Cars 3 on Blu-ray!
Cars 3 on blu-ray has just been released. Are you going to add it to your collection?
The original Cars was released in 2006 and became the most lucrative franchise that Disney owned. After a billion-dollar expansion of Disney California Adventure to create Cars Land, we’ve seen two sequels and a number of shorts. Honestly, I never thought that Pixar would make sequels, but it seems as if Lasseter is doing his best to beef up the Disney coffers.
Cars 3 is the third part of Lightning McQueen’s journey. At first I wasn’t really interested in seeing the film, simply because I couldn’t imagine where they could take it. Would it be like the Rocky films? You know, where he was on top and then got beat down? Then he had to find his way back up.
I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the turns that the film took. There were some surprises with the plot and characters, as well as some very charming moments. An eye-opening moment after watching the film concerned the lack of a perceived villain. Except for McQueen feeling out of place, it was refreshing to see a family film with no clear-cut villain.
The film is absolutely gorgeous and showcases how far technology and artistry have come. The part of the film that takes in Thomasville, North Carolina, really had the flavor of the rural area. On a different note, all of the main characters from Cars were played as ancillary to the story. They were all there, but they were mostly ties to Radiator Springs and McQueen’s older life.
Cars 3 on Blu-ray: The Bonus Features!
The bonus features added a lot to the film, especially thinking about how they had to make a sequel in the series. How would you characterize changing a character as well as how to create a story that wasn’t formulaic.
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…