UPDATE: Watch the extended trailer for Cars 3 up top, released today (Jan. 10).

ORIGINAL POST (Nov. 21): Who's ready for a third lap around with Lightning McQueen?

Disney/Pixar's third installment of Cars, directed by Brian Fee and produced by Kevin Reher, is preparing to speed into theaters (in 3D!) on June 16, 2017 — and the very first, very tense teaser trailer for the movie arrived today (Nov. 21).

"From this moment, everything will change," the dramatic teaser declares.

In fact, it's pretty damn serious looking for a Disney movie. Will the darker tone be geared toward an older audience, perhaps?

The plot of Cars 3, courtesy of Disney: "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 #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!"

Watch above.

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