Today, November 7th, is the long-awaited release of CARS 3, the third film in the iconic CARS franchise, for home viewing on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™ & Blu-ray! Check out all the fun online.
Don’t miss the opportunity to share this inspiring tale with your family. This latest story follows Lighting McQueen as he is pushed out of racing by the newer, younger race cars, and must figure out where he now belongs.
My kids and I agree that the demolition derby scenes in CARS 3 were our absolute favorite. We were all on the edge of the couch, and following every messy, loud detail. Watching McQueen accidently enter a small-town demolition derby thinking he is at one of his standard speed races had me and my five-year-old yelling in glee at the screen. Here is where we got introduced to, and laughed at the antics of the hilarious demolition derby school bus champ character, Miss Fritter (voiced by the equally charming and hilarious Lea Delaria.)
In addition to the fun main movie feature, this newest release includes 12 incredible extras that will appeal to everyone in your household.
My favorite extra is “Let’s. Get. Crazy.” Here you get the story behind the making of the demolition derby scene. Actual footage of the production team’s visit to a local race. I loved the writer who admits to be a city girl, and unknowingly wearing white. Yep, that could be me. They explain how derby’s work, the feeling of being at the local track and how they took all those details and emotions, and translated them to the film, and the storyline. Watching the amount of detail that goes into drawing and animating mud just may inspire my sons to seek new dream professions! The absolute perfect feature to watch immediately after this one is Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool. Oh yes, it’s Fritter Time! An entire mini-movie devoted to this hilarious school bus character! I love that they use a school bus. In the short, they explain that they had a lineup of possible characters to take the lead, but that using a school bus was the best. Taking a vehicle that one typically equates with children, school and safety – now going absolutely insane is fantastic for young and older alike.
Check out all 12 of the shorts (listed below,) and you’ll be amazed at the thoughts and opinions in your young family members’ minds. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Friday night, other than maybe watching the movie iteself!
- Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool
- Theatrical Short: “Lou”
- Let’s. Get. Crazy.
- Ready for the Race
- World’s Fastest Billboard
- Cruz Ramirez: The Yellow Car That Could
- Generations: The Story of “Cars 3”
- My First Car
- 5 Deleted Scenes
- Cars To Die(cast) For
- Commentary from the Production Team
There is an amazingly talented group of people whose talents came together to make this movie. Here is the low down on the “Cars 3” Pit Crew.
“Cars 3” features Owen Wilson (“The Royal Tenenbaums,” upcoming “Wonder”) as the voice of Lightning McQueen. Cristela Alonzo (“The Angry Birds Movie”) voices tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez, who tries to help #95 return to greatness, and Armie Hammer (“The Birth of a Nation”) lends his voice to next-gen racer Jackson Storm, whose high-tech speed leaves Lightning McQueen behind. Kerry Washington (ABC’s “Scandal,” HBO’s “Confirmation”) was called on to voice statistical analyst Natalie Certain, Nathan Fillion (ABC’s “Castle,” ABC’s “Modern Family”) provides the voice of brilliant businesscar Sterling, Lea DeLaria (Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”) lends her voice to formidable school bus Miss Fritter, and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton helps bring voice command assistant Hamilton to life.
Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2“), produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short) and co-produced by Andrea Warren (“LAVA” short), “Cars 3” is executive produced by John Lasseter, who directed the first two films in the franchise. With a story by Fee, Ben Queen (TV’s “Powerless”), Eyal Podell (actor “Code Black”) & Jonathon E. Stewart (“Doing Time” short), the screenplay was penned by Kiel Murray (“Cars”), Bob Peterson (“Up,” “Finding Nemo”) and Mike Rich (“Secretariat,” “The Rookie”). The film features a score by Oscar®-winning composer Randy Newman (“Toy Story 3,” “Cars”), instrumental cues composed by Brad Paisley, and original songs by ZZ Ward and Grammy® winner Dan Auerbach.