My son and I stumbled upon “Tokyo Mater”, a 2008 Cars short that basically just ripped off the plot of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, with Tow Mater as the Bama Boy racing to become the King of All Drift Racing / Drift King.
This was one year before the Fast & Furious franchise came back with a vengeance in 2009. Which just makes me wonder…who at Pixar loved Tokyo Drift so much that they were able to greenlight an entire short?
On the eve of Furious 7’s release, Michael, Dylan, Richard, and Vince look at all six movies in the Fast & Furious franchise to see how the films evolved from “Point Break with Cars” into “Ocean’s Eleven with Cars”.
Along the way, we’ll learn how many times is NOS used? How many times is the word “family” said? When did “Ride or Die” become a thing? All this and more in our blistering run through the Fast & Furious franchise.
Also, please welcome Richard on his first appearance on the show. It was a blast having him on.