And for our first trailer update of the new year…Disney announced late last night that the new trailer for Cars 3 will debut on January 9, during ESPN’s coverage of the College Football Playoff Final at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Watch the announcement clip, featuring new – and admittedly less ‘dark and gritty’ – footage, below (h/t @Johnem95)
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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!
With Owen Wilson returning as the voice of Lightning McQueen, as well as the rest of the cast of the previous two films also coming back, Cars 3 is released June 16, 2017. See the surprising first teaser below: