Sophia Loren dubs 'Cars 2' mamma

By the Associated Press | June 15, 2011 | 12:56 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Sophia Loren says she became the Neapolitan voice of a character in "Cars 2" for the sake of her grandchildren and the late Walt Disney.

Loren lends her voice to Mama Topolino (Mamma Mickey Mouse) in the Disney sequel that opens next week in Italy.

The actress said Wednesday that she did her first-ever dubbing for her grandchildren, as well as for Disney. Loren says she hopes her three grandkids will now say that Mama Topolino is grandma.

The 76-year-old Loren, looking sharp in a trim, white pantsuit, says years ago she had an "unforgettable" meeting with Walt Disney.