13 episode series aired in syndication as part of the Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera weekend cartoon package. The story of the adventurous Jonny Quest who travels with his father and his friends around the world.
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 »
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 »
Before I begin this review, I just want to say that I never heard or watch this anime series because I was more of a 90s kid before other anime shows came out from the late 90s to the early 00s, but my dad told me that he used to watch that show when he was a younger kid and he as born at the 1960s when this came out. He had loved it very much and as a teenager, I totally agree with him. When my little brother had a DVD copy of the first few episodes of that show, I watched along with him and liked it. Three months later, I got a six-disc collection of all 52 episodes of Speed Racer and watched some of it during Christmas time at my mom's house (To those who read my Speed Racer movie review this review has the same stuff I said about the anime) and boy was I speechless I couldn't even believe my eyes.
I totally agree with some of the users on this website that this is indeed a great anime cartoon from a few great decades ago and I officially love it as much as anyone else in today's world. The animation is the epitome of excellence. It has fluid backgrounds and solid colors which makes it much easier to look at, but the strongest aspect is the visuals and the racing sequences throughout each episode. The characters are likable. Speed Racer is a great protagonist and I like his attempts to become a professional racer while protecting his friends and family from the forces of evil. His family, including Spritle and Chim Chim are enjoyable and the interactions between them and Speed are flawless. Rex Racer (Racer X) is also a great character and the villains are excellent and creative in each episode. In fact all of the episodes are great I can't decide which ones I like the most.
The music is what makes this show stand out the most. It has some dramatic melodic rhythms in every episode, but the theme song is what I like the most about the music in the show. It's catchy and memorable to listen to you will end up humming every time you remember it. The voice acting may not be the best in this show, but when it comes to voices in animated shows and movies for kids as of today, the voice acting in this show is great while containing some fast and witty dialog (not to mention some great one-liners) that you'll never forget once you start and finish watching this show.
Overall, Speed Racer is by no means a classic TV show from the classic 60s and the live-action movie adaptation, although not excellent, is a criminally underrated movie that reminded those who grew up with the show. This deserves a solid thumbs up from me!
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