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Speed Racer
マッハGoGoGo
(Mach GoGoGo)
Genre Action, Racing
Manga: マッハGoGoGo
Author Tatsuo Yoshida
Publisher Flag of Japan Fusosha
Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Digital Manga Publishing
Original run 1966
TV anime: マッハGoGoGo/ Speed Racer
Director Hiroshi Sasagawa
Studio Tatsunoko Productions
Network Flag of Japan Fuji Television
Original run April 2, 1967March 31, 1968
Episodes 52
TV anime: マッハGoGoGo/ Speed Racer X
Director Hiroshi Sasagawa
Studio Tatsunoko Productions
Network Flag of Japan TV Tokyo
Original run January 9, 1997September 10, 1997
Episodes 34

Speed Racer is the title of an English adaptation of the Japanese anime Mach GoGoGo (マッハGoGoGo Mahha GōGōGō?) which centered on automobile racing. The series is an early example of an anime becoming a successful franchise in the United States. Image File history File links Copyright-problem. ... Speed Racer is a 2008 film that is a live action film adaptation of the 1960s Japanese anime series Speed Racer. ... Speed Racer File links The following pages link to this file: Speed Racer ... This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... Tatsuo Yoshida (吉田竜夫, March 6, 1932 - September 5, 1977) is an anime pioneer who founded legendary anime studio Tatsunoko Productions. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Digital Manga Publishing is a company that publishes Japanese manga, novels and instructional and illustration books in North America. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... TV redirects here. ... Animé redirects here. ... Tatsunoko Production Co. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Fuji Television Network, Inc. ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... TV redirects here. ... Animé redirects here. ... Tatsunoko Production Co. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... The logo of TV Tokyo. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Animé redirects here. ... Juuso Pykälistö driving a Peugeot 206 World Rally Car at the 2003 Swedish rally Racing cars redirects here. ...

Contents

Background

Trixie

The characters and storylines originated in Japan as the manga and anime series Mach GoGoGo, from the anime studio Tatsunoko Productions. Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... Tatsunoko Production Co. ...


Mach GoGoGo was first created, and designed, by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida (19321977) as a manga series in the 1960s and made the jump to TV as an anime series in 1967. The central character in the anime and manga was a young race car driver named Gō Mifune (Mifune Gō). Yoshida selected the names and symbolism in his creation very carefully. The large red M on the hood of the Mach 5, which in North America was assumed to stand for "Mach 5," is actually the emblem of Mifune Motors, the family business. That is also the origin of the "M" on Gō's helmet. This was an homage to Japanese film star Toshiro Mifune. His given name, Gō, is also a Japanese homophone for the number 5 (the number on his race car). This is also represented by the yellow letter G embroidered on his short-sleeve blue shirt. Tatsuo Yoshida (吉田竜夫, March 6, 1932 - September 5, 1977) is an anime pioneer who founded legendary anime studio Tatsunoko Productions. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... TV redirects here. ... The year 1967 in film involved some significant events. ... Toshiro Mifune in the film Drunken Angel. ... This article is about the term in linguistics. ...


The name of the series, Mach GoGoGo is actually a triple entendre: as mentioned, it stands for the number 5, i.e. it is the name of the car, the Mach 5; it is the name of the main character; and it contains the English word "go." Taken together, the program's title thus translates as, "Mach 5, Gō Mifune, Go!" The names themselves constitute a multi-lingual wordplay of the kind that had started to become part of the Japanese popular culture of the time.


Yoshida got his idea for Speed Racer after seeing two films that were very popular in Japan at the time, Viva Las Vegas and Goldfinger. By combining the look of Elvis Presley's race-car driving image, complete with neckerchief and black pompadour, and James Bond's gadget-filled Aston Martin, Yoshida had the inspiration for his creation. Viva Las Vegas (1964) is an American romantic musical motion picture co-starring American singers Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. ... Goldfinger is the third film in the James Bond series, and the third to star Sean Connery as the MI6 agent. ... Elvis redirects here. ... A man wearing a pompadour hairstyle Pompadour is a style of haircut which takes its name from Madame de Pompadour. ... This article is about the spy series. ... Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury performance cars, whose headquarters are at Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. ...


The English rights to Mach GoGoGo were immediately acquired by American syndicator Trans-Lux. The main character Gō Mifune was given the name "Speed Racer" in the English version. A major editing and dubbing effort was undertaken by producer Peter Fernandez, who also provided the voices of many of the characters, most notably Racer X and Speed Racer himself. Fernandez was also responsible for a rearrangement of the theme song's melody and subsequently wrote its English lyrics. Trans-Lux is a major manufacturer of real-time displays, and became known for their stock market tickers. ... Editing is the process of preparing language, images, or sound through correction, condensation, organization, and other modifications in various media. ... In filmmaking, dubbing or looping is the process of recording or replacing voices for a motion picture. ... Speed Racer and his Mach 5 Speed Racer originally started in Japan as the manga and anime series Mach Go Go Go (マッハGoGoGo) from the legendary anime studio Tatsunoko Productions. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a piece that is written specifically for that show and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ...


In a 2008 interview with Chicago Tribune DVD columnist Louis R. Carlozo, Fernandez recalled that he landed the job working on "Speed Racer" after ghost-writing scripts for "Astro-Boy" and "Gigantor." Simultaneously with "Speed Racer," Fernandez also voiced the main character and wrote scripts for another anime series, "Marine Boy," sometimes taping both shows in the same day in New York City. Fernandez also said he could not possibly have predicted "Speed Racer's" lasting appeal at the time or in the decades that followed. Reflecting on the series' staying power, he commented: "There was the family relationship. You knew about Speed's family, you knew them well. They were all involved in each race. And we all play with cars as little kids, we love cars. The Mach 5 was a hot car, and there all sorts of cars throughout all episodes. I still think the Mach Five is ahead of its time."


In an effort to squeeze the complicated plotlines into existing lip movements, the frenetic pace of the dubbing made Speed Racer famous-—and famously parodied-—for its quirky "fast" dialogue.


In the early 1990s the series made a comeback as reruns on MTV broadcast in the early morning hours. Several years later, Cartoon Network would broadcast the series in late afternoon (and later on in late night/overnight) programming. The series was distributed in the 1990s by Group W's international unit, but with all mentions of Trans-Lux Television deleted from the show's opening sequence. This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... Group W, also known as the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, was a division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. ...


The Mach 5: The Car

Mach 5 Steering Wheel Hub (H button not shown)
Mach 5 Steering Wheel Hub (H button not shown)
Spritle & Chim-Chim
Spritle & Chim-Chim
Main article: Mach 5

The Mach 5, the car Speed Racer drove in the series (known as the "Mach Go," or simply the "Mach," in the Japanese version), is a technological marvel, containing useful pieces of equipment. Gō Mifune/Speed Racer easily deployed these gadgets by pressing buttons marked "A" through "G" on the steering wheel hub. There was another button, marked "H," mounted in the console. Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... The Mach Go (Known outside Japan as the Mach Five) is the racing car Speed Racer drives in the anime series of the same name. ...


The buttons had the following functions:

  • Button A (Auto Jacks): “Releases powerful jacks to boost the car so anyone can quickly make any necessary repairs or adjustments.” Although not designed for this function, the auto jacks can also be used to “jump” the car short distances at high speeds. The "chyock chyock" sound effect played whenever the car jumped through the air is instantly recognizable to the show's fans.
  • Button B (Belt Tires): Toggles special grip tires for traction over rough terrain (firm, icy, or unsteady ground, ocean floor, vertical mountainsides etc.). At the same time, 5,000 horsepower is distributed equally to each wheel by auxiliary engines.
  • Button C (Cutters): For use traveling over heavily wooded terrain. A matched pair of powerful rotary saws protrude from the front of the Mach 5 to cut away many obstacles.
  • Button D (Deflector): Releases a powerful transparent cover which seals the cockpit into an air-tight chamber. The cover is bullet- and crash-proof. The cockpit becomes a water-tight chamber which then allows the car to be completely submerged under water.
  • Button E * ("Evening Eye"): Controls special illumination lights "which can be controlled singularly or in tandem," allowing the driver to see more clearly than with ordinary headlights. When used with the “night shades” attached to Speed’s helmet, his vision is enhanced with infrared light. The original Japanese version strictly translates this as "illuminating eyes."
    • Button E was later modified to activate mini-wings (Pops got the idea from the Acrobatic Car Team) that would slide out from under the car to assist Speed in long jumps.
  • Button F (Frogger mode): Used when the Mach 5 is submerged. An oxygen canister supplies the cockpit with breathable air. A periscope can then be raised to scan the surface of the water. Everything viewed is relayed to a video screen inside the Mach 5's cockpit. The 100-pound auxiliary supply of oxygen is enough to last for thirty minutes. (This is despite the fact that enough diatomic oxygen gas to weigh 100 pounds—that is to say, 1417 moles—would occupy over thirty thousand liters at standard temperature and pressure and thereby support many people for many hours!)
  • Button G (Gizmo Rocket): Releases a flying, gull-shaped "homing robot" from under the hood of the car, the homing robot is sent to Racer X's car (the Shooting Star) for help/information, in one episode it's sent to the police with a tape recording, and is also even used as a makeshift weapon at times knocking guns out of people's hands (there's a small silver joystick that can be seen on the console that controls its flight).
  • Button H (Home): Mounted in the center console with the rest of the controls for the homing robot, this button sends the homing robot back to the Racer house.

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Characters

Racer X, masked.
Racer X, with Rex Racer's unmasked face exposed.
Racer X, with Rex Racer's unmasked face exposed.

Speed Racer (actually named "Greg Racer" based on the Wildstorm Productions comic book - see below) has a younger brother named Spritle, originally Kurio Mifune, who, along with his pet chimpanzee, who responded to the name of Chim-Chim in the American version and Senpei in the Japanese original, constantly got into mischief by hiding in the trunks of cars. Oddly, Spritle and Chim-Chim dress in identical jumpsuits and striped hats and often perform identical physical actions. Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Spritle and Chim-Chim Speed Racer had a younger brother named Spritle (Kurio Mifune, 三船くりお Mifune Kurio) who along with his pet chimpanzee Chim-Chim (Senpei) constantly got into mischief and hid together in the trunk of Speeds race car, the Mach 5. ... Type species Simia troglodytes Blumenbach, 1775 distribution of Species Pan troglodytes Pan paniscus Chimpanzee, often shortened to chimp, is the common name for the two extant species of apes in the genus Pan. ... Chim-Chim is the chimpanzee character from Speed Racer who is a family pet and mostly seen with Speeds younger brother Spritle sneaking into the trunk of the Mach Five. ...


Other regular characters included Sparky, whose full name is Wilson Sparkolemew and was originally named Sabu, the company mechanic, whose shirt bears an "S" that matches both his original Japanese name and North American renaming; Speed's father, Pops, originally Daisuke Mifune, a former wrestler-turned race car owner and builder; his mother, Mom, originally Aya Mifune; and also Speed's chaste girlfriend, Trixie, originally Michi Shimura. The "M" adorning Trixie's blouse stands for Michi. Michi would often fly around in a helicopter during a race, advising Speed Racer via a radio link to the Mach 5, in effect acting as his spotter. Though this is never made clear in the anime, in Michi's first manga appearance, she is presented as the spoiled, willful daughter of the head of a rival car company who first meets Gō when she is sent to spy on Mifune Motors. When she falls in love with Gō, the plan is foiled. The character's background as a "rich girl" explains why she owns her own helicopter and drives a Mercedes. For other uses, see Helicopter (disambiguation). ...


A frequent recurring character, driving car number 9, the "Shooting Star," is the enigmatic Racer X, originally the Fukumen (Masked) Racer, a heroic, mysterious, flamboyant, selfless, sympathetic and often brooding soldier of fortune whose secret identity is that of Rex Racer, originally Ken'ichi Mifune, Speed's older brother, who years earlier had a falling out with his father, Pops Racer, after Rex wrecked the Mach 1, the first race car that Pops had built. Pops had told Rex prior to the race that Rex was not yet prepared to compete at the professional racing level. With less than one lap to go in his first major race, Rex was leading and cruising toward victory, but lost control of the car and wrecked it. Pops exploded with anger and berated Rex. In even more enraged response, Rex fled the family and exiled himself while vowing to become the world's greatest race car driver. It was at that time that Rex assumed the mysterious, Racer X (a/k/a Masked Racer) identity, to pursue his racing career. In both Speed Racer X, and in the 2008 movie, however, Rex is thought by his family to have died in that accident, instead of simply running away from home. For other uses, see Mercenary (disambiguation). ... For other uses of this term, please see Secret identity (disambiguation). ...


It was acknowledged by both Pops and Speed over the years that Racer X was the superior driver of the two, and the greatest driver that they had ever seen, but Speed always vowed to defeat Racer X as the two vigorously competed. Speed was often suspicious of Racer X's identity and motives because Racer X would repeatedly, and inexplicably, sacrifice winning races to protect Speed from drivers and others who tried to harm him. The assistance from Racer X nearly always led to Speed winning races, while Racer X came in second place. Racer X always left the scene unnoticed, receding into his secret life. It was not until the episode "The Trick Race" that fans of the show finally got to see the face of Racer X. Early in the series, in the episode "Challenge of the Masked Racer," Speed had already begun to suspect that Racer X might, in fact, be his estranged older brother.


Westernization of characters

One distinct feature seen in Speed Racer is the Westernization of their characters' physical appearance and, to some extent, their mentality. This is partly due to Tatsuo Yoshida's affinity for the United States through portrayals of American life in numerous films (see Background above). This use of Western appearance can somewhat be referred as mukokuseki (literally meaning, "stateless"), though the term relates to more abstract anime and is used for hyperbole in this case. In Speed Racer, the fair complexion and American attire can be seen as an example of mukokuseki, but it can take many nonconventional forms.[1] This can be seen more readily in later anime in the fantasy and mecha genres, where characters are given more unusual traits like unusually colored hair (pink hair, blue hair etc.), enlarged eyes, and dysmorphic humanoid bodies (such as Tetsuo and the Espers in Akira). Reasons behind the presence of mukokuseki may be to diversify the character roster and distinguish between individuals, but it can have cultural implications.[1] This article is about the influence of western culture. ... For the eponymous film, see Akira (film) Demographic Seinen Serialized in Young Magazine Original run 20 December 1982 – 25 June 1990 Volumes 6[1] Akira ) is a cyberpunk serial manga by Katsuhiro Otomo ). An identically titled anime film adaptation was released in 1988. ...


Despite their Westernization, the series falls into the familiar manga-anime storyline, which is a form of Japanese expression.[2] Speed Racer definitely resembles typical manga characterization of a teenage boy with superior skills (in this case, racing skills) facing unreal adversity through a multitude of villains; this is seen more in mecha anime such as Mobile Suit Gundam and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Though always doing his best, he frequently receives a helping hand from his virtually superior brother (Racer X) when he falls short of his goals. This kind of continuing support can easily be identified in the episode “Challenge of the Masked Racer”. Another persistent manga component is the overreactions of many characters. The long, drawn out dialogues with no pauses are very distinct in Speed Racer, from Pops speaking his mind to Ace Deucey's thugs in "The Great Plan" to Racer X’s monologue of his thoughts to Speed after crashing in "Challenge of the Masked Racer." Mobile Suit Gundam ) is a televised anime series, created by Sunrise. ... Original run October 4, 1995 – March 27, 1996 No. ...


Beyond Speed Racer's appeal as an early anime, the series generally was for family entertainment and does not contain the deep intellectual conflicts or controversies seen in anime today. It can definitely be argued that the storylines in Speed Racer were more complicated than conventional American cartoons of the 1960s, but the overall purpose was to please a growing fanbase worldwide with exciting plots that involved facing adversity on the race track and beyond.[3] While the Speed Racer which aired in the US was appropriate entertainment for the whole family, the original Mach Go Go Go episodes were extremely violent and underwent significant editing.


In West Germany, the SDR network cancelled Speed Racer in November 1971 after only three episodes, due to concerns from parents over the violence displayed. Newspapers wrote quite negative reviews about the series, calling it "horror comic" and a "blood and collision racket". It is unknown if the SDR episodes were based on the original Japanese prints, or on the edited American version.[citation needed] The Süddeutscher Rundfunk (SDR) was a German radio station operating in the northern part of the Land of Baden-Württemberg. ...


Voice cast

Japanese version

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American version (1967)

Mom Racer
  • Peter Fernandez - Speed Racer/Rex Racer (Racer X)/Additional Voices (also writer and director, English-language dialogue)
  • Jack Grimes - Sparky (Wilson Sparkolemew)/Chim-Chim/Additional Voices
  • Corinne Orr - Trixie/Spritle Racer/Mom Racer/Additional Voices
  • Jack Curtis - Pops Racer/Lionel Racer/Inspector Detector/Announcer/Additional Voices

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Japanese version (1997)

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Speed Racer X English version

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Speed Racer X Spanish version

  • Wolfang Galindo - Speed Racer
  • Camilo Rodríguez - Rex Racer
  • Rodrigo Marulanda - Pops Racer
  • Nancy Cortés - Trixie
  • Diana Beltrán - Spridle
  • Mónica Valencia - Mom Racer
  • Mario Gutiérrez - Sparky

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Legacy

Speed Racer was one of the first truly successful anime franchises in the United States. The pivotal episode in which Racer X reveals his identity to Speed ("The Trick Race") was selected by TV Guide as one of the most memorable moments in TV history. TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ...


The title character was "interviewed" in a humorous series of promotional ads for auto racing that ran on ESPN. The Speed Racer characters also appeared in an animated television commercial for the Volkswagen GTI in 1996. In the ad, titled "Sabotage", Speed drives a GTI to victory after the Mach Five is disabled. The ad also incorporated the rotating freeze frame shot from the cartoon's opening sequence, with the GTI replacing the Mach Five in the shot. For other uses, see Interview (disambiguation). ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... VW Golf Mk. ...


Speed Racer was also featured in a 30-second advertisement for GEICO Insurance in 2004. In the ad, Speed is advised that the bridge is out ahead. That's bad news for Speed Racer, but Trixie, who transmitted the news to him that she saw in her helicopter, is more concerned with her good news about the GEICO savings. The next shot of Speed shows him dumb struck in bewildered astonishment.


In the 1977 film Slap Shot, after arriving at their hotel room in Charlestown on their way to join the Charlestown Chiefs, one of the Hanson Brothers asks when Speed Racer is broadcast in the city. It should be known that the Hansons, when they are not playing hockey, play with toy racecars. Slap Shot is a 1977 Hollywood film starring Paul Newman and Michael Ontkean and directed by George Roy Hill. ...


The series was also revived on MTV for a short period of time in 1993, then moved to Cartoon Network in 1996, and again to its sister network Boomerang until 2005 after which, it was picked up by the SPEED Channel. This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Boomerang is the name of at least four television networks. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Speed (disambiguation). ...


Cartoon Network in particular spoofed the series the most. Speed made an appearance in a Harvey Birdman: Attorney At Law episode as one of Harvey's clients. The series was parodied in the Dexter's Laboratory episode with a pun-intended title, Mock 5. It featured Dexter competing in a soapbox derby against Mandark; Dexter's father in a role much like Pops Racer, and Dee-Dee in a role very much like Racer X (as 'Racer D'). Everyone in this episode talked incredibly fast and detoured into redundant chatter, all the while having their lip movement never match their speech. A clip from Robot Chicken includes a race similar to the Hanna-Barbara Wacky Races featuring several famous race characters including Speed Racer, the Knight Rider, Mario Kart, The Dukes of Hazzard, Batman, and so on. In the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends installment "Make Believe It or Not," the group plays a game where they imagine things happening. When they start to imagine who they would be, Mac says he is a interstellar race car driver, then makes a familiar pose which is kneeling in front of a car with one hand pointing up like Speed Racer. For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... Dee Dee redirects here. ... Robot Chicken is an Emmy award-winning American stop motion animated television series produced by Stoopid Monkey, ShadowMachine Films, Williams Street, and Sony Pictures Digital, currently airing in the US as a part of Cartoon Networks Adult Swim line-up, in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... Wacky Races is an animated television series from Hanna-Barbera, about a group of 11 different cars racing against each other in various road rallies, with each driver hoping to win the title of the Worlds Wackiest Racer. ... For the American media company, see Knight Ridder. ... A screenshot from Mario Kart Wii. ... For the 2005 film, see The Dukes of Hazzard (film). ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends (sometimes called Fosters for short, and abbreviated as FHIF/FHFIF) is an Emmy Award-Winning American animated television series created and produced at Cartoon Network Studios by animator Craig McCracken, who also created The Powerpuff Girls. ...


Speed and his dad Pops were parodied on the episode of Family Guy, "The Son Also Draws." Chris Griffin enters a soapbox race held by his Boy Scouts troop. When the racers line up at the starting line, Speed shows up and jumps out of a soapbox car that resembles his race car, the Mach 5. Pops comes out from the audience at the race and tries to convince Speed that he should not be in this race and that he isn't Speed's real father. In their conversation, each sentence Speed and Pops says ends in "Ha ha!" (a common Japanese stereotype). Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... “The Son Also Draws” is an episode of Family Guy from season one. ... This article is about the Family Guy character. ... Children racing soapbox cars A soapbox car (also variously known as a soapbox cart, and especially in Australia, billy cart) is a motorless vehicle capable of holding a driver (usually a child) built for the purpose of racing or recreation. ... For professional sport scouts, see Scout (sport). ...


Speed Racer was parodied in the Fairly Oddparents animated movie, Channel Chasers. A short segment of the film featured Timmy Turner taking a role similar to Speed's. Most characters during this segment parodied Speed Racer's fast dialogue and added exclamations such as "Hah! Hoo! Ha!" to the end of their lines, in the same vein as The Son Also Draws. The Fairly OddParents is one of the most popular cartoons on Nickelodeon The Fairly OddParents is an animated series created by Butch Hartman and was first aired in March 30, 2001. ... Channel Chasers was an animated film made by Nickelodeon, featuring characters from The Fairly OddParents television series. ... Timmy Turner is a barbieand is a fictional character in the American animated television series The Fairly Oddparents. ...


Rapper Ghostface Killah uses scenes from Speed Racer for his music video for his first solo single, "Daytona 500." Dennis Coles (born May 9, 1970), better known by the stage name Ghostface Killah, is an American rapper revered for his lyrical dexterity and vivid imagination. ...


The Nicktoon Kappa Mikey had a minor recurring character, who was a fat, middle-aged version of Speed, who appeared in the pilot episode, and every opening sequence. Here, he was a limousine driver who would escort the main cast to wherever they needed to go. This is fitting, considering that Animation Collective, the producer of the series, also produces Speed Racer: The Next Generation. Kappa Mikey is an American Animated Sitcom geared toward families and is created by Larry Schwarz. ... For the song from the band: Brand New, see Limousine (MS Rebridge). ... Animation Collective is an American animated cartoon studio based in New York City, founded by Larry Schwarz, best-known for its films and television series using Adobe Flash software. ...


One of the earliest examples of bullet time is found in the shot at the end of the title sequence for Speed Racer: as Speed leaps from the Mach 5, he freezes in mid-jump, and then the camera does an arc shot from front to sideways. It is thought that this opening sequence partially inspired the Wachowski Brothers to incorporate the bullet time effect into The Matrix. The Wachowski Brothers later went on to produce a live action adaptation of Speed Racer in 2008 also entitled Speed Racer. Bullet-time is a concept introduced in recent films and computer games whereby the passage of time is slowed down so that an observer can see individual bullets flying throughout the scene at a conceivable rate, usually with their trails made visible. ... The Mach Go (Known outside Japan as the Mach Five) is the racing car Speed Racer drives in the anime series of the same name. ... Laurence Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andrew Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are American film directors and writers most famous for creating The Matrix series. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... Speed Racer is a 2008 film that is a live action film adaptation of the 1960s Japanese anime series Speed Racer. ...


DVD releases (Region 1)

Artisan/Lion's Gate Entertainment released the first 11 episodes of the original series in DVD format in the US and Canada on April 22, 2003. This turned out to be the first in a series of DVD re-releases of the shows. Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (TSX: LGF) NYSE: LGF is a Canadian entertainment company. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The second volume, containing episodes 12 through 23, went on sale on May 18, 2004. The DVD came in a special package where one could push a button on the cover and the Mach 5's headlights would light up while a portion of the show's English theme song played. is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The third volume came out on May 24, 2005, with the discs packaged in a round metal box made to resemble the steering wheel of the Mach 5. It contains episodes 24 through 36. is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lion's Gate released the fourth volume, which featured episodes 37 through 44, on March 14, 2006; this volume included a die-cast toy Mach 5. The last episode, "Race the Laser Tank," was time-compressed (in other words, sped up to take up less space on the DVD) which upset some fans. is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The fifth and last volume was released on October 31, 2006. This volume included the final eight episodes of the series, and for a limited time it came with a miniature license plate with the inscription, "Go-Speed Racer-Go!"[4] is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Later series

  • The New Adventures of Speed Racer was an American produced 1993 series by Fred Wolf Films with a much more contemporary art style. The series was soon off the air after only 13 installments, as the show failed to arouse viewer interest. However, it did introduce the Papenbrooks to voice acting, especially Bryce Papenbrook, who won the Speed Racer Sweepstakes.
  • Speed Racer X was released in 2002 by DiC on Nickelodeon's short-lived action block, Slam. This new series was based on a new 1997 Mach GoGoGo anime series created by original Japanese studio Tatsunoko Productions. However, it was discontinued a few weeks after it started, when Nick unceremoniously, and without prior notice, took all Slam programs off the air. Its future is uncertain, as DiC and Santa Monica-based Speed Racer Enterprises became embroiled in a bitter lawsuit for control of the series. Unfortunately, even if the lawsuits between DiC and Speed Racer are cleared up, the anime series will never be completed; due to production problems, production on this Speed Racer series was halted after 34 episodes, out of a projected 52.[5]
  • Speed Racer Lives, a Flash-based series of "webisodes" that takes place many years after the original series, was made available on the internet to promote a new line of toys.[6]
  • Speed Racer: The Next Generation, a new series, taking place years after the original, focuses on the sons of the original Speed Racer. Its premiere coincided with the live-action feature film in May 2008 and airs on Nicktoons Network[7]. Peter Fernandez voices a middle-aged version of Spritle, Speed's younger brother from the original Japanese series. The show's protagonist, also named Speed, and one of Spritle's nephews, is voiced by New Jersey native Kurt Csolak.[8] Larry Schwarz is the creator of this series, which is produced by Animation Collective, the creators of Kappa Mikey.

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Comics

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  • Mach GoGo - selected chapters of Tatsuo Yoshida's original Mach GoGo manga series have been reprinted by Now Comics as Speed Racer Classics and by DC Comics/Wildstorm Productions as Speed Racer: The Original Manga (ISBN 1-56389-686-9).
  • Now Comics launched an American Speed Racer comic series in 1985. The series became an instant hit with the high production values of superstar airbrush artist Ken Steacy. The comics continued for nearly 40 issues and included a spin-off Racer X series and crossovers. A mini-series adapting The New Adventures of Speed Racer was also released, which included art by Oscar González Loyo. Now Comics also published a 4-issue crossover between Speed Racer and the characters of Ben Dunn's Ninja High School in the 1990s.
  • Wildstorm Productions released a new Speed Racer comic series in 1999 to widespread acclaim, becoming the #1 pick of industry publication Wizard magazine. The manga style of writer/artist Tommy Yune recaptured the striking look of the original anime which was soon followed by an industry-wide revival of comic adaptations of other classic animated series. The prequel comic storylines were also released as the graphic novel Speed Racer: Born to Race (ISBN 1-56389-649-4) and a Racer X miniseries featuring the artwork of Chinese manga star Jo Chen.[9]
  • IDW Productions is re-releasing the Wildstorm series as Speed Racer/Racer X: The Origins Collection and previously published issues from Now Comics as Speed Racer Vol. 1-5. A new miniseries Speed Racer: Chronicles of the Racer was also produced.[10][11]

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Toys

  • Lego has released new sets of Speed Racer.
  • Mattel has the master toy license for the 2008 Speed Racer film, including action figures and related vehicles and accessories. In addition, Mattel's Hot Wheels line produced miniature replicas of the Mach 5 called the West Wind and later the Second Wind.
  • Jada Toys currently holds the rights to produce diecast replicas of the Mach 5 from the original animated series. In addition, they released a plastic model kit of the movie Mach 5.
  • Playing Mantis released a wide range of the Speed Racer miniatures, including replicas of the villains' cars and "mini-dioramas" under their "Johnny Lightning" line. A limited-edition release of the Mach Four from the Wildstorm comic series remains one of the hardest-to-find collectibles to this day. In 1998 Playing Mantis acquired the rights to the "Captain Action" action figure line, a vintage line about a crusading adventurer who disguises himself as famous "super-heroes." Playing Mantis had planned to produce new costumes of Speed Racer, Racer X, and Captain Terror for the revamp of the line, but they were never produced. Control art for the Speed Racer costume appears on the packaging of some figures, and pictures of the prototypes are available online.
  • Barbie Collector released a collector doll set featuring Trixe and Speed to coincide with the release of the live action movie.
  • Resaurus produced two series of five-inch action figures, rich with articulation and accessories; as well as a full-sized Mach V in 1999. A third series of figures and a full-sized Shooting Star were planned, but the line folded before this could happen.
  • Toynami is currently releasing a large-scale version of the Speed Racer vehicles, including a Mach Five playset complete with all of its gadgets.
  • Polar Lights is currently manufacturing two 1/25-scale (according to the box) model kits in standard "glue" and snap-together variations (though the scale of the model inside is closer to 1/32). These can be built with or without the waterproof bubble canopy at the modeler's discretion. The kits feature a homing robot and separate jacks; and a rear engine (possibly a tip to NOW comics, which illustrated the engine in the rear).
  • RC ERTL has produced Speed Racer's Mach 5 in 1:18 Die Cast Form with many features of the animated car, including pop out saw blades, ion jacks, opening doors, hood and trunk. It includes Spritle Racer and Chim-Chim figures. (Special variants were made with decals celebrating Racer X and other characters from the series as part of the 35th Anniversary Edition in 2001. A similar die-cast version of Racer X's Shooting Star was produced as well. It has now been retired from production and is a sought-after collectible.
  • Art Asylum has announced a line of toys consisting primarily of their block-figure Minimates in both classic and new series forms.

Lego has also been planing an April release of Speed Racer Lego sets. The sets include a 242 piece Speed and Snake Oiler set, a 237 piece Racer X and Taejo Togokhan set, a 367 piece Racer X and Cruncher Block set, and a 595 piece Grand Prix set, which includes Trixie, Pops, Speed, Spritle, Chim-Chim, 2 racers, and a racing announcer. For other uses, see Lego (disambiguation). ... Mattel headquarters in El Segundo Mattel Inc. ... An action figure is a posable plastic figurine of an action hero, superhero or a character from a movie or television program. ... Hot Wheels Car — Dodge viper Hot Wheels is a brand of die cast toy car, introduced by American toymaker Mattel in 1968. ... Jada Toys, Incorporated of City of Industry, California, USA is a manufacturer of collectible die-cast model cars founded in 1999 by husband and wife Jack and May Li. ... Captain Action was an early action figure from 1966, a figure who came with seperate costumes to change into Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Aquaman, the Phantom, The Lone Ranger (and Tonto, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Sgt Fury, Steve Canyon and the Green Hornet. ... Information Occupation See: Barbies careers Family See: List of Barbies friends and family Created by Ruth Handler Barbie is a best-selling fashion doll launched in 1959. ... Toynami is a North American toy company Started in late 2000 by George Sohn, Toynami is primarily focused on anime licenses for speciality retailers and collectors in the North American market. ... Art Asylum is a New York City based design studio and toy company. ... Minimates are a block-styled miniature action figure created by Art Asylum. ...


Film

Main article: Speed Racer (film)

The Wachowski Brothers have written and directed a live-action adaptation of Speed Racer released on May 9, 2008 .[12] Speed Racer is a 2008 film that is a live action film adaptation of the 1960s Japanese anime series Speed Racer. ... Laurence Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andrew Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are American film directors and writers most famous for creating The Matrix series. ... Speed Racer is a 2008 film that is a live action film adaptation of the 1960s Japanese anime series Speed Racer. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


Video games

In 1992, Accolade made Speed Racer in The Challenge of Racer X for DOS. Two years later, that company Speed Racer in My Most Dangerous Adventures for SNES. Accolade was a video game developer and publisher of the 1980s and 1990s. ... This article is about the family of closely related operating systems for the IBM PC compatible platform. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Super Nintendo, Super NES or SNES, is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ...


Namco created a Speed Racer arcade game in 1995.[13] This article is about Namco, a Japanese leisure company and game developer. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ...


In 1998, Jaleco made a Speed Racer game for the Playstation.[14] Jaleco (TYO: 7954 ) was founded as Japan Leisure Corporation on October 3rd 1974. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ...


A game based on the Speed Racer movie, for the Wii, DS and Playstation 2 platforms, stars Emile Hirsch (Speed), Christina Ricci (Trixie) and Matthew Fox (Racer X) reprising their roles. Emile Davenport Hirsch (born March 13, 1985) is an American television and film actor. ... Christina Ricci (born February 12, 1980) is a [[Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated American actress. ... Matthew Fox may be: Matthew Fox (movie tycoon) heir to the Fox motion pictures fortune; married Yolande Betbeze, Miss America 1951 Matthew Fox (priest) (born 1940) Catholic & Episcopal priest and author Matthew Fox (actor) (born 1966) American actor Category: ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ a b Napier, Susan J. Anime: From Akira to Howl's Moving Castle. Updated ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
  2. ^ Donahue, Ray T. Exploring Japaneseness: On Japanese Enactments and Consciousness. Westport, CT: Ablex Publishing, 2002.
  3. ^ "A Brief Description of the Racer Family/Go Team." The Speed Zone. 29 Nov 2002. 19 Oct 2007.
  4. ^ http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=6222
  5. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=1445
  6. ^ http://www.artasylum.com/speedracerlives/
  7. ^ http://news.awn.com/index.php?ltype=top&newsitem_no=22928
  8. ^ http://www.tvseriesfinale.com/2007/06/speed_racer_here_comes_the_next_generation.php
  9. ^ Comic Preview: Racer X. Mania - 30 August 2000
  10. ^ Speed Racer #1. Newsarama - 27 December 2007
  11. ^ Speed Racer: Chronicles of The Racer #1. Major Spoilers - 26 March 2008
  12. ^ Speed Racer May 9, 2008 Anime News Network - 10 March 2007
  13. ^ Rainemu.com
  14. ^ Rocklanda USA

References

  • Official website
  • Johnson, Glen. "Speed Racer." Glen Johnson's 60's Anime. 03 Apr 2007. 19 Oct 2007.
  • Patrick, Macias and Tomohiro Machiyami. Cruising the Anime City: An Outer Guide to Neo Tokyo. Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press, 2004.

External links

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