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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, Cruz Ramirez, 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 the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racings biggest stage!


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Production timeline

  • March 18, 2014: Along with Incredibles 2, development dates back to this date, when both films along with the Día de los Muertos film were all nominated for release on June 16, 2017 at the earliest.
  • November 6, 2014: When Toy Story 4 was first announced, it now (unfairly) occupied the June 16, 2017 release date, pushing back all three nominees to November 22, 2017 or later.
  • August 14, 2015: After Coco (the Día de los Muertos film) was scheduled for release on November 22, 2017, this left Cars 3 and The Incredibles 2 with an earliest possible release date of June 15, 2018.
  • October 8, 2015: Cars 3 moved up to June 16, 2017, pushing Toy Story 4 back to June 15, 2018 and Incredibles 2 to a new date of June 21, 2019.

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Teaser trailer Worldwide November 21, 2016
Theatrical trailer #1 Worldwide February 26, 2017
Theatrical trailer #2 Worldwide May 10, 2017
Original theatrical USA June 16, 2017
Blu-ray Disc/DVD USA November 7, 2017
Blu-ray Disc/DVD UK November 13, 2017
Blu-ray Disc/DVD Japan November 22, 2017
Blu-ray Disc/DVD South Korea December 13, 2017

Home video timeline

Main article: Home video timeline for Cars




Trailers for Cars 3

Cars 3 Official US Teaser Trailer

The teaser trailer for Cars 3, as seen on Moana, Sing, Season 6 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree.


Cars 3 "Lightning Strikes" Extended Look

The extended "Lightning Strikes" trailer, as seen on Monster Trucks, after that film was pushed back to January 13, 2017. It also played on The Lego Batman Movie.


Cars 3 “Next Generation” Extended Look

An official trailer for Cars 3, as seen on Season 6 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic with bonus features. It would've played on Ferdinand had it been released on April 7, 2017 instead of Smurfs: The Lost Village.


Cars 3 - Official US Trailer

The official trailer for Cars 3.

Trailers attached to this film

Coco - Official US Trailer



Despicable Me 3 - In Theaters June 30 - Official Trailer 3 (HD)

Despicable Me 3


THE EMOJI MOVIE - Official Trailer (HD)

The Emoji Movie


Ferdinand Official Trailer HD 20th Century FOX



The LEGO NINJAGO Movie - Trailer 1 HD

The Lego Ninjago Movie


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