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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 »
Stars: Larry the Cable Guy, Keith Ferguson, Michael Wallis
Animation | Short | Family
    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
Tales from Radiator Springs (TV Series 2013)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Stars: Josh Cooley, Paul Dooley, Keith Ferguson
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
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mater the tow truck travels from country to country as he retells his infamous but unbelievable stories.

Stars: Larry the Cable Guy, Owen Wilson
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
Dug's Special Mission (Video 2009)
Animation | Short | Family
    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
Boundin' (2003)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A sheep dances proudly in his southwestern landscape, until one day his wool is sheared and he is left naked. He's depressed and shy, until a cheerful jackalope comes along and shows him how to leap proudly and not to be ashamed.

Directors: Bud Luckey, Roger Gould
Stars: Bud Luckey
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
One Man Band (2005)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Two buskers engage in a petty feud over a child's donation.

Directors: Mark Andrews, Andrew Jimenez
Burn-E (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
Jack-Jack Attack (Video 2005)
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Parrs' baby Jack-Jack is thought to be normal, not having any super-powers like his parents or siblings. But when an outsider is hired to watch him, Jack-Jack shows his true potential.

Director: Brad Bird
Stars: Bret 'Brook' Parker, Bud Luckey, Eli Fucile
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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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All Mater's Tall Tales shorts have the same basic plot. Mater does/sees something, says he was/did something related to the thing he just did/saw, gets halfway through his tale when McQueen interrupts him saying it didn't happen, Mater replies with a "Aw, you remember. You was there too!", it cuts back to the tale, this time with McQueen in it, Mater finishes his tale, leaves, and McQuees spots something/someone from Mater's tale and gets confused, and the short ends. See more »

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[opening line]
Mater: If I'm lyin', I'm cryin'.
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Great for kids!
28 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My 4 year old loved this DVD. Perhaps even more than the Cars movie itself. It's far more fast-paced and slapstick than the full movie, that's for sure, and the main character switches from Lightning McQueen (not played by Owen Wilson here) to his Cars sidekick Mater.

The lovable truck tells all kind of far fetched stories which had my son laughing along all the way, each one adding the twist when McQueen said he didn't believe the story he would get dragged into the fantasy by Mater who would play mind-games with McQueen and make him think he was there when it happened. That could have got repetitive, but my son loved it every time, especially when he knew it was coming towards the end of these shorts.

Great DVD, and gives good hope that the upcoming Cars II will be a lot more fun than the first one. Not that it was a bad film, but at times it was incredibly slow for a children's movie. This is a wonderful purchase.


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