Boomerang UK Wacky Races New Show Premieres 1st November
…and now here they are! The most daredevil group of daffy drivers to ever whirl their wheels in the Wacky Races!. Boomerang UK will be premiering a reboot of the late 1960’s Hanna-Barbera classic – Wacky Races this Wednesday (1st November) at 5.30pm. The new series features some of the characters from the original series, including the scheming cheaters Dick Dastardly and Muttley, despite their best efforts to sabotage the race for their own gain, their plans always spectacularly backfire with hilarious consequences. Also returning is the glamour girl – Penelope Pitstop, the charming Mr Perfect and the most horrifying pair that ever hit the road – the Gruesome Twosome.
New characters include the boy genius and racer – I.Q. Ickly, the race announcer – Brick Crashman and the owner and promoter of the Wacky Races – P.T. Barnstorm. In the Wacky Races, it’s not necessarily about being the fastest driver, but it’s also about strategy, knowing how to handle the most ridiculous situations on the road and using the vehicle’s unique wacky features to win the race.
A major difference in the reboot compared to the original series is the variety of locations, which now includes different places around the world (Italy, Easter Island etc.) and even outer space. New episodes air daily at 5.30pm from Wednesday 1st November only on Boomerang UK and Ireland.
Boomerang UK has already uploaded some video clips from the new series onto their YouTube channel, the Wacky Races playlist can be accessed via the link below:
Promo introducing Dick Dastardly and Muttley:
Promo introducing Penelope Pitstop:
Promo introducing The Gruesome Twosome:
Also check out the Wacky Races section on the Boomerang UK website, which also features video clips from the new series and a brand new racing game – Highway Heroes.