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Hot Wheels: World Race
Genre: Animation

Reviewed In Issue 83 (Apr 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of Kathleen Barr, Doron Bell Jr., Michael Benyaer, Michael Donovan, Brian Drummond, Kaj Eriksen, Andrew Francis, Blu Mankuma, Cusse Mankuma, Scott McNeil, Kirby Morrow, Kevan Ohtsji, John Payne, Will Sanderson & Venus Terzo

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes an interactive garage and six music videos (including

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Artisan Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 14936
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 12/02/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Andrew Duncan & William Lau
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
On your mark, get set...go! Hot Wheels are in action in this World Race fight to the finish. As the world-class drivers compete in a one-of-a-kind race, they find that they are to be in a different dimension than their own; one they won

DVD Picture:
The anamorphic widescreen 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits computer animated images that are colorful, with bright hues and deep blacks. The animation is quite sharp, but details and dimension are more simple than would be expected for this type of genre. Minor halos are noticed around objects on occasion, and the lines often shimmer with aliasing artifacts. There is also some pixel breakup noticed. This DVD seems to be better suited for smaller home theatre displays. (Suzanne Hodges) The disc also includes a modified 1.33:1 (4:3) full screen version of the movie -- not reviewed.

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