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Cars 3 Nascar Cast Announced, New Photos Released

23 February 2017 1:20 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney Pixar's Cars 3 is teaming up with Nascar this year as crowd favorite Lightning McQueen prepares to return to the big screen June 16, 2017. Plans for the joint effort were shared by Cars 3 director Brian Fee, Cristela Alonzo, the voice of the film's elite trainer Cruz Ramirez, and Nascar's vice president of entertainment marketing & content development Zane Stoddard today at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida as fans gear up for the Daytona 500 (live Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Et on Fox). Owen Wilson, the voice of Lightning McQueen, will serve as grand marshal for the 59th annual "Great American Race."

Nascar drivers Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Daniel Su&#225rez and Bubba Wallace will join Nascar legends Jeff Gordon and Richard Petty as voices in the upcoming film. According to Lylle Breier, senior vice president, worldwide marketing partnerships and special events for the Walt Disney Studios, the movie inspired an expanded program with Nascar. »

- MovieWeb

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Bandai Namco announces Project Cars 2

8 February 2017 7:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Bandai Namco Entertainment and Slightly Mad Studios have today announced their partnership to bring Project Cars 2 to the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC via Steam later this year.  Watch the new announcement trailer below…

Project Cars 2 will feature over 170 cars and more than 60 tracks to race them over.  Using realistic A.I. that is designed to mimic a competitive driver each race is sure to be challenging.  Each car will have their own vehicle physics that will affect how each car drives.

Using Slightly Mad Studio’s Livetrack 3.0 technology allows the developers to create dynamic real time weather, seasonal effects, track surface conditions and day/night cycles, this means there will be changes in visibility, rain, ice, snow, mud, anything that will make racing more challenging and realistic.  The technology will also allow advanced tire wear into the gameplay.

Project Cars 2 will support Vr and promises to »

- Andrew Newton

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Bandai Namco Announces Project Cars 2 With Realistic Trailer

8 February 2017 2:15 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

A sequel to the Project Cars game is coming out later this year!  Check out what Bandai Namco has been working on with the new trailer!

Bandai Namco's premiere racing game, Project Cars, is getting a well-deserved sequel in Project Cars 2!  However, this isn't the same game you remember.  Bandai Namco has seen fit to outfit their new game with all kinds of updates from graphics to weather features to even a new Online Championship mode!  

In honor of their announcement, Bandai Namco released a beautifully-done realistic trailer for Project Cars 2.  Have a look!

After watching that trailer, I wasn't sure if I had been watching an episode of Top Gear or if that was still Bn's sequel.  Even though it's essentially alpha footage, the level of detail is a testament to Bn and Slightly Mad Studios' dedication to this project.  It'll be interesting to see if that »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Former Disney Infinity Dev Avalanche Software Returns To Work On Cars 3 Video Game

25 January 2017 9:22 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Almost a full year on from the moment Disney shuttered the studio, Game Informer reports that Warner Bros. Interactive has stepped in to revive Avalanche Software. The first order of business? A Cars 3 video game.

News of Warner’s decision comes almost a year after Disney announced plans to exit the video game development scene altogether – barring mobile titles – resulting in not only the closure of Avalanche, but the cancellation of the toys-to-life Disney Infinity series. Close to 300 employees were laid off at Avalanche Software – not to be confused with Avalanche Studios, the dev behind Just Cause and the Max Payne franchise – but this represents a new lease of life for the team.

In light of the announcement, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment President David Haddad released the following statement:

“The Avalanche talent and technology are a great addition to our group of outstanding developers. We are excited for this »

- Michael Briers

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Avalanche Software Returns for Cars 3 Video Game

24 January 2017 1:45 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

In the past couple of weeks, Disney Pixar has shown us trailers for the upcoming Cars 3 movie. Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that there will also be a video game based on the Cars franchise and the developer for the game will be none other than,  Avalanche Software!

Avalanche Software, which Disney closed down in May 2016, was acquired by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in Jan 2017, with John Blackburn returning as the CEO.  During their time under Disney ownership, Avalanche produced numerous games based on Disney characters, including Disney Infinity.  Disney Infinity was Disney's answer to the Toys-to-Life genre, much like Skylanders and Amiibos.

In an ironic twist, Avalanche's first assignment, as part of Wbie, will be to go back to the place that shut them down and create a game based on the upcoming Disney-Pixar movie, Cars 3.  While it may seem a little cruel, at first, the assignment makes complete sense. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Bayne)

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‘Cars 3’ New Teaser Trailer: Lightning McQueen Makes a Comeback

10 January 2017 7:15 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Pixar has just released a brand new trailer for the next chapter in its perennially popular “Cars” series, “Cars 3.” The teaser trailer first aired on Espn during the college football national championship between Alabama and Clemson.

The third installment in the “Cars” franchise follows the return of Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson), who finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves by a new generation of racers. In order to get back in the game, McQueen will need the talents of a young technician, Cruz Ramirez, who has dreams of her own. McQueen will also draw inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet.

Read More: ‘Cars 3’ Teaser Trailer Features The Dramatic Return of Lightning McQueen

In the first official teaser, released back in November, McQueen got into a horrible wreck. The car somersaults through the air and crashes down onto the track, pieces of it flying every which way. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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New ‘Cars 3’ trailer speeds in

9 January 2017 9:57 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Disney-Pixar have released a brand new trailer for their upcoming summer 2017 movie Cars 3. The sequel speeds into cinemas this coming July.

‘It’s not over until Lightning strikes’, reads the promo material for the film, referring to the central character of Lighning McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson. Joining Wilson in the all-new story that tests the heart of a champion in a high-tech world are Cristela Alonzo and Armie Hammer as unconventional trainer Cruz Ramirez and next-gen racer Jackson Storm, respectively.

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, Cruz Ramirez (Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test »

- Paul Heath

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‘Cars 3’ TV Spot Shows Lightning McQueen Racing Against Time (Video)

9 January 2017 7:38 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Two months after horrifying kids everywhere with a chilling image of Lightning McQueen in a brutal wreck, Pixar has given us a closer look into the red hot rod’s uncertain future with a new “Cars 3” TV spot that premiered during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. While the trailer for “Cars 2” featured loads of exotic locales and goofy Mater moments, “Cars 3” went for intense circuit racing, “Inception”-style horn stabs and a complete lack of Larry the Cable Guy. In the new spot, we see McQueen (Owen Wilson) facing the possibility of becoming outdated by a new generation. »

- Jeremy Fuster

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The End of Lightning's Career Looms in New Cars 3 Trailer

9 January 2017 7:18 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The 2017 College Football National Championship was home to hard hits and big plays as Alabama took on Clemson.  The commercials weren't exempt from the hard hits as Disney-Pixar released the trailer for Cars 3, featuring what could be the end of Lightning McQueen's career.

Previously, we unveiled Disney's newest characters to join the Cars track.  The only thing that was missing was a trailer that showed how these characters would impact our hero, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), that is until the College Football National Championship game.  Take a look at the darker, more serious trailer for Cars 3!

As you can see from the trailer, Disney/Pixar are going a little more serious with their 3rd Cars film.  Instead of being happy-go-lucky with a goofy Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), Cars 3 explores the uncomfortable fact of life, everyone gets old and it's not fun for professional athletes.  

Blindsided by »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Cars 3 Trailer #2: Disney's Next Generation of Racers Arrive

9 January 2017 5:17 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Start your engines, Pixar fans, because a brand new trailer for Cars 3 is here! Sure, the Cars franchise hasn't exactly been the most beloved from Pixar over the years, but Cars 3 is looking to make a major course correction. Now, with this latest trailer, we get our first full, real look at the third installment in the Cars series.

The latest trailer for Pixar's Cars 3 dropped during the college football national championship game on Espn, with the studio releasing the trailer online shortly after. Disney had released a couple of brief teasers online for the upcoming third installment, but this is the first video that gives us any sense of story. That said, the first teaser that featured Lightning McQueen getting into a really brutal car wreck definitely perked up some eyebrows, since it was much more intense than the previous entries in the Cars franchise so far. »

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Armie Hammer and Cristela Alonzo Add Their Voices to Cars 3

6 January 2017 2:46 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Owen Wilson and his vehicular counterpart, Lightning McQueen, are back in an all-new Cars story. In this 3rd movie, he'll be joined by newcomers Armie Hammer and Cristela Alonzo.  Come inside to get under the hood of the vehicles they'll be playing!

Cars 3 comes out this summer but before we hit the motor speedway, Disney-Pixar revealed the cars that will be opposite Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson).  They didn't just reveal them with words, though.  Nay, they gave us show-style videos to get an idea of what the new sports cars will be like.

Kicking off the duo of new castmates is well-known actor, and man with the greatest name ever, Armie Hammer who will be playing devilish sports car, Jackson Storm.  

Storm is described as 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 »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Coming Distractions: The latest Cars 3 teaser plays like an actual car commercial

6 January 2017 9:35 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Okay, so you weren’t such a huge fan of Cars or Cars 2. Well, how do you feel about actual cars? That seems to be the central thesis of the newest teaser for Cars 3. Seeing as how this franchise one of the rare misfires for Pixar, it’s maybe not a terrible bit of marketing slight of hand. It seems to be sort of a continuation of the strategy they employed in the gritty initial teaser, which seemed to be selling to the prospect of mutilation and death and featured the tagline: “From This Moment, Everything Will Change.”

To be precise, not everything will change. Owen Wilson is still onboard as the (possibly doomed) anthropomorphic stock car Lightning McQueen. But as you’ll see here, there are some new featured characters, including Jackson Storm and Cruz Ramirez, voiced by Armie Hammer (The Social Network) and Cristela Alonzo (Cristela »

- Dennis DiClaudio

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Story Details For Pixar’s Car 3 Screech Online; Armie Hammer And Cristela Alonzo Among Voice Cast

5 January 2017 9:40 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Nipping at the heels of this morning’s teaser reveal, one designed to place fans on red alert ahead of this weekend’s full-length trailer, Entertainment Weekly has peeled back the curtain on Cars 3, Brian Fee’s animated sequel out to recapture the rip-roaring spirit of John Lasseter’s 2006 original.

That’s not to say Cars 2 was a total write-off – a $560 million worldwide cume is not to be balked at – but six months out from the release of Cars 3, there’s a general feeling online that Fee’s threequel has the potential to steer Pixar’s popular racing series back on course. It’ll once again involved franchise star Lightning McQueen, and we now have confirmation of two actors who will be joining Owen Wilson in the voice booth: Armie Hammer of Nocturnal Animals fame and Cristela Alonzo, creator of hit TV series Cristela.

The former will »

- Michael Briers

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Lightning McQueen Stages A Rocky-Esque Comeback In Latest Cars 3 Teaser Trailer

5 January 2017 7:42 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If Disney and Pixar’s inaugural teaser trailer for Cars 3 stole the headlines for its harrowing tone, showcasing a certain red stock car spiraling wildly through the air, the animation giants have today unveiled the other side of Brian Fee’s animated threequel, in which we’re introduced to Jackson Storm and the iconic Lightning McQueen.

It’s a markedly different teaser from what we’ve seen before, showing McQueen as his usual, sprightly self, racing off into the darkness – and, presumably, onto the race track. For Cars 3 will show Owen Wilson’s chirpy lead at his lowest moment, as he’s effectively blindsided by the next generation of upcoming racers ready to lay claim to the circuit.

It’s about the closest thing an automobile will get to a mid-life crisis and in Cars 3, McQueen will be nursed back to recovery by Cruz Ramirez, a sprightly, »

- Michael Briers

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Slightly Mad Studios Eyeing September Release For Project Cars 2

5 January 2017 7:23 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fall 2017 is the current target for Project Cars 2, after developer Slightly Mad Studios revealed that the racing sim is coming “Septemberish.”

Word comes by way of the studio’s online forums (thanks, GameSpot), where CEO Ian Bell touched on the current release timeline, stating, “it’s still a very tight run as we’re a bit behind on Gui and Career so nothing is set in stone yet. Current guess is Septemberish.”

Touting a wealth of new features and the “largest track roster ever,” Project Cars 2 won’t skimp on the brands front either, after Bell noted that “none of the famous [car] brands are missing this time.” That means budding racers can look forward to authentic replicas of Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini, all of which were conspicuously absent from the original release.

Speaking of which, Slightly Mad’s follow-up will indeed adhere to the crowdfunding model, an announcement »

- Michael Briers

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Cars 3 Trailer Announcement Teases An Extended Look Next Week

2 January 2017 11:15 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If nothing else, the first Cars 3 teaser promised a bold, drastic change in tone for the upcoming Pixar sequel. Whether or not it’ll live up to those expectations remains to be seen, but Disney is certainly taking some risks with this third installment. And we’ll see if they take some more next week, when they release the second trailer on January 9 at 8 Pm Est during the 2017 college football playoff national championship on Espn, which — of course — is also owned by Disney.

To celebrate and announce its impending release, a recording of a recent promo confirming the new trailer has now begun racing around the Internet, if in grainy quality. It doesn’t reveal much other than the date, but if you’re as curious as I am to see where this new movie goes, be sure to stay tuned for more.

Cars 3 is directed by Brian Fee, »

- Will Ashton

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