Racetime prepares for the starting line in January
Entertainment One has announced that Racetime, the sequel to 2015’s CG-animated feature Snowtime, will launch in English Canada on January 25, 2019. This follows the movie’s French Canadian debut, which is set for December 7th.
A spectacular sled race through the village. Frankie-Four-Eyes and his team, including Sophie as the driver, take on the newcomers: the mysterious and conceited Zac and his athletic cousin Charly. The fantastic sled designed by Frankie disintegrates right before crossing the finish line. It is a bitter loss for Frankie who refuses to accept that he might have made some building mistakes.
Together with his friends, he manages to prove that Zac cheated during the race. Frankie demands a rematch; which Zac accepts on condition that Frankie build an entirely new race track. Frankie and his friends build a spectacular race track. Zac realizes he is up against a worthy opponent, so he raises the stakes even more by cornering Frankie into adding a bet.
As the two teams prepare for race day, Zac has no scruples about cheating even more to weight the outcome of the race in his favor. But Frankie and his team have a few surprises of their own in store for him.
Racetime, known in French as La Course Des Tuques, is produced by Quebec’s Carpediem Film & TV, with animation services by Singing Frog Studio. The film is directed by Benoit Godbout with François Brisson serving as co-director and Snowtime’s Jean-François Pouliot on-board as a consulting director. Paul Risacher, Claude Landry and Maxime Landry wrote the movie’s script.
Lucinda Davis stars alongside Noel Fisher in the English version of the film. Other cast members include Don Shepherd, Angela Galuppo, Sonja Ball, Dawn Ford, Heidi Lynne Weeks, Jenna Wheeler-Hughes, Satin Scarlet Montaz, Holly Gauthier and Elizabeth Macrae. Racetime features songs by Cyndi Lauper, Simple Plan, Robby Johnson, Lara Fabian, Zack Lane, Kim Richardson and Lulu Hughes, Joshua Moreno and a cover of U2’s Beautiful Day by Cool Kids.
Snowtime! itself is a remake of the beloved 1984 French Canadian live-action feature The Dog Who Stopped the War / La Guerre des tuques. The animated rendition became the highest grossing Canadian film in 2015. The English version starred Gallupo and Davis, with Sandra Oh and Ross Lynch playing Frankie and Piers, respectively. Shout! Factory released the film on home video in the United States on November 8, 2016. The franchise has also spawned a spinoff television series, Snow Snaps / Les Mini-Tuques which began airing on Treehouse and Télétoon in Canada last month.