Cars 3 Teaser Trailer Released

Cars 3 Teaser Trailer Released

We may never escape this cash cow of a franchise.

I don't think it's controversial to say that the two Cars movies rank among the least liked when we talk about films made by Pixar. Of course, that sentiment comes from adults. Kids - especially younger kids - love the things. The merchandise sells like hot cakes, the home video releases do really well, and the box office take has averaged around $500 million worldwide through two installments. It's no wonder that, regardless of the adult fanbase's disdain for them, Pixar is intent on continuing to make them.

Today, the teaser trailer for Cars 3 dropped. It showcases a segment of a race in which Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) overtakes a few opponents and then crashes. Are we finally getting rid of our protagonist? The text then reads: "FROM THIS MOMENT EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE."

Okay, that's a good teaser. The problem? It's almost impossible to believe it's real. The animation style is completely different from previous Cars movies, Lightning's design has changed, and the race looks more like a real-world NASCAR competition than anything this franchise has previously shown us. What does that mean? Either Pixar has changed course dramatically ... or what they're showing in the trailer is a dream. After all, if Lightning dreams of his own demise, chances are good that that, too, will change everything.

Cars 3 is scheduled to be released on June 16, 2017.

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Oh shit, there was a Cars 2?!

Man was the first one boring. Never saw 2. Heard it was worse.

Just watch Days of Thunder instead.

The first one was alright. Not Pixar's best work, but alright. The second one, I think, was made because Disney made them do it.

KILL! WE DEMAND THE HELL THING'S BLOOD!

You gotta admit though if taken out of context from the fact that its a "Cars" movie this would look like a decent Sports/Racing Drama movie.

Well, that got dark.

And while Cars 2 is my least favorite Pixar film, I actually find the first one to be quite decent. Certainly better than a few other Pixar films (Brave, Ratatouille, Toy Story 2, The Incredibles...)

...you read that right!

I'm calling the plot, McQueen will be badly damaged, then he'll do what Doc didn't do in the first one and get himself not only back to racing, but to the front of the field.

Cue the uplifting music and shots of crowds cheering.

SlumlordThanatos:
The first one was alright. Not Pixar's best work, but alright. The second one, I think, was made because Disney made them do it.

Funnily enough I liked the second one better.

Backwoods redneck as a secret agent? A super villain? Mafiosi? A plot to blow up the Queen of England? Absolutely yes please.

If you're going to make a dumb movie for franchise purposes, commit fully.

Eh, a baby sis really, and I do mean really loved the second one. Obsessed is probably a more accurate term. So it keeps kids happy I guess and they're inoffensive in quality. But maybe they're wanting a new direction, keeping the franchise alive to keep the execs happy while not growing completely dead inside themselves. Maybe. Mayyyybe they want to imply a slight slight growing up in theme as well as established audience age. Maybe.

Didn't Pixar say that they were done with making cash-grab sequels?

http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/4/12094406/pixar-sequels-inside-out-walle

Well, I suppose they still have 2 more years to stuff in as many sequels as they can before their statement takes true affect...but still...Toy Story 4? I mean, really? >.>

2016: the gift that just keeps on giving.

Wow...

Cars 2 was the drizzling shits, but the original was worth a watch. I'd say this is a complete tonal shift in the series, with the darker colour palette and Lightning McQueen totaling himself, but Cars 2 did have a villain shooting a ray at cars to induce "heart attacks".

I'm in the minority when I say I enjoy the Cars movies. Yes, both of them. No, they are nowhere near Pixar's greatest work, but I own both and I enjoy watching them from time to time. I'd rather watch them than The Good Dinosaur ever again.

Anyway, you're right about the animation. That's not Cars, nor even Pixar, style of animation. It almost looks like a video game trailer. So I'm really curious to see what they're up to. They can't change the style that much, I think, otherwise kids are going to wonder what happened.

Sigh, you know, I like the Cars franchise because it doesn't take itself too seriously (it's about sentient vehicles with faces for crying out loud) so at the very least they embrace the stupidity of their world, but this? With the other reboot/remakes/sequels I'm trying to hold hope for, this one is a thumbs down for me, the animation looks good, but then again so did Brave and The Good Dinosaur.

Ugh, such crappy predictable movies. At least the first one was, I stopped watching it when I started being able to say character dialog before they said it on screen. The second looked like crap.

*Sigh*

I guess Disney is done pretending like they care.

...Why do we need a third Cars movie? I actually liked the first one, never saw the second. Heard it was kinda meh, not sure why we're getting another one...

CrazyGirl17:
...Why do we need a third Cars movie? I actually liked the first one, never saw the second. Heard it was kinda meh, not sure why we're getting another one...

Because toy sales, the Cars films are the most profitable Pixar films thanks to them. While the Buzz Lightyear action figure released with the first Toy Story film is the biggest selling individual toy of any Pixar film the Cars franchise is the biggest over all.

Silentpony:
Oh shit, there was a Cars 2?!

Yeah. It focused more on Larry's character.

P-89 Scorpion:

CrazyGirl17:
...Why do we need a third Cars movie? I actually liked the first one, never saw the second. Heard it was kinda meh, not sure why we're getting another one...

Because toy sales, the Cars films are the most profitable Pixar films thanks to them. While the Buzz Lightyear action figure released with the first Toy Story film is the biggest selling individual toy of any Pixar film the Cars franchise is the biggest over all.

This, which is why I don't really have any umbrage with the Cars movies. If I gotta stomacj Cars/Planes/Trains/etc so Pixar can keep the lights on for another Wall-E or Up then that's a price I'll stomach.

Edit: Not asking for sequels to Wall-E and Up, just using them as a general example of Pixar's A-Material

I guess Pixar needs a new rendering cluster (or however the servers are called).
Or has a new one, they want to show of.
"It's Miller time!" - Linkara

Disney: We need more merch sales, make another one of those movies nobody likes
Pixar: We have juuuuuuuust the thing

I can sort of tell who actually watched the video and who is just going off their knowledge of Cars and Cars 2.

Based off the Teaser, I'm much more willing to give this film a Chance then I should.

MCerberus:
Disney: We need more merch sales, make another one of those movies nobody likes
Pixar: We have juuuuuuuust the thing

The analogy is flawed - lots of people love the Cars movies, that's why they sell so well. Same people lots of people love Transformers movies.

And before you say anything, no, I'm not equating them in terms of quality.

All you adults really seem to be missing the following:
This is a children's movie.
Children love it.
Disney makes 2-3 sequels to almost everything, what rock have you been living under?

The first two are the ones that matter, the last was in reference to talk of giving up or selling out etc.

Hawki:

MCerberus:
Disney: We need more merch sales, make another one of those movies nobody likes
Pixar: We have juuuuuuuust the thing

The analogy is flawed - lots of people love the Cars movies, that's why they sell so well.

Somebody somewhere likes them, but Cars and Cars 2 have the worst approval rating out of all 17 Pixar movies.

https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/total-recall-pixar-movies/

Johnny Novgorod:
Somebody somewhere likes them, but Cars and Cars 2 have the worst approval rating out of all 17 Pixar movies. https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/total-recall-pixar-movies/

Also flawed, because this are ratings by mostly adults and teens (if not only).

K.ur:

Johnny Novgorod:
Somebody somewhere likes them, but Cars and Cars 2 have the worst approval rating out of all 17 Pixar movies. https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/total-recall-pixar-movies/

Also flawed, because this are ratings by mostly adults and teens (if not only).

Kids don't review things because they don't have much in the way of an informed opinion? Are you gonna tell me everything ever made for kids is beyond judgement because it caught their attention maybe?

Johnny Novgorod:

K.ur:

Johnny Novgorod:
Somebody somewhere likes them, but Cars and Cars 2 have the worst approval rating out of all 17 Pixar movies. https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/total-recall-pixar-movies/

Also flawed, because this are ratings by mostly adults and teens (if not only).

Kids don't review things because they don't have much in the way of an informed opinion? Are you gonna tell me everything ever made for kids is beyond judgement because it caught their attention maybe?

Really? The point is quite clearly that the audience who enjoys the film and the audience who submit reviews don't have a lot of overlap. You're just being facetious.

Johnny Novgorod:
Kids don't review things because they don't have much in the way of an informed opinion? Are you gonna tell me everything ever made for kids is beyond judgement because it caught their attention maybe?

No. I'm saying that kids won't go online and give their rating (as you said yourself). But they will track their parents into the theaters and toy stores. Which is what keeps franchises running. Just because an opinion is all but invisible on the web, doesn't mean it doesn't exist or is even of a minority.

 

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