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‘Cars 3’ Drops New Poster; Announces Voice Cast

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As Cars 3 preps for its June 16th release, Pixar has shared the full voice cast from the film along with a sleek new poster.


Kerry Washington plays Natalie Certain, a racing analyst.


Nathan Fillion joins the cast as Sterling, a businesscar in charge of Rust-eze Racing Center.


Lea DeLaria voices Miss Fritter, a demolition derby legend.

Lewis Hamilton will play Hamilton, a voice-command system enlisted by Cruz Ramirez (Lightning McQueen’s trainer, previously announced as being voiced by Cristela Alonzo).

Returning to reprise previous roles (some of which we haven’t seen since the original Cars in 2006) include:

  • Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen
  • Larry the Cable Guy as Mater
  • Bonnie Hunt as Sally
  • Lloyd Sherr as Fillmore (in 2011, taking over for the late George Carlin)
  • Paul Dooley as Sarge
  • Katherine Helmond as Lizzie
  • Cheech Marin as Ramon
  • Jenifer Lewis as Flo
  • Michael Wallace as Sheriff
  • John Ratzenberger as Mack
  • Tony Shalhoub as Luigi
  • Guido Quaroni as Guido
  • Bob Costas as announcer Bob Cutlass
  • Ray and Tom Magliozzi as Dusty and Rusty, respectively, Rust-eze owners

Interestingly, Pixar director Bob Peterson will replace Michael Keaton as the voice of Chick Hicks. Peterson is no stranger to voice work, having voiced Roz in Monsters, Inc., Dug in Up, and Mr. Ray in Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. Keaton voiced Hicks in the original Cars and later returned to Pixar to play Ken in Toy Story 3.

It’s worth noting we’re now three trailers into the film’s promotional cycle and still not a hint of Mater. It would seem that even though the characters is confirmed to return, Pixar is blatantly trying to make this film anything but Cars 2.

Cars 3 comes to theaters June 16, 2017.

What new car are you most looking forward to meeting?

Edited by: Kelly Conley

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  • Manuel Orozco

    I’m surprised Kerry Washington is joining the voice cast! Also, I’m completely shocked Bob Peterson is replacing Michael Keaton as Chick. It’s seems fair but not fair enough to me. This actually now decreases my excitement for Cars 3. However, it may be good as the first Cars but not as awesome as the second Cars. The King is coming back too along with his nephew to possibly give Lightning some help.

  • Really amazing voice cast!! Might be on the fence since about this movie, but I’m liking the effort this movie is making with its cast and story 😉

  • Jesse Jacobson

    When I first saw these three new characters I thought it was Holly, Finn, and Mater all disguised for another spy adventure. Very similar character designs if you ask me! But I guess you can’t don’t to much with a car?

    • Manuel Orozco

      I don’t think Holly and Finn will come back.

  • GabzGirl

    I hope this will be somewhat decent like the first Cars. Couldn’t stand the sequel and that was mainly due to Mater, so I’m glad this film focuses more on Lightning again!

    • Manuel Orozco

      I do like Mater but I don’t blame you. I’m sure Cars 3 will be as decent as the original too.

  • This is a pretty unrelated but, who else saw the new Samurai Jack episode for season 6? 😀 It was glorious! Hearing the song at the end was a huge wave of nostalgia. I hope there will be an official article about the show on this site in the future.

  • I must say, this is promising. It looks like Pixar is doing everything to make up for Cars 2.

    • Manuel Orozco

      You could be right with what we are seeing so far. The only thing I’m majorly disappointed with as of now is Michael Keaton is not back as Chick.