On Thursday, March 9, Disney will release the new theatrical trailer for the upcoming Pixar feature, Cars. The world premiere event will offer eager toon fans a look at new footage from the summer release on a variety of broadcast and cable outlets and internet sites. The trailer will also run at Disney Theme Parks, ESPN Zones, Disney Stores and on the ABC SuperSign in New York’s Times Square.
Cars is directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker John Lasseter (Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bug’s Life). The adventure-comedy is set in a world populated by talking cars and revolves around Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie racecar who takes a detour to the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs and discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line. Voiced by Owen Wilson (The Wedding Crashers), Lightning slows down long enough to get to know the townspeople, including a 1951 Hudson Hornet voiced by film legend Paul Newman, a snazzy 2002 Porsche voiced by Bonnie Hunt and a rusty tow truck voiced by Larry The Cable Guy. Also lending their voices to the production are Tony Shalhoub, Michael Keaton, Cheech Marin, George Carlin, Katherine Helmond and John Ratzenberger, as well as racing superstars Richard Petty, Mario Andretti, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Darrell Waltrip and Michael Shumacher.
Cars, a Disney presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, opens in theatres everywhere on June 9th.