On the heels of the 50th anniversary of the first man traveling into space, Space Race announced today its release of two additional action packed, entertaining and educational webisodes: Sun and Mercury & Venus. Directed by Emmy award-winning director Mark Risley, the family-friendly fact-based shows hosted by “Gary Galaxy” (played by Meyer deLeeuw) combine high-quality animation reminiscent of Disney/PIXAR’s Cars with humor and education to teach children about science, adventure and what’s important about each of the Space Race characters. April 29th, the same day space shuttle Endeavor is scheduled to launch, Space Race will release its final two webisodes: Asteroid Belt and Jupiter.
“Space and spaceship-themed characters are under-represented in an entertainment world filled with planes, trains and automobiles,” says Richard Schweiger, CEO and executive producer of Space Race. “Many families have written thanking us not only for producing a kid-friendly series focusing on space education, travel and racing, but for the interactive website that reinforces the webisodes’ messages through fun and entertaining learning tools.” Schweiger says theÂ release of the episodes will unlock new levels within the Space Race Trivia Game. “Developed by our partners Snakblox.com, the trivia and 3D Space Race game are among the most popular activities on the site.”