Speed Racer

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  • TV-Y7
  • 1967
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (3,342)

In the mid-1960s, Japanese animation started to gain popularity in the United States. During this time, Tatsuo Yoshida created a manga series called "Mach GoGoGo". The series followed a young boy named Go Mifune who becomes a race car driver and competes in various races around the world. In 1967, the series was adapted for American audiences by combining footage from the original series with new American-made footage, creating "Speed Racer".

The show was produced by Speed Racer Enterprises and aired on TV from 1967 to 1968. The story follows Speed Racer, a young and talented race car driver, who dreams of one day winning the World Racing Championships. Speed, with the help of his family and friends, races in various tournaments around the world. However, along the way, Speed finds himself facing dangerous and challenging opponents who will stop at nothing to ensure that he doesn't win.

The voice cast for the American version of "Speed Racer" included Peter Fernandez as the titular character, Michael Sinterniklaas, Robbie Sublett, Sahra Mellesse, Kurt Csolak, David Skigen, Carter Johnson and Gregory Abbey. Peter Fernandez also served as the voice director for the series.

Speed Racer's car, the Mach 5, became an iconic symbol of the series. The Mach 5 was a technologically advanced car with various gadgets and gizmos that helped Speed during his races. These included buttons to shoot out homing missiles or a jumper to allow the car to leap over obstacles. The Mach 5 was one of the many reasons why the show became so popular and was eventually adopted by real-life automobile manufacturers.

Apart from racing, the show also explored important themes like friendship, loyalty, and family values. The Racer family, consisting of Pops Racer, Mom Racer, and Speed's younger brother Spritle and his pet chimpanzee, Chim-Chim, travel with Speed to different races, encouraging him throughout his journey. Together, they form a formidable team who help each other overcome challenges on and off the track.

The show's villains, who are often associated with notorious organizations, add a level of suspense and danger to the series. These organizations include the Car Acrobatic Team, which has a similar goal to Speed's, and the evil Shadow Organization, which will stop at nothing to control the racing world. Speed's arch-nemesis, Racer X, also appears in the show, adding another layer of intrigue to the plot as his true identity remains a mystery.

The show's animation style was simple and aimed towards younger audiences. However, it still managed to captivate a wider audience with its fast-paced action and thrilling races. Each episode featured Speed racing in different parts of the world like Japan, Africa, Europe, and the United States. The show utilized various racing stunts, including loop-the-loops, speeding through hoops of fire, and leaping over obstacles, making every episode unpredictable and exciting.

"Speed Racer" became an instant classic and still has a cult following among fans of the franchise. The series was adapted into a live-action film in 2008, directed by the Wachowskis, which further solidified the show's cultural impact. The legacy of "Speed Racer" lives on, with various video games, merchandise, and spin-offs created in recent years.

In conclusion, "Speed Racer" is a classic animated series from the late 1960s. The show follows the story of Speed Racer, an aspiring race car driver, who travels around the world competing in various races. The show's iconic Mach 5 car, lovable characters, thrilling races, and captivating villains made it an instant hit among audiences. The show's influence can still be seen in popular culture today, making it a timeless classic that will be remembered for generations to come.

Speed Racer is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (64 episodes). The series first aired on September 23, 1967.

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Seasons
Race Around the World, Part 2
52. Race Around the World, Part 2
March 15, 1968
The richest man in the world has offered a mountain of gold and the hand of his lovely daughter as first...
Race Around the World, Part 1
51. Race Around the World, Part 1
March 15, 1968
The richest man in the world has offered a mountain of gold and the hand of his lovely daughter as first...
The Trick Race
50. The Trick Race
March 8, 1968
It's been one year since Speed Racer beat the car acrobatic team, and now they want revenge! Meanwhile, the...
The Car in the Sky
49. The Car in the Sky
March 1, 1968
Speed needs to compete in one more Grand Prix in order to qualify for the world championship. En route to the...
Junk Car Grand Prix
48. Junk Car Grand Prix
March 1, 1968
In honor of his missing daughter, Baron Von Vondervon puts up a huge amount of money for the Junk Car Grand...
Car With a Brain
47. Car With a Brain
February 23, 1968
From somewhere in the hills of Scotland, a mad scientist, Dr. McFife, unleashes a monster car with a brain and...
Motorcycle Apaches
46. Motorcycle Apaches
February 23, 1968
Speed is asked to help the Office of Space Development to get a shipment of Uraniumtane through to the...
Great Car Wrestling Match
45. Great Car Wrestling Match
February 16, 1968
Speed enters a dangerous car wrestling match in which heavily armed cars try to smash each other to bits.
Race the Laser Tank
44. Race the Laser Tank
February 16, 1968
Speed Racer has just won the Great Eastern Central Grand Prix when he is fired on by unknown assailants....
The Dangerous Witness
43. The Dangerous Witness
February 9, 1968
On the way to the Hong Kong International Grand Prix, Speed Racer is witness to a horrible crime and is thrust...
The Desperate Racer
42. The Desperate Racer
February 9, 1968
Speed Racer is all revved up for the distinguished Southern Hemisphere Pineapple Grand Prix in which the...
The Car Destroyer
41. The Car Destroyer
February 2, 1968
It's one of those rare times when Speed Racer is at a race as a spectator and not as a participant. All of...
Man Behind the Mask
40. Man Behind the Mask
February 2, 1968
Speed Racer and Trixie are on their way to the North American Grand Prix when the plane they are flying in is...
The Secret Invaders, Part 2
39. The Secret Invaders, Part 2
January 26, 1968
The mysterious RacerX foils the assassination plot in Ambrocia when the race is moved to the country of...
The Secret Invaders, Part 1
38. The Secret Invaders, Part 1
January 26, 1968
The exotic city of Ambrocia hosts the world famous Mystic Grand Prix. A gang of terrorists plan a take over...
Crash in the Jungle, Part 2
37. Crash in the Jungle, Part 2
January 19, 1968
Speed uncovers a diabolical scheme involving human and animal mutations, warring political factions and the...
Crash in the Jungle, Part 1
36. Crash in the Jungle, Part 1
January 19, 1968
Speed uncovers a diabolical scheme involving human and animal mutations, warring political factions and the...
The Supersonic Car
35. The Supersonic Car
January 12, 1968
Speed Racer has been hired by the Baboom Motor Company to test drive the Supersonic Rocket Car, a new...
The Race for Life
34. The Race for Life
January 12, 1968
As Speed celebrates his victory at the South American Grand Prix, the mayor of the small village of Tonado...
Gang of Assassins, Part 2
33. Gang of Assassins, Part 2
January 5, 1968
After winning the Fujiyama Grand Prix, Speed and Trixie go sightseeing and stumble upon a gang of assassins...
Gang of Assassins, Part 1
32. Gang of Assassins, Part 1
January 5, 1968
Speed is racing in the Fujiyama Grand Prix at the same time diplomats from all over the world have gathered to...
The Man on the Lam
31. The Man on the Lam
December 29, 1967
On a stormy night, Speed Racer and Spridle's blind friend, Delicia, is visited by an escaped convict doesn't...
The Snake Track
30. The Snake Track
December 29, 1967
Racing teams from car factories all over the world are participating in a super car race on the brand new yet...
The Race Against Time, Part 2
29. The Race Against Time, Part 2
December 22, 1967
Speed and Trixie find themselves in peril as they get involved in the search for an archeologist's daughter...
The Race Against Time, Part 1
28. The Race Against Time, Part 1
September 22, 1967
The story begins on a hot dusty day with Speed Racer ready to compete in the first stage of the Sahara Racer....
The Terrifying Gambler
27. The Terrifying Gambler
December 15, 1967
Speed Racer and Trixie are competing in a qualifying rally for the Monte Carlo Grand Prix. They are...
The Car Hater
26. The Car Hater
December 15, 1967
Speed and Trixie befriend Janine, a young girl whose ambition is to be a race car driver. But her father, Mr....
The Royal Racer, Part 2
25. The Royal Racer, Part 2
December 8, 1967
Speed Racer uncovers mischievous stowaways to the country of Saccarin, Spridle and Chim Chim, but while...
The Royal Racer, Part 1
24. The Royal Racer, Part 1
December 8, 1967
Speed Racer uncovers mischievous stowaways to the country of Saccarin, Spridle and Chim Chim, but while...
Mach 5 vs. Mach 5, Part 2
23. Mach 5 vs. Mach 5, Part 2
December 1, 1967
All evidence points to Speed robbing the National Science Institute driving the Mach 5. Speed must prove his innocence and defeat the fake Mach 5 to clear his name. It's a fight to the finish - but who will win?
The Mach 5 Vs The Mach 5 Part 2
23. The Mach 5 Vs The Mach 5 Part 2
December 1, 1967
Cumulus attempts to take over the world, setting the stage for a showdown between the two Mach 5 automobiles.
The Mach 5 Vs. The Mach 5: Part 2
23. The Mach 5 Vs. The Mach 5: Part 2
December 1, 1967
Cumulus attempts to take over the world, setting the stage for a showdown between the two Mach 5 automobiles.
Mach 5 vs. Mach 5, Part 1
22. Mach 5 vs. Mach 5, Part 1
December 1, 1967
Speed is arrested for robbery after secret plans for the mighty Mizmo Ray, an invention by Professor Power, are stolen from the National Science Institute by someone driving the Mach 5!!
The Mach 5 Vs. The Mach 5: Part 1
22. The Mach 5 Vs. The Mach 5: Part 1
December 1, 1967
Speed is framed for robbery by Mr Cumulus, who has had a duplicate Mach 5 built for his own ends.
The Fastest Car on Earth, Part 2
21. The Fastest Car on Earth, Part 2
November 25, 1967
In a daring and thrilling finale, Speed must use all his will power and determination and racing skills (and a...
The Fastest Car on Earth, Part 1
20. The Fastest Car on Earth, Part 1
November 25, 1967
A mysterious car contains the most powerful and dangerous racing car engine in the world, perhaps too...
Girl Daredevil, Part 2
19. Girl Daredevil, Part 2
November 18, 1967
Speed Racer and the gang meet auto acrobat star, Twinkle Banks, of the nearly bankrupt Universal Circus competing at the Nitona Handicap. A suspicious promoter convinces Twinkle to drive her car across Niagara Fallsas great publicity for the circus.
The Girl Daredevil Part  2
19. The Girl Daredevil Part 2
November 18, 1967
Speed Racer and the gang meet auto acrobat star, Twinkle Banks, of the nearly bankrupt Universal Circus competing at the Nitona Handicap. A suspicious promoter convinces Twinkle to drive her car across Niagara Fallsas great publicity for the circus.
The Girl Daredevil, Part  2
19. The Girl Daredevil, Part 2
November 18, 1967
Speed Racer and the gang meet auto acrobat star, Twinkle Banks, of the nearly bankrupt Universal Circus competing at the Nitona Handicap. A suspicious promoter convinces Twinkle to drive her car across Niagara Fallsas great publicity for the circus.
Girl Daredevil, Part 1
18. Girl Daredevil, Part 1
November 18, 1967
Speed Racer and the gang are on the way to compete in the Nitona Handicap when they meet Twinkle Banks, the auto acrobat star of the nearly bankrupt Universal Circus.
The Girl Daredevil, Part  1
18. The Girl Daredevil, Part 1
November 18, 1967
Speed Racer and the gang are on the way to compete in the Nitona Handicap when they meet Twinkle Banks, the auto acrobat star of the nearly bankrupt Universal Circus.
The Fire Race, Part 2
17. The Fire Race, Part 2
November 11, 1967
Speed competes in the Fire Festival Racer through the mountainous terrain of the country Kapecapek where he...
The Fire Race, Part 1
16. The Fire Race, Part 1
November 11, 1967
Speed is invited to compete in the risky and unusual Fire Festival Racer through the mountainous terrain of...
The Desperate Desert Race, Part 2
15. The Desperate Desert Race, Part 2
November 4, 1967
Speed Racer and the Go Team have flown the Mach 5 to Sandoland to compete in a grueling 800 mile desert race. ...
The Desperate Desert Race, Part 1
14. The Desperate Desert Race, Part 1
November 4, 1967
Speed Racer and the Go Team have flown the Mach 5 to Sandoland to compete in a grueling 800 mile desert race,...
Race for Revenge, Part 2
13. Race for Revenge, Part 2
October 28, 1967
It's been 15 years since the Danger Pass Race in which the driver of the super powerful X3 Melange racing car...
Race for Revenge,  Part 1
12. Race for Revenge, Part 1
October 28, 1967
It's been 15 years since the Danger Pass Race in which the driver of the super powerful X3 Melange racing car...
Race for Revenge Part 1
12. Race for Revenge Part 1
October 28, 1967
It's been 15 years since the Danger Pass Race in which the driver of the super powerful X3 Melange racing car...
Race for Revenge, Part 1
12. Race for Revenge, Part 1
October 28, 1967
It's been 15 years since the Danger Pass Race in which the driver of the super powerful X3 Melange racing car was deliberately forced into a fatal crash by the Three Roses Club. In the anniversary race, the X3 Melange mysteriously appears for revenge.
The Most Dangerous Race,  Part 3
11. The Most Dangerous Race, Part 3
October 21, 1967
Speed teams up with the mysterious Racer X and a newly designed Mach 5 in their efforts against the trickiest team of daredevil drivers ever assembled in the most dangerous race in the world!
The Most Dangerous Race Part 3
11. The Most Dangerous Race Part 3
October 21, 1967
Speed teams up with the mysterious Racer X and a newly designed Mach 5 in their efforts against the trickiest team of daredevil drivers ever assembled in the most dangerous race in the world!
The Most Dangerous Race, Part 3
11. The Most Dangerous Race, Part 3
October 21, 1967
Speed teams up with the mysterious Racer X and a newly designed Mach 5 in their efforts against the trickiest team of daredevil drivers ever assembled in the most dangerous race in the world!
The Most Dangerous Race, Part 2
10. The Most Dangerous Race, Part 2
October 21, 1967
The evil leader of the Car Acrobatic Team, Captain Terror, will stop at nothing to win the race.
The Most Dangerous Race, Part 1
9. The Most Dangerous Race, Part 1
October 21, 1967
Speed Racer goes head to head with one of his fiercest competitors, Snake Oiler, star of the world famous Car...
The Race Against the Mammoth Car, Part 2
8. The Race Against the Mammoth Car, Part 2
October 14, 1967
Join Speed Racer as he battles Cruncher Block, his henchmen and tries to out run the Mammoth Car in the...
The Race Against the Mammoth Car, Part 1
7. The Race Against the Mammoth Car, Part 1
October 14, 1967
Join Speed Racer as he battles Cruncher Block, his henchmen and tries to out run the Mammoth Car in the...
The Secret Engine, Part 2
6. The Secret Engine, Part 2
October 7, 1967
There are many surprises on the road to the hidden treasure and in the conclusion of "The Secret Engine."
The Secret Engine, Part 1
5. The Secret Engine, Part 1
October 7, 1967
There are many surprises on the road to the hidden treasure and in the conclusion of "The Secret Engine."
Challenge of the Masked Racer,  Part 2
4. Challenge of the Masked Racer, Part 2
September 30, 1967
There's excitement in the air over the big Trans Country Race. But when word gets around that the mysterious, unbeatable Masked Racer is competing, everyone knows there will be trouble in the conclusion of "Challenge of the Masked Racer."
Challenge of the Masked Racer Part 2
4. Challenge of the Masked Racer Part 2
September 30, 1967
Speed Racer and Racer X participate in the Trans-Country race... as well as competitors who stoop to dirty tricks to get rid of them.
Challenge of the Masked Racer, Part 2
4. Challenge of the Masked Racer, Part 2
September 30, 1967
Speed Racer and Racer X participate in the Trans-Country race... as well as competitors who stoop to dirty tricks to get rid of them.
Challenge of the Masked Racer, Part 1
3. Challenge of the Masked Racer, Part 1
September 30, 1967
There's excitement in the air over the big Trans Country Race. But when word gets around that the mysterious,...
The Great Plan, Part 2
2. The Great Plan, Part 2
September 23, 1967
Can the untested Speed Racer win the race from the evil clutches of Ace Ducey and his gang of thugs and save...
The Great Plan, Part 1
1. The Great Plan, Part 1
September 23, 1967
Can the untested Speed Racer win the race from the evil clutches of Ace Ducey and his gang of thugs and save...
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Where to Watch Speed Racer
Speed Racer is available for streaming on the Speed Racer Enterprises website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Speed Racer on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 23, 1967
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (3,342)