Mattel, Inc and Netflix announced that Hot Wheels Let’s Race, Mattel Television Studios’ all-new animated children’s series, will debut on Netflix globally on March 4. Released alongside series key art, the official trailer for Hot Wheels Let’s Race features the show’s theme song performed by Patrick Stump, award-winning musician, singer-songwriter, and lead vocalist for Fall Out Boy. Stump composed, recorded, and produced the theme song for Hot Wheels Let’s Race in addition to leading the composition of the score, underscore, and music cues for all episodes.
Inspired by the best selling selling Hot Wheels, Hot Wheels Let’s Race is an action-packed comedy series for kids, and follows the newest generation of racers: Coop, Spark, Mac, Brights, Axle, and Sidecar as they attend a racing camp that always puts the pedal to the metal. Through mind-blowing races, extreme stunt contests, and thrill-seeking challenges, Hot Wheels Let’s Race is a show that kids and the whole family can enjoy.
“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 the show. “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,” said Patrick 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.”
Season 1 of Hot Wheels Let’s Race will be available on Netflix on March 4. Hot Wheels Let’s Race was developed for television by Rob David, Vice President, Content Creative at Mattel Television Studios (Masters of the Universe: Revolution, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Melanie Shannon, Senior Manager, Creative Content at Mattel Television Studios (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe), and Jordan Gershowitz (Sharkdog). Rob David, Christopher Keenan (Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go) and Fred Soulie (Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge) serve as Executive Producers, with Mike Roberts (Final Space) as Creative Producer and Diane A. Crea (Barbie: Epic Road Trip) as Senior Producer. Animated services for Hot Wheels Let’s Race are provided by Sprite Animation Studios and OLM Digital.
Patrick Stump is a composer for film and television as well as the lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist of multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY-nominated rock band, Fall Out Boy. As a producer, writer, and performer, Stump has worked with a wide range of artists including Elton John, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, and Bruno Mars. His work in film and TV includes the original song “Immortals,” which he co-wrote, performed, and produced for the Oscar-winning Disney animated film Big Hero 6. He has produced, written, and/or performed music in projects such as LEGO Batman (as the singing voice of Batman), Pacific Rim: Uprising, and the Emmy Award-winning Robot Chicken Christmas Special. As a composer, Stump has scored 13 films including the 2021 film Mark, Mary & Some Other People which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Terrence Malick produced 2019 film Everybody’s Everything, and the Warner Bros. animated feature Merry Little Batman. For television, he’s scored three seasons of Disney’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends as well as episodes of Netflix’s Dead End: Paranormal Park and the Paramount+ miniseries I Wanna Rock. He’s worked as a composer for Disney, Warner Bros., Netflix, Amazon Prime, Paramount+, ESPN, and with today’s news, Mattel.