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Pole position

Pole Position was a Syndication network Saturday morning animated series created by Jean Chalopin that was sought to capitalize on the popularity of the video game of the 1982 Namco video game of the same name.

The series was produced by DIC Entertainment and premiered on September 15, 1984. It ended on December 8, 1984 after 13 episodes.


"Pole Position" was about the Darretts, a family of stunt-driving crime fighters, who investigated and thwarted wrongdoing while operating under the front of a traveling show known as "Pole Position Stunt Show" which was sponsored by the United States government in order to give cover for their investigative activity and provide maintenance for the high-demand vehicles.

The Darretts had two adult children & a third child who was much younger in age. A road accident ended the life of the parents and the father's younger brother, known as Uncle Zack, took charge of the stunt show. He said that now that the patriarch and his wife were dead, it was incumbent upon the two adult children, Tess and Dan, to continue their parents' dangerous and proud work.

The vehicles feature numerous hidden gadgets like water skis and hover jets. The vehicles' computers themselves are portable and can be removed from the dashboards and carried around using handles—thus they are often referred to as "the modules".

The modules are characters appearing as talking computer-drawn faces displayed on video screens.

Voice Cast[]

  • Lisa Lindgren as Tess Darrett
  • Kaleena Kiff as Daisy Darrett
  • David Coburn as Dan Darrett
  • Jack Angel as Dr. Zachary Darrett
  • Marilyn Scheffler as Kuma
  • Mel Franklin as Wheels
  • Darryl Hickman as Roadie

Additional voices[]

  • Neilson Ross
  • Paul Kirby
  • Phillip Clark
  • Jered Barclay
  • Brian Cummings
  • Irv Immerman
  • Steve Schatzberg
  • Barry Gordon
  • Derek McGrath
  • Tony Pope
  • Hal Smith
  • Bob Towers