Can villainy be cute? Probably only in Pixar's 2006 "Cars." The Buick Grand National-inspired stock car racer has been a runner-up his entire career, he's bitter about it, and it shows. Hicks is sponsored by Hostile Takeover Bank, has nasty workers in his pit crew, and deliberately rams a competitor so that he can win the Piston Cup. As usual in a cartoon, the villain gets the foil, and Chick is no exception. Yet he's cuddly enough to get his own Facebook page, where fans sign in with his signature "Ka-chicka! Ka-chicka! Ka-chicka!" and a chance to wreak more havoc in "Cars 2" this summer.
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