Think you know everything about Lightning McQueen and his friends? I bet our Cars 3 movie trivia has a few new surprises in store for you! If you haven’t heard the big news, Cars 3 is a computer-animated comedy, drama, sports movie that is due to be released in theaters on June 16, 2017. A few months ago, we shared a sneak peek at the first trailer. While it was just a short glimpse into the newest installment, it definitely seemed different than the previous two movies. A little darker, a little more intense. Let’s check that out again, then we’ll learn some interesting Cars 3 trivia!
Cars 3 Movie Trivia You Need to Know
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Cars 3 movie director is Brian Fee.
Cars 3 is his directorial debut, although he is not new to the world of cinema. He was the storyboard artist for Cars in 2006 and Cars 2 in 2011, as well as Ratatouille in 2007 WALL-E in 2008. An interesting note: John Lasseter was the director for Cars and Cars 2. Lasseter was promoted to Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2006.
Biggest names in NASCAR
Cars 3 features the voices of some of the biggest names in NASCAR. Jeff Gordon voices the role of Jeff Gorvette, Richard Petty voices the role of Strip Weathers, Darrell Waltrip voices the role of Darrell Cartrip and Chase Elliott voices the role of Chase Racelott.
There are 13 cast members in Cars 3 who were also in Cars and Cars 2:
- Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen
- Larry the Cable Guy as Tow Mater
- Bonnie Hunt as Sally Carrera
- Cheech Marin as Ramone
- Tony Shalhoub as Luigi
- Guido Quaroni as Guido
- Jennifer Lewis as Flo
- Paul Dooley as Sarge
- Michael Wallis as Sheriff
- Katherine Helmond as Lizzie
- John Ratzenberger as Mack
- Darrell Waltrip as Darrell Cartrip
- Lloyd Sherr as Fillmore. The role was originally voiced, in the 1st film, by George Carlin, who died on June 22, 2008, at the age of 71, from heart failure.
There are 5 cast members who are brand-new to the Cars movie franchise:
- Cristela Alonzo as Cruz Ramirez
- Armie Hammer as Jackson Storm
- Kerry Washington as Natalie Certain
- Nathan Fillion as Sterling
- Lea DeLaria as Miss Fritter
The Cars movie trilogy were all released the same year as one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies:
- 2006- Cars and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
- 2011- Cars 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
- 2017- Cars 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (due to be released in theaters on June 16th).