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Mater and the Ghostlight (2006)

Video  -  Animation | Short | Family  -  25 October 2006 (USA)
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In this short featuring the characters of the movie Cars, Mater is told the story of a Ghostlight, which causes him to be scared.

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At night, all around town, Mater the disheveled tow truck is causing havoc, playing tricks, disturbing the peace, and scaring other motor vehicles. At Flo's V-8 café, the local cop car warns Mater about the ghostlight, a legendary orb of blue that haunts these parts. The cop car tells the story and warns one and all that the ghostlight hates the sound of clanking metal. All the cars rush home, leaving only Mater, whistling past the graveyard, alone at his junkyard. Then, a blue light appears; can Mater save himself or is there more to the story? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Although the "ghostlight" in this film is referenced in Cars (2006), this short does not take place "in the middle" of that film (that is, a "previously unseen moment"), but at an undetermined time after. This is evident in that Mack, Lightning's transport truck, is present (but has no lines). See more »

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Tow Mater: [to the screaming Banshee] You better run. They say there's a Banshee out here somewhere tonight, but I ain't seen 'im yet. G'night.
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Spun-off from Cars (2006) See more »

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Behind the Clouds
Written by Brad Paisley & Frank Rogers
Performed by Brad Paisley
Produced by Frank Rogers
Brad Paisley appears courtesy of Arista Nashville
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Turning The Tables On The Tow Truck
26 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This cartoon features "Mater," the most lovable character in the great animated movie "Cars." This seven-minute comes as a feature in the "Cars" DVD. Actually, all of the characters are in here, but Mater has more "screen time."

The story is a simple one of the other cars trying to teach Mater a lesson. In brief, they give him a taste of what he's been dishing out. The buck-toothed tow-truck has been going around scaring everyone with surprise attacks and they are tired of it.

So, one night they all gather in a circle and they tell him a story about the dreaded "Gas Light" ghost. After everyone goes home, they sit back as the tow truck gets scared out of his gas line later that night by the "Ghost Light," which is rigged up by the others to scare him.

And, if he still didn't get the message, they set him up for another mind game and the cartoon ends with that thought in mind.

Overall, it's not really all that funny (except with Mater is shaking in fright) but it's well- crafted and beautiful to watch, like the feature film. It could easily have been a small segment inserted in the film.


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