Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen 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!
Cars 3 is an upcoming 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar and scheduled to be released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighteenth Pixar film, the third installment in the Cars franchise and a sequel to Cars 2 (2011). It is being directed by Brian Fee, a storyboard artist on Cars (2006) and Cars 2. The film is scheduled to be released on June 16, 2017.
After being trounced in many races by hightech racer Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), many begin to wonder if the famous Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) will retire from racing after he endures a terrible crash. To preserve his racing career, he seeks help from race technician Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) and some other friends to train and attempt a comeback in the Florida 500.
On August 17, 2013, Michael Wallis (voice of Sheriff in the films) told radio listeners that Cars 3 would go back to Route 66, and will also include Route 99.
At the Disney stockholder meeting on March 18, 2014, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Pixar had begun pre-production on Cars 3. In October 2014, Pixar’s chief creative officer John Lasseter revealed at the Tokyo International Film Festival that the film will feature a tribute to Hayao Miyazaki’s film The Castle of Cagliostro, in a form of an old Citroën 2CV. Production began in summer 2014. On October 8, 2015, the film’s release date was announced to be June 16, 2017. On June 10, 2016, during an interview, John Lasseter, director of the previous Cars films, promised a very emotional story and that Cars 3 would be more akin to the first film.
On November 21, 2016, a teaser trailer was released on YouTube. Eight days later, on November 29, Disney released two posters of the film, one for the domestic release and one for the international.
On January 5, 2017, it was announced that Armie Hammer would play Jackson Storm, and Cristela Alonzo would play Cruz Ramirez. On January 9, 2017, an extended sneak peek was released during the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. On February 26, 2017, Disney released the “Next Generation” trailer during the Daytona 500. On April 26, 2017, an official full-length trailer was released.