So, it turns out Air Mater wasn't the final Cars Toon after all. Following on from the news that we can expect 3 new Toy Story Toons yesterday, today, via Disney Parks Blog, we get a clip from the eleventh Cars Toon (above), titled Time Travel Mater.
The short film lets the audience "travel back in time with Mater to the beginning of Radiator Springs", and every time Mater drives backwards, he travels back in time. If this concept sounds familiar to you, it's entirely possible it's because you watched the 'Unmade Tales' clips on the Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales DVD. When watching the 'Unmade Tale' of this story (below), then titled Backwards to the Forwards, I was very disappointed that nothing came of it - it looked great! So, I'm very glad to see it's been picked up again and I can't wait to see it.
The short will be playing stateside on, Disney owned channel, ABC along with the feature film Cars, both playing from 8 - 11 PM (EST) on 16th June. The three hour bill also features a video tour of the newly opening Cars Land by the voice of Mater, Larry the Cable Guy. Time Travel Mater will premiere, though, on 15th June, the opening day of Cars Land, at Disney California Adventure. No word as to when fans outside of the US can expect to see it; I'd presume on Disney Channel or Disney Cinemagic sometime in the near future.
Via Pixar Post.