Speed Racer

1967, TV Show

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Panthro's Back! ThunderCats' Kevin Michael Richardson on the Missing Thunderian

Relax, ThunderCats fans. Panthro isn't dead. "I noticed a little bit of a rumor about that," Kevin Michael Richardson, who voices Panthro in the Cartoon Network remake, tells TVGuide.com. "Someone said that on Facebook, and I was like, 'Really?'

When ThunderCats made its triumphant return to television in July, fans were outraged that Panthro, an integral part of the original '80s-era ThunderCats team, was absent without a satisfactory explanation. In the reboot, Panthro is first reported to be killed in action. Later, a false Panthro is revealed to actually be the evil Mumm-Ra in disguise. After all of this misdirection, it's a relief to know that we'll see the real Panthro back, however briefly, on Friday's episode (8:30/7:30c on Cartoon Network).

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Free | Hulu Aired: 3/15/1968

Season 1, Episode 52
The richest man in the world has offered a mountain of gold and the hand of his lovely daughter as first prize. Join Speed in the grandest of grand finales in the final episode of the Classic Speed Racer television series.

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Free | Hulu Aired: 3/8/1968

Season 1, Episode 50
It’s been one year since Speed Racer beat the car acrobatic team, and now they want revenge! Meanwhile, the syndicate, International Spies, led by Mr. Supremo, plans to get rid of Speed’s protector, Racer X.

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Free | Hulu Aired: 3/1/1968

Season 1, Episode 49
Speed needs to compete in one more Grand Prix in order to qualify for the world championship. En route to the qualifying race, his plane crashes on a remote island and the Mach 5 is damaged.

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Free | Xfinity Posted: 1/30/2013

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Panthro's Back! ThunderCats' Kevin Michael Richardson on the Missing Thunderian

Relax, ThunderCats fans. Panthro isn't dead. "I noticed a little bit of a rumor about that," Kevin Michael Richardson, who voices Panthro in the Cartoon Network remake, tells TVGuide.com. "Someone said that on Facebook, and I was like, 'Really?'

When ThunderCats made its triumphant return to television in July, fans were outraged that Panthro, an integral part of the original '80s-era ThunderCats team, was absent without a satisfactory explanation. In the reboot, Panthro is first reported to be killed in action. Later, a false Panthro is revealed to actually be the evil Mumm-Ra in disguise. After all of this misdirection, it's a relief to know that we'll see the real Panthro back, however briefly, on Friday's episode (8:30/7:30c on Cartoon Network).

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Hulk, Speed Racer and Other Announced Releases

New releases announced today, July 13:Charlie and Lola - The Absolutely Completely Complete Seasons 1 and 2 will be coming out October 14 The Incredible Hulk - Season 5 will be coming out October 21 The Incredible Hulk - The Complete Series will be coming out October 21 Speed Racer - The Complete Classic Collection will be coming out October 7 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Start Your Engines for Speed Racer, the Cartoon

This spring, it's time to rev up. Speed Racer is not only getting a feature film this May, but now also its own animated series, Speed Racer: The Next Generation, on Nicktoons.The new series will feature the son of Señor Speed, just as he hits his teenage years. We meet young Speed as he arrives at the racing academy to get in gear. He has friends, enemies (and maybe even frenemies, if it's like real high school), and a headmaster in Mr. Spritle, who will be voiced by the original Speed from the show's U.S. version, Peter Fernandez. Speed's 'toon version will get viewers' engines going with a 90-minute premiere (titled, "The Beginning," May 2, 7 pm/ET), followed by 30-minute eps on Fridays thereafter. Do you have a kid (or kid inside) who's getting revved up for the Next Generation? — Anna DimondUse our Online Video Guide for clips on Speed Racer, the movie. read more

Is Nine Katie Holmes' Number? And More Movie News!

Casting is under way for director Rob Marshall's adaptation of the musical Nine, and thus far Katie Holmes, Demi Moore and Chicago's Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones have thrown their hats into the ring, says the New York Post.... Woody Allen hopes that his new (of course) untitled film, starring Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and (of course) Scarlett Johansson, will do for Barcelona what Manhattan did for the Big Apple.... Richard Roundtree has boarded the Wachowskis' live-action Speed Racer, playing a driver turned commentator who's a hero to Speed and a sex machine to all the chicks. read more

In the Works: Trump's Place, Anna Nicole Judge, More

Raise your hand if you saw this coming: Donald Trump and MTV are collaborating on Pageant Place, a reality series that will find Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA cohabitating in a New York City apartment. (It's like the Justice League, only with whiter smiles.) Says Variety, semi-disgraced former Miss USA Tara Conner will serve as a "den mother" to the three title-holders.... Uber-emotional Anna Nicole Smith Judge Larry Seidlin has committed to develop a fall 2008 court show with CBS Television Distribution, says Broadcasting & Cable.... A new Speed Racer animated series is set to launch next year on Nicktoons.... Nick Jr. has renewed Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! for a second season. read more

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Premiered: September 23, 1967, on Syndicated
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Animated tale, often recalled for its song lyrics (`Go Speed Racer!'), of a teen race-car driver and his girlfriend, Trixie; parents Moms and Pops; kid brother, Spritle; and monkey, Chim-Chim. Racer X, Speed's disguised brother Rex, was a regular rival. The concept was revived in 1993 as `The New Adventures of Speed Racer,' and again in 2002, when it ran on Nickelodeon under its original title.

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