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Cars 3 (2017)

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Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Wilson ... Lightning McQueen (voice)
Cristela Alonzo ... Cruz Ramirez (voice)
Chris Cooper ... Smokey (voice)
Nathan Fillion ... Sterling (voice)
Larry the Cable Guy ... Mater (voice)
Armie Hammer ... Jackson Storm (voice)
Ray Magliozzi Ray Magliozzi ... Dusty (voice)
Tony Shalhoub ... Luigi (voice)
Bonnie Hunt ... Sally (voice)
Lea DeLaria ... Miss Fritter (voice)
Kerry Washington ... Natalie Certain (voice)
Bob Costas ... Bob Cutlass (voice)
Margo Martindale ... Louise Nash (voice)
Darrell Waltrip ... Darrell Cartrip (voice)
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... River Scott (voice)
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Storyline

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen 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! Written by Pixar

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When they say your time is up, it's time to go full throttle. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cars 3 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,688,680, 18 June 2017

Gross USA:

$152,901,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$383,889,151
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cheech Marin's sixth animated Disney film, after Oliver & Company (1988), The Lion King (1994), The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata (2004), and the first two Cars films. See more »

Goofs

At Thunder Hollow, Cruz (under the name Frances Beltline) has the number #20 sprayed on her right side. When we see her during the talk with Smokey and the other veterans, it is now on her right side. Later she has it spray-painted on both sides when practicing with McQueen (in order to substitute for Jackson Storm, who's racing number is also #20) but this is after McQueen talks to Smokey. See more »

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Bob Cutlass: Amazing!
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Crazy Credits

In a post-credits scene, Mater has trouble with his smartphone when he tries answering a call. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 3D version bears a different version of the Pixar logo than the 2D version, with the Pixar lamp hopping toward the camera instead of coming in from the right side. See more »

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Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Why I Quit Mr. Coat (2018) See more »

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Run That Race
Written, Performed and Produced by Dan Auerbach
Engineered by M. Allen Parker
Mixed by Dan Auerbach and M. Allen Parker
Dan Auerbach appears courtesy of Nonesuch Records, a label of the Warner Music Group
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The Weakest Pixar Film to Date,
28 August 2017 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Cars 3 is a decent movie with a reasonably well developed plot and a great voice cast. It certainly has its moments, a pleasure as always to see these lovable characters once again, particularly Lightning McQueen and Mater, who have a terrific back and forth with one another as always. There is also a very sweet, hard hitting message as we see McQueen accepting his fate and realising it is his time to pass on the torch, the final fifteen minutes certainly serves as an effective finale to the series.

I am somewhat heartbroken to be rating a Pixar film below an eight, but the quality of this film is far less than what I have come to expect from this studio. It is a very slow moving ninety minutes that I would imagine would get quite tedious for kids. It tries too hard to remain grounded, but is not gritty enough for that to be effective, it is far too innocent.

It is also rarely funny, I am not saying this in a way that the jokes fall flat, but it actually does not try to be humorous for very long periods. It has a droll, bland tone throughout, an annoying new character and a very small amount of screen time from all the characters who made the original two harmless fun, bar Lightning.

Expected much more from my favourite animation studio. A disappointing conclusion to an enjoyable series, Cars 3 is nothing more than a movie made for merchandising, the kids may love it, but there is very little here for adults.

Lightning McQueen struggles to keep up with a new generation of racers and technology.


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