Cars Toons (television) A series of TV interstitials featuring characters from Cars placed in comic situations. Mater, the rusty but trusty tow truck, tells stories that may or may not be true in Mater’s Tall Tales. Ten episodes have been produced, Rescue Squad Mater, Mater the Greater, El Materdor, Unidentified Flying Mater, Monster Truck Mater, Heavy Metal Mater, Moon Mater, Mater Private Eye, Air Mater, Time Travel Mater. Mater’s voice is provided by Larry the Cable Guy. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Victor Navone and Rob Gibbs. 3 min. each. Produced at Pixar Animation Studios; premiered October 27, 2008, on Toon Disney and subsequently on Disney Channel and ABC Family. See also Mater and the Ghostlight and Tokyo Mater.