History Trivia / SpeedRacer

22nd Mar '17 11:25:36 PM gjjones
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** Eventually, Speed Racer Enterprises lost the license to ''Speed Racer'' in 2011, and was exploiting it without permission from [[{{Creator/Tatsunoko Production}} Tatsunoko]]. Tatsunoko sued SRE in October 2012 and by December 2013, the lawsuits between the two companies were dismissed. Since then, Tatsunoko controls all ''Speed Racer'' intellectual property rights worldwide, and any licensing agreement must be made through the company. And in this case, it was combined with LaserGuidedKarma. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-04/speed-racer-rights-revert-to-tatsunoko-with-lawsuit-settled You can read more about it here]].

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** Eventually, Speed Racer Enterprises lost the Enterprises' license to ''Speed Racer'' expired in 2011, and was exploiting it without permission from [[{{Creator/Tatsunoko Production}} Tatsunoko]]. Tatsunoko sued SRE in October 2012 and by December 2013, the lawsuits between the two companies were dismissed. Since then, Tatsunoko controls all ''Speed Racer'' intellectual property rights worldwide, and any licensing agreement must be made through the company. And in this case, it was combined with LaserGuidedKarma. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-04/speed-racer-rights-revert-to-tatsunoko-with-lawsuit-settled You can read more about it here]].



* BigNameFan: Internet celebrity Egoraptor/Arin Hanson has stated multiple times on ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' that this is his all time favorite movie.

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* BigNameFan: Internet celebrity Egoraptor/Arin Hanson has stated multiple times on ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' that this is his all time all-time favorite movie.
22nd Mar '17 11:23:56 PM gjjones
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* CastingGag:
** The Japanese dub of the film brings back three of the original voice actors, albeit in different roles. Creator/KenjiUtsumi, the voice of Inspector Detector in the original series, voices Pops Racer; Kiyoshi Kobayashi (the original voice of Mr. Black) is the voice of Tetsuo Togokhan; and Katsuji Mori (the original Speed Racer) voices Ben Burns.
** In the Mexican Spanish dub, Arturo Mercado (the original voice actor of Speed Racer) voices Tetsuo Togokhan.
25th Jan '17 4:29:08 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* PromotedFanboy: Composer Michael Giacchino was a fan of the original anime series as a child and he incorporated Nobuyoshi Koshibe's main theme when he scored the film.
* StarDerailingRole: This film basically hurt Emile Hirsch's future in Hollywood (especially after receiving much acclaim for his previous role in ''IntoTheWild''), along with Christina Ricci's career. The two have more or less disappeared into smaller projects (in Ricci's case) or gone into smaller roles (in Hirsch's case).

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* PromotedFanboy: Composer Michael Giacchino was a fan of the original anime series as a child and he incorporated Nobuyoshi Koshibe's main theme when he scored the film.
film. Emile Hirsch was also a big fan.
* StarDerailingRole: This film basically hurt Emile Hirsch's future in Hollywood (especially after receiving much acclaim for his previous role in ''IntoTheWild''), ''Film/IntoTheWild''), along with Christina Ricci's Creator/ChristinaRicci's career. The two have more or less disappeared into smaller projects (in Ricci's case) or gone into smaller roles (in Hirsch's case).



** Some of the people who were to work on the movie at certain points in the long, ''[[DevelopmentHell long]]'' pre-production stage: Music/HenryRollins and Creator/VinceVaughn were both cast as Racer X. Creator/JohnnyDepp was hired to play Speed himself. Creator/GusVanSant and Creator/AlfonsoCuaron were both attached to direct. Creator/JJAbrams was hired at one point to write the script.

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** Some of the people who were to work on the movie at certain points in the long, ''[[DevelopmentHell long]]'' pre-production stage: Music/HenryRollins and Creator/VinceVaughn were both cast as Racer X. Creator/JohnnyDepp was hired to play Speed himself. Creator/GusVanSant and Creator/AlfonsoCuaron were both attached to direct. Creator/JJAbrams was hired at one point to write the script. Also, at one point in the 1990s, Creator/NicolasCage was considered for Racer X.
** Creator/ShiaLaBeouf, Creator/JosephGordonLevitt and Creator/ZacEfron were considered for Speed Racer.
** Creator/ElishaCuthbert, Creator/KateMara and Creator/RoseMcGowan were considered for Trixie.
** Creator/KeanuReeves turned down the role of Racer X.
11th Jan '17 1:43:20 PM gjjones
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* PromotedFanboy: Composer Michael Giacchino was a fan of the original anime series as a child and he incorporated Nobuyoshi Koshibe's main theme when he scored the film.
23rd Oct '16 7:25:23 PM gjjones
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** Eventually, Speed Racer Enterprises lost the license to ''Speed Racer'' in 2011, and was exploiting it without permission from [[{{Creator/Tatsunoko Production}} Tatsunoko]]. Tatsunoko sued SRE in October 2012 and by December 2013, the lawsuits between the two companies were dismissed. Since then, Tatsunoko controls all ''Speed Racer'' intellectual property rights worldwide, and any licensing agreement must be made through the company. And in this case, it doubles as LaserGuidedKarma. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-04/speed-racer-rights-revert-to-tatsunoko-with-lawsuit-settled You can read more about it here]].

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** Eventually, Speed Racer Enterprises lost the license to ''Speed Racer'' in 2011, and was exploiting it without permission from [[{{Creator/Tatsunoko Production}} Tatsunoko]]. Tatsunoko sued SRE in October 2012 and by December 2013, the lawsuits between the two companies were dismissed. Since then, Tatsunoko controls all ''Speed Racer'' intellectual property rights worldwide, and any licensing agreement must be made through the company. And in this case, it doubles as was combined with LaserGuidedKarma. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-04/speed-racer-rights-revert-to-tatsunoko-with-lawsuit-settled You can read more about it here]].
17th Aug '16 5:48:00 PM gjjones
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* CelebrityVoiceActor: In the Japanese dub, Speed Racer and Trixie are voiced by Jin Akanishi and Aya Ueto.
17th Aug '16 5:02:11 PM gjjones
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** Eventually, Speed Racer Enterprises lost the license to ''Speed Racer'' in 2011, and was exploiting it without permission from [[{{Creator/Tatsunoko Production}} Tatsunoko]]. Tatsunoko sued SRE in October 2012 and by December 2013, the lawsuits were dismissed. Since then, Tatsunoko controls all ''Speed Racer'' intellectual property rights worldwide, and any licensing agreement must be made through the company. And in this case, it doubles as LaserGuidedKarma. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-04/speed-racer-rights-revert-to-tatsunoko-with-lawsuit-settled You can read more about it here]].

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** Eventually, Speed Racer Enterprises lost the license to ''Speed Racer'' in 2011, and was exploiting it without permission from [[{{Creator/Tatsunoko Production}} Tatsunoko]]. Tatsunoko sued SRE in October 2012 and by December 2013, the lawsuits between the two companies were dismissed. Since then, Tatsunoko controls all ''Speed Racer'' intellectual property rights worldwide, and any licensing agreement must be made through the company. And in this case, it doubles as LaserGuidedKarma. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-04/speed-racer-rights-revert-to-tatsunoko-with-lawsuit-settled You can read more about it here]].
17th Aug '16 5:01:23 PM gjjones
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** DiC's 2002 "Speed Racer X" dub of the aforementioned remake. It's unknown exactly how many episodes got dubbed, but only 13 managed to be aired before [[http://variety.com/2003/biz/news/dic-takes-speed-to-court-1117885056/ DiC wound up in a lawsuit against Speed Racer Enterprises, over who REALLY owned the US rights to Speed Racer]].
** Eventually, Speed Racer Enterprises lost the license to the series in 2011, and had been exploiting the property without permission from [[{{Creator/Tatsunoko Production}} Tatsunoko]]. Tatsunoko sued SRE in October 2012 and two years later, Tatsunoko gained all of the ''Speed Racer'' intellectual property rights worldwide, and any licensing agreement must be made through the company. And in this case, it doubles as LaserGuidedKarma. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-04/speed-racer-rights-revert-to-tatsunoko-with-lawsuit-settled You can read more about it here]]
*** And surprisingly, in 2015, [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-25/funimation-licenses-speed-racer-noein-anime/.90893 the series was then licensed]] by Creator/{{Funimation}}.

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** DiC's 2002 "Speed Racer X" dub of the aforementioned remake. It's unknown exactly how many episodes got dubbed, but only 13 managed to be aired before [[http://variety.com/2003/biz/news/dic-takes-speed-to-court-1117885056/ DiC wound up in a lawsuit against sued Speed Racer Enterprises, over who REALLY owned the US rights to Speed Racer]].
** Eventually, Speed Racer Enterprises lost the license to the series ''Speed Racer'' in 2011, and had been was exploiting the property it without permission from [[{{Creator/Tatsunoko Production}} Tatsunoko]]. Tatsunoko sued SRE in October 2012 and two years later, by December 2013, the lawsuits were dismissed. Since then, Tatsunoko gained controls all of the ''Speed Racer'' intellectual property rights worldwide, and any licensing agreement must be made through the company. And in this case, it doubles as LaserGuidedKarma. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-04/speed-racer-rights-revert-to-tatsunoko-with-lawsuit-settled You can read more about it here]]
here]].
*** And surprisingly, in July 2015, [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-25/funimation-licenses-speed-racer-noein-anime/.90893 the series was then licensed]] by Creator/{{Funimation}}.
17th Aug '16 4:57:36 PM gjjones
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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: DiC's 2002 "Speed Racer X" dub of the aforementioned remake. It's unknown exactly how many episodes got dubbed, but only 13 managed to be aired before [[http://variety.com/2003/biz/news/dic-takes-speed-to-court-1117885056/ DiC wound up in a lawsuit against Speed Racer Enterprises, over who REALLY owned the US rights to Speed Racer]].
** LaserGuidedKarma: And now it turns out that Speed Racer Enterprises lost the license to the series in 2011, and had been exploiting the property without permission from [[{{Creator/Tatsunoko Production}} Tatsunoko]] and getting themselves into a lawsuit that resulted in Tatsunoko snatching the license from SRE, as a result Tatsunoko exclusively owns all Speed Racer intellectual property rights worldwide, and any licensing agreement must be made through the company. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-04/speed-racer-rights-revert-to-tatsunoko-with-lawsuit-settled You can read more about it here]]
*** And surprisingly [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-25/funimation-licenses-speed-racer-noein-anime/.90893 the series is now licensed]] by Creator/{{Funimation}}

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: ScrewedByTheLawyers:
**
DiC's 2002 "Speed Racer X" dub of the aforementioned remake. It's unknown exactly how many episodes got dubbed, but only 13 managed to be aired before [[http://variety.com/2003/biz/news/dic-takes-speed-to-court-1117885056/ DiC wound up in a lawsuit against Speed Racer Enterprises, over who REALLY owned the US rights to Speed Racer]].
** LaserGuidedKarma: And now it turns out that Eventually, Speed Racer Enterprises lost the license to the series in 2011, and had been exploiting the property without permission from [[{{Creator/Tatsunoko Production}} Tatsunoko]] and getting themselves into a lawsuit that resulted in Tatsunoko]]. Tatsunoko snatching the license from SRE, as a result sued SRE in October 2012 and two years later, Tatsunoko exclusively owns gained all Speed Racer of the ''Speed Racer'' intellectual property rights worldwide, and any licensing agreement must be made through the company.company. And in this case, it doubles as LaserGuidedKarma. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-04/speed-racer-rights-revert-to-tatsunoko-with-lawsuit-settled You can read more about it here]]
*** And surprisingly surprisingly, in 2015, [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-25/funimation-licenses-speed-racer-noein-anime/.90893 the series is now was then licensed]] by Creator/{{Funimation}}Creator/{{Funimation}}.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Some of the people who were to work on the movie at certain points in the long, ''[[DevelopmentHell long]]'' pre-production stage: Music/HenryRollins and Creator/VinceVaughn were both cast as Racer X. Creator/JohnnyDepp was hired to play Speed himself. Creator/GusVanSant and Creator/AlfonsoCuaron were both attached to direct. Creator/JJAbrams was hired at one point to write the script.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
**
Some of the people who were to work on the movie at certain points in the long, ''[[DevelopmentHell long]]'' pre-production stage: Music/HenryRollins and Creator/VinceVaughn were both cast as Racer X. Creator/JohnnyDepp was hired to play Speed himself. Creator/GusVanSant and Creator/AlfonsoCuaron were both attached to direct. Creator/JJAbrams was hired at one point to write the script.
27th Jul '16 4:06:33 PM gjjones
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* {{StillbornFranchise}}/FranchiseKiller: Plans for a sequel were cancelled when this movie failed to perform. It also severely damaged the ''Speed Racer'' franchise as well.

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* {{StillbornFranchise}}/FranchiseKiller: {{Stillborn Franchise}}/FranchiseKiller: Plans for a sequel were cancelled when this movie failed to perform. It also severely damaged the ''Speed Racer'' franchise as well.
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