He has been in Superman, The Empire Strikes Back, the Toy Story films and, — of course — the long-running TV show, Cheers. And, frankly, he is a comforting voice and visage in so many of my favorite movies.
And now, Ratzenberger is set to re-join his Cars castmates as “Mack” in “Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy.”
Check out the video, and some reporting from Disney Parks Blog’s Shawn Slater:
At Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, the high-octane show debuting later this month as part of the overall transformation of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’ll come face-to-face with racing legend Lightning McQueen and also see and hear from his friends Cruz Ramirez, Tow Mater and more.
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy is the result of a close collaboration between the teams at Disney Parks Live Entertainment and Pixar Animation Studios, creating an all-new story set in the world of “Cars.” The show features many of the original voice talents from Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” and other films in the franchise…
Today, we’re getting a look inside the recording session with another star of “Cars,” John Ratzenberger, who plays McQueen’s closest companion, Mack. Ratzenberger is considered Pixar’s “lucky charm,” having contributed his talents to every Pixar Animation Studios feature film. He was recently back in the studio to once again give voice to Mack for Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy.
I am so excited about this new attraction. My sons recently re-watched Cars specifically to reacquaint themselves with the movie in preparation for the upcoming experience at Walt Disney World.
And while you are at it, you should check out Jack Kendall’s recent video about the new Pixar experiences at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.