Disney•Pixar’s Cars 2 comes home on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D, Movie Download and DVD November 1, 2011 just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pixar Animation Studios.
Cars 2 is a high octane journey around the world with a kid friendly spy movie feel featuring some old and new favorite characters. While the movie is action packed and really beautifully executed, I found myself really looking for the relationships that drove the first Cars movie. I was really glad that Larry the Cable Guy still steals the show as Mater!!! I can’t help but love Mater!!! I also loved Finn McMissle and Francesco Bernoulli!!!
The #1 animated film of the year introduces us to an exclusive all-new animated short “Air Mater,” featuring the fan favorite character spinning his tales in an exciting adventure high above Radiator Springs, amazing commentary, and “Hawaiian Vacation,” the awesomely funny Toy Story animated short that accompanied the film in theatres.
Another pretty awesome bonus feature of Cars 2 is one-of-a-kind interactive “World Tour” map that takes viewers through nine different locations. This global thrill-ride invites us to ride shotgun to go behind-the-scenes with the Pixar artists and filmmakers as they circle the globe finding inspiration for the most international of all Pixar films to date.
The bonus features alone were amazing, and were the best cherry on top of a super cute movie!!!
Academy Award®-winning filmmaker John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, returns to the driver’s seat as director. “Cars 2” is produced by visual effects industry veteran Denise Ream (associate producer, “Up”; visual effects executive producer, “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith”). Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino (“The Incredibles,” “Up”) provides the electrifying score with a surf-rock-meets-spy-thriller flavor and a variety of global accents, evoking a sense of thrills, mystery and emotion. Brad Paisley, Robbie Williams, Weezer, French singer Bénabar and Japanese girl band Perfume lend their diverse musical talents to the film’s soundtrack.
The film features an all-star vocal cast including Owen Wilson who reprises his role as hotshot racecar Lightning McQueen. Larry the Cable Guy provides the voice of Mater (proprietor of Tow Mater Towing and Salvage), Lightning McQueen’s best friend and the heart and soul of Radiator Springs. Bonnie Hunt is back as Sally, the baby-blue Porsche 911 Carrera whose motor races for Lightning. Acclaimed actor Michael Caine makes his Pixar debut as Finn McMissile, a top British spy who mistakes Mater for an undercover American agent with a genius disguise. Emily Mortimer brings charm, cleverness and cachet as Holley Shiftwell, a rookie field spy who knows every trick in the manual. Versatile actor John Turturro gives a free-wheeling performance as Francesco Bernoulli, the world-renowned Italian racing champ who is Lightning’s chief rival. Tony Shalhoub, Joe Mantegna, Peter Jacobson, Jason Isaacs, Eddie Izzard, Paul Dooley, Cheech Marin, John Ratzenberger, Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave also lend their vocal talents. Real-life Formula 1 racing champ Lewis Hamilton and NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon add a touch of authenticity with their cameos in the film.
Cars 2 definitely had something to offer everyone, and it was a really well done continuation of one of our family’s favorite movies!!!
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