Lionsgate Revs 'Speed Racer' DVD26 Feb, 2008 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Lionsgate is looking to grab pole position May 6 with the DVD release of Speed Racer: The Next Generation — The Beginning at $19.98.
The venerable anime brand, which debuted on Japanese TV in 1967, is set for a major revamp this spring with Warner Bros.' May 9 theatrical release of Speed Racer, starring Christina Ricci and Matthew Fox, and “Speed Racer: The Next Generation” bowing May 2 on Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon's 24-hour animation network.
The Beginning finds Speed Racer challenged at The Racing Academy while supported by friends Conor, Lucy and Conor's monkey, Chim Chim.
The 66-minute disc includes an interactive racing game and featurette, “Creating the Next Speed Racer.”