Okay, so maybe it isn't really a full-blown sport, but if the proliferation of these videos of digital artwork screen-captured during the creation process is any indication, it's fast becoming a popular spectator event in any case.
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Peter Fernandez, best known for voicing Speed Racer, died of lung cancer on July 15th in Pomona, NY, reports VARIETY.
Paradox Ent. options the horror flick SPEED DEMON, which was developed by the late vfx legend Stan Winston and LIBRARIAN director Peter Winther, reports VARIETY.
Lionsgate is set to bring a diverse slate of programming that includes drama, comedy, reality and animated series, motion pictures and Marvel-animated features, to the 2009 NATPE Market & Conference.
Animated television series SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION centers on the sons of the legendary Speed Racer, Speed and X, as they uncover the conspiracy against their family and the mysterious disappearance of their father while studying at an elite racing academy for the fastest kids on the planet.
Warner Home Video will release SPEED RACER on Blu-Ray and DVD simultaneously on September 16, according to BLU-RAY.com.
The three-disc set will have the main feature and special features on the first disc, the DVD game SPEED RACER CRUCIBLE CHALLENGE on the second and a digital copy of the film on the third disc -- the last two a Blu-Ray exclusive.
Video will be presented in widescreen 1080p VC-1 accompanied by a Dolby TrueHD soundtrack. Extras will include featurettes on how the races and cars were created.
Eric Post takes us on a ride through some of the summer tools that are setting new standards for vfx excellence.
Speed Racer Enterprises races past the competition appointing four agencies to represent both SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION and the classic SPEED RACER series for licensing and merchandising across a majority of the world.
The company has also secured a dozen additional licensees for the highly-rated new animated television series SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION (SR: TNG) airing in the U.S. on Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon's 24-hour animation network.
Summer movies mean big videogame tie-ins, and this week Janet Hetherington reports on how IRON MAN, SPEED RACER, LEGO INDIANA JONES, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN and others create their own unique adventures. Also, summer movies require extensive previs, and we have an inside look at some of the planning and problem solving that went into IRON MAN, SPEED RACER and INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL. Plus, we additionally have Alain Bielik's interviews with Dean Wright and Wendy Rogers about raising the vfx bar on PRINCE CASPIAN.
IMAX Corp. and Warner Bros. Pictures announced that SPEED RACER will open in North America on 84 IMAX screens today, simultaneously with the movie's wide release. The picture will also open internationally in 26 IMAX theatres during the days and weeks following the domestic launch.
SPEED RACER has been digitally re-mastered into the IMAX Experience with IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. Warner Bros. Pictures will be the exclusive distributor of the film to IMAX theatres worldwide.
Beginning today and through June 5, McDonald's will be offering SPEED RACER-themed Happy Meals. Inspired by Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' film, opening nationwide in theaters and IMAX on May 9, the new Happy Meal collection will be available at participating McDonald's restaurants nationwide, while supplies last.
A Bollywood musical extravaganza, a SPEED RACER treat and an old "twist" arrive on DVD today.
TWISTER SPECIAL EDITION
The 1996 summer blockbuster TWISTER arrives back on home video, on DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray (Warner Home Video), with vfx by ILM under the supervision of Stefen Fangmeier.
SPEED RACER: THE VIDEOGAME, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Ent., hits stores across North America today on Wii and Nintendo DS.
Based on the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film directed by the Wachowskis, SPEED RACER: THE VIDEOGAME features the voices of Emile Hirsch as Speed Racer, Matthew Fox as Racer X and Christina Ricci as Trixie, who reprise their film roles as playable characters.
Glu Mobile has launched SPEED RACER, a mobile game based on the highly-anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures live-action film. This high-octane family adventure written, directed and produced by the Wachowskis, creators of the THE MATRIX trilogy, and produced by Joel Silver, is the first big-screen adaptation of the popular television series.
The launch of SPEED RACER marks the first title Glu has developed and published through its strategic worldwide partnership with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.
Esurance, the online auto insurance company, announced a sweepstakes in conjunction with its promotional relationship with Warner Bros. Pictures. Esurance teamed with Warner Bros. Pictures to help promote the upcoming high-octane, live-action family adventure SPEED RACER, coming out May 9, 2008.
Nicktoons Network, will premiere SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION, a new animated series that builds on the legendary adventures of the iconic original series, on Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. (ET).
The 90-minute premiere will launch the SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION television series just prior to the Lionsgate DVD release on Tuesday, May 6, and the live-action Warner Bros. feature film, directed by the Wachowskis, on Friday, May 9. The 26-episode, half-hour series will air regularly Fridays at 7 p.m. (ET) on Nicktoons Network.
The Wachowski's SPEED RACER will close out the Tribeca Film Festival on May 3, according to VARIETY.
Comedy BABY MAMA (with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler) will open the fest on April 23.
"The Tribeca Film Festival is a defining event in New York’s entertainment culture, so it is an honor to have SPEED RACER chosen as the festival's closing night screening," producer Joel Silver told VARIETY.
New licensing deals continue to pour in as Speed Racer Enterprises prepares for the launch of the new animated television series SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION on Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon's 24-hour animation network, on May 2, 2008.
The following companies are joining the blue-chip roster of licensees for both SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION and the classic SPEED RACER animated television series:
The thunderous Mach 5, Speed Racer's supercharged race car featured in Warner Bros. Pictures' new live-action film SPEED RACER, will be on display at the 2008 New York International Auto Show.
The public can view Mach 5 from March 21-30, 2008 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, at 11th Avenue between 34th and 39th streets in New York City.
See the Mach 5 in action when SPEED RACER opens in theatres nationwide on May 9, 2008.
SPEED RACER will be simultaneously released to IMAX and conventional theatres on May 9, IMAX and Warner Bros. announced Tuesday.
SPEED RACER, based on the hit anime series created by Tatsuo Yoshida, is written and directed by MATRIX creators the Wachowskis.
The film will be digitally re-mastered using IMAX's digital re-mastering technology.
Warners will be the exclusive distributor of the film to IMAX theatres worldwide.
Planetwide Media and Speed Racer Enterprises today announced the debut of SPEED RACER COMIC BOOK CREATOR 2 interactive entertainment software.
Classic characters such as Speed Racer, Racer X, Pops, Trixie, Chim Chim, Spritle, Sparky and the Mach 5 are featured.
SPEED RACER COMIC BOOK CREATOR 2 lets the fan create their very own personalized Speed Racer Digital Comic Book with officially licensed Speed Racer art, backgrounds, icons, screen shots, video clips and audio.
Toys based on characters from SPEED RACER, THE DARK KNIGHT and WALL-E will be revealed at this weekend's Toy Fair in New York, reports THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
The biggest licensed entertainment hits should be Warner Bros.' SPEED RACER and THE DARK KNIGHT, Lucasfilm's INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL and Marvel's HULK.
SPEED RACER toys have the most buzz, especially with news that an animated TV show will debut on Nicktoons in May, just prior to the film's release.
Glu Mobile Inc. will publish a mobile game based on this summers expected blockbuster SPEED RACER in late April, they announced Monday.
SPEED RACER, a live-action feature based on anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshidas television series, stars Emile Hirsch in the title role and Christina Ricci as Speeds girlfriend Trixie.
The mobile game will be the first title Glu will develop through its partnership with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.
Leading toy manufacturer LEGO Group today announced an agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) to secure construction toy rights for the upcoming movie release SPEED RACER, the live-action feature film adaptation of the classic TV series created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida.
Speed Racer Enterprises has completed another set of licensing agreements for both the new animated television series SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION, as well as the classic animated TV series. SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION is scheduled to air on Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon's 24-hour animation network, in May of 2008.
Sakar International has scored a license to develop consumer electronics for Warner Bros.' hotly anticipated 2008 summer release SPEED RACER, reports KIDSCREEN. The New Jersey-based consumer electronics company will unveil the products at the Toy Fair in February. Among the items expected to be included are digital still and video cameras, alarm clocks, walkie-talkies, flashlights and MP3 players, with prices ranging from $5.00 to $80.00. The line will launch through major retail outlets to coincide with the film's May 9 release.