MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,124 this week

Mater and the Ghostlight (2006)

Video  -  Animation | Short | Family  -  25 October 2006 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 3,726 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 12 critic

In this short featuring the characters of the movie Cars, Mater is told the story of a Ghostlight, which causes him to be scared.

Writers:

(original story), (original story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 26 Dec 2011
 
list image
a list of 23 titles
created 21 Jun 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 13 Nov 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mater and the Ghostlight (Video 2006)

Mater and the Ghostlight (Video 2006) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mater and the Ghostlight.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

BURN-E (Video 2008)
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

If BURN-E (a welding robot) had known how much trouble he'd be caused by WALL-E's pursuit of EVE, then he'd have taken the day off.

Director: Angus MacLane
Stars: Angus MacLane, Tessa Swigart, Ben Burtt
Mater's Tall Tales (TV Series 2008)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Rev up your engines for this unforgettable collection of Cars Toons starring Mater, the lovable and hilarious tow truck from the hit movie Cars. From the creative minds of Disney/Pixar come... See full summary »

Stars: Larry the Cable Guy, Keith Ferguson, Elissa Knight
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

RJ the raccoon produces a nature video, which turns out to be an excuse for him and the porcupine children to play pranks on Hammy the squirrel.

Director: Will Finn
Stars: Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell
Presto (2008)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A stage magician's rabbit gets into a magical onstage brawl against his neglectful guardian with two magic hats.

Director: Doug Sweetland
Stars: Doug Sweetland
Partly Cloudy (2009)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Everyone knows that the stork delivers babies, but where do the storks get the babies from? The answer lies up in the stratosphere, where cloud people sculpt babies from clouds and bring ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sohn
Stars: Tony Fucile, Lori Richardson
Mike's New Car (Video 2002)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Mike's bought a new 6-wheel-drive car, and he can't wait to show it off to Sulley. Only problem is, Mike hasn't exactly mastered the controls yet, and they're pretty complicated.

Directors: Pete Docter, Roger Gould
Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman
Your Friend the Rat (Video 2007)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Remy and Emile plead the case for rats by illustrating the historical and scientific facts about the species and their interaction with humans.

Director: Jim Capobianco
Stars: Patton Oswalt, Peter Sohn, Lou Romano
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

"Tales from the Crisper": Junior Asparagus, after watching a scary Frankencelery movie, is afraid to go to sleep; he gets help from Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber, who teach him that... See full summary »

Director: Phil Vischer
Stars: Dan Anderson, G. Bock, Mike Nawrocki
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After accidentally breaking his dad's prized collector's plate, Junior Asparagus is encouraged (by his new friend Fibrilious Minimus) to cover up the accident. When Junior is forced to ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Olsen, Phil Vischer
Stars: Mike Nawrocki, Tim Gregory, Phil Vischer
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Junior Asparagus and Laura Carrot start spreading rumors, which spread over Bumblyburg like a weed - threatening to engulf the whole town. Larry-Boy arrives and convinces them that God ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Vischer
Stars: Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer, G. Bock
The Legend of Mor'du (Video 2012)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The witch from Pixar's Brave (2012) uses magical illustrations to tell the legend of a power-obsessed prince who sought a magic spell that would allow him to wrest control of a kingdom from... See full summary »

Director: Brian Larsen
Stars: Julie Walters, Steve Purcell, Callum O'Neill
Gone Nutty (Video 2002)
Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Scrat is putting one last acorn into a huge and very neatly arranged stash, but it keeps popping up. He jumps on it -- once too often, and the whole stockpile falls through a knothole in ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saldanha
Stars: Chris Wedge
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Tow Mater (voice)
...
Michael Wallis ...
Sheriff (voice)
...
Sally Carrera (voice)
...
Doc Hudson (voice)
...
Ramone (voice)
...
Sarge (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bill og spøkelseslyset  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When the Sheriff mentions "the hot breath of Zozobra" he is talking about Zozobra ("Old Man Gloom") the giant marionette effigy that is burned every autumn during Fiestas de Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff: You see son, the only thing to be scared of out here is your imagination.
Doc Hudson: Yep. That, and of course, the Screaming Banshee. Well, good night!
All cars: Good night!
[All drive off, except Mater, then all lights shut off]
Tow Mater: The screaming what?
[shakes]
See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Cars (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Behind the Clouds
Written by Brad Paisley & Frank Rogers
Performed by Brad Paisley
Produced by Frank Rogers
Brad Paisley appears courtesy of Arista Nashville
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Breathtaking animation quality
1 September 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I have seen this short twice and both times I was bowled over by the gorgeous computer-generated animation. Clearly, Pixar is THE studio that sets the animation standard. However, I think this film has a strike against it from the outset and that is because the CARS characters aren't as endearing or timeless as many of the other Pixar creations. They lack the "cuddly factor" or depth of some of the other characters and so, at least to me, it doesn't stack well with the MONSTERS, INC., UP!, RATATOUILLE or INCREDIBLES (among others).

As for the short, it's about Mater and how cowardly he is. The others make up a ghost story and Mater freaks out. It's all great fun for the kids, but adults probably won't love this film unless they are car aficionados or NASCAR fans. To me, it all seemed pretty routine--aside from the great animation.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Mater and the Ghostlight (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page