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Tokyo Mater (2008)
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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.'

Directors: John Lasseter, Rob Gibbs, and 1 more credit »
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Tales from Radiator Springs (TV Series 2013)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A series of shorts featuring the characters made famous in the "Cars" movies.

Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Lloyd Sherr, Michael Wallis
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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

Directors: John Lasseter, Dan Scanlon
Stars: Larry the Cable Guy, Owen Wilson, Michael Wallis
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The toys throw Ken and Barbie a Hawaiian vacation in Bonnie's room.

Director: Gary Rydstrom
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack
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
Animation | Short | Comedy
    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
George & A.J. (Video 2009)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After Nurses George and A.J. of the Shady Oaks Retirement Village witness Carl leaving with his house towed by balloons, other senior citizens around the city are inspired to make their own "escapes", much to George and A.J.'s chagrin.

Director: Josh Cooley
Stars: Jason Topolski, A.J. Riebli III, Steve Purcell
Dug's Special Mission (Video 2009)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Alpha, Beta, and Gamma try to keep Dug out of their way while they hunt for Kevin the Snipe. However, their instructions for his "very special mission" keep backfiring on them.

Director: Ronnie Del Carmen
Stars: Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, Jerome Ranft
Mike's New Car (Video 2002)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    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
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A fast food restaurant mini variant of Buzz forcibly switches places with the real Buzz and his friends have to deal with the obnoxious impostor.

Directors: Angus MacLane, Dylan Brown
Stars: Lori Alan, Carlos Alazraqui, Tim Allen
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When Rex finds himself left behind in the bathroom, he puts his limbs to use by getting a bath going for a bunch of new toy friends.

Director: Mark A. Walsh
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn
Party Central (2014)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Mike and Sulley spend a week at Monsters University.

Director: Kelsey Mann
Stars: Lori Alan, Carlos Alazraqui, Billy Crystal
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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 nine highly entertaining Tall Tales involving bullfights, drag races, rock concerts, monster truck showdowns and even UFOs. Join Mater, the heart and soul of Radiator Springs, and all your favorite characters from the world of Cars as they take you on a fun-filled ride that will have your family roaring with laughter! Written by Anonymous

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During the "Tokyo Mater" short, Mater misses a drift and finds himself sliding through what appears to be a garage. When the doors on the other side of the garage open and Mater slides out, just inside the door, there are two cars - one that looks like James P. Sullivan and another that looks like Mike Wazowski - a nod to another Pixar production, Monsters Inc. See more »

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[opening line]
Mater: If I'm lyin', I'm cryin'.
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Well animated and enjoyable...but formulaic.
6 December 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

As long as you set your expectations a bit lower, you'll enjoy these very short CGI films. I say set your standards lower because the cartoons are very, very short...and they follow the same formula in each and every one. Each consists of Mater (one of the main characters in the full-length film "Cars") telling what sound like wild fibs. And, each time his friend McQueen says he doesn't believe the story...only to then get confirmation that the story WAS true and that McQueen himself was a witness--though he somehow forgot. While the cartoons are quite trivial, they are gorgeous--with some of the nicest CGI I have seen. As a result, they hold up well on the new DVD "Mater's Tall Tales"--a compilation of all of these short films. Each short is only about 4-5 minutes in length and kids will love 'em. Adults will enjoy them for a while--until they notice that each short is pretty much the same pattern being repeated again and again.


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