Hot Wheels (TV series)
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|Created by||Fred Crippen
|Voices of||Bob Arbogast
|Theme music composer||Mike Curb|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||17|
|Executive producer(s)||Kenneth C.T. Snyder|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Ken Snyder Properties, in association with Pantomime Pictures|
|Original run||September 6, 1969 – September 4, 1971|
The series mainly focused on the racing exploits of a high school student, Jack "Rabbit" Wheeler, who led the Hot Wheels Racing Club.
- Bob Arbogast as Doc Warren
- Melinda Casey as Janet Martin
- Albert Brooks as Kip Chogi
- Susan Davis as Ardeth Pratt
- Casey Kasem as Dexter Carter
- Nora Marlowe as Mother O'Hare
- Michael Rye as Mike Wheeler
Some time during the show's broadcast, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received complaints from toy companies who argued that it was actually a thirty-minute commercial for the toys; one of them was Topper, a rival to Mattel. The FCC obliged by ordering stations to log part of the airings as advertising time.
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