Blu-ray Review

Blu-ray Review: CARS 3 (2017): A Surprising Pixar-Sized Racing Package

Lightning McQueen Jackson Storm Car 3

Cars 3 (2017) Blu-ray Review, a Pixar Animation Studios movie directed by Brian Fee and starring Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen, Cristela Alozo as Cruz Ramirez, Armie Hammer as Jackson Storm, Chris Cooper as Smokey and Larry the Cable Guy as Mater.

Release Date: November 7, 2017


Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world.

Disc Specifications

Run Time: Approx. 102 minutes


Format: Blu-Ray

Blu-ray Bonus Content

  • Lou: A short film about grade school recess and lost-and-found items coming to life.
  • Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool: A funny commercial aimed at cars looking to get their groove back.
  • Ready for the Race: Real-life human race car driver William Byron discusses his passion for racing and life as a professional driver.
  • Cruz Ramirez: The Yellow Car That Could: A closer look at designing and voicing the film’s key new character.
  • Audio Commentary: Director Brian Fee, Producer Kevin Reher, Co-Producer Andrea Warren, and Creative Director Jay Ward discuss their work on the franchise, character design, story and themes and how they are broadly and intimately depicted in the film, diversity in the voice cast, general technical construction, and plenty more.
  • Generations: The Story of Cars 3: A discussion of the challenges of making a sequel, this film’s story and themes, narrative progression throughout the film, character details and evolution, and more. This is a quality insight into how the film’s story was shaped throughout the filmmaking progress.
  • Let’s. Get. Crazy.: A closer look at the making the Thunder Hollow race sequence and the characters who populate it.
  • Cars to Die(cast) For: A fun look at the toys of Cars 3.
  • Legendary: The filmmakers study the origins of car racing to help them make a better movie. It explores how racing history is depicted in the film.
  • World’s Fastest Billboard: A discussion of logos and make-believe brands in the film: fictionalized products that are placed throughout the film and how they all relate to the franchise’s car-centric world.
  • Fly Throughs: A look through some of the film’s key digital environments. Included are Thomasville, Florida International Speedway, and Rust-Eze Racing Center.
  • My First Car: Cast and crew discuss their first cars: A Green Car on the Red Carpet with Kerry Washington (1:53), Old Blue (1:21), and Still in the Family (2:16).
  • Deleted Scenes: The Boogie Woogie, Lug Nuts, Jars of Dirt, The Bolt, and More Than New Paint. With optional director introduction.
  • Trailers: Crash — North America Teaser, Icon — North America Trailer, Theatrical Payoff — Japan Trailer, All New — International Teaser, and Rivalry — Global Trailer.
  • Promos: Cars D’oeuvres offers character moments against a black background while Car Reveals briefly shows off a trio of characters — Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez, and Jackson Storm — in close-up.

Audio, Video, and Plot Assessment

Rating: 7/10

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About the author

Mathieu Brunet

My name is Mathieu Brunet (it's French) and I have been an independent film critic for the past 5 years. My passion is animation and I've been writing and making my own video reviews of animated features on my YouTube channel (ElectricDragon505), which now has about 55,000 subscribers, housing videos with total views over 20,000,000. I am the creator of Electric Dragon Productions which includes AniMat's Reviews and AniMat's Classic Reviews.

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