Newswire: Cars 3 to wax nostalgic for the glory days of Cars 1

Pixar’s Finding Dory arrives in theaters next week, and with it, a likely peek at the studio’s next in-development film. That’ll probably be Cars 3, the third installment in Pixar’s periodic experiment in selling toys and lowering expectations for their beloved stable of films. Studio exec John Lasseter dropped a few plot details about the new movie at a Finding Dory press event, and while most of them just sound like coded assurances for, “It won’t be Cars 2,” he did reveal a surprisingly backward-looking tone for the film.

Speaking about protagonist Lightning McQueen (a returning Owen Wilson), Lasseter said, “It’s a little bit more akin to Cars 1, where you get into a deep emotion with him. It’s really a special story. It’s very emotional, and his relationship with Doc Hudson, and his memory of Doc Hudson.” Hudson—the mentor figure …

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