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Tokyo Mater (2008)

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A routine tow lands Mater in Tokyo, where he is challenged to a drift-style race against a nefarious gang leader and his posse of ninjas. With the help of his friend, 'Dragon' Lightning McQueen, and some special modifications, Mater attempts to drift to victory and become 'Tow-ke-O Mater, King of all Drifters.'

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Mater (voice)
Keith Ferguson ...
Michael Wallis ...
Sheriff (voice)
Mach Tony Kobayashi ...
Kabuto (voice)
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Ito-San (voice)
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Sonoko Konishi ...
Chuki (voice)
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A routine tow lands Mater in Tokyo, where he is challenged to a drift-style race against a nefarious gang leader and his posse of ninjas. With the help of his friend, 'Dragon' Lightning McQueen, and some special modifications, Mater attempts to drift to victory and become 'Tow-ke-O Mater, King of all Drifters.'

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Tokyo Martin  »

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Trivia

As Mater accidentally drifts through a building early in the race, the Cars versions of Mike and Sully (from the clip of "Monster Trucks, Inc." in the credits of Cars) can be seen during Mater's exit. See more »

Quotes

Mater: Hey there, bud. Looks like you could use a tow somewhere.
Ito-San: Yes, but it is very far.
Mater: Shoot! No tow is too far for Tow Mater!
[Cut to Mater arriving at Tokyo]
Mater: I've gotta change my slogan.
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References WALL·E (2008) See more »

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A fun short film
20 December 2009 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

My 2 year old son loves this film! It's - what - 5 minutes long? About 6th in a series that include Mater being a Matedor, being a fire truck, befriending a UFO etc.

The set up is the same each time, Mater will start telling a 'tall tale' that involves him and a rather bemused Lightning McQueen.

This tale, in my opinion (and my sons!) is the best so far. Mater tows a Japanese car back to Japan and is then 'Modified!' to be a drift racer. He insults another car and must race to the top of Tokyo tower at midnight to become 'King of the Drifters' or suffer the indignity of being stripped of all modifications and becoming .... STOCK! Fun, non-stop excitement and an excellent sound track.


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