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Disney Pixar CARS: Mater Tall Tale: Tokyo Mater Airing on TV Tonight? YES

JestrJef says …

“We were watching Sandlot on ABC Family HD and a commercial came on for Finding Nemo tonight at 8 pm eastern.  No biggie, right?

Well it also said that a Mater’s tall Tales short would be shown as well.  It did not say if it would be at the begining or the end, but it showed a clip of TOKYO MATER!!  Has Tokyo Mater shown up on TV yet??  If so, I guess I am late, but if not  . . . . Maybe tonight is the night!”

Last time they scheduled Tokyo Mater, they pulled it so never aired on US TV. No “Tokyo Mater” listed in the TV listings for tonight but that may not mean anything …


These are EASTERN TIMES for “Finding Nemo.” Depending on which FEED you get, it could sync up with this time or not … so be sure and check your local time … Logically it would air AFTER the movie but who knows?

Marlin: The water’s going down. It’s-it’s-it’s going down!
Dory: Hmm. Are you sure about that?
Marlin: Look! Already it’s half-empty.
Dory: Hmm… I’d say it’s half-full.
Marlin: Stop that! It’s half-empty!

4:58 PM UPDATE – YES, just saw the intro – says All the shorts will air within FINDING NEMO!!

All four Mater Tall Tales are available online at the Disney UK site – LINK & POST HERE.

And of course, the CARS of Tokyo Mater … coming as diecasts in 2010 … Preview 1 and Preview 2

Thanks JestrJef for heads up.


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  • acuransx says:


    Good for Pixar Animation with refreshed Characters but we here have to start all over again for new die cast sculpts. They are animating, we are tooling die cast sculpts. Night and day. Get’s a little complicated rigt quick.

    Remember that the Original Classic Non Lenticular mold or Lenticular molds will be runing to support continued production. It’s a tooling/run rate issue. Math kinda get’s a little tricky when you are supporting untold number of die cast Characters for both Domestic and International rollout…………

    OWe only have so many tools to support so many die casts…………..

  • LiamsMom says:

    We recorded these and somehow we missed El Materdor! So frustrating!

  • bhutsell says:

    Anyone see Mike and Sully as Mater exited the Donut Shop in Tokyo? They were just inside the back door. I think…

    • iamspeed says:

      Yeah, MET had a photo showing them inside quite the doors some time ago…..but it wasn’t the donut shop…….the donut shop is where the cop that was chasing Mater ended up, along with all the other cops……doing donuts.

  • Jon says:

    FAO LORRI! – Hiya, I have been trying to email you, but when I do I get messages back to say my emails have been delayed, then a few days later they come back saying they have failed to be delivered! So YES I WOULD DEFINITELY STILL LIKE THE CASE YOU GOT FOR ME! Thank you very very very much for all your help. I will try emailing you again, but I don’t know why they are not going through.


  • acuransx says:

    Ladies & Gentlecars,

    Gotta member that the Pixar peeps are really smart. When they construct a wire frame character in Maya then convert it into Renderman or whatever software magic they have invented these days, it always helps to use existing files and refresh said Characters when it makes sense. Don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time.

    JL and his posse are allstars at this so don’t try this at home 🙂 As you look at DT you’ll see familar faces because they are already built/lit. Change this, a little of that………..sweet ROI.

    Wait till you see the new Carstoons, they are super funny. Can’t let the cat outta the bag just yet tho 😉 Working on them as I type this. They are too funny.

  • iamspeed says:

    Chuck Manifold certainly got the on-screen time in Tokyo Mater in multiples of what we saw of him in CARS!

  • iamspeed says:

    Tokyo Mater in HD on DISH Network Ch. 180!!!

    **Who else saw VAN on the street!!!

    (MET: Yep … Did you know as someone pointed out (you? 🙂 ) that Van & Mini are the FITST CARS McQ sees and dodges when he tumbled out of Mack in CARS).

  • Nicole H says:

    It is on now!

  • jen says:

    LOL… so cynical!!! They’ve been showing the shorts at certain commercial breaks. Tokyo Mater will be the last one. Materdor just played at 9:05.

  • rpag says:

    well, the four shorts were not on before nemo. maybe after?

  • acuransx says:

    Ladies & Gentlecars,

    We are gonna do lot’s of really cool new castings from Carstoons Toyko Drift, I’ll have some prototypes to show @ SDCC. Dragon MCQ is off the hook and will be packed out with our new Collector Booklet in a double Red Ransburg finish. Sweet. He looks awesome.

    We are also gonna add something new that I can’t talk about right now other than to say it will be totally brand new to the Mattel/Disney/Cars line.

    I hope you like it 🙂

  • 5oclockshadow says:

    Cool! much easier to watch online now though. 😉

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