Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Hilarious shorts for Cars lovers with brief attention spans.

NR 2010 38 minutes

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 7 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 3+

Some action.

Clocking in at 38m, it’s a great collection of shorts for your little Care fans.

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Great role models
age 4+

Sexist, repetitive, formulaic

My son asked: "Why did it start again?" It started again and again and again with each short "tall tale" consisting of the same exact formula: Mater triumphs ... at a bull fight, or a monster truck rally, or he invents heavy metal music, etc. The depiction of women is offensive and weak: a sexy nurse, a femme fatale, and twin fan-girl cars who simper and cheer our hero in every clip.

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