Pixar is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. To help celebrate, the producers of Cars 2 surprised Pixar chief creative officer and Cars 2 director John Lasseter by naming a character after him in the upcoming animated sequel. You can take a look at this character below, which is named "John Lassitire," and read below for more information on who this character is and John Lasseter's reaction to be included in the summer release.

<strong><em>Cars 2</em></strong> character John Lassitire

The character will be the pit crew chief for one of the race cars in Cars 2. Here's what John Lasseter had to say about "John Lassitire."

"It was news to me. I did not know about that, so I was a little surprised. I ended up voicing this character. It was just one line, but now I have a Cars character. I'm very excited about that. He's a good ol' American pick-up truck, which I think is very appropriate for John Lassetire."