Disney-Pixar on Monday released the first teaser trailer for Cars 3, the third installment of the animated franchise about anthropomorphic race cars that has grossed over $1 billion at the box office and more than $10 billion in merchandise sales.
The 49-second teaser features gritty visuals, heart-pumping sound effects, and screeching tires culminating in a dramatic crash. We don’t see who caused the crash but franchise protagonist Lightning McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson, is the victim.
The trailer is an altogether dark affair. (Disney-Pixar isn’t afraid to go dark for third movies, Toy Story 3 saw its main characters placed in mortal danger.) It ends with the words: “From this moment, everything will change.”
Disney’s official synopsis of the movie:
Cars 3 will be released in U.S. theaters on June 16, 2017.