Disney•Pixar will premiere its latest Cars Toons short this Friday at 9:30pm ET/PT on the Disney Channel.
Directed by the original Cars director (and head of Pixar) John Lasseter and co-directed by Rob Gibbs, the short is entitled Heavy Metal Mater and will feature a score by Mark Mothersbaugh. The synopsis for the short is as follows:
Mater is a rock star in a heavy metal band. He starts out in a garage band and rises to the top with his hit song, "Dad Gum." Lightning McQueen joins him on stage in the middle of a huge concert and they rock into history.
Heavy Metal Mater is the seventh of nine Cars Toons, all of which are slated for release on DVD and Blu-ray on November 2nd.