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Hero Overview

I Swear, Tractors are so Dumb!
~ One of Mater's catchphrases.

Mater is the deuteragonist of the Disney/Pixar Cars franchise. He is Lightning McQueen's best friend.

In the films, he is a major character in Cars, the main protagonist of Cars 2 and a supporting character in Cars 3.

In the shorts series, he is also the titular protagonist of Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tale and one of the main characters of Cars Toons: Tales of Radiator Springs.

He is voiced by famous comedian Larry the Cable Guy. In the Japanese dub from the movie, he is voiced by Tomomitsu Yamaguchi, who also voiced Lenny in Shark Tale.

Appearance

He is a rusty old tow truck (Boom Truck). He is currently covered in rust, and the only spots on where paint is visible on him are the rear and the sides. When he wasn't rusty, he was cyan-colored as an 8-year-old youngster.

Personality

Mater is a hilarious, fantastically friendly, good-natured, and loyal tow truck who happens to be best friends with Lightning McQueen.

Quotes

No, uh… no, I know your name. Is your name Mater too?
~ Mater when he meets Lightning McQueen
When I say go, we go. But don't let Frank catch yeh. Go!
~ Mater as he takes Lightning McQueen tractor tipping
Tractors is so dumb.
~ Mater
Baby!
~ Mater
That's Frank!
~ Mater when Frank the angry combine harvester appears
We'll talk later, Mater… hehe - later, Mater - that's funny!
~ Mater
Look at this! It's my hood! It's my hood! I haven't seen this thing in over 20 years! Well, it fits perfectly! How do I look? (sneezes; the hood falls back down the cliff) Aww, dang!
~ Mater when he fishes his old hood out of a ravine with his tow hook, only for it to fall right back down
I'M NOT A SPY!
~ Mater revealing to Finn and Holley he is not a spy
McQueen, you don't get it! I'M THE BOMB!!
~ Mater trying to warn McQueen about the bomb in his air filter
Dad-Gum!
~ Mater
Shoot!
~ Mater
I Didn't Mean That Kinda Shoot!
~ Mater


If I'm lying, I'm crying!
~ One of Mater's catchphrases
Good evening. My name is Mater and I'll be your waiter. (laughs) Mater, waiter! That's funny right there!
~ Mater about to give Lightning McQueen's and Sally's order

Trivia

  • A113, a joke found in other Pixar films, is Mater's license plate.
  • It is highly speculated by fans and heavily implied by the film franchise that Tow Mater has high functioning autism or is somewhere on the spectrum (because of his vast encyclopedic savant-like knowledge, he likes to self stimulate when he feels overwhelmed and he has sensory processing disorder problems. He is also quite obsessive with things that interest him and he's a very visual thinker) He also takes idioms and sarcasm too literally and he's a poor socializer (he's socially inept).
  • Rob Schneider, Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito, Martin Short and the late Robin Williams were all considered for the role of Mater before Larry the Cable Guy was cast.

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Movies
Cars: Lightning McQueen | Mater | Doc Hudson | Sally Carrera | Luigi | Guido | Fillmore | Sarge | Sheriff | Ramone | Flo | Lizzie | Red | Mack | Strip Weathers
Cars 2: Finn McMissile | Holley Shiftwell
Cars 3: Cruz Ramirez | Smokey
Planes: Dusty Crophopper | Chug | Dottie | Skipper Riley | Sparky | El Chupacabra | Ishani
Planes: Fire & Rescue: Blade Ranger | Maru | Lil' Dipper | Windlifter | Cabbie | Smokejumpers | Ryker | Pulaski | Ol' Jammer | Secretary of the Interior

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Toy Story franchise
Woody | Buzz Lightyear| Bo Peep | Jessie | Bullseye | Andy Davis | Mrs. Davis | Slinky Dog | Rex | Sarge | Mr. Potato Head | Mrs. Potato Head | Hamm | Little Green Men | Combat Carl | Hannah Phillips | Buster | Barbie | Utility Belt Buzz Lightyear | Bonnie Anderson | Ken | Big Baby | Chuckles | Buttercup | Dolly | Peas-in-a-Pod | Mr. Pricklepants | Trixie | Chatter Telephone | Andy's Toys | Mutant Toys | Woody's Roundup Toys | Bonnie's Toys | Forky | Ducky | Bunny | Duke Caboom | Giggle McDimples

A Bug's Life
Flik | Princess Atta | Dot | Circus Bugs (Francis, Heimlich, Slim, Gypsy, Manny, Dim, Rosie, Tuck & Roll) | The Queen of Ant Island | Aphie | Mr. Soil | P.T. Flea

Monsters, Inc. franchise
James P. Sullivan (Sulley) | Mike Wazowski | Boo | Celia Mae | CDA | Roz | Needleman and Smitty | George Sanderson | The Yeti

Finding Nemo franchise
Marlin | Dory | Nemo| Mr. Ray | Bruce, Anchor, and Chum | Tank Gang (Gill, Jacques, Gurgle, Peach, Deb, Bubbles, & Bloat) | Nigel | Tank | Crush | Squirt | Coral | Jenny | Charlie | Hank | Destiny | Bailey | Fluke and Rudder

The Incredibles franchise
The Incredibles (Mr. Incredible | Elastigirl | Dash Parr | Violet Parr | Jack-Jack Parr) | Frozone | Edna Mode | Rick Dicker | Gazerbeam | Mirage | Winston Deavor | Brick | Voyd | Screech | Reflux | He-Lectrix | Krushauer | National Supers Agency

Cars franchise
Lightning McQueen | Mater | Fabulous Hudson Hornet | Sally Carrera | Fillmore | Sarge | Luigi | Guido | Sheriff | Ramone | Flo | Lizzie| Red | Mack | Strip Weathers | Finn McMissile | Holley Shiftwell | Cruz Ramirez

Ratatouille
Remy | Alfredo Linguini | Colette Tatou | Django | Auguste Gusteau | Emile | Anton Ego

WALL.E
WALL-E | EVE (WALL-E) | Captain McCrea | M-O | Hal

Up
Carl Fredricksen | Russell (Up) | Dug | Kevin | Ellie Fredricksen

Brave
Princess Merida | Hamish, Hubert, & Harris | Queen Elinor | King Fergus | Angus | Lord Macintosh | Lord Dingwall | Lord MacGuffin

Inside Out
Joy | Sadness | Bing Bong | Fear | Disgust | Anger | Riley Andersen | Bill Andersen | Jill Andersen | Bill Andersen's Emotions | Jordan

The Good Dinosaur
Arlo | Spot | Butch | Nash & Ramsey | Poppa Henry | Momma Ida | Buck | Libby

Coco
Rivera Family (Miguel Rivera | Héctor | Imelda | Mamá Coco | Abuelita) | Dante | Pepita

Onward
Ian Lightfoot | Barley Lightfoot | Laurel Lightfoot | Wilden Lightfoot | Corey the Manticore | Colt Bronco

Soul
Joe Gardner | 22 | Terry

Luca
Luca Paguro | Alberto Scorfano | Giulia Marcovaldo

Turning Red
Mei Lee | Ming Lee

Shorts/TV Specials
Lumpy the Clown | Geri | Tippy | Bass | Treble | Helga Von Bubble Bath | Bozu the Ninja Clown

See also
A Bug's Life Heroes | Brave Heroes | Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Heroes | Cars Heroes | Coco Heroes | Finding Nemo Heroes | Incredibles Heroes | Inside Out Heroes | Luca Heroes | Monsters, Inc. Heroes | Onward Heroes | Ratatouille Heroes | Soul Heroes | The Good Dinosaur Heroes | Toy Story Heroes | Turning Red Heroes | Up Heroes | WALL.E Heroes

           

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Animated Characters
Ailing | Barry B. Benson | Beast (Beauty and the Beast) | Belle (Beauty and the Beast) | Jenny Bennett | Beavis & Butt-head | Bugs Bunny | Bullseye (Toy Story) | Chicken Little | Chip | Chowder | Dim | Donkey | Daffy Duck | Daisy Duck | Donald Duck | Dug | Flik | Francis | Mr. Fox | Carl Fredricksen | Goddard | Heimlich | Jessie (Toy Story) | Coraline Jones | Kevin, Stuart & Bob | Buzz Lightyear | Little Green Men | Louis the Alligator | Abby Mallard | Mater | Lightning McQueen | Edna Mode | Mickey Mouse | Minnie Mouse | Mumble | Naveen (Frog form) | Jimmy Neutron | Pink Panther | Mr. Potato Head | Mrs. Potato Head | Poochy (Minions) | Shrek | DJ Walters | Mike Wazowski | Snow White | James P. Sullivan | Tuck & Roll | Woody (Toy Story) | Woody Woodpecker

Live-Action Characters
Babe | BB-8 | C-3P0 | Kermit the Frog | Laurel and Hardy | Miss Piggy | Pee-Wee Herman | RoboCop | Scooter | Statler and Waldorf | R2-D2