‘Cars 3’: New TV Spot Showcases Bleak & Moody Tone

Cars-3-Poster-Lightning-McQueen-CrashesPixar’s latest animated feature Cars 3 has had a weird marketing campaign, to say the least. While Cars and its sequel Cars 2 traded in Pixar’s distinct sense of drama in favor of slapstick comedy and nonchalant fun, Cars 3 looks to be a much darker, somber film that ruminates on Lightning McQueen’s existence as a vehicle, rather than a product. Weird, right? Well, the latest TV spot for the latest film in the Cars franchise has dropped, and you can check it out below.

What were your thoughts on the new TV spot? Sound off in the comments below and let us know!

Be sure to check out Cars 3 coverage by clicking on the links below!

You can read the movie’s synopsis below:

After being trounced in a race by upstart newcomer Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), everyone begins to wonder if Lighting McQueen (Owen Wilson) should retire. But Lightning isn’t ready to throw in the towel yet, and with the help of another rookie – Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) – the old dog is going to learn some new tricks and attempt a comeback in the Florida 500.
Cars 3 races into theaters on June 16, 2017. Its cast includes Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Martin, Jenifer Lewis, John Ratzenberger, Lloyd Sherr Tony Shalhoub, Guido Quaroni, Michael Wallis, Paul Dooley, Katherine Helmond, Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion, Lea DeLaria, Lewis Hamilton, Bob Costas, Bob Peterson, Ray Magliozzi, Tom Magliozzi, Chris Cooper, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Junior Johnson, and Margo Martindale.

The Walt Disney Animation Library, Ranked From Worst To Best

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Disney Disney had made an unconventional “franchise” out of remaking its animated classics as live-action blockbusters. Combined with their Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars stables, it has ensured the company’s continued domination in the film sphere. Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book were at the forefront of that charge the last few years. Now, with Beauty and the Beast hitting theaters (our review here), now is a great time to look back at Disney’s amazing animated catalog and how they stack up against each other.

Disney has had a lot of animated films released theatrically or direct-to-video, sometimes in collaboration with other studios. This list specifically focuses on those from the Walt Disney Animation department, so sorry Brave Little Toaster fans, of which I’m one. No Pixar flicks either, but fans of that studio are in luck, as we ranked their films last summer. You can check that list out below.

I haven’t seen Saludos Amigos, Make Music Mine, Song of the South, Melody Time, Fun and Fancy Free, & The Three Caballeros, hence their exclusionNaturally, we’ll most likely disagree about the specific ordering. Let’s think of it as a conversation starter. I’d love to hear what you guys think in the comments!

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Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani is a writer and film enthusiast from Toronto, Ontario. When he isn't writing about movies, he pretends to watch them.