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Mater's Tall Tales 

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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

In the episode, "Heavy Metal Mater", Jerry Recycled Batteries from the first Cars (2006) makes a cameo at the top down truck stop, which also happens to Ben from the first Cars (2006). See more »

Quotes

[opening line]
Mater: If I'm lyin', I'm cryin'.
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Spun-off from Cars (2006) See more »

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Well animated and enjoyable...but formulaic.
6 December 2010 | by MartinHaferSee 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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