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“You can’t turn back the clock, kid, but you can wind it up again.”
Disney and Pixar Animation Studios have released a new sneak peek of their upcoming animated sequel, Cars 3.
The directorial debut of Brian Fee, veteran Pixar storyboard artist for the previous Cars installments, Cars 3 puts Lightning McQueen, once again played by Owen Wilson, in the role of the first film’s Doc Hudson as he suffers an ego-crushing accident on the track during a major race and learns to cope with it. Having to face the years catching up to him and the next generation of speedsters passing by, McQueen sets out to prove that he’s still got some power under the hood, while playing both mentor and pupil to a hopeful youth in Cruz Ramirez, played by Cristela Alonzo.
Following all of the previous marketing material for the film, the new trailer highlights the stark shift in tone for the franchise this new installment has to offer by once again spotlighting McQueen’s brutal crash and how “from this moment on, everything will change”. It is a shrewd move on Disney and Pixar’s part to have this third film carry this tone as the last two films, directed by now Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, were distinctively more light and fluffy than typical emotionally driven Pixar fare. It works in favor for this film as it has gotten people talking about the franchise again and it looks leaps and bounds beyond the wacky, Mater-centric Cars 2.
Cars 3 will also feature the returns of Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, and newcomer Armie Hammer. The film crosses the finish line June 16th.
Check out the new trailer below!