Cruise into the crazy adventures of Tow Mater as you watch him be a fire truck, daredevil, import drifter, and even an astronaut.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Larry the Cable Guy ...  Mater / ... 11 episodes, 2008-2012
Keith Ferguson Keith Ferguson ...  Lightning McQueen 11 episodes, 2008-2012
Jan Rabson ...  Additional voice talent / ... 8 episodes, 2009-2012
Elissa Knight ...  Tia / ... 7 episodes, 2009-2011
Danny Mann Danny Mann ...  Additional voice talent / ... 7 episodes, 2009-2012
Lindsey Collins ...  Mia / ... 6 episodes, 2009-2011
Lori Alan ...  Additional Voice / ... 6 episodes, 2009-2012
John Cygan ...  Additional Voice / ... 6 episodes, 2009-2011
Bob Scott Bob Scott ...  Additional voice talent / ... 6 episodes, 2009-2010
Mickie McGowan Mickie McGowan ...  Additional voice talent / ... 6 episodes, 2009-2010
Steve Purcell Steve Purcell ...  Additional voice talent / ... 5 episodes, 2009-2010
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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 and Pixar, come nine highly entertaining Tall Tales involving bullfights, drag races, rock concerts, monster truck showdowns, and even U.F.O.s. Join Mater, the heart and soul of Radiator Springs, and all of 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.

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English

Release Date:

27 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales See more »

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Pixar Animation Studios See more »
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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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. (2001). See more »

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[opening line]
Mater: If I'm lyin', I'm cryin'.
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Followed by Tokyo Mater (2008) See more »

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The best of Pixar's short films
5 July 2011 | by thomsedaviSee all my reviews

These short films are essentially a bridge between the first 'Cars' film and the second. In fact you could say that each short film is a concise analogy of the relationship between the two Cars films - they start out in slow-paced Radiator Springs and then branch out into far-fetched adventures. I would highly recommend watching these before watching Cars 2, they make the shift in tone much less jarring. Also the idea that Mater is always telling 'tall tales' becomes relevant in the second film.

I would not say that these are better than the two feature-length films, but they do suit their function more appropriately. The first film had good characterization, but for a children's cartoon there was not much action. The second film had a lot of action, but with less interest in the characters.

These are only intended as fun little sketches, and as such they work superbly. I had more laughs per minute than the feature films, with the highlight being a hilarious reference to 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'


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