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 ...
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.
In the film noir inspired short, "Mater Private Eye", Mater is threatened and assaulted by having his headlight pried out by another character's switchblade screwdriver, leaving him with a bandaged headlight. This is a nod to Chinatown (1974), where J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Jack Nicholson) has his nose cut, and subsequently bandaged for most of the film. See more »
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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