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Mater the greater
Mater the Greater
Short Information
Aired

October 28, 2008 on TV
November 2, 2010 on DVD/Blu-ray

Written by

John Lasseter
Rob Gibbs
Bobby Podesta
Scott Morse
Bobby Rubio
Justin Wright
Valerie LaPointe

Directed by

John Lasseter
Rob Gibbs
Victor Navone

Episode Guide
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Mater the Greater is the second Cars Toons episode. It originally aired on Disney Channel on October 28, 2008, and was released on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 2, 2010.

Story

At Flo's V8 Café, Lightning McQueen, Flo, and the other townsfolk from Radiator Springs are settling down to a sip of oil when Mater does a jump and hits some cans. Mater tells Lightning how he used to be a daredevil, akin to Evel Knievel.

The film then goes to a dirt stadium, which is set up complete with the Lightyear Blimp hovering over the stadium. Mater the Greater enters the stadium and gets ready for his first stunt, jumping a long line of cars. Mia and Tia are also there and look a lot like Mater complete with fake buckteeth. Buck the Tooth Vendor (made to look like Brian) sells two buckteeth for 1 buck. Mater then gets ready to jump. He backs up so much, he hits the wall behind him. Then, he zooms toward the ramp. But just before he's about to jump, he lands on the first car and drives across them and at the end, jumps over the other ramp. Mater does a whole bunch of stunts: is shot from a cannon through a ring of fire (his hook catches on the ring and burns him), flies on a biplane (Props McGee) that spins around (his hook catches on the plane so he doesn't fall off), and jumps from a high height into a pool of water. But the biggest stunt Mater ever does is jumping Carburetor Canyon.

At Radiator Springs, Mater reminded Lightning that "you was there, too".

Back at the jump, Mater and Lightning got ready to jump. Mater asks the scared Lightning if he is ready and Lightning makes the jump.

Back in Radiator Springs, McQueen asks what happened. Mater told Lightning that he didn't make it and drives away with Mater the Greater's pitties, Lug and Nutty, following him.

Characters

Staff

Main article: Mater the Greater/Staff

Gallery

For this subject's image gallery, see Mater the Greater/Gallery

References to other media

  • Cars: At the Motor Speedway of the South, there is a shot that is almost identical to that of one found in Cars; when Mia and Tia and other fans that appeared in the same positions are cheering for Mater, the camera cuts over to Buck the Tooth Vendor, a parody of Brian.

References in later media

Reception

As with many of the other Cars Toons episodes, Mater the Greater received generally postive reviews from critics, with its main praises often centering around expanding the characters of Lightning and Mater, providing fans with details about the characters' history. One main point of criticism is the quick pacing, in comparison to Cars, Cars 2, and Mater and the Ghostlight.

Trivia

External Links

Cars Toons
Episodes
Rescue Squad MaterMater the GreaterEl MaterdorTokyo MaterUnidentified Flying MaterHeavy Metal MaterMonster Truck MaterMoon MaterMater Private EyeAir MaterTime Travel MaterHiccupsBuggedSpinningThe Radiator Springs 500½To Protect and Serve
Characters
Lightning McQueenTow MaterMia and TiaNurse KoriNurse GTORescue Squad AmbulanceRescue Squad TrooperRescue Squad ChoppersOrderly PittiesRedFloSargeFillmoreAl OftJay W.Lug and NuttyBuck the Tooth VendorProps McGeeChuyBulldozersPadreGuidoSheriffBoostDJWingoKabutoIto-SanTeki and PakiKabuto's NinjasVan-SanPatokaaTokyo CranesYokozaChoKaa ReesuKyandeeManjiTansouBye Bye KarGeisha GirlsTabinuYojimboMikeSulleyChukiSukiHarumiLuigiMatorCorporal KimCaptain MunierAndy GearsdaleTractorsMrs. UFODr. Abschlepp WagenEddieRockyDrummer PittyDexRodney the RockerMetal Mover PittyFloRamoneVroomaroundus BugusI-ScreamerCaptain CollisionDr. Feel BadRasta CarianPaddy O'ConcreteDr. FrankenwagonDr. Frankenwagon's MonsterReferee PittyTormentor's Biggest FanImpala XIIIRogerGround Support TrucksBig DClydeStinkyCarmenMariachi PittiesClaudeSkipper RileySparkyFalcon HawksJudge DavisPropwash Junction BiplaneMater's Tow FairLizzieStanleySally CarreraVanMinnySandy DunesBlue GritIdle ThreatShifty SidewinderDidi 05Mike 07
Voice Cast
Keith FergusonLarry the Cable GuyLloyd SherrMach Tony KobayashiRobert ItoLori AlanJess HarnellKaren HuieJulia KatoElissa KnightSonoko KonishiHenry LeeDanny MannMickie McGowanBob PetersonJack AngelGeorge CarlinLindsey CollinsJohn CyganPaul EidingLaraine NewmanSteve PurcellJan RabsonMichael WallisTony ShalhoubGuido QuaroniBob ScottTorbin Xan BullockJosh CooleyAngus MacLaneCarol Bach y RitaJonathan AdamsStacy KeachBob BergenKatherine HelmondJohn Michael HigginsJenifer LewisPaul DooleyBonnie HuntJerome RanftJosh CooleyCheech MarinOwen WilsonWendi McLendon-CoveyAziz Ansari
Crew
John LasseterRob GibbsBobby PodestaScott MorseBobby RubioJustin WrightValerie LaPointeVictor NavoneMatthew LuhnKevin O'BrienDerek ThompsonDaniel ChongJim CapobiancoJeremy LaskyMary Alice DrummNicole Paradis Grindle

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