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[[Victor Navone]]<br />
 
[[Victor Navone]]<br />
 
|previous = [[El Materdor]]
 
|previous = [[El Materdor]]
|next = [[Unidentified Flying Mater]]}}'''Tokyo Mater''' is the fourth episode of the [[Cars Toons#Mater's Tall Tales|Mater's Tall Tales]] series. The short was shown in theaters in the US before the Disney animated film ''Bolt'' in December 2008. The short is the first Disney Pixar production presented in Disney Digital 3-D. It is also the first [[Pixar]] short to be shown before a non Pixar produced Disney animated feature film.
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|next = [[Unidentified Flying Mater]]}}'''Tokyo Mater''' is the fourth episode of the [[Cars Toons#Mater's Tall Tales|Mater's Tall Tales]] series. The short was shown in theaters in the US before the Disney animated film ''[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Bolt Bolt]'' in December 2008. The short is the first Disney Pixar production presented in Disney Digital 3-D. It is also the first [[Pixar]] short to be shown before a non Pixar produced Disney animated feature film.
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
 
At [[Flo's V8 Cafe]], [[Sheriff]] pulls up when three of the [[Delinquent Road Hazards|Tuner Cars]], [[Boost]], [[DJ]] and [[Wingo]] drift past. As Sheriff races after them, [[Mater]] says that he used to be an import. He then tells [[Lightning McQueen]] what happened.
 
At [[Flo's V8 Cafe]], [[Sheriff]] pulls up when three of the [[Delinquent Road Hazards|Tuner Cars]], [[Boost]], [[DJ]] and [[Wingo]] drift past. As Sheriff races after them, [[Mater]] says that he used to be an import. He then tells [[Lightning McQueen]] what happened.
   
One day, Mater was driving along the road when he spotted a car sitting by the side of the road. His name was [[Ito San]]. He asks Mater to tow him somewhere far away and Mater ends up taking him all the way to [[Tokyo]]. As Mater drops him off, he notices two modified cars resembling DJ and Wingo. As he follows a group of ladies, he accidentally bumps into a gang leader resembling Boost, named [[Kabuto]], who challenges him to a race at midnight. After extreme modifications, Mater comes to the starting line. Ito San tells them that they must race to the top of Tokyo Tower and the winner will become king of all drifters. Then, he tells them that the loser will be stripped of all modifications and become stock. The race then starts. After Kabuto mocks him saying that he can't drift, Mater ends up sliding through the lobby of a building and being chased by a [[Patokaa|cop]]. After he loses Kabuto, he eventually catches up with him, but is slowed down by his [[Kabuto's Ninjas|posse of ninjas]].
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One day, Mater was driving along the road when he spotted a car sitting by the side of the road. His name was [[Ito-San]]. He asks Mater to tow him somewhere far away and Mater ends up taking him all the way to [[Tokyo]]. As Mater drops him off, he notices two modified cars resembling DJ and Wingo. As he follows a group of ladies, he accidentally bumps into a gang leader resembling Boost, named [[Kabuto]], who challenges him to a race at midnight. After extreme modifications, Mater comes to the starting line. Ito San tells them that they must race to the top of [[Tokyo Tower]] and the winner will become king of all drifters. Then, he tells them that the loser will be stripped of all modifications and become stock. The race then starts. After Kabuto mocks him saying that he can't drift, Mater ends up sliding through the lobby of a building and being chased by a [[Patokaa|cop]]. After he loses Kabuto, he eventually catches up with him, but is slowed down by his [[Kabuto's Ninjas|posse of ninjas]].
   
 
Lightning asks Mater what happened next and Mater tells him that "you was there, too".
 
Lightning asks Mater what happened next and Mater tells him that "you was there, too".
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Back in Tokyo, Lightning is a dragon power expert who defeats the ninjas. After he defeats them, Mater notices that Kabuto is almost to the tower. Lightning takes Mater through a shortcut through a building site where Mater learns how to drift. After Mater notices that the road is out, Lightning shoots him into a pipe that blasts him ahead of Kabuto. As they race into Tokyo Tower, Kabuto knocks Mater off the tower, but Mater uses his tow hook to spring him to the top and wins the race. As Kabuto is laughed at by his ninjas after he is stripped of modifications and Mater celebrates his victory, Mater says, "That's how I became Tow-ke-yo Mater, king of all of the drifters."
 
Back in Tokyo, Lightning is a dragon power expert who defeats the ninjas. After he defeats them, Mater notices that Kabuto is almost to the tower. Lightning takes Mater through a shortcut through a building site where Mater learns how to drift. After Mater notices that the road is out, Lightning shoots him into a pipe that blasts him ahead of Kabuto. As they race into Tokyo Tower, Kabuto knocks Mater off the tower, but Mater uses his tow hook to spring him to the top and wins the race. As Kabuto is laughed at by his ninjas after he is stripped of modifications and Mater celebrates his victory, Mater says, "That's how I became Tow-ke-yo Mater, king of all of the drifters."
   
Back in [[Radiator Springs]], Lightning doesn't believe Mater, but then Mater appears with wooden boxes resembling his drifter form. Then, Guido slams a box down on his hood. Mater then drives away with Lightning looking on, confused.
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Back in [[Radiator Springs]], Lightning doesn't believe Mater, but then Mater appears with wooden boxes resembling his drifter form. Then, [[Guido]] slams a box down on his hood. Mater then drives away with Lightning looking on, confused.
 
==Characters==
 
==Characters==
 
*[[Lightning McQueen]]
 
*[[Lightning McQueen]]
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*The graphics and plot seems to be based on Tokyo Street Racing movies, along with ''The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift''.
 
*The graphics and plot seems to be based on Tokyo Street Racing movies, along with ''The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift''.
 
*[[Snot Rod]] is the only Delinquent Road Hazard not to be seen in this short.
 
*[[Snot Rod]] is the only Delinquent Road Hazard not to be seen in this short.
*Cameos of [[Mike]] and [[Sulley]] from ''Monsters, Inc.'' appear in this short in their monster truck forms as Mater slides out of the lobby.
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*Cameos of [[Mike]][[File:Mike_car_and_sulley_truck_in_tokyo_mater.png|thumb|Cameo of Mike and Sulley]] and [[Sulley]] from ''[http://pixar.wikia.com/Monsters,_Inc. Monsters, Inc.]'' appear in this short in their monster truck forms as Mater slides out of the lobby.
 
*When Mater is celebrating after winning the race, we see [[DJ]] dancing to the music.
 
*When Mater is celebrating after winning the race, we see [[DJ]] dancing to the music.
 
*The light on the police car that chases Mater says "Police" in Japanese.
 
*The light on the police car that chases Mater says "Police" in Japanese.
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*This is the first Mater's Tall Tales in which Lightning McQueen doesn't get in trouble. [[Unidentified Flying Mater]] is the second.
 
*This is the first Mater's Tall Tales in which Lightning McQueen doesn't get in trouble. [[Unidentified Flying Mater]] is the second.
 
*Even though there are Japanese songs, the last song is Korean. However, the DVD subtitles show the song being Japanese.
 
*Even though there are Japanese songs, the last song is Korean. However, the DVD subtitles show the song being Japanese.
*[http://pixar.wikia.com/Buy_N_Large Buy N Large] from ''WALL-E'' appears as the company selling "Lugnut in a Cup".
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*[http://pixar.wikia.com/Buy_N_Large Buy N Large] from ''[http://pixar.wikia.com/WALL%E2%80%A2E WALL•E]'' appears as the company selling "Lugnut in a Cup".
*Before Kabuto challenges Mater, a large screen has a news report on. It shows [[Chuki]] reporting something, in the same shot as she did in the [[Cars|movie]] when Lightning went missing, only Kabuto is in Lightning's place, despite that Kabuto was in the city and challenging Mater to the drift race.
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*Before Kabuto challenges Mater, a large screen has a news report on. It shows [[Chuki]][[File:TokyoDinoco.jpg|thumb|The Dinoco building in the background as Mater comes out of the water.]] reporting something, in the same shot as she did in the [[Cars|movie]] when Lightning went missing, only Kabuto is in Lightning's place, despite that Kabuto was in the city and challenging Mater to the drift race.
*Several brands that sponsored [[Piston Cup Racing Series|Piston Cup]] [http://pixar.wikia.com/Piston_Cup_racecars teams] in ''Cars'' appear in Tokyo Mater on advertisements. These includes [[RPM]], [[N2O Cola|N20 Cola]], [[Easy Idle]], [[Vitoline]], [[Nitroade]], [[Mood Springs]], [[Gasprin]], [[No Stall]] and [[Gask-Its|Gaskits]].
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*Several brands that sponsored [[Piston Cup Racing Series|Piston Cup]] [http://pixar.wikia.com/Piston_Cup_racecars teams] in ''Cars'' appear in Tokyo Mater on advertisements. These includes [[RPM]], [[N2O Cola|N20 Cola]], [[Easy Idle]], [[Vitoline]], [[Nitroade]], [[Mood Springs]], [[Gasprin]], [[No Stall]] and [[Gask-Its|Gaskits]].[[File:Tokyo_mater_characters_in_cars_2.png|thumb|Kabuto, Yokoza and others in ''Cars 2'']]
 
*There is a [[Dinoco]] building seen when Mater comes out of the water.
 
*There is a [[Dinoco]] building seen when Mater comes out of the water.
 
*Kabuto, Yokoza, and several female characters briefly appear in'' ''[[Cars 2]].
 
*Kabuto, Yokoza, and several female characters briefly appear in'' ''[[Cars 2]].
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*This is the only [[Cars Toons]] episode where [[Mater]] didn't prove that his story was real. However, when Guido had put the wooden crates on Mater, he had the same shape as his modifications in his story.
 
*This is the only [[Cars Toons]] episode where [[Mater]] didn't prove that his story was real. However, when Guido had put the wooden crates on Mater, he had the same shape as his modifications in his story.
 
*When Boost drives by at the start of the short, he for some reason is colored orange.
 
*When Boost drives by at the start of the short, he for some reason is colored orange.
*The donuts and House of Donuts sign are in the shape of a wheel.
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*The donuts and [[House of Donuts]] sign are in the shape of a wheel.
   
 
==Goofs==
 
==Goofs==
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Boost Tokyo Mater.png
 
Boost Tokyo Mater.png
 
Tokyo crane.PNG
 
Tokyo crane.PNG
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Image:Tokyomater.jpg|Dragon Lightning McQueen and Tokyo Mater
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Image:Dragonmcqueen.jpg|Dragon Lightning McQueen
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Image:Kabuto.Jpg|Tokyo Mater and Kabuto
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Image:ItoSan.jpg|Ito San
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Image:Greentiresmiatia.JPG|Tokyo Mia & Tia with green tires and spoilers
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Image:Whitetiresmiatia.jpg|Tokyo Mia & Tia with white tires and spoilers
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Image:Cho Tokyo Mater.jpg|Cho
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Image:Geishagirls.jpg|Geisha Girls
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Image:KabutoNinjas.jpg|Kabuto's Ninjas
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Image:Komodo.jpg|Komodo
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Image:Teki&Peki.jpg|Teki and Paki (with Mater)
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Image:Yokoza Tokyo Mater.jpg|Yokoza
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Image:TokyoMaterSully_Mike.jpg|Mike and Sulley
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Image:Kyandee.jpg|Kyandee
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Image:Manji.jpg|Manji
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Image:Van-san.jpg|Van-San
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Image:Tabinu.jpg|Tabinu (red) and Yojimbo (blue)
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Image:265595_259895627360041_100000188161532_1252502_424111_o.jpg|A crane
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Image:282547_259896384026632_100000188161532_1252503_5560176_n.jpg|Pitties at House of Donuts
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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{{Cars Toons}}
 
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[[Category:Cars Toons Episodes]]
 
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Revision as of 21:35, July 16, 2013

Not to be confused with the book.

Tokyo mater
Tokyo Mater
Short Information
Aired

December 12th, 2008 in theaters with Bolt
March 12, 2010 on TV
November 2, 2010 on DVD/Blu-ray

Written by

John Lasseter
Rob Gibbs
Bobby Rubio
Scott Morse

Directed by

John Lasseter
Rob Gibbs
Victor Navone

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Tokyo Mater is the fourth episode of the Mater's Tall Tales series. The short was shown in theaters in the US before the Disney animated film Bolt in December 2008. The short is the first Disney Pixar production presented in Disney Digital 3-D. It is also the first Pixar short to be shown before a non Pixar produced Disney animated feature film.

Plot

At Flo's V8 Cafe, Sheriff pulls up when three of the Tuner Cars, Boost, DJ and Wingo drift past. As Sheriff races after them, Mater says that he used to be an import. He then tells Lightning McQueen what happened.

One day, Mater was driving along the road when he spotted a car sitting by the side of the road. His name was Ito-San. He asks Mater to tow him somewhere far away and Mater ends up taking him all the way to Tokyo. As Mater drops him off, he notices two modified cars resembling DJ and Wingo. As he follows a group of ladies, he accidentally bumps into a gang leader resembling Boost, named Kabuto, who challenges him to a race at midnight. After extreme modifications, Mater comes to the starting line. Ito San tells them that they must race to the top of Tokyo Tower and the winner will become king of all drifters. Then, he tells them that the loser will be stripped of all modifications and become stock. The race then starts. After Kabuto mocks him saying that he can't drift, Mater ends up sliding through the lobby of a building and being chased by a cop. After he loses Kabuto, he eventually catches up with him, but is slowed down by his posse of ninjas.

Lightning asks Mater what happened next and Mater tells him that "you was there, too".

Back in Tokyo, Lightning is a dragon power expert who defeats the ninjas. After he defeats them, Mater notices that Kabuto is almost to the tower. Lightning takes Mater through a shortcut through a building site where Mater learns how to drift. After Mater notices that the road is out, Lightning shoots him into a pipe that blasts him ahead of Kabuto. As they race into Tokyo Tower, Kabuto knocks Mater off the tower, but Mater uses his tow hook to spring him to the top and wins the race. As Kabuto is laughed at by his ninjas after he is stripped of modifications and Mater celebrates his victory, Mater says, "That's how I became Tow-ke-yo Mater, king of all of the drifters."

Back in Radiator Springs, Lightning doesn't believe Mater, but then Mater appears with wooden boxes resembling his drifter form. Then, Guido slams a box down on his hood. Mater then drives away with Lightning looking on, confused.

Characters

Trivia

  • The graphics and plot seems to be based on Tokyo Street Racing movies, along with The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift.
  • Snot Rod is the only Delinquent Road Hazard not to be seen in this short.
  • Cameos of Mike
    SulleyTokyoMater

    Cameo of Mike and Sulley

    and Sulley from Monsters, Inc. appear in this short in their monster truck forms as Mater slides out of the lobby.
  • When Mater is celebrating after winning the race, we see DJ dancing to the music.
  • The light on the police car that chases Mater says "Police" in Japanese.
  • The police car says the same thing as Sheriff in the beginning of the short ("Get back here, you import punk").
  • The stereotypical American cop loves donuts as a food, and the donut is a drifting move in which to spin in a circle, and the cop cars are seen executing this move.
  • This is the first Mater's Tall Tales in which Lightning McQueen doesn't get in trouble. Unidentified Flying Mater is the second.
  • Even though there are Japanese songs, the last song is Korean. However, the DVD subtitles show the song being Japanese.
  • Buy N Large from WALL•E appears as the company selling "Lugnut in a Cup".
  • Before Kabuto challenges Mater, a large screen has a news report on. It shows Chuki
    TokyoDinoco

    The Dinoco building in the background as Mater comes out of the water.

     reporting something, in the same shot as she did in the movie when Lightning went missing, only Kabuto is in Lightning's place, despite that Kabuto was in the city and challenging Mater to the drift race.
  • Several brands that sponsored Piston Cup teams in Cars appear in Tokyo Mater on advertisements. These includes RPM, N20 Cola, Easy Idle, Vitoline, Nitroade, Mood Springs, Gasprin, No Stall and Gaskits.
    Tokyo mater characters in cars 2

    Kabuto, Yokoza and others in Cars 2

  • There is a Dinoco building seen when Mater comes out of the water.
  • Kabuto, Yokoza, and several female characters briefly appear in Cars 2.
  • The House of Donuts was seen in Cars 2: The Video Game in the Ginza Sprint race. You could drive through it as a shortcut, but if you hit one of the police cars making donuts, the police car will sound its siren, and you'll be reset.
  • The cranes closely resemble Frank from Cars.
  • This is the only Cars Toons episode where Mater didn't prove that his story was real. However, when Guido had put the wooden crates on Mater, he had the same shape as his modifications in his story.
  • When Boost drives by at the start of the short, he for some reason is colored orange.
  • The donuts and House of Donuts sign are in the shape of a wheel.

Goofs

  • When Mia and Tia shout "modify!" their tires are white. But when they gasp at Kabuto's phrase, their tires are green instead of white.

Gallery

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 WagenEddieRockyDexRodney the RockerFloRamoneVroomaroundus BugusI-ScreamerCaptain CollisionDr. Feel BadRasta CarianPaddy O'ConcreteDr. FrankenwagonDr. Frankenwagon's MonsterReferee PittyTormentor's Biggest FanImpala XIIIRogerBig DClydeStinkyCarmenClaudeSkipper RileySparkyFalcon HawksJudge DavisPropwash Junction BiplaneLizzieStanleySally 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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