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 some special modifications, Mater attempts to drift to victory and become "Tow-ke-O Mater, King of all Drifters".
Enjoy this fictional ad for Miss Fritter's Racing Skoool focused on the blindsided testimonials from the Crazy 8's, touting the transformative impact the school has had in reshaping the direction of their lives.
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After Nurses George and A.J. of the Shady Oaks Retirement Village witness Carl leaving with his house towed by balloons, other senior citizens around the city are inspired to make their own "escapes", much to George and A.J.'s chagrin.
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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.
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 »
My 4 year old loved this DVD. Perhaps even more than the Cars movie itself. It's far more fast-paced and slapstick than the full movie, that's for sure, and the main character switches from Lightning McQueen (not played by Owen Wilson here) to his Cars sidekick Mater.
The lovable truck tells all kind of far fetched stories which had my son laughing along all the way, each one adding the twist when McQueen said he didn't believe the story he would get dragged into the fantasy by Mater who would play mind-games with McQueen and make him think he was there when it happened. That could have got repetitive, but my son loved it every time, especially when he knew it was coming towards the end of these shorts.
Great DVD, and gives good hope that the upcoming Cars II will be a lot more fun than the first one. Not that it was a bad film, but at times it was incredibly slow for a children's movie. This is a wonderful purchase.
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