Wacky Races (2017 TV series)

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Wacky Races
Genre
Based on Wacky Races
by Hanna-Barbera and Heatter-Quigley
Voices of
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Composer(s)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 40 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Mike Disa
  • Jeff Siergey
  • Rebecca Palatnik (line producer)
Editor(s) Craig Paulsen
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Cartoons
Warner Bros. Animation[2]
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network Boomerang SVOD
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release August 14, 2017 – present

Wacky Races is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Himot and Tramm Wigzell. It is a reboot/remake of the 1968 Hanna-Barbera animated series Wacky Races.

The show debuted in 2017 on Boomerang's video-on-demand service in the United States.[3] Wacky Races was picked up for a second season.[4] It debuted on Cartoon Network on August 13, 2018.

Summary[edit]

The series features the return of characters from the original Wacky Races program, including Dick Dastardly, Muttley, Penelope Pitstop, Peter Perfect, and the Gruesome Twosome. Several new characters were introduced as well, including I.Q. Ickly, Brick Crashman, P.T. Barnstorm, and Pandora Pitstop.

While the series stays true to the original, it also focuses on the racers' personal lives, storylines are added, and there usually is no actual winner or loser at the end of the race.[citation needed]

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Dick Dastardly and Muttley (voiced by Peter Woodward and Billy West respectively)
    • Dick Dastardly, is still up to his usual trickery, though is now often badgered into either being nice or not cheating by Peter Perfect. Like before, his appearance is predominantly purple in color. Muttley, however, has undergone virtually no changes aside from his outward appearance, still either snickering or grumbling.
  • Penelope Pitstop (voiced by Nicole Parker)
    • Another original character, Penelope Pitstop has undergone the most changes from the original, both in appearance and outlook. While more assertive and much less of a damsel in distress than the original, she is still often the goody-two-shoes of the group, and still talks like a southern belle. Like before, her appearance is predominantly pink.
  • Peter Perfect (voiced by Diedrich Bader)
    • Like Dastardly and Muttley, largely unchanged from the original, although he is a bit more taunting of Dastardly than before. His appearance is predominantly orange and red.
  • Tiny and Bella – The Gruesome Twosome (voiced by Billy West and Tom Kenny respectively)
    • They round out the characters from the original series, and are the closest to their original versions in most every respect.
  • I.Q. Ickly (voiced by Jill Talley)
    • A new character. He is often called a "walking encyclopedia" by Dastardly, and has little social capability. His appearance is largely similar to that of Peter Perfect except for his use of yellow or gold and his being around the size of Tiny.

Secondary[edit]

Racers[edit]

  • Pandora Pitstop (voiced by Nicole Parker)
    • Penelope's twin sister, and frequent guest racer
  • Captain Dash, Polly, Bugsy, Bluebeard and Davey Bones (voiced by Billy West and Tom Kenny)
    • A gang of pirates that often steal gigs from Dastardly.

Non-racers[edit]

  • Brick Crashman (voiced by Christopher Judge), announcer for Wacky Races
  • P.T. Barnstorm (voiced by Jill Talley), owner and sponsor of Wacky Races

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2017–2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
11"Ya Win Some, Ya Luge Some"Matt WhitlockStory by : Matt Craig
Teleplay by: Michael Ludy
August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)TBA
The Racers participate in the Wacky Winter Games. The games culminate in a final competition where Dastardly and Muttley do a very disturbing ice-skating dance.
22"Mambo Itali-Go-Go"Jeff SiergeyMike DisaAugust 31, 2017 (2017-08-31)TBA
While stopping at a small Italian town for gas, the citizens recognize the racers and invited them for a small party in their town. Unfortunately for the racers, they are unable to leave the town as the citizens consciously throwing parties and feeding them.
33"So Far to Mardi Gras"Mike Disa and
Matt Whitlock
Rob JanasAugust 31, 2017 (2017-08-31)TBA
The Wackies, joined by guest racer Pandora Pitstop, race customized watercraft through the Louisiana Swamps.
44"Easter Express"Mike Disa and
Scott O'Brien
Story by : Rob Janas
Teleplay by: Mike Disa
August 31, 2017 (2017-08-31)TBA
55"Race-a-Lot"Scott O'Brien and
Jeff Siergey
Story by : Mike Disa
Teleplay by: Mike Disa and Amy Wolfram
August 31, 2017 (2017-08-31)TBA
66"Peter Imperfect"Matt WhitlockStory by : Mike Disa
Teleplay by: Todd Ludy
August 31, 2017 (2017-08-31)TBA
77"Yes, We Canyon"Scott O'Brien and
Jeff Siergey
Story by : Matt Craig
Teleplay by: Adam Beechen
August 31, 2017 (2017-08-31)TBA
88"Roamin' Racers"Matt WhitlockStory by : Mike Disa
Teleplay by: Rob Janas
August 31, 2017 (2017-08-31)TBA
99"Smokey and the Racers"Matt WhitlockKevin FlemingAugust 31, 2017 (2017-08-31)TBA
1010"Raceketeers"Mike DisaStory by : Mike Disa
Teleplay by: Jennifer Muro
August 31, 2017 (2017-08-31)TBA
1111"Fantastic Race"Jeff SiergeyMike DisaAugust 31, 2017 (2017-08-31)TBA
1212"Space Race"Scott O'BrienStory by : Mike Disa
Teleplay by: Mike Disa and Rob Janas
August 31, 2017 (2017-08-31)TBA
1313"Backseat Drivers"Mike DisaStory by : Matt Craig
Teleplay by: Mike Disa and Dave Polsky
28 September 2017 (2017-09-28)[5]TBA
1414"Off Track"Matt WhitlockStory by : Kevin Fleming
Teleplay by: Mike Disa and Kevin Fleming
21 December 2017 (2017-12-21)[6]TBA
Peter and his friends race back to Peter's hometown of Perfectville and find out that it was not so perfect after all.
1515"Cave Racers"Mike DisaStory by : Matt Wayne
Teleplay by: Mike Disa
21 December 2017 (2017-12-21)[7]TBA
1616"Guru My Dreams"Matt WhitlockMike Disa21 December 2017 (2017-12-21)[8]TBA
1717"Cold Rush"Karina GazizovaStory by : Mike Disa
Teleplay by: Michael DeGrandis
31 May 2018 (2018-05-31)TBA
1818"It's A Wacky Life"Mike Disa and
Jeff Siergey
Mike Disa and Jeff Siergey30 November 2017 (2017-11-30)[9]TBA
During a Wacky Races Christmas party, Dastardly triggers his latest tricks and finds himself in Heaven reviewing his past misdeeds with a familiar angel named Melvin.
1919"Pretzel Logic"Mike DisaMike Disa21 December 2017 (2017-12-21) [10]TBA
2020"Dashing Thru The Snow"Karina GazizovaMike Disa30 November 2017 (2017-11-30)[11]TBA
2121"Formula Racing"Matt WhitlockStory by: Matt Craig
Teleplay by: Mike Disa and Michael Ludy
21 December 2017 (2017-12-21)[12]TBA
2222"Unraceable"Matt WhitlockStory by: Mike Disa
Teleplay by: Jennifer Muro
21 December 2017 (2017-12-21)[13]TBA
2323"Sister, Twister"Matt WhitlockStory by: Mike Disa
Teleplay by: Jennifer Muro
21 December 2017 (2017-12-21)[14]TBA
2424"Mars Needs Racers"Matt WhitlockStory by: Adam Beechen
Teleplay by: Mike Disa
21 December 2017 (2017-12-21)[15]TBA
2525"Race To The Bottom"Curt GedaStory by: Ray DeLaurentis
Teleplay by: Mike Disa and Jennifer Muro
21 December 2017 (2017-12-21)[16]TBA
2626"Do Over Dastardly"Ron RubioStory by: Matt Craig
Teleplay by: Mike Disa and Kevin Fleming
21 December 2017 (2017-12-21)[17]TBA
2727"Swap Meet"Matt WhitlockStory by: Mike Disa
Teleplay by: Matt Wayne
10 May 2018 (2018-05-10)[18]TBA
2828"Mother Knows Best"Ron RubioStory by: Mike Disa
Teleplay by: Ed Valentine
8 May 2018 (2018-05-08)TBA
2929"Race Against Time"Karina GazizovaStory by : Amy Wolfram
Teleplay by : Mike Disa and Amy Wolfram
21 December 2017 (2017-12-21)[19]TBA
3030"My Fair Tiny"Matt WhitlockStory by : Mike Disa
Teleplay by : Amy Wolfram
21 December 2017 (2017-12-21)[18]TBA
3131"Under The Rainbow"Matt WhitlockStory by : Matt Craig
Teleplay by : Mike Disa
15 March 2018 (2018-03-15)TBA
3232"Wacky Spaces"Ron RubioStory by : Michael Ludy
Teleplay by : Mike Disa and Michael Ludy
31 May 2018 (2018-05-31)TBA
3333"The Perils Of Peter Perfect"Matt WhitlockStory by : Michael Ludy
Teleplay by : Mike Disa
31 May 2018 (2018-05-31)TBA
3434"People Who Need Purple"Matt WhitlockStory by : Dave Polsky
Teleplay by : Mike Disa and Michael Ludy
31 May 2018 (2018-05-31)TBA
3535"Race To Infinity"Mike DisaMike Disa31 May 2018 (2018-05-31)TBA
3636"His Way Or The Highway"Karina GazizovaMike Disa31 May 2018 (2018-05-31)TBA
3737"Racer Roundup"Matt WhitlockMike Disa31 May 2018 (2018-05-31)TBA
3838"Grandfather Knows Dast"Matt WhitlockStory by : Kevin Kramer
Teleplay by : Mike Disa
31 May 2018 (2018-05-31)TBA
3939"40 Yard Dash"Karina GazizovaStory by : Matt Craig
Teleplay by : Mike Disa
31 May 2018 (2018-05-31)TBA
4040"Hong Kong Screwy"Matt WhitlockStory by : Mike Disa
Teleplay by : Michael Ludy
31 May 2018 (2018-05-31)TBA

Broadcast[edit]

Wacky Races has aired internationally in 2017.[1] The first episode was released on Boomerang's SVOD service in the United States on August 14, 2017. The other eleven episodes were released on August 31, 2017. The series was first shown on television in the United States on the Boomerang channel, with the episode "Under the Rainbow" airing on Boomerang as a preview on February 22, 2018,[20] and the series officially premiering on the Boomerang channel on May 21, 2018, alongside another show from Boomerang's SVOD service, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. The series aired as a one-hour special on Cartoon Network on August 13, 2018.[21] The series premiered on Boomerang in Sub-Saharan Africa in October 2017.[22] Wacky Races premiered on Boomerang in Australia on August 14, 2017.[23] The series premiered in India on Pogo on August 27, 2017.[24] The series premiered in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Boomerang on November 1, 2017.[25] The series also premiered in Brazil on Boomerang and in Canada on Teletoon on November 6, 2017. The series premiered in Japan on Boomerang on February 4, 2018. The series premiered in Spain on Boing on July 30, 2018.

Home media[edit]

Start Your Engines!, a DVD release containing the first 10 episodes of the series, was released on April 24, 2018.[26]

References[edit]

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