The first images to emerge from the forthcoming Pixar Shorts release have arrived along with a little bit more info.

The new shorts are called Moon Mater and Mater: Private Eye and will be featured on a new Blu-ray and DVD release of Cars Toon, subtitled Mater’s Tall Tales.

Here’s what they say about Moon Mater,

Mater is the first Tow Truck on the moon. His mission: Rescue the Impala XIII by giving him a tow and bringing him back to Earth. Lightning McQueen joins Mater and they are met with a hero’s welcome

and Mater: Private Eye,

Mater is a private investigator working on a case of counterfeit tires when Tia rolls back into his life. She hires Mater to find her sister, Mia, who’s been car-napped. Mater searches for clues and closes in on a major crime scene. Lieutenant Lightning McQueen arrives just in time to help bring the criminals to justice. (via Pixar Planet) found the pics and the info, so credit to them.