Speed Racer

1967, TV Show


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

The Incredible Hulk courtesy Universal

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

Speed Racer: The Next Generation courtesy Lionsgate Video

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

Tara Conner by Kevin Terrell/WireImage.com

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

Pirates, He-Man Returns , Kill Bill and More

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End courtesy Walt Disney Pictures

Questions about Pirates the He-Man movie and what became of that extended DVD of Kill BillSend your movie questions to FlickChickSee Maitland McDonagh and Ken Fox review this weeks new flicks in Movie TalkQuestion Is this the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie or are they going to make a fourth -- RussellFlickChick Id say the odds are good that there will be a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film but its not a sure thing Assuming that youve seen Pirates of the Caribbean At Worlds End and why would you be asking otherwise you know it sets up the possibility that Captain Jack Sparrow Johnny Depp and who knows who else will embark on a quest for the fountain of youth Involved parties have alluded vaguely to various possibilities in promotional interviews for Worlds EndProducer Jerry Bruckheimer told Australias Herald Sun that This is the end [of the current trilogy] but whether one of the characters or a couple of the characters continue on its read more

At the Movies: Edward Norton Gets His Hulk On

Per Variety, Edward Norton will set aside his indie cred to play Dr. Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk, a more fun follow-up to Ang Lee's Eric Bana-fronted venture.... Christina Ricci is Speed Racer's girlfriend, Trixie.... Per the Hollywood Reporter, Lost's Evangeline Lilly will make her feature debut opposite John Malkovich in the supernatural thriller Afterwards.... Ted Danson has joined Mad Money, the heist comedy starring Katie Holmes, Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah.... Harvey Weinstein tells the New York Post that he's hot to round up Paltrow, Kidman, Dench, Zellweger, Zeta-Jones and Hathaway for a big-screen take on Nine. read more

At the Movies: Hitler Film Hails Tom Cruise

Director Bryan Singer has wooed Tom Cruise into taking a role in an untitled thriller based on an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler at the height of World War II.... The Devil Wears Prada's Emily Blunt will topline The Young Victoria, a biopic of the 19th-century monarch.... Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer, John C. Reilly and Elijah Wood will voice rag dolls from a parallel universe in the animated 9.... Emile Hirsch is in talks to star in the Wachowski siblings' Speed Racer, to film this summer and to be released next year.... New Line has acquired film rights to the hit video game Gears of War. 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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