Hanna-Barbera Cartoon ‘Wacky Races’ Brought to Life in French Car Commercial

Wacky RacesA recent live-action car commercial has brought to life the aptly titled 1960s cartoon ‘Wacky Races’.

As a kid, I loved watching reruns of ‘Wacky Races’ on Cartoon Network. For those who haven’t seen the show, it’s very much like a cartoon version of ‘Mario Kart’. There are off-the-wall characters, crazy vehicles & weird items – classic Hanna-Barbera fun.

Peugeot does a fantastic job of capturing the feel of each character & their vehicles. I especially like their version of Dick Dastardly & how the commercial ends with Penelope Pitstop using her looks (as always) to get what she wants. Here’s the intro to the original ‘Wacky Races’ cartoon for comparison.


If this commercial has conjured up some Hanna-Barbera nostalgia in you, check out Mitch O’Connell’s awesome psychedelic Hanna-Barbera paintings.

Thanks to Cartoon Brew for sharing this commercial!

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