Alas, the sequel will have to make do without Paul Newman or George Carlin, both of whom have passed away since the first film came out. Hopefully Owen Wilson will be up for it, though? (Has he gone into production on any other films since his, uh, incident?)
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'Cars 2' racing to theaters in 2011
The follow-up to John Lasseter's 2006 film "Cars" was originally set for release in summer 2012, but Lasseter, Pixar's chief creative officer said at a Disney presentation Wednesday, that the film has been moved up to a summer 2011 release. . . .
In the meantime, Pixar will keep the "Cars" engine humming with a series of animated shorts that it will dub "Cars Toons." The first in the series will focus on Mater, the truck character voiced by Larry the Cable Guy.
Hollywood Reporter, September 24
Edited by Peter T Chattaway, 26 June 2011 - 10:45 PM.