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Mattel’s Hot Wheels series set for Netflix debut

January 30, 2024

By Nik Roseveare

Mattel and Netflix have announced that Hot Wheels Let’s Race, Mattel Television Studios’ all-new animated children’s series, will debut on Netflix globally on March 4th.

Inspired by Hot Wheels, the iconic toy brand, Hot Wheels Let’s Race is an action-packed comedy series for kids, and follows the newest generation of racers as they attend a racing camp. The show also features a theme song performed by Patrick Stump, the lead vocalist of US rock band Fall Out Boy.

“Between the show’s characters, propulsive cars, and pulse-pounding music, we want to make audiences feel like they’re literally gripping the wheel for an unforgettable ride with Hot Wheels Let’s Race,” said Rob David, Vice President of Content Creative at Mattel Television Studios and Executive Producer of Hot Wheels Let’s Race. “Patrick is a one-of-a-kind musical talent, and generous collaborator. We are so lucky to have him as part of the Let’s Race family.”

“I spent a lot of my childhood in my grandpa’s garage handing him tools while he worked on cars and I daydreamed about music,” added Stump. “But Hot Wheels was my way of connecting to his love of cars. That’s why I was so excited to get the opportunity to work on Hot Wheels Let’s Race with Mattel Television Studios. The word I’m always using to describe my music for this series is ‘pulse.’ There’s a tempo and a rhythm that permeates the series as soon as the tires hit that iconic orange track. It’s a real joy to get to be a part of that and I can’t wait for another generation of kids to see Hot Wheels Let’s Race on Netflix this year.”

Hot Wheels Let’s Race was developed for television by Rob David, Vice President, Content Creative at Mattel Television Studios, Melanie Shannon, Senior Manager, Creative Content at Mattel Television Studios and Jordan Gershowitz. David, Christopher Keenan and Fred Soulie serve as Executive Producers, with Mike Roberts as Creative Producer and Diane A. Crea as Senior Producer. Animated services for Hot Wheels Let’s Race come from Sprite Animation Studios and OLM Digital.

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