|Based on||Wacky Races|
by Hanna-Barbera and Heatter-Quigley
|Theme music composer||Hoyt Curtin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||78 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer||Sam Register|
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Production company||Warner Bros. Animation|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||August 14, 2017 –|
November 24, 2019
Wacky Races is an American animated television series developed by Rebecca Himot and Tramm Wigzell. It is a reboot/revival of the 1968–69 Hanna-Barbera animated series of the same name. The show debuted in 2017 on Boomerang's video on demand service in the United States. Wacky Races was picked up for a second season.
The series features the return of some of the characters from the original Wacky Races program: Dick Dastardly, Muttley, Penelope Pitstop, Peter Perfect and the Gruesome Twosome. More than half of the original characters do not return. Several new characters were introduced, including I. Q. Ickly, Brick Crashman, P. T. Barnstorm, and Pandora Pitstop.
While the reboot is based on the original series, it also focuses on the Racers' personal lives; storylines are added and there usually is no actual winner or loser at the end of each race. There is also meta-humor and fourth wall breaking.
Main article: List of Wacky Races (2017 TV series) episodes
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||40||August 14, 2017||May 31, 2018|
|2||38||November 29, 2018||November 24, 2019|
Wacky Races premiered internationally in 2017. The first episode was released on Boomerang's SVOD service in the United States on August 14, 2017. The other 11 episodes were released on August 31, 2017.
The series was first shown on television in the United States on the Boomerang channel, with the episode "Under the Rainbow" airing on Boomerang as a preview on February 22, 2018, and the series officially premiering on the Boomerang channel on May 21, 2018, alongside another show from Boomerang's SVOD service, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz.
The series aired as a repeat on Cartoon Network on August 13, 2018.
Start Your Engines!, a DVD release containing the first 10 episodes of the series, was released on April 24, 2018.
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