Mater the Greater

Mater the Greater
Screenplay by Scott Morse
Story by Scott Morse
Directed by John Lasseter
Starring Larry the Cable Guy
Keith Ferguson
Theme music composer Bruno Coon
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Kori Rae
Editor(s) Torbin Xan Bullock
Running time 5 minutes
Production company(s) Pixar
Distributor Walt Disney Pictures
Original release
  • October 28, 2008 (2008-10-28)

Mater the Greater is a 2008 Pixar computer-animated short film directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Rob Gibbs and Victor Navone. It is the second 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 released on Toon Disney on October 28, 2008,[1] and was included in the home release of the Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales compilation.[2]


Mater tells Lightning McQueen a story about how he used to be a daredevil. He said his greatest stunt was jumping over Carburetor Canyon. However, Lightning McQueen went first, and according to Mater, he didn't make it.

Voice cast

Home media

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


Preceded by
Rescue Squad Mater
Pixar Animation Studios short films
Succeeded by
El Materdor
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