Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales

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Cars Toons
Genre Miniseries
Created by John Lasseter
Developed by Disney·Pixar
Directed by John Lasseter
Rob Gibbs
Victor Navone
Starring Larry the Cable Guy
Keith Ferguson
Theme music composer Mark Mothersbaugh
Opening theme Cars Toon Theme Song
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons

Mater's Tall Tales: 3

Tales from Radiator Springs: 1
No. of episodes

Mater's Tall Tales: 11

Tales from Radiator Springs: 3
Production
Executive producer(s) Lee Unkrich
Producer(s) Kori Rae
Editor(s) Roy E. Disney (Season 1 and first episode of Season 2 only)
Running time 2-3 mins (except "Tokyo Mater": 7 mins, "Air Mater": 5 mins, and "Time Travel Mater": 6 minutes, 23 seconds)
Production company(s) Pixar
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Broadcast
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
First shown in United States
Original run 27 October 2008 (2008-10-27) – present
Status Returning series
Other websites
Official website
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 | edit source]

Episodes[change | edit 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 2010 Mater's Tall Tales DVD/Blu-ray
9 "Mater Private Eye" 2 November 2010 Mater'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 | edit source]

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

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Mater's Tall Tales". TheTVDB.com. http://thetvdb.com/?id=84847&tab=series. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  2. Victor Navone (25 October 2008). "CarsToons!". VNOG Blog. Blogger.com. http://www.navone.org/blogger/2008/10/carstoons.html.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Zahed, Ramin (September 26, 2008). "Mater Stars in Own Mini-Show on Disney". Animation Magazine. http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/mater-stars-in-own-mini-show-on-disney/. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  4. Lesnick, Silas (December 9, 2008). "Exclusive: First Look at Pixar's Tokyo Mater!". ComingSoon.net. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=50793. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  5. Sciretta, Peter (November 23, 2009). "New Pixar Cars Short: Unidentified Flying Mater". /Film. http://www.slashfilm.com/new-pixar-cars-short-unidentified-flying-mater/. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  6. Sciretta, Peter (July 14, 2010). "New Pixar Cars Toon “Monster Truck Mater” Premieres July 30th". /Film. http://www.slashfilm.com/new-pixar-cars-toon-monster-truck-mater-premieres-july-30th/. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  7. Gallagher, Brian (October 6, 2010). "Cars Toons Short Heavy Metal Mater Debuts on the Disney Channel". MovieWeb.com. http://www.movieweb.com/news/cars-toons-short-heavy-metal-mater-debuts-on-the-disney-channel. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  8. Weiner, David (August 17, 2011). "ET Exclusive: 'Air Mater' Takes Flight". ET Online. http://www.etonline.com/movies/113416_ET_Exclusive_Air_Mater_Takes_Flight_in_Cars_2_DVD/index.html. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
  9. "Mater's Tall Tales : Time Travel Mater". Zap2It. http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/maters-tall-tales-time-travel-mater/EP010939580009. Retrieved June 2, 2012.
  10. "‘Time Travel Mater’ to Air on Disney Channel This Week Ahead of Disneyland ‘Premiere’". Stitch Kingdom. June 6, 2012. http://www.stitchkingdom.com/disney-time-travel-mater-21045/. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  11. "Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/997656-cars-toon-maters-tall-tales/data. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  12. "Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales". IGN. http://wii.ign.com/objects/077/077614.html. Retrieved 2011-02-17.

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