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{{short|image=Mater and the Ghostlight title card.png|director=[[John Lasseter]]<br>[[Dan Scanlon]]|writer=[[Joe Ranft]]<br>[[John Lasseter]]<br>[[Dan Scanlon]]|release=2006|runtime=7 minutes, 9 seconds}}
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|image=Mater and the Ghostlight title card.png
'''''Mater and the Ghostlight''''' is a [[2006]] animated short film created for the DVD of ''[[Cars]]'', which was released on October 25, 2006 in Australia and in the United States on November 7, 2006. It is about a mysterious blue light haunting [[Larry the Cable Guy]]'s character, [[Mater]].
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|director=[[John Lasseter]]<br>[[Dan Scanlon]]
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|writer=[[Joe Ranft]]<br>[[John Lasseter]]<br>[[Dan Scanlon]]
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|release=[[2006]]
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|runtime=7 minutes, 9 seconds}}'''''Mater and the Ghostlight''''' is a [[2006]] animated short film created for the DVD of ''[[Cars]]'', which was released on October 25, 2006 in Australia and in the United States on November 7, 2006. It is about a mysterious blue light haunting [[Larry the Cable Guy]]'s character, [[Mater]].
   
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
 
The short begins with Mater pulling pranks on the cars. These include:
 
The short begins with Mater pulling pranks on the cars. These include:
*Pulling away flowers from [[Red (Cars)|Red]] as he is watering them
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*Stealing away flowers from [[Red]] as he is watering them
*Scaring [[Luigi]] and [[Guido]] by jumping out from behind their tires
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*Killing [[Luigi]] and [[Guido]] by jumping out from behind their tires
*Scaring [[Sally Carrera|Sally]] by pretending to be a cone vampire
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*Scaring [[Sally Carrera]] by pretending to be a cone vampire
*Attempting to scare [[Lizzie]] while she is sleeping (this does not work)[[File:Broken.JPG|thumb|Mater without headlights]][[File:Oo.JPG|thumb|Another Picture of Mater without headlights]]
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*Attempting to [[Crush]] [[Lizzie]] while she is sleeping[[File:Broken.JPG|thumb|Mater without headlights]][[File:Oo.JPG|thumb|Another picture of Mater without headlights]]
*Making [[Fillmore]] replace his cans of gas by constantly adding more
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*Making [[Fillmore]] replace his cans of [[Floyd Mulvihill|Gasprin]] by constantly adding more
[[File:Mater-&-ghostlight-screamin-banshee.jpg|thumb|310px|Mater and the Screamin' Banshee.]]
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[[File:Mater-&-ghostlight-screamin-banshee.jpg|thumb|Mater and the Screamin' Banshee.]]
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Everyone is gathered at [[Flo]]'s [[Flo's V8 Cafe|V8 gas station]]. Sally and [[Lightning McQueen]] notice a tow cable hiding behind some cans. Assuming it to be Mater pulling another prank, McQueen approaches the cans. Suddenly, Mater jumps out of nowhere and scares McQueen. McQueen jumps back and crashes into the cans; it turns out the cable was just from one of Mater's signs. Mater tells McQueen that he looks like he has seen "[[the Ghostlight]]". [[Sheriff]] then tells Mater not to mock the Ghostlight. He describes it as a translucent orb of glowing blue light, and proceeds to tell a story of a young couple that encountered the Ghostlight, and only "two out of state license plates" were left. Then everyone leaves in a hurry to their respected homes, leaving Mater in the dark. Mater becomes scared and slowly drives to his home. While there, he loses his only headlight. Soon, a glowing light approaches Mater, and thinking it to be the Ghostlight, pleads for mercy. But it turns out to be a [[Vroomaroundus Bugus|lightning bug]]. Then, a blue light appears behind Mater, and he starts running in fear of the "Ghostlight". Then, McQueen and [[Guido]] appear and exchange successful glances. It turns out the "ghostlight" was only a lantern that McQueen and Guido hung on Mater's tow cable. After that, they say that there is nothing to fear except your imagination. "And of course," adds [[Doc Hudson]], "the [[Screamin' Banshee]]. Well, g'night!" And everyone drives away, once again leaving Mater. At the end of the credits, the Screamin' Banshee appears behind Mater, but he takes no notice of the monster.
   
Everyone is gathered at [[Flo]]'s [[Flo's V8 Cafe|V8 gas station]]. Sally and [[Lightning McQueen]] notice a tow cable hiding behind some cans. Assuming it to be Mater pulling another prank, McQueen approaches the cans. Suddenly, Mater jumps out of nowhere and scares McQueen. McQueen jumps back and crashes into the cans; it turns out the cable was just from one of Mater's signs. Mater tells McQueen that he looks like he has seen "[[the Ghostlight]]". [[Sheriff]] then tells Mater not to mock the Ghostlight. He describes it as a translucent orb of glowing blue light, and proceeds to tell a story of a young couple that encountered the Ghostlight, and only "two out of state license plates" were left. Then everyone leaves in a hurry to their respected homes, leaving Mater in the dark. Mater becomes scared and slowly drives to his home. While there, he loses his only headlight. Soon, a glowing light approaches Mater, and thinking it to be the Ghostlight, pleads for mercy. But it turns out to be a [[Vroomaroundus Bugus|lightning bug]]. Then, a blue light appears behind Mater, and he starts running in fear of the "Ghostlight". Then, McQueen and [[Guido]] appear and exchange successful glances. It turns out the "ghostlight" was only a lantern that McQueen and Guido hung on Mater's tow cable. After that, they say that there is nothing to fear except your imagination. "And", adds [[Doc Hudson]], "the [[Screamin' Banshee]]. Well, G'night!" And everyone drives away, once again leaving Mater. At the end of the credits, the Screamin' Banshee appears behind Mater, but he takes no notice of the monster.
 
 
==Voice cast==
 
==Voice cast==
 
*[[Larry the Cable Guy]]: [[Tow Mater]]
 
*[[Larry the Cable Guy]]: [[Tow Mater]]
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*[[Cheech Marin]]: [[Ramone]]
 
*[[Cheech Marin]]: [[Ramone]]
 
*[[Michael Wallis]]: [[Sheriff]]
 
*[[Michael Wallis]]: [[Sheriff]]
Non-speaking characters include [[Luigi]], [[Guido]], [[Flo]], [[Sarge (Cars)|Sarge]], [[Fillmore]], [[Lizzie]], [[Mack]], and [[Red (Cars)|Red]].
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*[[Paul Dooley]]: [[Sarge (Cars)|Sarge]]
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Non-speaking characters include [[Luigi]], [[Guido]], [[Flo]], [[Fillmore]], [[Lizzie]], [[Mack]], and [[Red (Cars)|Red]].
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*This is the second Pixar film not to win or get nominated for an Academy Award. The first was ''[[Red's Dream]]''.
 
*This is the second Pixar film not to win or get nominated for an Academy Award. The first was ''[[Red's Dream]]''.
 
*The song used in this short, "Behind the Clouds", is heard for a short time in [[Radiator Springs]] in the movie ''Cars''.
 
*The song used in this short, "Behind the Clouds", is heard for a short time in [[Radiator Springs]] in the movie ''Cars''.
*In this short, [[Mater]] loses his headlight. However, in ''[[Cars Toons]]'' and ''[[Cars 2]]'', he has it back.
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*In this short, [[Mater]] loses his headlight. However, it was repaired before ''[[Cars Toons]]''.
*In ''[[Cars: The Video Game]]'' (Xbox 360 and Wii versions) and ''[[Cars Mater-National Championship]]'', there is a mini-game based on this short.
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*''[[Cars Mater-National Championship]]'' and the Xbox 360 and Wii versions of ''[[Cars: The Video Game]]'' both feature a mini-game based on this short called Ghosting Mater.
 
*In ''Cars Mater-National Championship'', Mater still fears the Ghostlight.
 
*In ''Cars Mater-National Championship'', Mater still fears the Ghostlight.
*So far, this is the only ''Cars'' short that's not a Cars Toon.
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*Along with ''[[Miss Fritter's Racing Skoool]]'', this is the only ''Cars'' short that's not a ''Cars Toon''.
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*This is the only short not to have [[Owen Wilson]] and [[Paul Newman]] being replaced by [[Keith Ferguson]] and [[Corey Burton]], respectively.
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*This is the only short to feature [[Doc Hudson]] and [[Mack]].
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==Home Media==
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*''[[Cars]]'' DVD released November 7, 2006
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*''[[Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1]]'' DVD released November 6, 2007
   
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
*''[[Cars Toons]]''
 
*''[[Cars Toons]]''
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Latest revision as of 23:47, July 12, 2019

Mater and the Ghostlight is a 2006 animated short film created for the DVD of Cars, which was released on October 25, 2006 in Australia and in the United States on November 7, 2006. It is about a mysterious blue light haunting Larry the Cable Guy's character, Mater.

PlotEdit

The short begins with Mater pulling pranks on the cars. These include:

  • Stealing away flowers from Red as he is watering them
  • Killing Luigi and Guido by jumping out from behind their tires
  • Scaring Sally Carrera by pretending to be a cone vampire
  • Attempting to Crush Lizzie while she is sleeping
    Broken

    Mater without headlights

    Oo

    Another picture of Mater without headlights

  • Making Fillmore replace his cans of Gasprin by constantly adding more
Mater-&amp;-ghostlight-screamin-banshee

Mater and the Screamin' Banshee.

Everyone is gathered at Flo's V8 gas station. Sally and Lightning McQueen notice a tow cable hiding behind some cans. Assuming it to be Mater pulling another prank, McQueen approaches the cans. Suddenly, Mater jumps out of nowhere and scares McQueen. McQueen jumps back and crashes into the cans; it turns out the cable was just from one of Mater's signs. Mater tells McQueen that he looks like he has seen "the Ghostlight". Sheriff then tells Mater not to mock the Ghostlight. He describes it as a translucent orb of glowing blue light, and proceeds to tell a story of a young couple that encountered the Ghostlight, and only "two out of state license plates" were left. Then everyone leaves in a hurry to their respected homes, leaving Mater in the dark. Mater becomes scared and slowly drives to his home. While there, he loses his only headlight. Soon, a glowing light approaches Mater, and thinking it to be the Ghostlight, pleads for mercy. But it turns out to be a lightning bug. Then, a blue light appears behind Mater, and he starts running in fear of the "Ghostlight". Then, McQueen and Guido appear and exchange successful glances. It turns out the "ghostlight" was only a lantern that McQueen and Guido hung on Mater's tow cable. After that, they say that there is nothing to fear except your imagination. "And of course," adds Doc Hudson, "the Screamin' Banshee. Well, g'night!" And everyone drives away, once again leaving Mater. At the end of the credits, the Screamin' Banshee appears behind Mater, but he takes no notice of the monster.

Voice castEdit

Non-speaking characters include Luigi, Guido, Flo, Fillmore, Lizzie, Mack, and Red.

TriviaEdit

Home MediaEdit

See AlsoEdit

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