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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
21 June 1970 (Netherlands) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The participants of an unusual car race compete around America. Full summary »
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(34 articles)
User Reviews:
Best. Cartoon. Ever. See more (19 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [6])

Daws Butler ... Big Gruesome / ... (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Don Messick ... Gravel Slag / ... (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
John Stephenson ... Blubber Bear / ... (17 episodes, 1968-1969)

Janet Waldo ... Penelope Pitstop (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Dave Willock ... Narrator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)

Paul Winchell ... Clyde / ... (17 episodes, 1968-1969)

Series Directed by
Joseph Barbera (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
William Hanna (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Writing credits
Larz Bourne (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Tom Dagenais (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Michael Maltese (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Dalton Sandifer (17 episodes, 1968-1969)

Series Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... producer (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
William Hanna .... producer (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Alex Lovy .... associate producer (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Art Scott .... associate producer (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Original Music by
Hoyt Curtin (1 episode, 1968)
 
Series Film Editing by
Richard C. Allen (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Milton Krear (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Production Design by
Iwao Takamoto (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Art Department
Arthur Davis .... story director (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Earl Klein .... story director (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Paul Sommer .... story director (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Irv Spector .... story director (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Sound Department
Richard Olson .... sound director (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Gene Borghi .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
George Epperson .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Charles Flekal .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Frank Parrish .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Cliff Shirpser .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Clarence Wogatzke .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Animation Department
Edwin Aardal .... animator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Frank Andrina .... animator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Ed Barge .... animator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Barbara Begg .... background artist (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Daniela Bielecka .... background artist (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
William Butler .... background artist (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Emil Carle .... animator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Patricia Crudden .... animator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jerry Eisenberg .... character designer / layout artist (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Izzy Ellis .... animator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Burt Freund .... layout artist (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Robert Gentle .... background artist (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Roberta Greutert .... ink and paint supervisor (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Terence Harrison .... animator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jerry Hathcock .... animator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Willie Ito .... layout artist (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Don Jurwich .... layout artist (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Mike Kawaguchi .... background artist (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Phil Lewis .... layout artist (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Hicks Lokey .... animator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Tony Love .... animator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jack Manning .... layout artist (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Bob Maxfield .... animator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Kenneth Muse .... animator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Charles A. Nichols .... animation director (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Casey Onaitis .... animator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jack Parr .... animator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Walt Peregoy .... background artist (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Morey Reden .... animator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Vive Risto .... animator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Grace Stanzell .... layout artist (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Carlo Vinci .... animator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Don Watson .... background artist (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Dave Weidman .... background artist (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Robert 'Tiger' West .... xerographer (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Al Wilson .... layout artist (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Music Department
Hoyt Curtin .... musical director (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Other crew
Frank Paiker .... technical supervisor (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Bill Perez .... title designer (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Robert Schaefer .... titles (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Victor O. Schipek .... production coordinator (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
 

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Runtime:
Argentina:30 min | USA:20 min (34 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This was one of several cartoon shows cancelled during the late-1960s/early-1970's (Hanna-Barbera's "Fantastic Four" was another) due to parental protests about excessive violence in children's programming.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Otaku (1994)See more »

FAQ

was this based on a movie?
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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Best. Cartoon. Ever., 2 April 2006
Author: ray-280 from Philadelphia

You had the Flintstones, which was essentially an animated version of the Honeymooners, and you had the Jetsons, which was essentially a futuristic version of the Flintstones. You had Bugs and Daffy, Tom and Jerry, Woody Woodpecker and Popeye and Bluto, but nothing comes close to the Wacky Races for originality.

For the uinitiated, each week there is a "wacky race" to determine the "world's wackiest racer." A dozen cars participate, each with a unique characteristic. There's Dick Dastardly, and his sidekick, Muttley; Penelope Pitstop and her compact-on-wheels; Peter Perfect and his turbo-charged (and "symbolic") long-nosed racing car, and a host of other "Wackos" who became like an extended family of crazy uncles to a generation of youngsters.

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