Every formative event in 18-year-old Speed Racer’s go-go life is explained in Speed Racer Collector’s Edition, the first 11 episodes of the enduring Japanimation series. What caused Pops Racer to quit his job, why his oldest son (Racer X) left home, and how Speed uses the Mach 5’s retractable wings to beat the Acrobatic car team are especially vital facts because the animation is often about as fluid as a flip book. To compensate for the technical shortcomings, creator Tatsuo Yoshida combined punctuated illustrations and ingenious visual tricks to impart a feeling of big action with only limited motion. These techniques are now trademarks of the anime form and helped this demon on wheels pave the way for all the saucer-eyed protagonists and sickly-sweet sprites ruling the airwaves today.
Speed Racer Collector's EditionEvery formative event in 18-year-old Speed Racer's go-go life is explained in Speed Racer Collector's Edition, the first 11 episodes of the...Speed Racer Collector's EditionUnratedEvery formative event in 18-year-old Speed Racer's go-go life is explained in Speed Racer Collector's Edition, the first 11 episodes of the...2003-05-02
(Speed Racer: Photofest)
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Posted May 2 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
- 'Being Mary Jane' postmortem: Behind Mark's surprising decision, and what's next
- The first 'Captain America: Civil War' trailer has arrived
- Adele performs 'Hello' with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and classroom instruments
- 'Dancing With the Stars': And the winner is...
- Len Goodman is coming back to 'DWTS'
- Casting Net: Ryan Gosling eyed to play Neil Armstrong in biopic
- Trump rivals will get their equal air time on NBC stations