History Trivia / SpeedRacer

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:
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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]].
** 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:
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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.
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.
30th Apr '16 7:05:55 AM MacronNotes
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** Joel Silver said that the Wachowskis wanted to do the sequel in [[ThreeDMovie 3D]]. Alas, [[FranchiseKiller the film didn't make enough money to justify a sequel]].

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** Joel Silver said that the Wachowskis wanted to do the sequel in [[ThreeDMovie 3D]].3D. Alas, [[FranchiseKiller the film didn't make enough money to justify a sequel]].
26th Mar '16 8:58:20 AM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Ben Myles of ''{{Coupling}}'' fame as a sportscaster, and Richard Roundtree as old Ben Burns.
** The original English voice actor for Speed and Racer X plays the Race Announcer.
** [[Series/{{Lost}} Jack Shepard]] as Racer X, he even has the eye tears going at one point.
** Trixie is [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Wednesday Addams]].
** Susan Sarandon and John Goodman. No description needed.
** Rain...however, no one is sure if his status in Japan helped this movie.
18th Mar '16 11:55:18 PM Hossmeister
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30th Jul '15 4:54:10 PM Shugo
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*** 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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*** And surprisingly [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-25/funimation-licenses-speed-racer-noein-anime/.90893 the series is now licensed]] by Creator/FunimationCreator/{{Funimation}}
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