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Cars 2 Races Onto Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D™, DVD and Movie Download Today!

A Little Bit About Disney's Cars 2
Disney•Pixar’s fast-action summer hit “Cars 2” comes home on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D, Movie Download and DVD -- November 1, 2011. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Pixar Animation Studios, the high octane in-home release invites families and fans of all ages to come along on a journey around the world with the #1 animated film of the year and introduces an exclusive all-new animated short “Air Mater,” featuring the fan favorite character spinning his tales in an exciting adventure high above Radiator Springs. The must-own animated release also includes fascinating commentary from award-winning director John Lasseter and “Hawaiian Vacation,” the delightful animated short that accompanied the film in theatres.
The immersive “Cars 2” bonus features include an one-of-a-kind interactive “World Tour” map that takes viewers through nine different locations, including those featured in the film and more. A global thrill-ride, it allows viewers 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. “Cars 2” is also the first Pixar film to be released in spectacular Blu-ray 3D.
Download Printable Cars 2 Maintenance Activities!
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.
Bonus Features Include (but are not limited to depended on Combo Pack purchased)
  • Cars Toon “Air Mater” – Exclusive All-New Short
  • Toy Story Toon “Hawaiian Vacation” – Theatrically Released Short
  • Director John Lasseter Commentary

Our Experience
Both of our kiddo's were HUGE fan's of Cars, so when Cars 2 came out, they were super excited to see it (so excited, that we took them to see it in the theater on opening day)Although many sequels generally don't garner a ton of excitement, Cars 2 is absolutely fabulous! Possibly even better than the first! The super funny (Tow Mater is hilarious!) fast paced story line brings those favorite characters that the kids fell in love with the first time around (Tow Mater and Lightening Mcqueen amongst a few others) back to the big screen, and they've also added many new characters that are just as delightful and captivating. The princess (the single most girlie little girl you'll ever come across!) loved the movie so much, she requested that we go out and purchase her a "Holley Shiftwell" car immediately! B already has several of the Cars 2 collectible cars, and she couldn't wait another second to join in on the fun. Though our son will always have an affinity for Lightening McQueen and Tow Mater, his new absolute favorite character is Finn McMissile!

We all had a wonderful time viewing this last week for our family movie night. The kid's especially enjoyed the bonus features, including the new exclusive short "Air Mater", and the Toy Story Toon "Hawaiian Vacation".

BIG FUN TO BE HAD WITH THIS BOXED SET! Cars 2 was truly, fun for the entire family!
This is definitely a title to keep in mind for the Upcoming Holiday Season, it would make a great gift or a super stocking stuffer!
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