Speed Racer (1967–1968)
"Mahha GoGoGo" (original title)

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Teenager Gô Mifune aspires to be the world's best race-car champion with the help of his friends, family and his father's high-tech race-car, the Mach 5.

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Katsuji Mori ...
 Gô Mifune (52 episodes, 1967-1968)
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 Speed Racer / ... (52 episodes, 1967-1968)
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 Mom Racer / ... (52 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jack Grimes ...
 Chim-Chim / ... (52 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jack Curtis ...
 Pops Racer / ... (52 episodes, 1967-1968)
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Teenager Gô Mifune aspires to be the world's best race-car champion with the help of his friends, family and his father's high-tech race-car, the Mach 5.

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Faster, Speed!


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23 September 1967 (USA)  »

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Trivia

For its release to the United States as "Speed Racer", changes in names had to be carried out (main cast):
  • Speed Racer was originally known as Go Mifune


  • Trixie was was originally known as Michi Shimura


  • Pops Racer was originally known as Daisuke Mifune


  • Mom Racer was originally known as Aya Mifune


  • Spritle was originally known as Kurio Mifune


  • Chim-Chim was originally known as Sanpei


  • Sparky was originally known as Sabu


  • Inspector Detector was originally known as Detective Rokugo


  • and Racer X was originally known as Kenichi Mifune.


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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[English theme song]
Chorus: Here he comes, here comes Speed Racer! He's a demon on wheels! He's a demon, and he's gonna be chasing after someone! / He's gaining on you, so you better look alive! He's busy revvin' up the powerful Mach Five / And when the odds are against him, and there's dangerous work to do / You bet your life Speed Racer's gonna see it through! / Go, Speed Racer! Go, Speed Racer! Go, Speed Racer, Go! / He's off and flying as he guns the car around the track / He's jamming down the ...
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Speed Racer: The best cartoon ever!!!!
30 August 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I watched this cartoon as a kid and it was one of my favorites. It was aired right after Johnny Sokko & his Flying Robot 4:00pm after school on channel 41 in 1969-79(Kansas City local tv market). Great opening credits and great show A to Z. I like the Alpine Race and the Challenge race with the skull head driver. Snake Oiler is my favorite bad driver & racer X is the coolest of the bunch, even over Speed to a degree, Enjoy....


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