Mater's Car Tunes

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Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Fun, car-themed tunes are perfect for a road trip.

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Positive Messages

Everyone can have fun and sing along to these upbeat road trip tunes.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Mater is a solid character and a good friend.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Very minor innuendo that young kids won't even pick up on: "That streak of grease runnin' cross her cheek flips my bucket seat."


Lots of car brand names in one song: Pontiac, Cadillac, Corvette, Mustang, Ferrari, Bentley, etc.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a fun album for the entire family to enjoy, especially on road trips. If your kids are already Mater fans or Cars fans, this is just another piece of merchandise you can add to their toys, backpacks, pajamas, etc.

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Parent of a 2, 4, and 7-year-old Written bynewgirl1993 April 22, 2012

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What's the story?

Disney-Pixar's MATER'S CAR TUNES is an album inspired by the blockbuster animated film, Cars. Hosted by the voice of Cars' beloved character Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), Car Tunes is a collection of nine original songs as well as some fun re-recordings of classics like "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena."

Is it any good?

Mater's Car Tunes is a collection of car-themed, country-inspired songs that revolve around all things auto, with the same nostalgia that made the movie so endearing. Whether it's traveling cross-country, souping up a Chevy, or stopping at a roadside diner, these songs are relatable for any age. From the start, the upbeat pop-country "I Love This Drive" is a great road-trip tune about the excitement of the road leading home. "Ragtop Rock" is reminiscent of the good ole days, and "Beep Beep" is a fun, '50s-style track that progresses faster and faster as the song goes on. Young and old alike will enjoy listening to this album, no matter where the destination may be.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the movie upon which this CD is based. Cars is a fun, family movie that everyone can enjoy. What are some other ways that your family can enjoy media together? How involved should parents be with their kids' media usage?

  • With kids' movies and products comes an entire array of merchandise. Do you think companies market too much to young kids?

  • Kids can become obsessed with their favorite characters and shows at any age. How can you manage pop-culture obsession?

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For kids who love upbeat music

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