TEASER: Pixar’s “Cars 3” – Animation Scoop

TEASER: Pixar’s “Cars 3”

From this moment, everything will change. Or at least feel different, as a new teaser for Pixar’s Cars 3 is here. Brian Fee (animator, designer, storyboard on numerous Disney/Pixar projects) is directing, Owen Wilson returns as Lightning McQueen, Daniel Gerson (Big Hero 6) is writing the screenplay.

Cars 3 is in U.S. Theaters June 2017. Here’s our latest peek:

SYNOPSIS: 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 with her own plan to win, 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.

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Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
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  • EdT

    I wasn’t excited by Cars 2. I am less interested in 3. I miss the Pixar company that made new movies and said it wasn’t that interested in doing sequels.

  • Nic Kramer

    But their third film was “Toy Story 2”.

  • EdT

    I would do without Toy Story 2 if that meant no Cars 2. Or 3. Or Monsters University. What drew people to Pixar originally was just that: Originality. Animation grows when new ideas and twists on plot lines are tried. Usually, the only thing that grows when ‘Popular Cartoon #2’ is released is the bank account of the studio that released it. And even that is sort of a trap. How many ‘Shreks’ have there been? How many are you willing to say are good? Or Ice Age? I’ve noticed I tend not to re-watch a movie, animated or not, if it has a by-the-numbers sequel. I remember the bad taste of the sequel better than the delight of the original. And the studio keeps making less and less money from each sequel, and invests less money into their animation department. Unless the story was expressly written for multiple movies, I think we are better off with one and done. Occasionally a sequel is as good, nearly as good, or even better than the original. But that’s not the way to bet. I don’t look at animation as kids fare, I think the best of animation qualifies simply as a good movie. One that many people, not just kids, want to watch again. Very few movies become classics by playing it safe. Sequels, animated or not, is a studio playing it safe.

  • Nic Kramer

    I really think you are over thinking things. And “Monster University” was not bad.

  • Dennis Tamayo

    Cars 3 will have a world premiere at Disneyland on Saturday.