Get your engines revved because “Cars 3” is cruising home in Digital HD, today (October 24th)! I’ve been a “Cars” fan since day one and the recent release of “Cars 3” is no exception. Even my kids have come to love Lightning McQueen and his crew.
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Without giving the movie away, in case you haven’t seen it yet, my favorite thing is all of the new characters we get to meet. And yes, the classic characters make their big screen appearances too (it just wouldn’t be right without Mater). But it’s the new characters, like Cruz Ramirez, Jackson Storm, and Miss Fritter that make the movie so much more fun.
I will tell you that this time around, Lighting finds himself pushed out of racing by a new generation of faster and younger cars (oh, the joys of growing older), and goes on a journey to discover where he belongs in this new type of high-octane competition. You might be surprised at where he ends up, but I guarantee you certainly won’t be disappointed.
Digital HD Extras:
- 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…
In the spirit of Halloween, check out these fun free “Cars 3” printables. The print and play pack includes a Trick or Treating Guide, two fun pumpkin carving stencils (Mater and Lightning), and a page of puzzles.
Who is your favorite “Cars 3” character?
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