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Wacky Races (2017)
« on: March 09, 2016, 12:04:38 AM »
It was announced a while back in the H-B thread that a new Wacky Races series is in development. This is the talkback thread for that new show.

Recently, animator Dexter Smith showed design sketches of Penelope Pitstop on his blog.

« Last Edit: January 26, 2017, 02:48:08 AM by Daikun »

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Re: Wacky Races (2016)
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 02:55:35 PM »
I like her look!

As I've mentioned before, I don't think that the original Wacky Races is a great show, but I'm willing to give anything Warner is trying that's beyond their big 4 (Looney/Scooby/DC/Tom & Jerry) a shot on principal alone.
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Re: Wacky Races (2016)
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2016, 11:08:33 PM »
Matt Whitlock revealed on his LinkedIn that he'll be directing the series.

He's also simultaneously working on Bunnicula, so the show appears to be in good hands.

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Re: Wacky Races (2016)
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2017, 02:47:59 AM »
Boomerang Europe released their 2017 Upfront video recently, which includes a preview for this series and a few others.

https://vimeo.com/200963930

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Re: Wacky Races (2017)
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2017, 08:19:51 PM »
Here's a promo.

And I guess it's available on the Foxtel app.

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Re: Wacky Races (2017)
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2017, 11:04:17 PM »
It has premiered on the Boomerang app. Watch the first episode for free.

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Re: Wacky Races (2017)
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2017, 04:13:58 PM »
I finally signed up for the Boomerang streaming service yesterday and...this show sucks.

The only good thing I can say is that it retains the original theme song. Other than that...

-The huge roster of racers from the original series has been slashed to just five, including a new character who is just annoying and doesn't do anything.
-This show commits the cardinal sin: They don't even race! Sure, you might see them racing for the first couple of minutes, but then they arbitrarily stop to go on adventures or participate in other sports.

Well, I guess we can throw this on CN's growing pile of failed reboots. Good thing it's not airing on TV proper.
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Re: Wacky Races (2017)
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2017, 10:46:09 AM »

-This show commits the cardinal sin: They don't even race! Sure, you might see them racing for the first couple of minutes, but then they arbitrarily stop to go on adventures or participate in other sports.


 :whuh:

How do you mess up a simple concept like Wacky Races? Making a modern version of it shouldn't of been hard.  :imnothappy:

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Re: Wacky Races (2017)
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2017, 05:27:32 PM »
It's in the damn name of the show, how can you not have any races in Wacky Races? When I saw the preview, I thought they were just going to focus on a few racers and rotate them out sans Dastardly and Muttley, but I guess if we're stuck with just the few racers, then yeah that just sucks.