Lightning McQueen returns in the new Cars 3 trailer!
It’s here! Teased last week with a series of character videos (watch them all right here), the Cars 3 trailer is now online and can be viewed in the player below.
Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist for Cars and Cars 2), Disney•Pixar‘s Cars 3 begins when, blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
Cars 3 also features the return of Larry the Cable Guy as Mater, Bonnie Hunt as Sally Carrera, and Cheech Marin as Ramone. There’s also some brand new characters, including Jackson Storm (voiced by Armie Hammer) and Cruz Ramirez (voiced by Cristela Alonzo).
Cars 3 is produced by Kevin Reher (A Bug’s Life, La Luna short). The first film in the animated franchise, 2006’s Cars, directed by John Lasseter, earned $461.9 million worldwide in 2006, and Cars 2 topped that with $559.8 million globally in 2011. Following the first two films, Disney Toon Studios released to additional films, Planes and Planes: Fire and Rescue, both set in the Cars universe. Outside of the movies, the Cars franchise is still a massive hit. Cars products mark the second most successful film marketing brand of all time, trailing only Star Wars.
Look for Cars 3 to hit the big screen Friday, June 16.
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