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Hot Wheels: World Race
Directed by
  • Andrew Duncan
  • William Lau[1]
Produced by
Written by
  • Mark Edens
  • Jeff Gomez
  • Fabian Nicieza
Based onHot Wheels
by Mattel
Music by
  • Brian Carson
  • Ball of Waxx
Distributed byArtisan Entertainment
Release date
  • December 2, 2003 (2003-12-02)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryUnited States

Hot Wheels: World Race is a 2003 computer-animated direct-to-video film based on the Hot Wheels television series Hot Wheels: Highway 35 – World Race that premiered on Cartoon Network from July 12 to August 2, 2003 which includes five episodes, "Ring of Fire", "The Greatest Challenge", "Desert Heat", "Frozen Fire" and "Wheel of Power" divided into a feature film. The film was distributed on DVD by Family Home Entertainment and Artisan Entertainment. The video game Hot Wheels: World Race was based on the television series. It was released on VHS and DVD on December 2, 2003,[2] and was followed by Hot Wheels: AcceleRacers (2005).

Plot summary

Teen skateboarder Josef "Vert" Wheeler has a reputation as the world's best "wheeler." Meanwhile, scientist Peter Tezla who works for Scrim Corporation has developed a world-class race over the legendary Highway 35. The highway was built years ago by technologically advanced aliens called the Acceleron Beings. This hazardous course offers a tempting challenge for race car champions like Kurt Wylde, Taro Kitano and Lani Tam. Vert joins the team of drivers after impressing Tezla with his skills and daredevil attitude. Tezla provides the contestants with specialized vehicles like Desert Rat, Wave Ripper and Scorcher. However, the drivers will have to travel through a portal at 300 mph, straight into another dimension. While racing through the first couple of laps, Vert helps Taro rescue Lani. One of the competitors in the race though is a saboteur hired by the greedy CLYP Corporation. Eventually, Tezla reveals that the fastest driver must retrieve the Wheel of Power, which sits atop a pyramid near the finish line, but CLYP wants to monopolize the Wheel's cheap source of energy and reap the profits. Wanting to win no matter what the cost, CLYP pays their driver to bomb the competition out of the running.


See also


  1. ^ a b c "Hot Wheels World Race". TV Guide.
  2. ^ "Hot Wheels - World Race". Rotten Tomatoes.

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