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CARS 3 Revs Up Their Engines Once Again To Race Home!

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Jeri Jacquin

Racing into Bluray/DVD and Digital HD from writer/director Brian Fee, Pixar Animated Studios and Walt Disney Home Entertainment is everyone’s favorite racers with CARS 3.

Lightening McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) has been a winner on the track race after race. That is until one day a big race that he felt was a win suddenly changes when a new generation car speeds past to take the win. Shocked, McQueen meets Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), a new race car that is all teched out and he isn’t sure how to deal with it.

When an event on the track happens, McQueen goes back to his little town to basically hide. That is until his friends Sally (Bonnie Hunt), Luigi (Tony Shalhoub) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) convince him that he needs to reach out Rust-eze, the sponsor who is now owned by Sterling (Nathan Fillion).

Sterling gives McQueen trainer Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) who makes her duty to get him up to speed, literally, before the next big race in Florida. Wanting to go back to training the old-school way, McQueen and Cruz begin to understand one another.

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But there is still one more thing McQueen needs to do and that’s return to where his mentor Doc (Paul Newman) lived and discover what motivated him! He meets Smokey (Chris Cooper) who introduced him to old-school racers who push McQueen.

When they arrive in Florida, McQueen begins to realize that the racing world is changing and it might be time for him to change too!

Wilson as McQueen once again brings humor and fun to his vocal role. This is a character that just continues to grow, even if he doesn’t understand why he has to. Wanting to be the best for as long as he can isn’t a new concept in life and McQueen eventually shows us all that being the best only changes when we realize change can be oh so good!

Alonzo as Cruz is a young lady car that absolutely needs to know her worth. As McQueen begins to understand her drive, he realizes that he can either help his new friend or be part of the problem. I love Cruz’s get up and go but also her dreams.

Cooper as Smokey brings in the old school gang to straighten out McQueen letting him know that Doc has always been with him. Those scenes are extremely touching. Hammer as Storm is a car that plays to the cameras but his wit even though it is stingingly aimed at McQueen. The addition of Fillion as Sterling is an owner that seems committed to McQueen but, of course he’s only in it for what he can get out of it and not the love of racing.

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Larry the Cable Guy as Mater is till the sweetest and sometimes smartest car of them all. He wants what is best for his friends, believes in them and will drop everything to help them. He helps McQueen in ways that even Mater doesn’t realize. Larry will always be Mater!

Other cast includes Ray Magliozzi as Dusty, Kerry Washington as Natalie Certain, Bob Costas as Bob Cutlass, Margo Martindale as Louise Nash, Darrell Waltrip as Darrell Cartrip and Isiah Whitlock Jr. as River Scott.

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment began distributing under its own label in 1980 and continues to bring quality programming to kids and kids at heart. Home of the most beloved animated features including SNOW WHITE, PINOCCHIO and SLEEPING BEAUTY to name a few is what keeps families coming back for more. To see what is currently available to add to your own family library please visit. www.movies.disney.com for their At Home titles!

The Bluray/DVD and Digital HD Special Features include Exclusive New Mini-Movie: Miss Fritter’s Racing Skool, Theatrical Short: Lou [Deleted Scenes], Cruz Ramirez: The Yellow Car that Could, Let’s. Get. Crazy., Ready for the Race, Cars to Die For, Generations: The Story of Cars 3, My First Car, Legendary, World’s Fastest Billboard, Commentary, Cars D’oeuvres, Cars 3 Trailers, Cars 3 Car Reveals and Cars 3 Set Fly-Throughs.

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CARS 3 is an absolute and fast riding winner! It is fantastic that Pixar and Disney have returned to the original formula that made the original CARS so much fun. Having come full circle with the inclusion of Paul Newman’s character just brought a tear.

The story gives each character an added depth of loyalty, belief in one another, can-do attitude and even when feeling defeated the uplifting of friends. It is thrilling that the original cast came together bringing all the comedy and laughs I felt missing in the second film.

Everyone in the audience truly had a great time and with school ending it is a great beginning to the summer family movie going experience. Lightening McQueen and the gang have brought their story full circle and it is nothing short of well done and fun.

Grab the family and curl up on the sofa with some popcorn and an amazing story from beloved friends who just happen to be CARS.

In the end – It’s not over until lightning strikes!

 

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CARS 3 Revs Up Their Engines for the Weekend!

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Jeri Jacquin

Racing into theatres this weekend from writer/director Brian Fee, Pixar Animated Studios and Disney is everyone’s favorite racers with CARS 3.

Lightening McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) has been a winner on the track race after race. That is until one day a big race that he felt was a win suddenly changes when a new generation car speeds past to take the win. Shocked, McQueen meets Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), a new race car that is all teched out and he isn’t sure how to deal with it.

When an event on the track happens, McQueen goes back to his little town to basically hide. That is until his friends Sally (Bonnie Hunt), Luigi (Tony Shalhoub) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) convince him that he needs to reach out Rust-eze, the sponsor who is now owned by Sterling (Nathan Fillion).

car 1

Sterling gives McQueen trainer Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) who makes her duty to get him up to speed, literally, before the next big race in Florida. Wanting to go back to training the old-school way, McQueen and Cruz begin to understand one another.

But there is still one more thing McQueen needs to do and that’s return to where his mentor Doc (Paul Newman) lived and discover what motivated him! He meets Smokey (Chris Cooper) who introduced him to old-school racers who push McQueen.

When they arrive in Florida, McQueen begins to realize that the racing world is changing and it might be time for him to change too!

Wilson as McQueen once again brings humor and fun to his vocal role. This is a character that just continues to grow, even if he doesn’t understand why he has to. Wanting to be the best for as long as he can isn’t a new concept in life and McQueen eventually shows us all that being the best only changes when we realize change can be oh so good!

Alonzo as Cruz is a young lady car that absolutely needs to know her worth. As McQueen begins to understand her drive, he realizes that he can either help his new friend or be part of the problem. I love Cruz’s get up and go but also her dreams.

car 3

Cooper as Smokey brings in the old school gang to straighten out McQueen letting him know that Doc has always been with him. Those scenes are extremely touching. Hammer as Storm is a car that plays to the cameras but his wit even though it is stingingly aimed at McQueen. The addition of Fillion as Sterling is an owner that seems committed to McQueen but, of course he’s only in it for what he can get out of it and not the love of racing.

Larry the Cable Guy as Mater is till the sweetest and sometimes smartest car of them all. He wants what is best for his friends, believes in them and will drop everything to help them. He helps McQueen in ways that even Mater doesn’t realize. Larry will always be Mater!

Other cast includes Ray Magliozzi as Dusty, Kerry Washington as Natalie Certain, Bob Costas as Bob Cutlass, Margo Martindale as Louise Nash, Darrell Waltrip as Darrell Cartrip and Isiah Whitlock Jr. as River Scott.

TUBS OF POPCORN: I give CARS 3 four tubs of popcorn out of five. It is fantastic that Pixar and Disney have returned to the original formula that made the original CARS so much fun. Having come full circle with the inclusion of Paul Newman’s character just brought a tear.

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The story gives each character an added depth of loyalty, belief in one another, can-do attitude and even when feeling defeated the uplifting of friends. It is thrilling that the original cast came together bringing all the comedy and laughs I felt missing in the second film.

Everyone in the audience truly had a great time and with school ending it is a great beginning to the summer family movie going experience. Lightening McQueen and the gang have brought their story full circle and it is nothing short of well done and fun.

Grab the family and head to the theatre this weekend for an amazing story from beloved friends who just happen to be CARS.

In the end – It’s not over until lightning strikes!

INSIDE OUT Delights on Bluray

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Jeri Jacquin & Jenise Jacquin

On Bluray this week from directors Peter Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen along with Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures comes the complexities of INSIDE OUT.

Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a little girl who lives with her father (Kyle MacLachlan) and mother (Diane Lane) in a Midwestern town. As she has grown up, we get to see her feelings from the inside with Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith).

Living inside Riley’s little mind call the Headquarters, they help her get through each day saving core memories and creating places for special memories. All begins to go a little whack-a-doodle when Riley’s Dad must uproot the family and move to San Francisco.

Upset that she is leaving friends and hockey behind, Riley has a hard time finding her place in the big city.

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Poehler as Joy is so absolutely endearing. The ‘mama’ of the group, as we see her, she tries to keep everything going in a positive direction. Dealing with the other four can be a handful at times but it doesn’t stop her from being true to her name. Poehler lending her voice to Joy is just a absolute – well – joy!

There is no one better to portray Anger than Lewis Black! We adore his comedy because he is that angry individual who says pretty much what most of us think. He is our unfiltered self and watching his head catch fire is hilarious.

Hader as Fear fits his animated self. When he screeches we can’t help but laugh. Kaling as Disgust is just as hilarious because even when disgusted she is disgustingly funny, get it?

Smith as Sadness has the voice down perfect. Bringing this character that just can’t seem to get it right teaches Joy a lesson that sometimes being sad needs to happen for us all to find our happiness.

Dias as the voice of Riley is a little girl just trying to figure out her place in an ever changing world. Trying to be good isn’t easy at that age when such a big move means starting all over – again, relatable for us all.

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Other cast includes: Dave Goelz as Subconscious Guard Frank, Paula Poundstone as Forgetter Paula, Bobby Moynihan as Forgetter Bobby, Paula Pell as Mom’s Anger and Josh Cooley as Jangles.

Disney Pixar has always and continues to bring amazing animation with stories that touch all our hearts. My own family entertainment collection would not be complete without INSIDE OUT and if you want to check out if your library is up to date, please visit http://www.disneystore.com.

TUBS OF POPCORN: We give INSIDE OUT four and a half tubs of popcorn out of five. Two years ago we saw a bit of INSIDE OUT and in the little we saw in advance we were hooked and couldn’t wait to see how it would all come together and our excitement was well worth the wait. Once seeing the complete film in theatres, the next excitement was adding INSIDE OUT to our Disney home collection.

This is such a delightful look at an entirely original idea that had us, as well as the audience, captivated from beginning to end. From serious laughter to sniffles and tears to moments of ‘awwwwww’ this is really a story of us all. Going through every emotion, everyone watching can relate and it doesn’t matter how old you are.

The characters are relatable and seeing inside the parents head was pretty much past hilarious, especially inside Dad’s head and the blank expressions has this family’s women laughing out loud.

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The animation is absolutely stunning, but then again we would expect nothing less from Pixar. The opening short LAVA is so incredibly cute we couldn’t stand it! All of Pixar’s shorts are loveable and heart tugging but this one really got to us and we lava LAVA too!

Once again a family film that takes the word ‘family’ seriously so gather up everyone and hit the theatres this weekend to see what’s inside your head with INSIDE OUT. The Bluray includes an All-New Short, Riley’s First Date? and more. The bonus extras also include Story of the story, paths to Pixar: The Women of Inside Out, Mixed Emotions, Mapping the Mind, Our Dads the Filmmakers, Into the Unknown: The Sound of Inside Out and The Misunderstood Art of Animation Film Editing.

In the end – come meet the little voices inside your head!

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