Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales

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Cars Toons
Created byJohn Lasseter
Developed byDisney·Pixar
Directed byJohn Lasseter
Rob Gibbs
Victor Navone
StarringLarry the Cable Guy
Keith Ferguson
Theme music composerMark Mothersbaugh
Opening themeCars Toon Theme Song
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasonsMater's Tall Tales: 3 Tales from Radiator Springs: 1
No. of episodesMater's Tall Tales: 11 Tales from Radiator Springs: 3
Executive producer(s)Lee Unkrich
Producer(s)Kori Rae
Editor(s)Roy E. Disney (Season 1 and first episode of Season 2 only)
Running time5 mins (except "Tokyo Mater": 7 mins, "Air Mater": 5 mins, and "Time Travel Mater": 6 minutes, 23 seconds)
Production company(s)Pixar
DistributorDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
First shown inUnited States
Original release27 October 2008 (2008-10-27) –
Other websites
Production website

Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales is an American animated short television series by Pixar, featuring the characters Mater and Lightning McQueen from the movie Cars. The series' first broadcast was on October 27, 2008, on Toon Disney,[1][2] Disney Channel and ABC Family. The show was then moved to Disney Junior in 14 February 2011.

Cast[change | change source]

Episodes[change | change source]

# Title Original Premiere date Original Channel/Medium
1"Rescue Squad Mater"[3]27 October 2008 (2008-10-27)Toon Disney
2"Mater the Greater"[3]28 October 2008 (2008-10-28)Toon Disney
3"El Materdor"[3]29 October 2008 (2008-10-29)Toon Disney
4"Tokyo Mater"[4]12 December 2008 (2008-12-12)Theatrically with Bolt
5"(U.F.M.) Unidentified Flying Mater"[5]20 November 2009 (2009-11-20)Disney Channel
6"Monster Truck Mater"[6]30 July 2010 (2010-07-30)Disney Channel
7"Heavy Metal Mater"[7]8 October 2010 (2010-10-08)Disney Channel
8"Moon Mater"2 November 2010Mater's Tall Tales DVD/Blu-ray
9"Mater Private Eye"2 November 2010Mater's Tall Tales DVD/Blu-ray
10"Air Mater"[8]1 November 2011 (2011-11-01)Cars 2 DVD/Blu-ray
11"Time Travel Mater"[9][10]5 June 2012 (2012-06-05)Disney Channel

Video game[change | change source]

A video game based on the show was released on 19 October 2010 for the Wii.[11][12]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mater's Tall Tales". Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  2. Victor Navone (25 October 2008). "CarsToons!". VNOG Blog.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Zahed, Ramin (September 26, 2008). "Mater Stars in Own Mini-Show on Disney". Animation Magazine. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  4. Lesnick, Silas (December 9, 2008). "Exclusive: First Look at Pixar's Tokyo Mater!". Archived from the original on July 31, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  5. Sciretta, Peter (November 23, 2009). "New Pixar Cars Short: Unidentified Flying Mater". /Film. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  6. Sciretta, Peter (July 14, 2010). "New Pixar Cars Toon 'Monster Truck Mater' Premieres July 30th". /Film. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  7. Gallagher, Brian (October 6, 2010). "Cars Toons Short Heavy Metal Mater Debuts on the Disney Channel". Retrieved March 24, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  8. Weiner, David (August 17, 2011). "ET Exclusive: 'Air Mater' Takes Flight". ET Online. Archived from the original on September 20, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
  9. "Mater's Tall Tales : Time Travel Mater". Zap2It. Archived from the original on June 27, 2012. Retrieved June 2, 2012.
  10. "'Time Travel Mater' to Air on Disney Channel This Week Ahead of Disneyland 'Premiere'". Stitch Kingdom. June 6, 2012. Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  11. "Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  12. "Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales". IGN. Archived from the original on 2010-09-12. Retrieved 2011-02-17.

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