Mater and the Ghostlight
Mater and the Ghostlight is a 2006 Pixar computer-animated short film released as a special feature on the DVD of Pixar's film Cars, which was released in the United States and Canada on November 7, 2006. The short, set in the Cars world, tells a story of Mater being haunted by a mysterious blue light.
The short opens with Mater pranking the other residents of Radiator Springs by moving Red's flowers, bursting out from a pile of tires to jumpscare Guido and Luigi, dressing up as a cone vampire to scare Sally, attempting to scare Lizzie while she's sleeping (which is unsuccessful), moving Fillmore's gas cans back outside while he takes them in and finally jumpscaring Lightning McQueen when he believes Mater is hiding behind a pile of cans ready to jump out (what was really behind the pile of cans is one of Mater's signs). This sequence then culminates with Mater teasing McQueen as if he had seen "the Ghostlight," a Route 66 urban legend.
|author||Dan Scanlon Joe Ranft John Lasseter|
|director||Dan Scanlon John Lasseter|
|editor||Torbin Xan Bullock|
|keywords||alone in the dark doc doc hudson dress fillmore gas can ghostlight guido hide joke jump scare jumpscare license plate lightning lightning mcqueen lizzie mater monster truck move on the road post-credits scene radiator springs route 66 sally scar scream sheriff shock sleep slow motion spooklight spring tease think u.s. route 66 urban legend volkswagen beetle volkswagen bug warn young couple|
|productionCompany||Pixar Animation Studios Walt Disney Pictures|
|publisher||Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment|
|theme||animated animated short black comedy short urban|