Butterfly Room in Toy Story 3.
  • A firetruck bearing a resemblence to Red is seen in The Incredibles.
  • This is the last character who was originally voiced by Joe Ranft before his death in 2005. Jerry Recycled Batteries, on the other hand, is Ranft's last speaking role, since Red's dialogues is only restricted to crying. In other media, Jerome Ranft is now the voice actor behind Red.
  • Red is a meetable character in Cars Land located in Disney California Adventure.
  • In Russia, his name is Шланг (Russian for hose).
  • In Polish, he has normal name: Edek (shorter version of Edward).

References

  1. "Cars Finder" (supplementary material on Blu Ray Disc release of Cars). 2007. Blu Ray Disc. Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2007.
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Characters

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Cars 2: Finn McMissile | Holley Shiftwell | Crabby | Tony Trihull | Leland Turbo | Rod "Torque" Redline | Miles Axlerod | Mel Dorado | Professor Zündapp | Grem | Acer | Francesco Bernoulli | Lewis Hamilton | Jeff Gorvette | Max Schnell | Miguel Camino | Raoul ÇaRoule | Nigel Gearsley | Carla Veloso | Brent Mustangburger | David Hobbscap | Vladimir Trunkov | Victor Hugo | Tubbs Pacer | J. Curby Gremlin | Fred Pacer | Ivan | Alexander Hugo | Uncle Topolino | Mama Topolino | Otis | Siddeley
Cars 3: Cruz Ramirez | Jackson Storm
Mater and the Ghostlight: Screamin' Banshee
Cars Toons: Kabuto | Big D | Sandy Dunes | Blue Grit | Idle Threat | Shifty Sidewinder | Didi 05 | Mike 07

Episodes

Mater's Tall Tales: Rescue Squad Mater | Mater the Greater | El Materdor | Tokyo Mater | Unidentified Flying Mater | Monster Truck Mater | Heavy Metal Mater | Moon Mater | Mater Private Eye | Air Mater | Time Travel Mater
Tales From Radiator Springs: Hiccups | Bugged | Spinning | The Radiator Springs 500½ | To Protect and Serve

Organizations/Groups

Dinoco | 2006 Piston Cup | The Delinquent Road Hazards | World Grand Prix

Locations

Radiator Springs | City Hall | Municipal Impound | Tow Mater Towing & Salvage | Flo's V8 Cafe | Luigi's Casa Della Tires | Ramone's House of Body Art | Cozy Cone Motel | Fillmore's Taste-In | Sarge's Surplus Hut | Sarge's SUV Boot Camp | Doctor Hudson: Dr. of Internal Combustion | Racing Museum | Mrs. Piston | Willy's Butte | Radiator Springs Curios | Radiator Springs Drive-In Theatre | Wheel Well Motel | London, England | Paris, France | Porto Corsa | Tokyo | California | U.S. Route 66 | Interstate 40 | Los Angeles International Speedway | Motor Speedway of the South | Ornament Valley | Cadillac Range | Carburetor County | Big Ben | Top Down Truckstop | Big Bentley | NASCA

Songs

Real Gone | Life is a Highway | Our Town | Sh-Boom | Route 66 | Find Yourself | Behind the Clouds | You Might Think | Collision of Worlds | Nobody's Fool

Video Games

Cars: The Video Game | Cars 2: The Video Game | Cars: Mater-National Championship | Cars: Race-O-Rama | The World of Cars Online | Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures | Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure | Disney INFINITY | Cars: Fast as Lightning

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