Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales

2010 NR 0h 38m DVD

Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales

2010 NR 0h 38m DVD
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Tow truck Mater from Pixar's Cars grabs the spotlight once again in this animated collection of tall tales that finds the charmingly battered truck envisioning himself in all manner of outrageous scenarios.
Larry the Cable Guy, Keith Ferguson
John Lasseter, Victor Navone, Rob Gibbs
Widescreen 1.78:1
Spanish (Neutral), French
English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 4+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 4+
age 4+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this special Pixar DVD that centers around Cars character Mater contains nothing objectionable for kids, although there's one brief moment when it looks like Mater has been buried. Romance is in the air for one moment in each segment when smitten twin lady cars appear again and again to flirt with Mater. Other than exposing kids to the Pixar world of movies and merchandise, there's no consumerism involved, and kids may just learn how clever the animators are to give vehicles such nuanced human personality traits.

Sexual Content

Twin "female" cars show up again and again to swoon over Mater in every segment.


A monster-truck rally shows some aggressive competitors, and in a "matador" section, it briefly seems as if Mater has been buried to death. The alien "Mater" is about to be operated on when Mater rescues him.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Mater's stories show how versatile a truck he is and how he's always able to get out of sticky situations with his perseverance and hard-work. It also shows that it's never too late to try a new hobby or job, because it could lead to greatness.


While there's no product placement or overt consumerism in these shorts, the Cars movie has an extensive merchandise line that kids will be very familiar with.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The VW Bus seems under the influence and says "far out" with a stoned-sounding voice, but that's something only parents will pick up on.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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