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‘Cars 3’ Teaser Trailer: Pixar’s Latest Sequel Features The Dramatic Return of Lightning McQueen

The teaser promises that "everything will change."

Cars 3

“Cars 3”

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This year, Pixar released “Finding Dory,” the long-awaited sequel to their 2003 film “Finding Nemo.” The film was yet another critical and commercial success for the beloved animation studio, but the creative team is already planning next year’s slate of films, which include “Cars 3.” The third film in the “Cars” franchise follows the return of Lightening McQueen (Owen Wilson), who finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves by a new generation of racers. To get back in the game, McQueen enlists the talents of a young technician with dreams of her own. Watch a teaser trailer for the film below, featuring a dramatic turn of events that promise “everything will change.”

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The film will be directed by Brian Fee. He previously worked in the art department as a storyboard artist on “Cars,” “Cars 2,” “Ratatouille” and “WALL-E.” It will be written by BAFTA-winning writer Daniel Gerson who wrote the screenplays for “Monsters Inc.,” “Monsters University” and “Big Hero 6.”

Since 1995, Pixar has released 17 feature films, including “Toy Story,” “WALL-E” and “Inside Out.” They have won a total of 16 Oscars, nine Golden Globes and 11 Grammy Awards. In 2006, Disney purchased Pixar for over $7 billion and oversees distribution of all their films.

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“Cars 2” will open in theaters on June 16, 2017 from Pixar and Walt Disney Studios.

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