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Teaser trailer for Pixar’s Cars 3 introduces trouble for Lightning McQueen

Cars 3 from Pixar promises to update the Cars franchise for the next generation of fan, while still tapping into the emotional beats of those fans who grew up with the characters from the first two movies in the series. Directed by Brian Fee, who worked on the first two movies as a storyboard artist, it starts with Lightning McQueen in a very bad place, as evidenced by this first teaser trailer:

First, Pixar’s animation style has changed significantly. It’s much more realistic. Also, um, that’s very dramatic. This is the first film in the franchse that wasn’t directed by John Lasseter. So we should defnitely expect something different.

Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3 opens in US theatres in 3D June 16, 2017.

About the film:
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of 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 is directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2“) and produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short).

What were you expecting for the third installment of Pixar’s Cars franchise?

4 thoughts on “Teaser trailer for Pixar’s Cars 3 introduces trouble for Lightning McQueen”

  1. As long as racing is back as the central plot and Lightning is the primary star, it will be fine.

    I actually kind of like the new look too, though I sincerely doubt the movie looks like that for even the majority of its runtime.

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