‘Cars 3’ trailer criticised for being too ‘traumatic’ for kids

New Pixar movie to be released in June 2017

A teaser trailer has been released for upcoming Pixar film Cars 3, taking an unexpectedly dark turn.

The Cars franchise began in 2006, with its sequel following in 2011. Cars 3 is expected to open in cinemas in June 2017.

An official synopsis for the movie reads: “Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (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!”

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This new teaser trailer sees Lightning McQueen involved in a tragic car accident, with the clip ending with the tag line: “From this moment, everything will change”. Watch below.

Read more: What Would Pixar Movies Look Like If They Ended At Their Saddest Part?

The trailer has attracted a mixed response, with some parents and social media users arguing that it is not “suitable” for kids and could even “traumatise” children. “Do not show your kids the Cars 3 trailer,” one woman wrote on Twitter. See in the tweets below.

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