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.
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.
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 /
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.