When D and I first saw Cars I wasn’t particularly impressed. With such a spectacular line up of films to have to live up to including the first two Toy Story‘s, I was left pretty underwhelmed leaving the movie theater. I especially didn’t really connect with the Mater character played by Larry the Cable Guy (I was never big fan of his comedy). Yet in the years to follow after its release, the movie has really grown on me; to the point that I now appreciate its place in the Pixar cannon. Along with that with the advent of Mater’s Tall Tales show I have learned to appreciate Mater as well. Mater’s Tall Tales are animated shorts which feature Mater as he tells his friends the crazy things he has done. Also starring in the short films are all the characters from the original Cars films including most notably lightning McQueen.
To commemorate the completion of two seasons and the its popularity, Disney released a video game for the Nintendo Wii allowing you to play in many of the episodes of the show. The game has a surprising amount depth that I was really not expecting. Players start out in a garage area where they are allowed to customize their cars with a number of different enhancements including body types, stickers, color and hats. Additional, prizes including story boards and other unlockable items can be found or won throughout the game. Up to four people can play at the same time and players can play either cooperatively or competitively with each other. Continue Reading