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Genre: Action/adventure
Car racing
Science fantasy
Running Time: 30 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: April 30, 2012 – January 7, 2013
Network(s): Disney XD
Created by: Chris Prynoski
Distributed by: Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Starring: Reid Scott
Nate Torrence
Kate Micucci
Kel Mitchell
Jess Harnell
Brian Doyle-Murray
Jim Breuer
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 20

Motorcity is a flash-animated television series created by Chris Prynoski and produced by Titmouse, Inc. for Disney XD. The series ran from April 30, 2012 to January 7, 2013. It was cancelled on November 5, 2012.


This show occurs in a fictitious futuristic Detroit, which is an elevated metropolis built over the old Detroit, classified as Detroit Deluxe. It is owned by evil billionaire Abraham Kane. Ruling the citizens under strict laws, and banning personal freedoms including automobile transportation, Kane now faces one last obstacle: a group of hot-rod wielding rebels who call themselves the Burners. Led by Kane's former cadet Mike Chilton, the Burners rise to stop Kane from conquering Detroit's last oasis of freedom—an underground refuge dubbed Motorcity.

Why It Rocks

  1. The concept of this show is very interesting and original, even for its time.
  2. The intro theme is just phenomenal. It was composed by the same person (Brendon Small) who created Metalocalypse alongside Tommy Blacha.
  3. Talented voice acting from the cast, especially Reid Scott who would later on voice Turbo in Turbo FAST. In fact, Chris Prynoski served as executive producer on there and he knew Scott from 2000–2001.
  4. Wonderful and detailed flash animation, bringing Megas XLR and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vibes.
  5. The car designs look stunning and cool to look at.
  6. Amazing metal soundtracks that were influenced from Metallica.
  7. Stunning and colourful visuals that resembles Gorillaz, and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  8. The finale was a great send-off of the series.

Bad Qualities

  1. Texas can be unlikable at times. In the episode, "The Robo-Roundup", he tortured Roth at the start just to enter Mama's Boys Rodeo Roundup.
  2. The show got cancelled after only one season, which is disappointing considering how much potential the show actually had.


  • According to the Motorcity Wiki, there are 5 reasons why they had to cancel it:
    • It moved around their timeslot way too much.
    • The show went on a hiatus when their fanbase was growing.
    • The episodes were shown out of order.
    • It was rarely advertised.
    • It had way too many leaked episodes even after the hiatus.
  • Robert Valley, an animator on Gorillaz, served as the character designer for this and TRON: Uprising.


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