The Danza: Sort of. Michi (AKA: "Trixie") was voiced by Michiko Nomura.note Who was actually the second voice of Michi (beginning with episode 5 onwards), but is the most well known one.
Executive Meddling: The 1997 remake. When it was failing to catch on with audiences and the ratings, the original director was fired, causing the production to be suddenly overhauled. Although this might have been for the better, it still failed to bring the ratings up and production ceased after the 34th episode, with 52 stories originally having been planned.
Laser-Guided Karma: 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 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. You can read more about it here
Susan Sarandon and John Goodman. No description needed.
Rain...however, no one is sure if his status in Japan helped this movie.
Star-Derailing Role: This film basically hurt Emile Hirsch's future in Hollywood (especially after receiving much acclaim for his previous role in Into The Wild), 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).