While Cars has never been among my favorite Pixar movie series out there, it holds a special place in my heart as it’s the first movie my son latched onto when he was a toddler. We had to watch it over and over again just about every day, but seeing his rapt attention and love for the characters endeared me to it. As such, I’ve been more interested in Cars 3 than I normally would be.
Today brings about our first teaser for the film, which doesn’t offer up much in the way of story (it’s really brief), but shows off some seriously impressive animation, and teasing details about how things have changed for our favorite race car.
Better yet, today also gives us a synopsis for the movie, giving us WAY more information on the plot and what Pixar fans should expect:
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!
Cars 3 is set to hit theaters on June 16, 2017. What do you think of our first look?