Disney•Pixar’s CARS 3 Opens June 16, 2017

Update June 23, 2017

Disney•Pixar’s CARS 3 is currently #1 at the box office, and Disney released a new set of activity pages including coloring sheets, Crazy 8 game, and more. Click on the links to download the sheets in a separate tab.  Be patient, the files are large and may take a couple of seconds to load.

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Cars 3 Coloring Sheet Lightning McQueen

Cars 3 Coloring Sheet Cruz Ramirez

Cars 3 Coloring Sheet Jackson Storm

Cars 3 Crazy 8 Card Game

Cars 3 Nat Statistics

Cars 3 Bookmarks

Cars 3 Crazy 8

Update June 16, 2017

Richard Woloski says CARS 3 is a REV-ving good time in our spoiler-free review of Disney•Pixar’s CARS 3.  Click here for the full review.

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Update June 14, 2017

During the press junket for Disney•Pixar’s CARS 3, comedian Cristela Alonzo talked about voicing the new character Cruz Ramirez and female empowerment.  Click here for the full story from Sarah Woloski.

(L-R) Actors Armie Hammer, Cristela Alonzo, and Owen Wilson speak at the "Cars 3" Press Conference at Anaheim Convention Center on June 10, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

(L-R) Actors Armie Hammer, Cristela Alonzo, and Owen Wilson speak at the “Cars 3” Press Conference at Anaheim Convention Center on June 10, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Update May 31, 2017

Additional set of printable activity sheets for Disney•Pixar’s CARS 3 including a “Race to the Finish” board game, build your own race course, and a corn fritters recipe. Click on the links to download the sheets in a separate tab.  Be patient, the files are large and may take a couple of seconds to load.

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CARS 3 Build Your Own Race Course

CARS 3 “Race to the Finish” Board Game

CARS 3 Corn Fritter Recipe

Update May 11, 2017

The latest Disney•Pixar’s CARS 3 trailer looks at Lightning McQueen’s rivalry with next-gen racer Jackson Storm. Plus, printable CARS 3 activity sheets including a maze, memory game, and spot the difference. Click on the links after the trailer to download the sheets in a separate tab.  Be patient, the files are large and may take a couple of seconds to load.

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CARS 3 Memory Game

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Update May 7, 2017

Disney•Pixar’s CARS 3 “Road to the Races” tour is heading around the country.  George Gensler checked out what it had to offer when it rolled into New York City.  Click here for a look at what you can expect.

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ORLANDO, FL – MARCH 23: CARS 3 “Road to the Races” Nationwide Tour on March 23, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney)

Update April 26, 2017

In Disney•Pixar’s CARS 3, Lightning McQueen faces the end of his racing career, but has one last chance for lightning to strike.

Update February 27, 2017

Owen Wilson (voice of “Lightning McQueen”) served as Grand Marshall for the 59th annual Daytona 500 in celebration of CARS 3, and an extended look at Disney•Pixar’s CARS 3 is now available.

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Grand Marshal Owen Wilson, voice of Lightning McQueen in “Cars 3” poses with Lightning McQueen for the 59th Annual DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 26, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney)

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Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” is teaming up with NASCAR this year as crowd favorite Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) prepares to return to the big screen June 16, 2017, alongside elite trainer Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo). Details about the season-long collaboration, which marks the biggest between the “Cars” franchise and NASCAR, were shared today in Daytona Beach, FL., ahead of the 59th annual Daytona 500—for which Wilson served as grand marshal. © 2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

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View of the “Cars 3” NASCAR Collaboration announcement in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney)

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Grand Marshal Owen Wilson, voice of Lightning McQueen in “Cars 3” poses with NASCAR racers Daniel Suarez, Bubba Wallace, Ryan Blaney, and Chase Elliott for the 59th Annual DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 26, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney)

Update January 10, 2017

It’s not over until Lightning strikes, extended look at CARS 3 released.

Update January 7, 2017

Key cast members and new characters in the upcoming faster-than-fast film CARS 3 were announced, and joining Owen Wilson are Cristela Alonzo and Armie Hammer as unconventional trainer Cruz Ramirez and next-gen racer Jackson Storm, respectively.

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Jackson Storm (voice of Armie Hammer), a frontrunner in the next generation of racers, posts speeds that even Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) hasn’t seen ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.


“Cristela is full of optimism and a positive energy that I think really comes through in Cruz’s personality,” said CARS 3 Director Brian Fee. “And of course, she’s a hilarious comedian, so that doesn’t hurt either. Armie brought a great combination of intensity and charm to the role of Jackson Storm. His charisma helped create a character you really love to hate.”

About the CARS 3 characters:

Lightning McQueen is world champion—a modern-day racing legend who’s riding high with five Piston-Cup wins under his hood. Suddenly, he finds himself faced with a new generation of racers who threaten not only his dominance in the sport—but the confidence that got him there. Determined to get back to the pole position, the #95 must decide if his love for racing is enough to fuel the comeback of his life.

Owen Wilson (“The Royal Tenenbaums,” upcoming “Wonder”) returns to the racetrack as the voice of the champion. Wilson stars in the upcoming Woody Harrelson-directed live film “Lost in London.”

Cruz Ramirez is a sunny-but-fierce unconventional trainer at the Rust-eze Racing Center. She expertly arms the team’s talented rookies with cutting-edge tools to tear up the track—but she nearly stalls when her longtime idol Lightning McQueen shows up. While she’d love to help him find his way back to the top, she knows the competition is faster than ever, and victory is all about speed—or is it?

Cristela Alonzo (“The Angry Birds Movie”) was called on to help bring the character to life. Alonzo’s debut stand-up special for Netflix, “Lower Classy,” which debuts on Jan. 24, 2017, showcases the comedian’s life as a the daughter of an immigrant, touching on important issues like social class, breaking the glass ceiling and how she can’t get the hang of Zumba.

Jackson Storm is fast, sleek and ready to race. A frontrunner in the next generation of racers, Storm’s quiet confidence and cocky demeanor are off-putting—but his unmatched speed threatens to redefine the sport. Trained on high-tech simulators that are programmed to perfect technique and maximize velocity, Jackson Storm is literally built to be unbeatable—and he knows it.

Armie Hammer (“Birth of a Nation”) was tapped as the voice of Jackson Storm. Hammer recently appeared in Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals.” He will next be seen starring in “Free Fire,” directed by Ben Wheatley; “Final Portrait,” directed by Stanley Tucci; and “Call Me by Your Name,” directed by Luca Guadagnino.

Original post from December 27, 2016 follows below

This post will have all the official news, images, and trailers for Disney•Pixar’s CARS 3 opening June 16, 2017.  The legendary #95 may be leading the pack, but the high-tech Next Gen racers are closing in fast. Directed by Brian Fee and produced by Kevin Reher, continue reading for more information on Disney•Pixar’s CARS 3.

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Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.

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BACK IN THE GAME — When challenged by a new generation of racers, legendary racer Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) turns to an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, to help him compete. Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2”) and produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short), “Cars 3” cruises into theaters on June 16, 2017. First Look Concept Art by Noah Klocek / ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

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INSPIRED — When Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) finds himself suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves, he gets help from an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez. Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2”) and produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short), “Cars 3” cruises into theaters on June 16, 2017. First Look Concept Art by Noah Klocek / ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

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