Cars 3 gets set to crash the big screen – UK release date, trailer and film details

Cars 3 UK releaseDisney doesn’t do all that many cartoon movie series, but for some reason it keeps on coming back to the story of Lightning McQueen and with the upcoming release of Cars 3 it’s about to complete the treble. Bringing back Owen Wilson as McQueen and introducing Armie Hammer as his new racing rival Jackson Storm, it’s shaping up to be the animated equivalent to Days Of Thunder with a very dramatic edge to the trailer below.

Release date

The three-quel will be hitting the big screen in the UK with a release date of the 14th July 2017, but it’ll be out in the US a whole month earlier on the 16th June, so there will be a fair amount of spoilers and reviews to keep an eye out for. The box office in the UK that week will also have War For The Planet Of The Apes making its debut that weekend, but Cars 3 will be the only animated movie in cinemas, so it should be a big release for the latest Disney Pixar animated film.



Time and tide wait for no car and with the latest high tech developments coming to the track, Lightning McQueen is finding it tougher and tougher to compete against the new racers. With rookie sensation Jackson Storm leading the way, McQueen pushes as hard as he can, but when a terrible crash leaves him facing a hard road back, he must find a new way to prove he can still race with the best of them.

Luckily, he has the help of a keen young race technician called Cruz Ramirez to support him every wheel spin of the way. She’s got a plan to give him a shot against Jackson Storm and the rest of the more advanced cars and with a little inspiration from the late, great Fabulous Hudson Hornet, maybe, just maybe he can find a way through his toughest challenge yet.

Cars 3 teaser trailer:


Owen Wilson (Zoolander 2) picks things up once again as Lightning McQueen and he’ll be joined by new additions to the cast, Armie Hammer (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) as Jackson Storm and stand-up comedian Cristelo Alonzo as Cruz Ramirez.


Cars 3 has been directed by Brian Fee, who will be making his directorial debut on the film, building on his work as a storyboard artist for the two previous films in the series and more recently on Monsters University. Kevin Reher and Andrea Warren have produced the film. You can look out for more on the production with the Disney Pixar Twitter page.

First impressions

The trailer looks dramatic, but you could say it’s a bit close to the Days Of Thunder cliched bone if it’s going to be played with a straight face, but with Owen Wilson in the lead role and the previous comedy gold of the earlier films, we’re expecting at least a little tongue-in-cheek sentiment to it all. That aside, Cars 3 is inevitably one of the big animated movie releases of the summer and we’re expecting it to be a high-octane hit with some stunning animation acceleration and good comedy tuning.


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