Tooned is an animated cartoon by McLaren and is aired on Sky Sports F1 before the start of each Formula 1 race. Each episode is about 3 minutes long. These episodes are from season 2 and written based on McLaren’s 50th Anniversary by Chris Waitt, Henry Trotter, Ed Dyson and Tim Bain. Join Professor M (Alexander Armstrong), Jenson Button and Sergio Perez, as they present a hilarious look back over 50 years of McLaren racing, with exciting, wild and unexpected tales about the legendary McLaren world champion drivers Emerson Fittipaldi, James Hunt, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna ,Mika Häkkinen and the great Bruce McLaren himself. They also feature the real voices of F1 legends Alain Prost, Mika Häkkinen, Emerson Fittipaldi and Murray Walker, as well as a starring role for Brian Cox (The Bourne Trilogy, Troy, Braveheart) as The Old Mechanic.
This is a newly released DVD on the 9th December 2013 and contains 8 episodes:
- 1. A Night to Remember
- 2. The Bruce Mclaren Story
- 3. The Emerson Fittipaldi Story
- 4. The James Hunt Story
- 5. The Alain Prost Story
- 6. The Ayrton Senna Story
- 7. The Mika Häkkinen Story
- 8. The Grand Finale
There are also the following special features:
- The Making of Tooned 50
- The Story of Oil
- The Art of Tooned
- Bruce McLaren – Courage
- The Mechanics Story
This is the first time both of my children had watched Tooned. Mr K is a Formula One fan and has been following Formula One since 2009. He loves the cartoon a lot as his favourite team is still McLaren even though Lewis Hamilton has left for Mercedes. Mr K finds the cartoons too short and hopes that they can make a longer show. They find it very funny and enjoy the insights of McLaren and their drivers. This is a continuous story about this Scottish man who came to the McLaren Technology Centre where McLaren are celebrating their 50th anniversary. He presents a hilarious look back over 50 years of McLaren racing over the 8 episodes. This is definitely a great DVD for any young McLaren fans.
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.