Wacky Races (2017)

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Wacky Races
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Premiere August 14, 2017 (online)
February 22, 2018
Finale November 29, 2018
Creator Rebecca Himot,
Tramm Wigzell
Based on "Wacky Races" by
Hanna-Barbera &
Network/Provider Boomerang
Style 10-minute animated comedy
Company Hanna-Barbera Productions,
Warner Bros. Animation
Seasons 1
Episodes 65
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Wacky Races is an animated comedy that airs on Boomerang. It premiered on Boomerang’s subscription service SVOD in 2017 then began airing on the cable/satellite outlet on February 22, 2018.

Much like the original 1968 series, this involves cross-country races to determine "the world's wackiest racer." Here there are marked differences. First, many of the original racers are gone--the only holdovers are Peter Perfect, Penelope Pitstop, Dick Dastardly and Muttley, and the Gruesome Twosome. New to the roster is boy genius I.Q. Ickly (a placecard for original racer Professor Pat Pending). Second, the race is no longer a pivotal factor to each episode as the personal lives of the racers are. And there is no clearly defined winner of any race. There are other secondary characters as well, such as Penelope's black-sheep sister Pandora Pitstop, announcer Brick Crashman, and pirates Captain Dash, Bluebeard and Davey Bones, a.k.a. the PDQ Crew.

Hanna-Barbera Productions and Warner Bros. Animation co-produces the show.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Peter Woodward Dick Dastardly
Billy West Muttley
Bela Gruesome
PDQ Crew
Tom Kenny Tiny Gruesome
PDQ Crew
Nicole Parker Penelope Pitstop
Pandora Pitstop
Diedrich Bader Peter Perfect
Jill Talley I.Q. Ickly
P.T. Barnstorm
Christopher Judge Brick Crashman


Season  Premiere Finale #
Boomerang SVOD
Season One August 14, 2017 May 31, 2018 40
Season Two November 29, 2018 November 29, 2018 25


At a Glance: Additional information about the series

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Episode Collections
Season One, Volume One: Start Your Engines! April 24, 2018 1


External Links