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Cars 3 trailer released

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!
— Pixar

EW recently ran an article giving us a first look at Cars 3, along with videos and photos of the new cars. They also had this excerpt from the film's director:

“McQueen is not the young hotshot anymore, the kid he was back then in Cars 1,” says first-time Pixar director Brian Fee, a storyboard artist on the first two Cars films and the man entrusted by story guru/Cars whisperer John Lasseter to take the wheel. “He’s in the middle of his life, and as an athlete, that’s getting up there. You have your whole life ahead of you, yet your career is starting to show its age. He’s looking in the mirror and realizing, ‘I’m 40 years old,’ and dealing with the fact that the thing that you love more than anything else, you might not be able to do forever.”
— Entertainment Weekly

Despite all the eye rolls that people gave when Cars 3 was announced, Pixar's focus is always to put story first. That won't ever change - it's what makes Pixar 'Pixar'. That quote from Brian Fee really ties in with what we're seeing in the trailer and shows that they're still committed to good storytelling. I personally like the direction they're taking with this movie, and will likely serve as a good way to wrap things up for McQueen.

The trailer is great, and I'm really looking forward to seeing it when it gets released in June. Maybe that's just because I'm 33 and that whole "I'm getting old" thing will be a genuine feeling I'll have to deal with at some point in the next few years? So having a Pixar film like that to relate to is therefore appealing to me. But I'm not ashamed to admit that the reality is that we're all just impatiently waiting for The Incredibles 2.

Further thoughts on Pixar's 'Cars' franchise

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