Looks like McQueen is in for a rough time in this threequel.
Unlike most of Pixar's teasers, which are usually pretty jovial, this one is bleak and humorless. The colors are muted. There is no dialogue, no jokes. Only a (gorgeously animated) race, which echoes the opening scene of the original Cars, and a very intense crash, which also harks back to Doc and the King's accidents in the first film.
One thing is certain; this teaser did its job because it has everyone talking about Pixar's next movie. Though the Cars franchise is often shunned and labelled as the inferior runt of the studio's prestigious library of films, the new 50-second teaser has set the internet ablaze, amassing over 4 million views in its first 24 hours and nabbing the #1 spot on YouTube's trends.
Cars 3 races into theaters next summer on June 16.