The YouTube video titled "Cars 3 Official U.S. Teaser Trailer" is only 49 seconds long, but it has already swelled to more than 2.5 million views in about 24 hours since it was uploaded to the Disney-Pixar YouTube channel on Monday, November 21.
The only clues that something big will happen in the Cars 3 movie, which doesn't arrive in the U.S. until June 16, 2017, is that Lightning McQueen's car No. 95 will likely undergo some kind of crazy car-flipping accident that might put Mr. Lightning out of commission for a time.
As witnessed by the description of the viral YouTube video, this time it is McQueen who isn't the new "car kid" on the block in the Cars 3 movie, but finds himself going up against faster and younger cars in the Cars 3 movie.
"From this moment, everything will change. 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 No. 95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage!"
Young, old, and all ages in between will likely find themselves enjoying the Cars 3 movie trailer and harken back to the first Cars movie in the franchise, which saw McQueen as a hotshot racing car who got sidetracked in a small town called Radiator Springs, off of Route 66. Lightning found love with a Porsche named Sally in that first Cars movie and learned about slowing down and enjoying the beauty along the side of the road.
McQueen also learned not to be so self-centered in that first Cars film.
Cars 2 took movie lovers around the world, with funny scenes of mistaking spicy Wasabi with pistachio ice cream.
Now that Cars 3 is almost here, -- with the Cars 3 movie having rumored to be in the works for quite some time, the Brian Fee-directed movie is sure to have a huge opening when it hits movie screens in the summer of 2017. Fee was the storyboard artist for both the original Cars movie, as well as Cars 2, so he's very familiar with Cars franchise and the artistry and details behind Lightning's winking headlight and Sally's tramp stamp.
As reported by E, the new Cars 3 movie, which was produced by Kevin Reher of A Bug's Life fame, should add onto the huge financial windfall of the Cars movie franchise.
The original Cars movie was released 10 years ago in 2006.
Cars 2 was released in 2011.
Both Cars and Cars 2 raked in more than $1 billion at the box office.
According to the publication, Lightning has a new female interest in the Cars 3 movie, as reported by Fee.
"Cruz Ramirez is trying to figure out how this old dog can learn some new tricks. [McQueen] is not an old man, but he's one of the older cars on the circuit with new rookies coming in. People start to wonder and ask when he might retire. McQueen is in a position where his entire racing generation is being pushed out. But it's too early to be shown the door right now."Familiar voices will reappear in the Cars 3 movie, such as Larry the Cable Guy's Mater, Bonnie Hunt's Sally Carrera, and Cheech Marin's Ramone.
Reactions to the Disney-Pixar Cars 3 movie trailer can be read below.
"Guess McQueen isn't gonna be saying Kachow anymore. More like Kaboom."[Featured Image by Mark Lennihan/AP Images]
"Man this trailer is...surprisingly disturbing...This can't be good for Lightning...After Doc crashed they threw him out and took the next rookie in line..."