Cars 3

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For the movie based on Bobby Hacker's Cars videos, see Cars 3 (2009 film).
Cars 3
Cars 3 poster.jpg
Domestic teaser poster
Directed by Brian Fee
Produced by Kevin Reher
Screenplay by
Starring Owen Wilson
Larry the Cable Guy
Bonnie Hunt
Cheech Marin
Music by Randy Newman[1]
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • June 16, 2017 (2017-06-16)
Country United States
Language English

Cars 3 is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated sports film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the third installment in the Cars franchise and is being directed by Brian Fee, a storyboard animator on Cars (2006) and Cars 2 (2011).[2] The film is scheduled to be released on June 16, 2017.[3]


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 eager young female race technician Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Doc Hudson. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet, he will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage against his new rival, Jackson Storm. [4]



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.[5]

At the Disney stockholder meeting on March 18, 2014, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Pixar had begun pre-production on Cars 3.[6] 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.[7] Production began in summer 2014. On October 8, 2015, the film's release date was announced to be June 16, 2017.[3]

On November 21, 2016, a 49-second teaser trailer was released.[8]

Eight days later, on November 29, Disney released two posters of the film, one for the domestic release and one for the international.[9]


Cars 3 is scheduled for theatrical release on June 16, 2017.[3]


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  2. ^ a b c d e f g Alexander, Bryan (May 30, 2016). "Sneak peek: 'Cars 3' zooms ahead with new character Cruz Ramirez". USA Today. Retrieved July 23, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Disney Announces Release Dates for 'Incredibles 2,' 'Cars 3'". Variety. October 8, 2015. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ Cars 3 — Official Teaser Trailer - IGN Video, retrieved 2016-11-21 
  5. ^ Warnick, Ron (August 17, 2013). "Michael Wallis confirms there will be a "Cars 3"". Route 66 News. 
  6. ^ Graser, Marc (March 18, 2014). "Disney Plans Third 'Cars,' 'The Incredibles 2'". Variety. Retrieved November 19, 2016. 
  7. ^ Frater, Patrick (October 24, 2014). "John Lasseter Hails Hayao Miyazaki, Japan and the Joy of Juxtaposition". Variety. Retrieved November 19, 2016. 
  8. ^ McNary, Dave (November 21, 2016). "Watch the First Teaser Trailer for Disney-Pixar's 'Cars 3'". Variety. Retrieved November 21, 2016. 
  9. ^ Osborn, Alex (November 29, 2016). "Cars 3: Two New Posters Released". Retrieved December 3, 2016. 

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