Cars sequel not the same without Paul Newman (Doc)
You can forgive some people for figuring Paul Newman would be around forever â€” including the people at Pixar.
Before Newmanâ€™s death in Sept. 2008, his character of Doc Hudson in the movie Cars apparently was set to feature prominently in the sequel (only the second sequel the company has made, after Toy Story).
â€œItâ€™s a shame heâ€™s still not around,â€ says Larry The Cable Guy, whoâ€™s been reprising the voice of the Southern-fried tow truck Tow Mater in Cars 2 since last summer. â€œThey were thinking about getting a voice to sound like him. But then they decided it would be disrespectful, and I agree. You canâ€™t impersonate one of the greats.
â€œTheyâ€™ll have some storyline to where heâ€™s moved on or something, and maybe theyâ€™re going to do some kind of tribute or something at the end. Iâ€™d like to tell you more, but Iâ€™m sworn to secrecy.â€
Cars 2 is scheduled for release in summer 2011.