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Wacky Races reboot on starting grid

Posted By Nico Franks On 29-10-2015 @ 9:21 am In News | Comments Disabled

Hanna-Barbera cartoon Wacky Races is the latest animation classic set for a reboot at Turner Broadcasting System (TBS)-owned network Boomerang, C21 understands.

Wacky Races

Wacky Races

The new series will air next year as part of the broadcaster’s deal [1] with fellow Time Warner company Warner Bros Animation (WBA) for almost 450 half-hours of original programming.

Wacky Races first appeared on CBS in the US in 1968 and charts the rivalry between characters such as Dick Dastardly, Muttley and Penelope Pitstop as they compete to win the title of World’s Wackiest Racer.

The exact airdate of the reboot is not yet known. Turner Broadcasting did not respond to C21’s request for comment.

Other new shows being mined from the Hanna-Barbera, MGM and WBA libraries for Cartoon Network’s sibling channel include the forthcoming Be Cool Scooby-Doo! and Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production.

The latter two shows will premiere this fall on all Boomerang channels worldwide, as well as on various Cartoon Network channels internationally.

Boomerang has long been home to classics such as Tom & Jerry but was recently given a revamp [2] around the world and will now host original productions for the first time.

[3]TBS has also been acquiring new series from the international market for Boomerang, taking new Peanuts [4] from France Télévisions and a Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs spin-off [5] from DHX Media, alongside other toons [6].

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[1] deal: https://www.c21media.net/warner-turner-ink-multi-series-deal/

[2] revamp: https://www.c21media.net/turner-nears-final-boomerang-relaunch/

[3] Image: https://www.zodiakrights.com/

[4] Peanuts: https://www.c21media.net/boomerang-offers-peanuts-in-us/

[5] spin-off: https://www.c21media.net/turner-dishes-up-dhxs-meatballs/

[6] other toons: https://www.c21media.net/boomerang-takes-french-toon-global/

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