April 23, 2014

Cars 2 Coming Home To Blu-ray/DVD On November 1

Similar to previous Pixar’s home video releases, Disney has announced that the Cars 2 Blu-ray and DVD will be hitting retail stores right before the big holiday shopping season kicks off. Included within the sets will be a brand grew short entitled Air Mater, which we described back in February as a film that would set up the Planes universe. Besides the standard box sets, there will be a monster 11-Disc set collecting the two Cars films, along with all of the Mater’s Tall Tales shorts. Read on for the full press release, images of the box sets, and a clip from the upcoming Air Mater!

The #1 Animated Film of the Year Races Home!

Hits The Streets November 1, 2011

On Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3DTM, DVD and Movie Download

Features Exclusive All-New Pixar Animated Short “Air Mater”

“Hawaiian Vacation” Animated Short and Hours More Exciting Bonus Features Take Audiences on a “World Tour” with the Artists and Filmmakers

BURBANK, Calif., August 18, 2011 — 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.page1image14032

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” is available in-home in several ways:

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (1 Blu-ray Disc + 1 DVD)

Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 U.S./$44.99 Canada

Bonus Features:

Cars Toon “Air Mater” – Exclusive All-New Short
Toy Story Toon “Hawaiian Vacation” – Theatrically Released Short Director John Lasseter Commentary

2-Disc DVD Combo Pack (1 DVD + 1 Blu-ray Disc)
Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 U.S./$44.99 Canada

Bonus Features:

  • Cars Toon “Air Mater” – Exclusive All-New Short
  • Toy Story Toon “Hawaiian Vacation” – Theatrically Released Short
  • Director John Lasseter Commentary

5-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (1 Blu-ray 3D Disc + 2 Blu-ray Discs + DVD + Digital Copy)

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Suggested Retail Price: $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada

Bonus Features:

  • Cars Toon “Air Mater” – Exclusive All-New Short Toy Story Toon “Hawaiian Vacation ”– Theatrically Released Short
  • Director John Lasseter Commentary
  • “World Tour” Interactive SneakPeek: The Nuts and Bolts of ‘Cars Land’

11-Disc 3-Movie Blu-ray Combo Pack “Collector Set” – “Cars 2,” “Cars” and “Mater’s Tall Tales”

Suggested Retail Price: $119.99 U.S./$134.99 Canada

“Cars 2” (1 Blu-ray 3D Disc + 2 Blu-ray Discs + DVD + Digital Copy)

Bonus Features:

  •  Cars Toon “Air Mater” – Exclusive All-New Short
  •  Toy Story Toon “Hawaiian Vacation” – Theatrically Released Short
  • Director John Lasseter Commentary
  • “World Tour” Interactive
  • One Die-Cast ‘John Lassetire’ Car

“Cars” (1 Blu-ray Disc + 1 DVD + Digital Copy)

Bonus Features:

All Bonus Features Currently Available for “Cars”

“Mater’s Tall Tales” (1 Blu-ray Disc + 1 DVD + Digital Copy)page3image6928

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1 Disc DVD

Suggested Retail Price: $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada

Bonus Features:

  • Cars Toon “Air Mater” – Exclusive All-New Short
  • Toy Story Toon “Hawaiian Vacation” – Theatrically Released Short
  • Director John Lasseter Commentary

Movie Download

Suggested Retail Price High Definition: $39.99 U.S./44.99 Canada

Suggested Retail Price Standard Definition: $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada

Bonus Features:

  • Cars Toon “Air Mater” – Exclusive All-New Short
  • Toy Story Toon “Hawaiian Vacation” – Theatrically Released Short
  • “Bringing Cars 2 To The World” – Available only on Movie Download, it presents a special behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists and filmmakers make movies in over 40 different languages for audiences around the world to enjoy.

Film Synopsis:

Star racecar Lightning McQueen and the incomparable tow truck Mater take their friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile and the stunning rookie field spy Holley Shiftwell. Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world. The fast-paced fun includes a colorful new all-car cast, complete with menacing villains and international racing competitors.

Social Media:

Those who would like to stay connected with the exciting “Cars 2” release are encouraged to:

  • “Like” the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pixarcars
  • Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/disneypixar
  • Visit the website and mobile site: www.Disney.com/cars

About Disney Blu-ray Combo Packs:

To provide consumers with unprecedented quality, value and portability of their favorite Disney classics, in 2008 WDSHE pioneered the Combo Pack – a Blu-ray DiscTM plus a DVD in a single package. Current Disney titles available in market as Combo Packs include “Bambi,” “Fox and the Hound,” “Mars Needs Moms,” “I Am Number Four” and “TRON: Legacy,” to name a few.

About Walt Disney Studios:

For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (DIS: NYSE) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and Disney LIVE!. For more information, please visit www.disney.com.

About Samad Rizvi

Samad is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Pixar Times. His favorite films include The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Vertigo, Back to the Future, Children of Men, Pan's Labyrinth, and of course, Pixar's Monsters, Inc., WALL-E and Up.