Hot Wheels (TV series)

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Hot Wheels
GenreAnimated series
Created byFred Crippen
Eddie Smardan
Ken Snyder
Voices ofBob Arbogast
Melinda Casey
Casey Kasem
Albert Brooks
Susan Davis
Nora Marlowe
Michael Rye
Theme music composerMike Curb
Composer(s)Jack Fascinato
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes17
Executive producer(s)Kenneth C.T. Snyder
Producer(s)Fred Crippen
Eddie Smardan
Ken Snyder
Camera setupI
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Ken Snyder Properties, in association with Pantomime Pictures
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Mattel Creations
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 6, 1969 –
September 4, 1971

Hot Wheels is a thirty-minute Saturday-morning cartoon series broadcast on ABC from 1969 to 1971, under the primary sponsorship of Mattel Toys.


The series mainly focused on the racing exploits of a high school student, Jack "Rabbit" Wheeler, who led the Hot Wheels Racing Club.

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FCC action[edit]

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 Toys, a rival to Mattel.[1] The FCC obliged by ordering stations to log part of the airings as advertising time.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Owen, David (1988). "The Man Who Invented Saturday Morning". The Man Who Invented Saturday Morning—and Other Adventures in American Enterprise (Essay). Villard Books (Random House). pp. 174–175. ISBN 0-394-56810-9.
  2. ^ Wojahn, Ellen (1988). "Team Play". Playing by Different Rules. American Management Association (amacom). pp. 98–99. ISBN 0-8144-5861-0.

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