The Incredible Crash Dummies (film)

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The Incredible Crash Dummies
Genre Animated TV Special
Developed by Savage Steve Holland
Bill Kopp
Written by Savage Steve Holland
Bill Kopp
Directed by Mark Mariutto
Voices of Michael Carvana
James Rankin
John Stocker
Dan Hennessey
Lee MacDougall
Richard Binsley
Paul Haddad
Susan Roman
Country of origin United States
Canada
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Michael Hirsch
Patrick Loubert
Clive A. Smith
Larry Lamb
Producer(s) Pamela Lehn
Stephen Hodgins
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Lamb & Company
Nelvana
Release
Original network Fox Kids
Original release May 1, 1993

The Incredible Crash Dummies is an animated television special. It was produced in 1993. In the United States, it originally aired on Fox Kids. It was later repacked as a video to be sold with two of the Crash Dummy action figures (Ted and a "purple/gold" repainted Junkman). Like the TV ad the series was based on the "You Could Learn a Lot from a Dummy" PSAs, episodes would have the characters announcing at the end "Don't you be a dummy, buckle your safety belts...and leave the crashing to us!"

Plot[edit]

Dummyland is a fictional world inhabited only by living crash dummies. Many make a living testing cars, just like the real ones.

The story begins with crash dummy professor Dr. Zub has creating a new "uncrashable" prototype armor called the Torso 9000 and is testing it with the help of crash dummy Ted. Unfortunately the initial trial run goes awry and Ted's head is severed from his body. The following night however, Ted is accidentally replaced with the head of the evil Junkman, who can now harness the power of the Torso 9000 and manages to break free from the Crash Test facility.

Plotting to destroy the crash dummies, the Junkman sets up his base near an abandoned scrap heap and creates an army of killing machines out of spare car parts. When a valuable disc of information on the Torso 9000 is stolen, and finally Dr. Zub himself is kidnapped, heroes Slick & Spin step in to save the day.

Cast[edit]

  • James Rankin—Slick/Jackhammer (voice)
  • Michael Carvana—Spin (voice)
  • John Stocker—Dr. Zub/Horst (voice)
  • Dan Hennessey—Junkman (voice)
  • Lee MacDougall—Ted (voice)
  • Richard Binsley—Spare Tire/Pistonhead (voice)
  • Paul Haddad—Bull/Daryl (voice)
  • Susan Roman—Computer Voice

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