Wacky Races
Based onWacky Races
by Hanna-Barbera and Heatter-Quigley
Developed by
  • Rebecca Himot
  • Tramm Wigzell
Voices of
Theme music composerHoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes78 (list of episodes)
Executive producerSam Register
EditorCraig Paulsen
Running time11 minutes
Production companyWarner Bros. Animation
Original release
ReleaseAugust 14, 2017 (2017-08-14) –
November 24, 2019 (2019-11-24)[2]
Wacky Races
(original series)

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.[3][4] Wacky Races was picked up for a second season.[5]


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.[6] 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.






Guest stars


Main article: List of Wacky Races (2017 TV series) episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
140August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)May 31, 2018 (2018-05-31)
238November 29, 2018 (2018-11-29)November 24, 2019 (2019-11-24)


Wacky Races premiered internationally in 2017.[1] 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,[7] 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.[8]

Home video

Start Your Engines!, a DVD release containing the first 10 episodes of the series, was released on April 24, 2018.[9]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Boomerang Launching 'Dorothy & The Wizard Of Oz' and 'Wacky Races' in June". Animation World Network. 2017. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  2. ^ @willterrell (December 12, 2018). "Not that I know of. The three shows I know were canceled were all the Boomerang App Exclusive Shows. Wacky Races, Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs, and Dorothy and the Wizard Of Oz, which I was on" (Tweet). Retrieved December 9, 2019 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "Boomerang Schedule – Cartoon Network". 22 February 2018. Archived from the original on 22 February 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ Todd Spangler (March 7, 2017). "Turner, Warner Bros. to Launch Boomerang Cartoon Streaming-Subscription Service for $5 Monthly". Variety. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  5. ^ "Google Photos". photos.google.com. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  6. ^ (DVD Review) ‘Wacky Races: Start Your Engines! – Season 1, Volume 1’, screen-connections.com, April 24, 2018
  7. ^ "Boomerang Schedule - Cartoon Network". 22 February 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-02-22. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". cnschedulearchive.tumblr.com. Archived from the original on 21 May 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Wacky Races DVD news: Press Release for Season 1, Vol. 1: Start Your Engines! - TVShowsOnDVD.com". www.tvshowsondvd.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018.