Episodes: 52 (half-hour)
TV show dates: May 2, 2008 – August 25, 2013
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Mandy Bonhomme, Kurt Csolak, Michal Friedman, Dan Green, Carter Jackson, Mami Kimura, Steven Lowe, David Zen Mansley, Sahra Mellesse, Jason Oliveri, Suzie Rosenthal, Michael Sinterniklaas, David Skigen, Robbie Sublett, and Peter Fernandez.
TV show description:
Son of legendary car driver Speed Racer, Speed Jr. (voiced by Kurt Colak) knows a thing or two about how to race cars. But in this animated series, joining the prestigious Racing Academy isn’t a quick start.
Helping him with the transition are his friends Lucy (Sahra Mellese) and Connor (Carter Jackson), as well as headmaster and uncle Spritle (Peter Fernandez). But not everyone is very fond of the new kid. The school’s best racer and most popular guy, X (Robbie Sublett), doesn’t like his turf being stepped on, nor does Annalise (Michal Friedman), X’s number one girl and the school’s number two racer.
In order to race at the academy, Speed needs wheels and, with the help of mechanically gifted Conor, they discover and restore Speed Racer’s legendary car Mach 5. When Annalise’s father, Zile Zazic (Dave Skigen), discovers what Speed is driving, he demands his daughter demolish it. Zile carries a personal grudge toward Speed and secretly detests him.
But Speed’s enemies are even closer to him than he could imagine, especially X, whose true identity is a real surprise.
Episode #52 — Shrinkage
Conor’s new invention accidentally shrinks Speed, X, and Lucy. They must survive until they can get Conor’s attention.
First aired: August 25, 2013.
What do you think? Do you like the Speed Racer: The Next Generation TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for another season?