Poised to race into your home, “Cars 3” is now available on DVD and blu-ray loaded with extra content.
“Cars 3” clearly is an updated version of the original that shows a lot of creative spirit under the hood. Pixar artist Brian Fee’s 2017 directorial debut brought back the familiar animated cars voiced by Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt and Orlando’s Larry the Cable Guy, and it adds new characters and a score of actual NASCAR personalities.
“Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen 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 with her own plan to win, 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!” Pixar Animation Studios describes the movie.
This third computer-animated film has, according to most reviews (including ours) at its release, retained that creative vroom of storytelling that the original “Cars” showed. So far, the film has grossed over $382 million worldwide.
Now, fans can watch “Cars 3” at their convenience with the DVD and blu-ray release. (The film was released on Digital HD on Oct. 24.) Of course, any new Disney DVD release is more than just the feature presentation, and “Cars 3” is packed with lots of fun bonus features. Here’s a list of some of what you’ll find in the Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD packages:
** 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 — Get 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)
** Theatrical Short: “Lou” & “Commentary”