I’ve been talking about it for months, and now Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3 has officially come racing into theaters! The latest chapter in the Cars saga finds an aging Lightning McQueen faced with a turning point in his life and career as a new breed of “next-gen racers” have burst onto the scene, with newcomer Jackson Storm leading the pack. With the help of racing trainer Cruz Ramirez, McQueen sets out to get back on track. Before you head out to the theater, take a look at the latest clips from the film, along with LOU – the latest Pixar short, screening just before Cars 3. Get tickets now via my affiliate, Fandango.
“Cars 3” features Owen Wilson (“The Royal Tenenbaums,” upcoming “Wonder”) as the voice of Lightning McQueen. Cristela Alonzo (“The Angry Birds Movie”) voices tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez, who tries to help #95 return to greatness, and Armie Hammer (“The Birth of a Nation”) lends his voice to next-gen racer Jackson Storm. Kerry Washington (ABC’s “Scandal,” HBO’s “Conffirmation”) was called on to voice statistical analyst Natalie Certain, Nathan Fillion (ABC’s “Castle,” ABC’s “Modern Family”) provides the voice of brilliant businesscar Sterling, Lea DeLaria (Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”) lends her voice to formidable school bus Miss Fritter, and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton helps bring voice command assistant Hamilton to life.
“Cars 3” pays homage to NASCAR with four characters based on real-life stock car racing legends. Chris Cooper (“Adaptation,” “American Beauty”) voices Doc Hudson’s crew chief Smokey; team owner and NASCAR racing legend Junior Johnson lends his voice to Junior “Midnight” Moon; three-time Emmy® winner Margo Martindale (FX’s “The Americans,” FX’s “Justified,” Amazon’s “Sneaky Pete”) provides the voice of Louise “Barnstormer” Nash; and Isiah Whitlock Jr. (HBO’s “The Wire,” “Cedar Rapids,” HBO’s “Veep”) is the voice of River Scott. The film also features NASCAR drivers and the voices behind the sport, as well as a host of returning characters from Radiator Springs and the “Cars” racing world.
Directed by Dave Mullins and produced by Dana Murray, LOU is the story of a toy stealing bully that ruins recess for a playground full of kids… but there’s only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box.
More Cars 3 Features from The Rock Father™
- How Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3 Crashed the Gates to Finally Prove that CARS are for Everyone…
- Cars 3: How Pixar Tackled The Next Generation of Racing and Realism
- The Road to Cars 3: Developing the Story of a Late-Career Lightning McQueen…
- The Road to Cars 3: Honoring NASCAR History + an Adventure at Sonoma Raceway!
- Racing Into Fun: An Inside Look at the Toys of Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3! (via The Toy Insider)
- Cars 3: A Visit to Pixar Animation Studios
- STEAM Learning with Pixar in a Box!
- Gaming – See the Launch Trailer for Cars 3: Driven to Win
- Cars 3 – Full Details on the Soundtrack & Original Score
- Sphero’s Cars 3 Ultimate Lightning McQueen is Insane!