U.S. Release Date: June 16, 2017

Pixar’s Cars 3 promises to take the franchise in a new direction following the critically dismissed Cars 2. In the face of newer and more technologically advanced models hitting the track, the new film will find Lightning McQueen on a quest to prove he’s still the best racer around. With new characters alongside some old favorite, Cars 3 is sure to delight fans when it speeds into theatres June 16th, 2017.

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The Latest

This guide was last updated on June 15th to include the 30 for 30 parody clip.

Cast and Crew

Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen
Cristela Alonzo as Cruz Ramirez
Armie Hammer as Jackson Storm
Kerry Washington as Natalie Certain
Nathan Fillion as Sterling
Lea DeLaria as Miss Fritter
Larry the Cable Guy as Mater
Bonnie Hunt as Sally Carrera
Lloyd Sherr as Fillmore
Paul Dooley as Sarge
Katherine Helmond as Lizzie
Cheech Marin as Ramon
Michael Wallis as Sheriff
Jennifer Lewis as Flo
John Ratzenberger as Mack
Tony Shalhoub as Luigi
Guido Quaroni as Guido

Director: Brian Fee
Music by: Randy Newman
Produced by: Kevin Reher (producer), Andrea Warren (co-producer)


Trailers, Clips, and Featurettes

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Poster Gallery

Character and Movie Still Gallery

Road to the Races Tour

Full Size Cars 3 Stars

On March 23rd, the Cars 3 Road to the Races Tour kicked off at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World. At the tour, guests will get a sneak peek at the film, get photos with life-sized characters from the film, as well as participate in some sponsored activities:

  • Alamo Rent A Car is hosting a street art booth and will bring “Cars 3” to life with a giant coloring mural featuring Lightning McQueen and friends, along with a color pencil pack souvenir.
  • Coppertone is creating a racer pit crew that encourages visitors to take part in a tire-changing activity and photo-sharing opportunity.
  • Crest and Oral-B celebrate the Road to the Races tour, providing fans with an opportunity to create a digital postcard with Lightning McQueen and win “Cars”-themed oral care prizes from the Piston Cup prize wheel.
  • Dole invites visitors to fuel up and recharge their batteries, sample high-octane fruit and vegetable smoothies, collect “Cars 3”-inspired recipes and discover how Dole and Disney are working together to make healthy living fun and easy for families.
  • Mattel presents an interactive play area, which sends Lightning McQueen and other racers down the gravity drop and launches them into action in new play sets that feature locations from the movie. Also on display will be a collection of die cast racers from past and present.

Here is the complete list of stops:

Disney Springs Marketplace
Thursday, March 23rd : 12pm-7pm
Friday, March 24th : 11am-7pm
Saturday, March 25th : 11am-7pm
Sunday, March 26th : 11am-5pm

Bayfront Park 301 North Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33132
Friday, March 31s : 12pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry: 5pm)
Saturday, April 1st : 10am-5pm (Last Guest Entry: 4pm)
Sunday, April 2nd : 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry: 4pm)

Raymond James Stadium (Parking lot – East side) 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607
Tuesday, April 4th :11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Texas Motor Speedway 3545 Lone Star Cir, Fort Worth, TX 76177
Friday, April 7th- 12pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Saturday, April 8th- 10am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)
Sunday, April 9th- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Santikos Palladium 17703 W Interstate 10, San Antonio, TX 78257
Tuesday, April 11th- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry: 4pm)

Memorial City Mall 303 Memorial City Way, Houston, TX 77024
Friday, April 14th- 12pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Saturday, April 15th- 10am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)
Sunday, April 16th- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Ballpark Village 601 Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63102
Wednesday, April 19th- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Woodfield Mall, Parking Lot D 1 Woodfield Mall Schaumburg, IL 60173
Friday, April 21st- 12pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Saturday, April 22nd- 10am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)
Sunday, April 23rd- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Public Square in Downtown 1 Public Square Cleveland, OH 44114
Tuesday, April 25th- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

SouthSide Works 425 Cinema Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Wednesday, April 26th- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Assembly Row 340 Canal St. Somerville, MA 02145
Friday, April 28th- 12pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Saturday, April 29th- 10am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)
Sunday, April 30th- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Mack Trucks Inc. 2402 Lehigh Pkwy S, Allentown, PA 18103
Thursday, May 4th- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Citi Field – NY Mets Stadium 123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11368
Friday, May 5- 12pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Saturday, May 6th- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)
Sunday, May 7th- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Downtown Silver Spring (Corner of Georgia Ave. and Colesville Rd.) 8541 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Wednesday, May 10th- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Cherry Hill Mall 2000 NJ-38, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Friday, May 12th- 12pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Saturday, May 13th- 10am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)
Sunday May 14th- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Mack Trucks Brand & Product Line 7900 National Service Road, Greensboro, NC 27409
Thursday, May 18th- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Charlotte Motor Speedway 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027
Friday, May 19th- 12pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Saturday, May 20th- 12pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)

Scene75 Entertainment Center (Parking Lot on North Side)
876 State Route OH-28, Milford, OH 45150
Monday, May 22nd- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Union Station (South Plaza Parking Lot) 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108
Wednesday, May 24th- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Alamo Drafthouse Littleton Aspen Grove 7301 S Santa Fe Dr. Littleton, CO 80120
Saturday, May 27th- 10am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)
Sunday, May 28th- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Thanksgiving Point (Next to Megaplex Theatre) 3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043
Tuesday, May 30th- 10am-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Wednesday, May 31st- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Desert Ridge Marketplace 21001 N. Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050
Saturday, June 3rd- 10am-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Sunday, June 4th- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Belmont Park / Mission Beach 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
Tuesday, June 6th- 10am-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Wednesday, June 7th- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Disneyland Resort (Details Forthcoming)
Monday, June 12th- 10am-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Tuesday, June 13th- 10am-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)

Autry Museum of the American West 4700 Western Heritage Way – Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Wednesday, June 14th- 2pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Thursday, June 15th- 11:30am-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Friday, June 16th- 11:30am-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Saturday, June 17th- 10am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)
Sunday, June 18th- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Westfield Oakridge Mall 925 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA 95123
Thursday, June 22nd- 10am-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)Dis
Friday, June 23rd- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Sonoma Raceway 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, CA 95476
Saturday, June 24th – Details Forthcoming
Sunday, June 25th – 9am-3pm (Last Guest Entry- 2pm)

Soundtrack Releases

Cars 3 will have two soundtrack releases, including a release of the score by Randy Newman.The Cars 3 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, features eight tracks — including original songs by Dan Auerbach and ZZ Ward, four covers by various artists, and two instrumental tracks from Brad Paisley. The Cars 3 Original Score Composed and Conducted by Randy Newman reunites the franchise with the Oscar-winning composer. Both soundtracks will be released on June 16th and are available for pre-order May 19th.


The Cars 3 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features “Run That Race,” an original song written and performed by nine-time Grammy® winner Dan Auerbach that can be heard as the movie opens. “The song is about never giving up and always trying your best,” said Auerbach, who met with filmmakers prior to penning the song. “They showed me the storyboards and ran through the plot. I was able to read some of the dialogue and from there I had enough to piece together a story in my mind for the song.”

Auerbach will release Waiting on a Song, his second solo album, on June 2 via his new label, Easy Eye Sound.

The soundtrack also features “Ride,” an original end-credit song performed by Hollywood Records artist ZZ Ward, featuring musician Gary Clark Jr. Written by Ward, Evan Bogart and Dave Bassett, the song was released by Walt Disney Records as a digital single on April 14. It was performed live by Ward April 17 on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Ward’s sophomore album, The Storm, will be released June 30.

The soundtrack also features four cover songs, including two bonus tracks.*

  • “Kings Highway,” originally released in 1991 by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, makes a comeback courtesy of 23-year-old British singer-songwriter James Bay.
  • Bruce Springsteen’s 1984 hit “Glory Days” gets a modern-day makeover by Grammy®-nominated performer Andra Day, who voices Sweet Tea in the film—a performer in the Cotter Pin with a hairstyle reminiscent of Day’s signature look.
  • *The Beatles’ classic 1965 song “Drive My Car” is back on the road, compliments of Hollywood Records artist Jorge Blanco.
  • *“Freeway of Love,” made famous in 1985 by Aretha Franklin, is performed for the soundtrack by actress Lea DeLaria, who also provides the voice of Miss Fritter, a school bus-turned-demolition-derby-queen in “Cars 3.”

Three-time Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer Brad Paisley, who has 24 No. 1 singles under his belt, was called on to create two instrumental tracks that are featured on the Cars 3 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. “Truckaroo” and “Thunder Hollow Breakdown” accompany the film’s action-packed Crazy 8 demolition derby sequence that puts Lightning and Cruz in the midst of total chaos. “Brad Paisley was part of both ‘Cars’ and ‘Cars 2,’” said Tom MacDougall, executive vice president of music at Disney. “We knew he could have some fun with a demolition derby, and he just killed it. His down-home country tracks really add to the scene’s action and humor.”

From Walt Disney Records, the Cars 3 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available June 16.


Newman, who was behind the Oscar®-winning music in Disney·Pixar’s “Toy Story 3” and “Monsters, Inc.,” composed the score for the first “Cars” movie and penned the Oscar®-nominated song “Our Town.” For “Cars 3,” Newman created a score that reflects the heart and high-octane action of the film—21 tracks are included on the soundtrack. “Randy has a real connection to the ‘Cars’ world,” says MacDougall. “His ability to capture the feeling of this film, its characters, locations and the Americana theme throughout is extraordinary—the music is so naturally fluid and inspired. It really feels like Randy is coming home with this score.”

Newman used a 110-piece orchestra to record the score. The Cars 3 Original Score Composed and Conducted by Randy Newman is available June 16 from Walt Disney Records.