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Monday, November 21 2016 14:09

The First Teaser for Disney•Pixar's CARS 3 is Here... and Lightning McQueen is in Trouble...

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When you think of Disney•Pixar's Cars, "realism" probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind - anthropmorphic, living vehicles, and all. That's just what's so slightly jarring, yet intriguing about the first teaser for Cars 3, the long-awaited next chapter in the saga, hitting theaters in the U.S. on June 16, 2017. Much like the uncharted waters that we as a country are about to tread, there is a feeling of uncertainly and unease with this - a massive change from the world we're familiar with... even in Radiator Springs.

Seeing Lightning McQueen fly through the air post-crash brings to mind movies like Days of Thunder, a story about a racer forced to bounce back after suffering horrific injuries to get back on the track... or even that old episode of Knight Rider in which KITT was destroyed and became frightened to make the Turbo Boost jumps that he'd become famous for.

No matter what the circumstance, we'll be there when Cars 3 opens. As a matter of fact, Cars is likely what made both of The Rock Daughters™ so interested in cars and racing in general... and I've been known to rock a Cars Land racing jacket on a regular basis. 

Stay tuned...

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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