Computer wiz Jonny Quest and his friends battle international criminals using the resources of the Quest Foundation. Their chief weapon, and the target of many of their enemies, is the ... See full summary »
Astro Boy tells the story of a youthful robot boy - Astro - modeled after the deceased son of a research scientist, Dr. Tenma. Originally intended to be kept a secret, the atomic-powered ... See full summary »
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The show's creator Tatsuo Yoshida cited Viva Las Vegas (1964) and Goldfinger (1964) - two extremely popular films in Japan in the 1960s - as the main influences for the show: he used Elvis Presley's racecar-driver image (complete with handkerchief and black pompadour hairstyle), and a gadget-filled car. See more »
In several episodes, Speed is wearing a helmet in the long shots when he driving the Mach 5,but not in the close-ups. See more »
[Japanese theme song]
Maha Go, Go, Go! / His wind shakes the hairpin curve / What a thrilling crossing, Go! Go, go! / The Mach Five with its white body / Strength is his inheritance / If he starts to race, he won't finish in behind / He'll keep going, till he reaches the finish line! / Maha Go Go! Maha Go Go! Maha Go Go Go! / He'll keep on the accelerator to the ends of the Earth / Young life, Go! Go, go! / Number Five of the Mach auto / Everybody come and watch his talent / A great fire burns ...
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During the closing credits, the Racer family and Trixie are seen driving a variety of automobiles (which progress through the credits from primitive to futuristic); additionally Spritle and Chim-Chim carry out auto-factory jobs. At the end, an image appears of the Mach 5 with the Racers and Trixie posing in it. See more »
Who hasn't seen Speed Racer? One of my all time favorite cartoon shows from when i was growing up...great characters all around. Racer X, Spridal his pet Chim-Chim and Pops Racer all add up to an exciting half hour. The show centers around Speed Racer and his quest to be the fastest racer in the world, with his high tech personalized Mach 5, he saves the world from evil terrorists while still finding time to race in the circuit and see his girlfriend Trixie. Old Japanese animation at its best.
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