Review: “Cars 3” Blu-ray

Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this movie. All opinions are our own.

Cars 3 is what Cars 2 should have been. It’s a new and refreshing change to the series with this movie being as good as the first. It’s a great family-friendly film that has something that everyone will enjoy. The series introduces a great new character in Cruz Ramirez that your kids will enjoy and the adults in your family will certainly relate to some of the changes that Lightning McQueen struggles with as he ages and transitions from being a star into being more of a mentor. We’ve already done a complete review of the Digital Release of Cars 3, so we’re going to focus our attention on what you get with the Blu-ray release.

Cars 3 is full of some really amazing Bonus Features on the deluxe 2-disc Blu-ray release, but it’s sort of nice that much of the content seems to be geared so that everyone can enjoy it. For us, there are a couple of items in the bonus content that deserve special attention. We’ll start with the feature that most of us enjoyed the most, an exclusive new mini-movie called Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool. It’s a great watch that is quick paced, and I’m sure that if you like the movie, you’ll like it as well. It’s definitely worth the time to watch it. There is also a short that played before the theatrical release of the film called ‘Lou’ that has wide reaching appeal. There’s also the ‘Let’s Get Crazy’ feature that teaches you about demolition derby’s and figure 8 racing. It’s entertaining and instructive. My personal favorite bonus content, as it is with most releases, are the deleted scenes. For some reason, they always seem to appeal to me and there are 5 extra scenes that you get to watch. Yay! The last bonus feature I’ll specifically discuss is called ‘Cars To Die(cast) For.’ My son collected so many of the die cast cars when he was younger, and I never realized how many variations of Lightning McQueen have been produced. There are more than 100 variations! That’s really a staggering figure! 🙂

Get this Blu-ray today (November 7, 2017)!!!

Here is a complete list of the bonus features that you’ll find on the Blu-ray:

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…


  • Theatrical Short: “Lou” & “Commentary”

#95 by the #s in “Cars 3”

  • 5 – As “Cars 3” gets underway, world-champion racer Lightning McQueen is riding high with five Piston-Cup wins under his hood.

  • 11 – Lightning McQueen raced into moviegoers’ hearts 11 years ago—making his rookie debut in “Cars” in March 2006—and remains an iconic character today.

  • 24 – The dramatic, slow-motion crash scene in which Lightning McQueen hits a wall and rolls several times takes 24 seconds.

  • 95 – Lightning McQueen still sports the dynamic #95 with his signature lightning-bolt graphics. He displays five distinct looks in “Cars 3,” including one that pays homage to his original paint, a primer look he gets following the devastating crash, a custom wrap ordered by Sterling, and more.

  • 198 – Lightning McQueen tops out at a speed of 198 miles per hour on his last lap with Cruz Ramirez on Fireball Beach. But Lightning’s nemesis—next-gen racer Jackson Storm—races at speeds pushing 207 mph.

Disney really did a fantastic job with the Cars 3 Blu-ray release! There really is a lot of great Bonus Content, and it wasn’t really necessary, as the movie in and of itself is really superb. They could have just dropped a release, and I’m sure it would have sold well, but they really hit it out of the park with the great extra content. This would be an excellent Blu-ray purchase for a Cars fan or anyone that enjoys family-friendly movies!

Amy Crooks

Hi!! I'm Amy, and I am the owner and writer of this site. I'm a stay-at-home mom that enjoys cooking, crafting and cheering on my favorite hockey, football, baseball and basketball teams! I have an amazing husband and son (Clayton III does a little writing for the site too)!! :)

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