Mattel debuts Team Hot Wheels™ a 22-minute animated episode that sheds new light on the mystery, formation and hilarious antics of the world’s most daring stunt crew. Produced by Playground Productions, the Team Hot Wheels™ animation is available at and can be watched on your favorite device.

Not your average CARtoon, Team Hot Wheels™ brings Hot Wheels™ “Go For It” attitude to life through a cast of fun-loving daredevil kids who are always up for racing adventures. When a mysterious black car begins transforming the sleepy town of Hilly Woodlands into a wild mess of orange track and outrageous obstacles, four kids are tasked to stop it before the whole world is overrun with chaos. With the help of an eccentric gearhead scientist named Larry, these lifelong racing fanatics get the keys to the fastest, coolest cars of all time. Now Gage, Rhett, Wyatt and Brandon must learn to work together in order to out-race the mystery car and ultimately become Team Hot Wheels™.

Additionally, a 74-minute Team Hot Wheels™: The Origin Of Awesome™ direct-to-video movie will be released this fall and features an expanded storyline and adventures. Distribution details will be announced at a later date.

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About the Hot Wheels Brand

Since 1968, Hot Wheels® has been passionate about creating thrilling vehicle experiences through innovative product and content. With a fan base of more than 41 million people, Hot Wheels® is the No. 1 vehicle property in the United States producing the coolest cars imaginable. The Hot Wheels brand began as a line of 16 1:64-scale die-cast vehicles; today, it has evolved into a true, global lifestyle brand for boys of all ages with segments that range from aftermarket parts to licensed apparel to branded digital content from Team Hot Wheels®, a real-life race crew of professional drivers performing over-the-top stunts. Check out the official Hot Wheels website for the hottest car games and racing videos, and be sure to visit the Hot Wheels® Facebook page.

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Mattel Brands Global Communications:
Bret Ingraham