Sunday, July 25, 2010

R.I.P. Peter Fernandez —
I just learned that Peter Fernandez passed away 10 days ago. He was the American voice of Speed Racer in the 1960s and contributed to countless other Japanese import cartoons and TV shows. Ultraman, Star Blazers, Astro Boy, Gigantor, you name it. Reading his obituaries, I only now learned that he wrote those awesome silly lyrics for the Speed Racer theme song, and came up with those ridiculous villain names.

So awesome!

The first episode of Speed Racer is one of silliest, awesomest things ever made. WATCH IT REALLY GO!!!

P.S. - I was just watching this, and I realized... Peter is doing ALL the voices! ALL OF THEM! (Except Trixie, Mom and Spritle.) Speed, Pops, Sparky, Ace Deucey, ALL the board members... EVERYBODY, for Christ sake! Wow!


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