Sneak Peek: Cars Toons ‘Heavy Metal Mater’ Premiering Oct 8 on Disney Channel


A new Disney/Pixar “Cars Toons” short will premiere FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The animated short, directed by Academy Award®-winner John Lasseter with Rob Gibbs co-directing and composed by Mark Mothersbaugh (“Devo”), will also be presented on Disney XD on Friday, October 15 at 7:27 p.m., ET/PT.

In the episode entitled “Heavy Metal Mater,” Mater is a rock star in a heavy metal band. He starts out in a garage band and rises to the top with his hit song, “Dad Gum.” Lightning McQueen joins him on stage in the middle of a huge concert and they rock into history.

On November 2, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will also be releasing all of the Mater’s Tall Tales Car Toons, including “Heavy Metal Mater,” on Disney Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVD formats, both of which are now available for pre-order on In addition to all of the already aired shorts, two new shorts will be included: “Moon Mater” and “Mater, P.I.”

Below is a clip and a couple of stills from “Heavy Metal Mater” courtesy of Disney/Pixar and Disney Channel.

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Photos and video © Disney/Pixar. Courtesy of Disney Channel

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