Tokyo Mater

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Tokyo Mater
Original poster
Directed by John Lasseter
Produced by Kori Rae
Screenplay by Scott Morse
Story by Scott Morse
Starring Larry the Cable Guy
Keith Ferguson
Music by BT
Edited by Torbin Xan Bullock
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release dates
  • December 12, 2008 (2008-12-12)
Running time
5 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Tokyo Mater is a 2008 Pixar computer animated short film directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Rob Gibbs and Victor Navone. It is the fourth short in the Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales series. The short features characters from the Cars films and takes place after the events of Cars. It was first seen with the theatrical release of Walt Disney Animation Studios' Bolt, (starting in the film's fourth week in theaters)[1][2] and then had its television premiere on Disney XD on March 12, 2010. It was included in the home release of the Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales compilation. It is a parody of the 2006 film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.


Mater tells a story to Lightning McQueen about how he used to be a drift king. He is hired as a tow truck driver as he states he'll tow any car anywhere. The tow ends up being to Tokyo, Japan, and Mater tows the car there all away across the Pacific Ocean. While there, he is challenged to a drift race to crown the drift king, with the loser losing all custom modifications and becoming a "stock" car. Mater accepts, and is fitted with custom modifications of his own. As Mater is losing the race, Lightning Dragon McQueen shows up to help Mater fend off an attack by ninjas, allowing Mater to win the race.

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Home media[edit]

On November 2, 2010, Tokyo Mater was released on DVD and Blu-Ray as part of the Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales compilation disc set.


  1. ^ "Hi-res Photos of Pixar's Tokyo Mater". /Film. 2008-12-10. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  2. ^ "Exclusive: First Look at Pixar's Tokyo Mater!". 2008-12-09. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 

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Preceded by
Pixar Animation Studios short films
Succeeded by
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