Who says cartoons are just for kids? TheDRIVER, an animated series focusing on fast cars and swift justice, is anything but childish.
It features cell shaded computer animation similar to what you might associate with the Gorillaz. TheDRIVER is a story centering around a mystery man in a Nissan GT-R who roams the streets of Los Angeles stopping street racers, drunk drivers and other “unsavory” characters. His sidekick, a caped kid with a cartoonishly big camera takes photos of his vigilanteism from surrounding rooftops.
Series creator Chris Hung cleaned up his trailer and added more footage to re-release it. In the video we see a Nissan 350Z escape a police chase, only to be run off the road by the protagonist’s GT-R.
The show is jam-packed with brand sponsoring, which is fine because it adds an aire of authenticity. The show does a fantastic job of capturing what it’s really like to be inside a 350Z as well, which is refreshing. If there’s one thing modern car chases get wrong, it’s the little details. The stunt driving is exaggerated, but that’s forgivable in a cartoon that clearly cares to go the extra mile for things like believable shift noises and throws.
Hung hopes the show will promote safe driving and show people about car culture and racing while exposing the dangers without seeming preachy.
Its not clear when or where we can look forward to the first full episode, considering the first footage came out in April 2010, but we’re eager to see more as it comes out. You can watch the trailer below.
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