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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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John Lasseter, Rob Gibbs (co-director) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry the Cable Guy ... Mater (voice)
Keith Ferguson Keith Ferguson ... Lightning McQueen (voice)
Michael Wallis ... Sheriff (voice)
Mach Tony Kobayashi Mach Tony Kobayashi ... Kabuto (voice)
Robert Ito ... Ito-San (voice)
Peter Sohn ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Pete Sohn)
Bob Peterson ... Additional Voices (voice)
Elissa Knight ... Additional Voices (voice)
Sonoko Konishi Sonoko Konishi ... Chuki (voice)
Bob Scott Bob Scott ... Additional Voices (voice)
Henry Lee ... Additional Voices (voice)
Guido Quaroni ... Guido (voice)
Mickie McGowan Mickie McGowan ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jess Harnell ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jan Rabson ... Additional Voices (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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tokyo Martin See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pixar Animation Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Released theatrically with Bolt (2008). See more »

Quotes

Kabuto: You look good, but can you race?
Mater: [laughing] Can I?... Hey, can I?
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Connections

Follows Mater's Tall Tales (2008) See more »

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A fun short film
20 December 2009 | by hotspur95See 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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