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Cars 3 Review

Rating:

6.5 out of 10

Cast:

Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen
Cristela Alonzo as Cruz Ramirez
Nathan Fillion as Sterling
Armie Hammer as Jackson Storm
Chris Cooper as Smokey
Larry the Cable Guy as Mater
Bonnie Hunt as Sally Carrera
Tony Shalhoub as Luigi
Guido Quaroni as Guido
Kerry Washington as Natalie Certain
Lea DeLaria as Miss Fritter
Lloyd Sherr as Fillmore
Paul Dooley as Sarge
Lewis Hamilton as Hamilton
Bob Costas as Bob Cutlass
Bob Peterson as Chick Hicks
Cheech Marin as Ramone
Jenifer Lewis as Flo
Michael Wallis as Sheriff
Katherine Helmond as Lizzie
John Ratzenberger as Mack
Ray Magliozzi as Dusty
Tom Magliozzi as Rusty
Isiah Whitlock Jr. as River Scott
Junior Johnson as Junior “Midnight” Moon
Margo Martindale as Louise “Barnstormer” Nash

Directed by Brian Fee

Cars 3 Review:

I would, and I write this with all sincerity, dearly love to hear Pixar’s rationale for making a third Cars film. While the films were generally commercially successful and good merchandising vehicles (so to speak), they’ve never been particularly beloved. The first film was a backwards-looking nostalgia bomb all about how the good old days really were better than today and we hurt ourselves when we forget about them, viewed through the lens of the studio’s most obnoxious central character.

The sequel, to its credit, decided the best way to approach being a sequel was to try something new, moving the focus to sidekick Mater. But then for some reason stuck him into a James Bond pastiche as a would-be spy; such a bewildering step no one knew what to make of it, but they were most definitely not asking for more, which is usually some sort of pre-requisite for a sequel.

But like it or not, Cars 3 is here, so what lesson of the past has the series learned?

For starters to keep experimenting to the minimum, keep reminders of the past to a maximum. Piston Cup champ Lightning McQueen (Wilson) has come full circle as racing cars must, from a talented newcomer to a decorated veteran with fewer racing days ahead than behind. When a new round of hi-tech racers, led by the arrogant Jackson Storm (Hammer), take over the track, McQueen has to face the fact that his racing days may be over.

Refusing to go gently into that dark night, McQueen hooks up with a new sponsor (Fillion) willing to provide a hi-tech training facility with all the toys and his own personal trainer (Alonzo), who has her own dreams of racing stardom. With the start of the new season on its way, and time running out, he has to decide if he really wants to make one last grab at the big brass ring or help a talented newcomer achieve their dreams.

Though almost all of the supporting characters from the first film are reduced to glorified cameos, Cars 3 has no desire to get too far from what has ‘worked’ before. [With the noted exception of the late Paul Newman as the voice the Fabulous Hudson Hornet, who appears in flashback so often it seems his entire performance from the first film is recreated here].

Instead, we spend a lot of time with Lightning copying experiences from previous stories in an attempt to hold onto the past, just in slightly different places and with a slightly different cast of characters. Once the hi-tech training ends in pratfall disaster, Lightning decides to head out to the tracks of the old days and meet some of the original Piston Cup racers to learn their tricks the way he once did with Doc. This includes a mud-covered trip to a demolition derby rally which is most certainly Cars 3’s finest moment, allowing it to stop being a story and turn into animation.

But no sooner does it begin than it ends and Cars 3 returns to driving old roads again, mildly re-inventing elements from the first film as Lightning once again looks to the past to figure out how to continue forward. Except when it doesn’t, because the desire to experiment at least a little hasn’t gone, either. Or more accurately there is a realization that a) Lightning McQueen isn’t the best character Pixar has ever come up with and b) none of the existing supporting cast is strong enough to take a larger load, which means someone else has to pick it up.

The idea of Lightning mentoring a new generation of drivers is a good one, but it’s not particularly well integrated. The direct character conflict is between Lightning and Storm and that sort of motivation does not transfer to other characters easily, especially not characters introduced later in the film who never share a scene with the antagonist. Alonzo is fine as the pugnacious Cruz, but Cars 3 spends so much time hiding her actual place in the film as a support to Lightning’s internal conflict that it’s difficult to build an emotional connection to her and what she wants. Yeah, it’s a cartoon about talking cars, but the rules of character-audience interaction still apply.

It all smacks of a film which was determined to exist first before anyone had figured out why it should exist. The filmmakers are stuck figuring out that second question as they go and the result is an extremely schizophrenic experience. Is it Lightning’s story or Cruz’s? Is it focused on looking to the past or to the future? Does it want to just repeat what’s come before or try something new and different?

It wants to be both, or more accurately, it clearly starts out wanting to be one and then slowly changes its mind without making enough room for the new idea. It’s decent enough with a few good gags, but the lack of a solid driving idea from beginning to end leaves the finale without any momentum. Maybe they should have made another spy film.

CARS 3 (Pictured) - Jackson Storm (voice of Armie Hammer) and Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson). ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3 (Pictured) - Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo) and Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson). ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3 (Pictured) - Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson). ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3 (Pictured L-R) - Guido, Sally, Sarge, Mater and Luigi. Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” opens in U.S. theaters on June 16, 2017. © 2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

SIMPLY STERLING — In “Cars 3,” Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is invited to train at the brand-new, elite, high-tech Rust-eze Racing Center, run by an always-dapper, brilliant businesscar named Sterling. Featuring Nathan Fillion (ABC’s “Castle,” ABC’s “Modern Family”) as the voice of Sterling, Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” opens in U.S. theaters on June 16, 2017. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

NEXT-GEN COMPETITION – In Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3,” a sleek, new generation of racers hits the track, including frontrunner Jackson Storm, who threatens Lightning McQueen’s championship status and forces him to rethink his strategy. With Owen Wilson and Armie Hammer as the voices of Lightning McQueen and Jackson Storm, “Cars 3” opens in theaters nationwide on June 16, 2017. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

ROAD TO VICTORY — When faced with a new generation of racers who threaten to derail his career, Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) teams up with tech-savvy, unconventional trainer Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo) to find his way back to the top. Directed by Brian Fee, produced by Kevin Reher and co-produced by Andrea Warren, Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” opens in U.S. theaters on June 16, 2017. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3 - (Pictured) Lightning McQueen. ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CRAZY 8 DRAMA — In “Cars 3,” Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) hits the road in an effort to reignite his career. Along the way, he finds himself in the middle of a smash-and-crash, figure-8 race, facing off against local legend Miss Fritter, a formidable school bus who—like #95 himself—doesn’t like to lose. Featuring Lea DeLaria (Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”) as the voice of Miss Fritter, Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” opens in U.S. theaters on June 16, 2017. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

MEET THE LEGENDS — Lightning McQueen comes hood to hood with a group of characters who represent the roots of stock car racing—and provide a link to Lightning’s late coach and mentor, Doc Hudson. From left: River Scott (voice of Isiah Whitlock Jr.), Junior “Midnight” Moon (voice of Robert Glenn “Junior” Johnson), Smokey (voice of Chris Cooper), Louise “Barnstormer” Nash (voice of Margo Martindale), and Lightning himself (voice of Owen Wilson). “Cars 3” opens in U.S. theaters  on June 16, 2017. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

SIMULATED SPEED — Tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo) is armed with cutting-edge tools—like a racing simulator—to help turn racers-in-training into champions. But Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) isn’t a fan of Cruz's high-tech techniques and decides instead to return to his roots—bringing his skeptical trainer along for the ride. Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” opens in U.S. theaters on June 16, 2017. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3: Lighting and Final Image - The Lighting department is responsible for integrating all of the elements – characters, sets, effects, etc. – into a final, rendered image. The Lighting process involves placing virtual light sources into the scene to illuminate the characters and the set.  Technical artists place the lighting to draw the audience's eye to story points and to create the correct mood.  The lit images are then rendered at high resolution.  24 lit images, of over 2 million pixels each, are created for each one second of the movie. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

DO THE MATH — In Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3," Kerry Washington lends her voice to Natalie Certain, a highly respected statistical analyst who knows her numbers. Book-smart and mathematically gifted, Certain is a fresh voice in the racing world. While she may earn top marks in her ability to evaluate a racer’s stats, she could be underestimating the importance of determination. “Cars 3” opens in U.S. theaters on June 16, 2017. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

OFF TO THE RACES — Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” is teaming up with NASCAR this year as crowd favorite Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) prepares to return to the big screen June 16, 2017, alongside elite trainer Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo). Details about the season-long collaboration, which marks the biggest between the “Cars” franchise and NASCAR, were shared today (Feb. 23, 2017) in Daytona Beach, Fla., ahead of this weekend’s 59th annual Daytona 500—for which Wilson will serve as grand marshal. © 2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3: Story - This storyboard was drawn by “Cars 3” story artists John Hoffman and Sam Hood.  Storyboards are drawn by story artists in order to pre-visualize the film. They are placed side-by-side in sequence by the editorial team, so that they convey the pace of scenes and deliver a rough sense of how the story unfolds. This storyboard is one of approximately 81,924 story panels that were delivered to editorial. The storyboarding process, in the form it is known today, was developed at Walt Disney Studios during the early 1930s. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3 (Pictured) - Concept art for Jackson Storm by Production Designer Jay Shuster. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3: Sets and Layout - Using art reference for guidance, the basic forms and shapes of the sets are translated into the computer during a process called “Modeling.”  “Shading” comes next, during which technical artists use a combination of painting and programming to apply textures, colors, patterns and other material properties to give the sets complexity and appeal. This frame also shows the phase known as “Layout,” in which a virtual camera is placed into a shot. The characters are “staged” or placed into positions within the set that work visually with the chosen camera angle. Layout precedes character Animation. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3: Animation and Crowds - When Layout is complete, the primary and secondary characters are animated and brought to life by the Animation department. Animators create the personalities and "acting" of the characters, and in this particular shot, the Crowds department adds hundreds of background characters to fill the stadium and compliment the acting of the primary characters. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3 (Pictured) - Concept art by Production Designer Bill Cone. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reseved.

CARS 3 (Pictured) - Thomasville Track concept art by Brandon Coates. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3 (Pictured) - Simulator concept art by Artist Kristian Norelius. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3 (Pictured) - Thomasville Track concept art by Artist Garrett Taylor. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3 (Pictured) - Concept art of Miss Fritter by Artist Matt Nolte. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3 (Pictured) - Cruz Ramirez visual development progression. Design by Bob Pauley, Model by Andrew Schmidt and Sculpt by Jerome Ranft. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3 (Pictured) - Concept art of Jackson Storm by J Mays, Former Global Design and Retired Chief Creative Officer of Ford ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3 (Pictured) - Legends lineup concept art by Artist John Lee. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3 (Pictured) - Sterling concept art by Artist Garrett Taylor. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Cars 3: Art - Once the storyline for a sequence is completed, concept art is created by the production designer and art department to determine the look and feel of the film.  This concept art piece was drawn by artist John Lee and showcases the exploration of color and the design of new characters and new environments. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Natalie Certain (voice of Kerry Washington) is a highly respected statistical analyst who knows her numbers. Book-smart and mathematically gifted, Certain is a fresh voice in the racing world. While she may earn top marks in her ability to evaluate a racer’s stats, she could be underestimating the importance of determination. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

A Cars 3 art review, including (left) Director Brian Fee and (right) Production Designer Jay Shuster as seen on January 28, 2016 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

A Cars 3 art review, including Bob Pauley, John Lasseter and Director Brian Fee, as seen on January 28, 2016 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

A Cars 3 art review, including (left tor right) Andy Dreyfus, Director Brian Fee, Production Designer Jay Shuster, Craig Foster and John Lasseter, as seen on January 28, 2016 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

A Cars 3 story review, including Director Brian Fee and Head of Story Scott Morse, on February 18, 2016 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Brian Fee and Scott Morse review a Cars 3 story sequence on December 15, 2016 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Brian Fee and Scott Morse review a Cars 3 story sequence on December 15, 2016 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Brian Fee and Scott Morse review a Cars 3 story sequence on December 15, 2016 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Jay Ward is photographed on December 15, 2016 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

A Cars 3 animation walk thru review, including Director Brian Fee, as seen on February 7, 2017, at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

A Cars 3 animation walk thru review, including Director Brian Fee, as seen on February 7, 2017, at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

A Cars 3 motion graphics review, including Director Brian Fee and Cars Franchise Guardian Jay Ward, as seen on February 9, 2017 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Cars 3 writers Bob Peterson and Kiel Murray with Director Brian Fee during a story review, as seen on February 9, 2017, at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Cars 3 writers Bob Peterson and Kiel Murray with Director Brian Fee during a story review, as seen on February 9, 2017, at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Cars 3 writers Bob Peterson and Kiel Murray with Director Brian Fee during a story review, as seen on February 9, 2017, at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Jon Reisch and Kim White discuss effects and lighting in a Cars 3 sequence, as seen on February 14, 2017 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Gus Dizon and Michael Comet work on "Cars 3," as seen on March 21, 2017 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

"Cars 3" Producer Kevin Reher and Director Brian Fee talk in the hallway on March 22, 2017 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Members of the "Cars 3" production have a scheduling review, including (lower left to right clockwise) Production Manager Pam Darrow, Production Office Coordinator Emily Davis, Production Office Manager Susan Eggett, Supervising Technical Director Michael Fong, Co-Producer Andrea Warren, Director Brian Fee, Director's Assistant Jacob Combs and Producer Kevin Reher, as seen on March 22, 2017 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Members of the "Cars 3" production have a scheduling review, including Supervising Technical Director Michael Fong, Co-Producer Andrea Warren and Director Brian Fee, as seen on March 22, 2017 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Members of the "Cars 3" production have a scheduling review, including Supervising Technical Director Michael Fong, Co-Producer Andrea Warren and Director Brian Fee, as seen on March 22, 2017 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Grand Marshal Owen Wilson, voice of Lightning McQueen in "Cars 3" poses with Lightning McQueen for the 59th Annual DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 26, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Owen Wilson

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Grand Marshal Owen Wilson, voice of Lightning McQueen in "Cars 3" poses with NASCAR racer Bubba Wallace for the 59th Annual DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 26, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Owen Wilson; Bubba Wallace

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Grand Marshal Owen Wilson, voice of Lightning McQueen in "Cars 3" poses with NASCAR racers Daniel Suarez, Bubba Wallace, Ryan Blaney, and Chase Elliott for the 59th Annual DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 26, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Owen Wilson; Daniel Suarez; Bubba Wallace; Ryan Blaney; Chase Elliott

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Grand Marshal Owen Wilson, voice of Lightning McQueen in "Cars 3" poses with NASCAR racers Daniel Suarez, Bubba Wallace, Ryan Blaney, and Chase Elliott for the 59th Annual DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 26, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Owen Wilson; Daniel Suarez; Bubba Wallace; Ryan Blaney; Chase Elliott

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 26: View of "Cars 3" Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez during the 59th Annual DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 26, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney)

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 23: NASCAR drivers Chase Elliott (L) and Jeff Gordon attend the "Cars 3" NASCAR Collaboration Announcement on February 23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Chase Elliott; Jeff Gordon

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Actress Cristela Alonzo (L) and director Brian Fee attend the "Cars 3" NASCAR Collaboration Announcement on February 23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Cristela Alonzo; Brian Fee

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Actress Cristela Alonzo (L) and NASCAR driver Daniel Suarez attend the "Cars 3" NASCAR Collaboration Announcement on February 23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Cristela Alonzo; Daniel Suarez

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 23: View of the "Cars 3" NASCAR Collaboration Announcement on February 23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney)

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 23: (L-R) NASCAR drivers Daniel Suarez, Bubba Wallace, director Brian Fee, Ryan Blaney, and Chase Elliott attend the "Cars 3" NASCAR Collaboration Announcement on February 23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Daniel Suarez; Bubba Wallace; Brian Fee; Ryan Blaney; Chase Elliott

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 23: (Top L-R) Howard Augustine "Humpy" Wheeler, Jr, Mike Joy, Shannon Spake, Ray Evernham, Kyle Petty, Richard "The King" Petty, Jeff Gordon, Darrell Waltrip, Zane Stoddard (Bottom L-R) Ryan Blaney, Bubba Wallace, Cristela Alonzo, Brian Fee, Daniel Suarez, and Chase Elliott attend the "Cars 3" NASCAR Collaboration Announcement on February 23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Howard Augustine Wheeler Jr; Mike Joy; Shannon Spake; Ray Evernham; Kyle Petty; Richard Petty; Jeff Gordon; Darrell Waltrip; Zane Stoddard; Ryan Blaney; Bubba Wallace; Cristela Alonzo; Brian Fee; Daniel Suarez; Chase Elliott

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 23: (L-R) Ray Evernham, Kyle Petty, Cristela Alonzo, Richard "The King" Petty, and Jeff Gordon speak onstage during the "Cars 3" NASCAR Collaboration Announcement on February 23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Ray Evernham; Kyle Petty; Cristela Alonzo; Richard Petty; Jeff Gordon

CARS 3Jackson Storm (voice of Armie Hammer)Jackson Storm is fast, sleek and ready to race. A frontrunner in the next generation of racers, Storm’s quiet confidence and cocky demeanor are off-putting—but his unmatched speed threatens to redefine the sport. Trained on high-tech simulators that are programmed to perfect technique and maximize velocity, Jackson Storm is literally built to be unbeatable—and he knows it.©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo)Cruz Ramirez is a sunny-but-fierce unconventional trainer at the Rust-eze Racing Center. She expertly arms the team's talented rookies with cutting-edge tools to tear up the track—but she nearly stalls when her longtime idol Lightning McQueen shows up. While she’d love to help him find his way back to the top, she knows the competition is faster than ever, and victory is all about speed—or is it?©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

CARS 3Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson)Lightning McQueen is world champion—a modern-day racing legend who’s riding high with five Piston-Cup wins under his hood. Suddenly, he finds himself faced with a new generation of racers who threaten not only his dominance in the sport—but the confidence that got him there. Determined to get back to the pole position, the #95 must decide if his love for racing is enough to fuel the comeback of his life.©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

REAR VIEW — The legendary #95 may be leading the pack, but the high-tech Next Gen racers are closing in fast. Directed by Brian Fee and produced by Kevin Reher, “Cars 3” cruises into theaters on June 16, 2017. ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.