The first film, The Origin of Awesome, debuted in 660 theatres through a Fathom Events screening in the United States on June 7 and 8, 2014. It was later released on home video by Universal Studios Home Entertainment and aired on Cartoon Network. The first act was distributed as a 22-minute special on Netflix on February 3, 2014. The second film, The Skills to Thrill, and the third (chronologically fourth) film, Build the Epic Race!, debuted exclusively on Netflix on August 17 and October 5, 2015, respectively. Following their broadcast of the earlier films in 22-minute multi-part formats, KidsClick debuted a fourth (chronologically third) special, Search for the 5th Driver! on October 28, 2017.