Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales
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.
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NRGeneral Audience. Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video ServiceOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; additional featurettes.
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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 kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it