Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Disney Interactive Studios Launches Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales Exclusively for Wii

BURBANK, Calif., Oct 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Disney Interactive Studios today announced that Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales exclusively for Wii(TM) is now available in North American retail stores. A follow up to last year's hit, Toy Story Mania! also on Wii, Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales is part of the Mania! line of games, featuring fast-paced, multiplayer, family fun. This captivating game is as fun to watch as it is to play and will engage up to four players of all ages.

Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales features a large collection of pick-up-and-play games inspired by Disney*Pixar's popular Mater's Tall Tales animated short series. "We're very excited to bring our favorite characters' from the Cars world into family living rooms," said Jay Ward, Cars franchise guardian at Pixar Animation Studios. "Imagine being a part of one of Mater's Tall Tales -- that's the kind of interactive and inventive play this game delivers."

Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales brings Mater together with Lightning McQueen and the Cars gang for a new set of adventures, capturing the endearing sense of humor of everyone's favorite tow truck. Players will join Mater and his pals as they relive the wild stories he conjures up about hilariously unpredictable events that may or may not have taken place.

"In Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales, players will experience the fun and humor of Mater's Tall Tales through hours of fun and exciting Mania! gameplay," said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. "The game rewards both competitiveness and cooperation and the immersive storytelling experiences are appropriate for family members of all ages."

Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales for Wii allows family and friends to experience Mater's Tall Tales with a Mania! twist. The game features more than 30 levels of play involving a variety of cooperative and competitive mini-games, designed to fully utilize the Wii controls. Offering a large collection of games that will get everyone in the living room off of the couch, players will experience death-defying stunts in "Mater the Greater," run with the bulls in "El Materdor" or appreciate the heroism of a fire truck in "Rescue Squad Mater," plus many more!

With up to four players at once, Mania! video games reward competitive and cooperative play among players and features immersive storytelling experiences hosted by beloved characters that are appropriate for all ages.

Published by Disney Interactive Studios, Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales is rated E for everyone with comic mischief by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) with a suggested retail price of $49.99.

For more information, please visit http://www.disney.com/carsvideogames.

About Disney Interactive Studios

Disney Interactive Studios, part of Disney Interactive Media Group, is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company. Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California, and has internal development studios around the world. For more information, log on to http://www.disneyinteractivestudios.com.

About Pixar Animation Studios

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award(R)-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation.

Creator of some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL*E, Up and most recently, Toy Story 3. The Northern California studio has won 24 Academy Awards(R) and its ten films have grossed more than $6.5 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The next film release from Disney*Pixar is Cars 2 (June 24, 2011).

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