The SPEED RACER characters originate in a Japanese anime series, titled MACH GOGOGO, from the late 1960s. The central character in SPEED RACER is Speed, a daredevil car driver whose agility behind the wheel is only matched by his impressive martial arts skills. This release is a full-length introduction to a new set of characters in the SPEED RACER universe, and revolves around the son of Speed (who is also named Speed), and his friends at the Racing Academy-Lucy and Conor. Speed has no trouble filling his father's shoes as he takes to the track, but THE BEGINNING also finds him trying to solve the puzzling disappearance of his father's car. Special Features: Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Additional Release Matrerial: Featurette - Creating the Next Speed Racer Interactive Features: Racing Game Runtime: 66 minutes.