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Cars 3 – Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download

 

Ready… set… GO! It’s time to race to your nearest store to pick up a copy of the latest film in the Cars movie franchise, Cars 3.

Cars 3 brings back some of the beloved characters from the past films, and introduces a plethora of new characters.

Some time has passed since the last two Cars films. McQueen is still racing, but he’s faced with a much fiercer competition now a days. New technologies have made cars like McQueen obsolete. Many of his former racemates are being replace by younger, more technologically advanced cars. It’s forcing many cars, like McQueen, to either retire or quit.

McQueen is quickly being overshadowed by a hot new comer named Jackson Storm. Not only is he fast – he’s arrogant too (not very likable).

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During an important race, McQueen finds himself in a terrible accident – one that could have totally ended his racing career. Thankfully he’s alive, but it’s going to take him many months to recover.

McQueen finds a long road ahead of him (no pun intended). Between recovering from his injuries and building up his confidence to race again – he has a lot to deal with. His friends are still by his side and are rallying around him to recover and get back on the race track.

To make matters worse, McQueen’s sponsor, Rust-eze Racing Team, has been sold to a new owner, Sterling. Sterling is ready to take McQueen out of future races and simply use him to endorse products.

Is McQueen ready to retire? Or is there enough spark in him to make it into another race and win? To find out you need to pick up a copy of Cars 3. Look for it where ever movies are sold.

Here’s a fun “trailer-like” promotional for your enjoyment.

 

I still remember when we saw the trailer for the first Cars film back in 2006. Our son was only six at the time and he was so anxious to see the film that he couldn’t stop talking about it. He’s never liked movies either, but Cars is the one movie he HAD to see.

We saw the second installment on DVD (not in the theater). I wasn’t as keen about the second one as I was with the first.

Cars 3 is a whole other level. It’s like it’s “matured” some how. It’s still a great film for kids, but the action on screen (especially the near fatal accident) seems like it was geared more towards older children and adults. The first film was “cute.” This film is a lot more “serious.”

The animation is amazing. It’s so realistic that you’d think you were watching a real automobile race. I think the animation in this film is far more superior than it’s predecessors.

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There are A LOT, and I do mean A LOT of bonus features.

Blu-ray & Digital:

  • Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool (Exclusive new mini-movie) – Enjoy blindsided testimonials from the Crazy 8’s, touting the transformative impact Miss Fritter’s Racing School has had in reshaping the direction of their lives
  • Theatrical Short: “Lou” – When a toy-stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box.
  • Let’s. Get. Crazy. – Get schooled in the world of demolition derby, the “rules” of figure 8 racing, and how Pixar puts the crazy in the Thunder Hollow Crazy 8 race. This piece is hosted by Lea DeLaria.
  • Legendary – a close, historical look at the racing legends Wendell Scott and Louise Smith, whose tenacity and perseverance got them into the race even when they weren’t invited.
  • Ready for the Race – Disney Channel’s Olivia Rodrigo and NASCAR Racer William Byron check out the Hendrick Motorsports campus to showcase how real-world race training influenced the filmmakers.
  • World’s Fastest Billboard – Blink and you will miss all of the graphics and “car-ified” advertisements created by Pixar’s Art team to make the ”Cars 3” world as believable as possible.
  • Cruz Ramirez: The Yellow Car That Could – Join Cristela Alonzo and the filmmakers on their journey to create a race-car trainer turned champion racer.
  • Generations: The Story of “Cars 3” – For the story team, creating Lightning McQueen’s next chapter didn’t involve just a tune-up, but a complete overhaul.
  • My First Car – A collection of illustrated first-car stories as narrated by members of the “Cars 3” cast and crew. “A Green Car on the Red Carpet with Kerry Washington,” “Old Blue,” and “Still in the Family.”
  • 5 Deleted Scenes – Each deleted scene is set up with an introduction as to why it was removed from the film. Deleted scenes include “The Boogie Woogie,” “The Jars of Dirt,” “Lugnut,” “The Bolt,” and “More Than New Paint.”
  • Cars To Die(cast) For – Take a look at the phenomenon of die-cast toy collecting and the more than 1,000 unique designs that exist in the Cars universe.
  • Commentary – Brian Fee (Director), Kevin Reher (Producer), Andrea Warren (Co-Producer) and Jay Ward (Creative Director)
  • And more…

DVD:

  • Theatrical Short: “Lou” & “Commentary”

Normally I watch the bonus features, but there are so many of them for this film that I need a few extra hours to get through them all. I plan on watching them this weekend when I have more time.

Here are some fun bonus material you might find interesting.

 

 

 

Are you a fan of the Cars franchise? Did you see Cars 3? If so, what did you think about the film? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

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Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and “mini zoo” consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher’s assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

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