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17 July 2013 (USA) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Ryan Reynolds ... Turbo (voice)

Paul Giamatti ... Chet (voice)

Michael Peña ... Tito (voice)

Samuel L. Jackson ... Whiplash (voice)

Luis Guzmán ... Angelo (voice)

Bill Hader ... Guy Gagné (voice)

Snoop Dogg ... Smoove Move (voice)

Maya Rudolph ... Burn (voice)

Ben Schwartz ... Skidmark (voice)

Richard Jenkins ... Bobby (voice)

Ken Jeong ... Kim Ly (voice)

Michelle Rodriguez ... Paz (voice)
Mario Andretti ... Dos Bros Customer / Race Official (voice)

Mike Bell ... White Shadow (voice) (as Michael Patrick Bell)

Aidan Andrews ... Bike Boy (voice)

Aaron Berger ... Danny (voice)
Jen Cohn ... Network Reporter (voice)
Ryan Crego ... VIP (voice)
Rich Dietl ... Tomato Slicer / Reporter (voice)

Paul Dooley ... The Foreman (voice)
Derek Drymon ... Worker Snail #2 / FAST Network Trackside Reporter (voice)
Susan Fitzer ... Sally / American Anchor (voice)

Dario Franchitti ... Scottish Anchor / Male Tourist (voice)
Brian Hopkins ... Lookout Snail (voice)
Joseph Izzo ... FAST Network Announcer / Security Guard #1 (voice)
Gordon James ... Security Guard #2 (voice)
Andrea Montana Knoll ... Worker Snail #7 / Female Tourist (voice)

Chris Miller ... Tour Bus Driver (voice)

Latifa Ouaou ... Worker Snail #3 (voice)
Paul Page ... Announcer #1 (voice)

Chris Parnell ... Announcer #2 (voice)
Will Power ... Australian Anchor (voice)
Lashana Rodriguez ... Radio DJ / Hot Oven (voice)
James Ryan ... Phil / Plant Worker / Takao Noguchi (voice)
Lloyd Sherr ... Spanish DJ (voice)

Kurtwood Smith ... Indy CEO (voice)
David Soren ... Worker Snail #1 / Can't Tuck Snail / Gagne's Crew Chief / Indy Network Executive / Newspaper Boy / Autotune Kid (voice)
Paul Soren ... Worker Snail #5 (voice)
Lisa Stewart ... Worker Snail #4 / Indy Marketing Executive (voice)

Mark Walton ... Official (voice)

Directed by
David Soren 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Darren Lemke  screenplay
Robert D. Siegel  screenplay
David Soren  screenplay
David Soren  story

Produced by
Susan Slagle Rogers .... co-producer
Lisa Stewart .... producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Jackman 
 
Cinematography by
Chris Stover 
 
Film Editing by
James Ryan 
 
Casting by
Leslee Feldman 
Christi Soper  (as Christi Soper Hilt)
 
Production Design by
Michael Isaak 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Daskas 
 
Production Management
David Farley .... post-production supervisor
Clint W. Heidorn .... production supervisor
Andrea Montana Knoll .... production supervisor
Christopher Leahy .... production manager
Jon Eric Schmidt .... production supervisor
 
Art Department
David Badgerow .... motion graphics
Ravi Bansal .... concept artist
Guy Bar'ely .... story artist
Sean Bishop .... story artist
Matt Braly .... story artist
Sharon Bridgeman .... story artist (as Sharon Bridgeman Lukic)
Timothy Cashman .... story production assistant
Sylvain Deboissy .... character designer
Derek Drymon .... story artist
Todd Gibbs .... visual development artist
Heidi Jo Gilbert .... story artist
Bill Kaufmann .... visual development artist
Marcos Mateu Mestre .... visual development
Januel Mercado .... story artist
Emil Mitev .... art department
Ken Morrissey .... story artist
Brett Nystul .... visual development artist
Robert Porter .... additional story artist
John Puglisi .... story artist
Eric Ramsey .... additional story artist
Jason William Scheier .... visual development artist
Andy Schuhler .... story artist
Radford Sechrist .... additional story artist (as Rad Sechrist)
Toby Shelton .... story artist
Daniel Simon .... IndyCar designer
Rachel Tiep-Daniels .... design/visual development
Ennio Torresan .... head of story
Athanassios Vakalis .... story artist (as Nassos Vakalis)
Mark Walton .... additional story artist
Darren R. Webb .... story artist
Margaret Wuller .... visual development artist
Anthony Zierhut .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Panos Asimenios .... dubbing supervisor
Michael Babcock .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Berolzheimer .... sound effects editor
Andrew Bock .... first assistant sound editor
Steve Bucino .... original dialogue mixer
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Maxwell Chamberlin .... assistant dialog mixer
Ryan Cole .... re-recording recordist
Shaul Dover .... a.d.r. recordist
Christopher Flick .... supervising foley editor
Jessica Gallavan .... adr supervisor
Steve Jamerson .... recording engineer
Richard King .... sound designer
Richard King .... supervising sound editor
Tom Lalley .... sound re-recording engineer
Roy Latham .... original dialogue mixer
Lisa J. Levine .... ADR editor
Rhys Maitland-Jones .... sound mix technician
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist
Andy Nelson .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Potter .... sound effects recording mixer
Erin Michael Rettig .... dolby atmos re-recording engineer
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
John Roesch .... foley artist
Tighe Sheldon .... original dialogue mixer
Carlos Sotolongo .... original dialouge mixer
Roland N. Thai .... sound effects editor
Linda Yeaney .... first assistant sound editor
Christopher Flick .... additional foley mixer (uncredited)
Mark Sheffield .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Nishant Khanna .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Fernanda S. Abarca .... surfacing artist
Deepa Agarwal .... surfacing artist
Mihai Alden .... research and development effects and geometry engineer
William E. Arias .... lighting
Shinsaku Arima .... visual effects artist
Michael Baula .... image finaling artist: PDI/DreamWorks
Greg Beckman .... visual effects
Matthew Beightol .... image finaling artist
David Juan Bianchi .... previsualization artist
Silviu Borac .... senior r&d engineer
Margarita Bratkova .... research and development
Max Bruce .... computer graphics supervisor
Erich Burchfield .... lighting technical assistant
N. Joseph Burnette .... digital effects artist
Trisha Butkowski .... character technical director
Craig Cannon .... image finaling artist: PDI/DreamWork
Craig Cannon .... stereo image finaling artist: PDI/DreamWorks
Jessica Canter .... surfacing artist
Justin Carcasole .... lighting technical director
Chloe Chao .... research and development supervisor
Yiqun Chen .... character effects artist
Ariel Chisholm .... lighting artist
Lita Cho .... lighting technical director
Katy Chong .... surfacing technical director
Tim Chrismer .... additional lighting technical assistant
Jonathan Ciscon .... lighting artist
James Cockerham .... character technical director
Shaun Collaco .... lead lighting and compositing artist: Dreamworks Animation
Sara Colucci .... lighting technical assistant
Clint Colver .... lighter
Stephen Timothy Cooney .... visual effects artist
Martin Costello .... supervising character technical director
Matthew Davies .... production technology
Matthew Davies .... technical lead
Mark J. Davis .... research and development
Gilbert Davoud .... global character technical direction supervisor
Gilbert Davoud .... global character technical director
Joe DiCesare .... matte painter
Justin Dobies .... lighting artist
Sandy Dong .... senior surfacing artist
Craig Dowsett .... modeler
Willem Drees .... additional stereographer
Daniel Eaton .... lighter
Christopher Lynn Edwards .... lighting technical director
Avedis Ekmekjian .... lead lighter
Ken Faiman .... character effects animator
Cassandra Fanning .... lead image finaling artist
Julien Forest .... lighting artist
Ted Forgrave .... lead character technical director
John Fuetsch .... pipeline engineer
Anthony Fung .... visual effects artist
Christopher Garcia .... technical director
Jack Geckler .... crowds artist
Amber Geisler .... image finaling artist
Ashraf Ghoniem .... lead character effects artist
Jonathan Gibbs .... workflow director
Greg Gladstone .... effects lead
Zach Glynn .... visual effects artist
Lee Graft .... character effects supervisor
Shaun Graham .... visual effects
Michel Guillemain .... modeler
Jose Guinea Montalvo .... lighting technical assistant
Bill Gumina .... image finaling artist
Mansi Gupta .... image finaling artist
Alex Gurevich .... technical director
Corey Hels .... rough layout artist: DreamWorks Animation
Ian Henckel .... additional technical director
Jorge Heredia .... image finaling artist
Brad Herman .... crowds supervisor
George Ho .... lighter
Robert Holder .... lighter: DreamWorks
Carl Hooper .... visual effects artist
Kevin Hoppe .... lighter
Wei-Feng Huang .... lighting td
Bobby Huebel .... lighting technical assistant
Lok Ming Hwa .... lead lighting artist
C. Jin Im .... lighter
Terry Kaleas .... visual effects artist
Kurt Kaminski .... lead lighter
Patrick Kelly .... senior software engineer
Matthew Kiefer .... lighting artist
Soo Kyung Kim .... lighting artist
Soo Jin King .... surfacer
Ginka Kostova .... lighting lead
Parashar Krishnamachari .... shader writer
Li-Lian Ku .... character technical director
Josh LaBrot .... layout artist
Rachel Lagdao .... layout artist
Domin Lee .... visual effects
Matt Lee .... pre-visualization artist
Greg Lev .... CG supervisor
David Lewis .... lighting technical assistant
Kyung yul Kevin Lim .... lighting technical assistant
Christine Liu .... visual effects artist
Kieron Cheuk-Chi Lo .... lighter
Igor Lodeiro .... cg supervisor
Ilia Lyons .... technical director
Marc Machuca .... image finaling artist
Charana Mapatuna .... image finaling artist
Marco Marquez .... image finaling artist
Jeffrey Martin .... character effects animator
Noé Martínez Ibarra .... lighting technical director
Kyle Maxwell .... visual effects developer
Campbell McGrouther .... lighter: Dreamworks Animation
Mark A. McGuire .... head of production pipeline
M. Scott McKee .... cg supervisor
Phil 'Captain 3D' McNally .... stereoscopic supervisor
Zeki Melek .... research & development
Anthony Meschi .... lead image finaling artist
Jaymie Miguel .... effects artist
Candice Miller .... character technical director
Marc Miller .... lighting and compositing artist
Cliff B. Mitchell .... character technical director
Taylor Moll .... lead surfacing artist
Cesar Alejandro Montero Orozco .... surfacing artist
Jonathan Fletcher Moore .... lighting artist
Ken Museth .... r&d supervisor
Hajime Nakamura .... lighter
Gaku Nakatani .... cg supervisor
Colleen O'Hagan .... character effects technical director
Rob O'Neill .... character technical director
Rob O'Neill .... production development: rigging
Alex Ongaro .... head of effects (as Alessandro Alex Ongaro)
Mark Orme .... lead matte painting compositor
Tanner Owen .... crowd agent developer
Pranay Patel .... lead technical director
Nikita Pavlov .... visual effects
Mary Payne .... digital artist
Andrew Pearce .... director of reseach and development
Alessandro Pepe .... visual effects artist
Florian Perret .... modeler
Adán Peña .... character technical director
Sean Phillips .... visual effects supervisor
Susan Polk Little .... character effects artist
Gabriel Portnof .... cg supervisor
Andrew Pungprakearti .... digital effects artist
Celambarasan Ramasamy .... shader writer
John P. Rand .... modeler
Dennis Recchia .... surfacing artist
Joshua F. Richards .... crowds artist
Eli Rod .... lead lighter
Tim Schneider .... lighting technical assistant
Paul Schoeni .... modeler
Kent Seki .... rough layout artist
Priyes Shah .... senior lighting and compositing artist
Dmitry Shklyar .... lighting technical assistant
Ruhi Sinha .... lighting artist
Marty Sixkiller .... r&d supervisor
Brian Smith .... image finaling artist
Kirill Smolskiy .... lighting artist
Javier Solsona .... lead character technical director
Christopher Sprunger .... lighting technical assistant
Serge Sretschinsky .... supervising technical director
James Stapp .... modeler
Brock J. Stearn .... compositing lead
Brock J. Stearn .... senior lighting and compositing artist
Timothy Steele .... character effects artist
Curt Stewart .... lighter
Chris Stover .... head of layout
Kenji Sweeney .... lighting and compositing artist
Osamu Takehiro .... lighter
Varun Talwar .... technical director
Matt Titus .... visual effects lead
John Truong .... character effects animator
Priscilla Chiu Yee Tsang .... lead character technical director
Pete Upson .... layout artist
David Valdez .... senior surfacing artist
Kristafer Vale .... character setup artist
Jimmy Valladao .... lighting artist
Benjamin Venancie .... lead lighter
Henry Vera .... global lead
Marko Vukovic .... lighting artist
Kai Wang .... lighting technical assistant
Victor Wang .... r&d technology
Nathan Warner .... pre-visualization artist
Matt Waters .... lighting technical assistant
Brent Watkins .... production development: rigging
Ferris Webby .... character technical director
Jason P. Weber .... character effects developer
Chris Wheeler .... character technical director
David I. White .... light engineer
Gregory M. White .... lighting technical assistant
Jeffrey Wike .... head of research and development
David D. Wilson .... production development: pipeline
D'Lun Wong .... crowds artist
Neil Yamamoto .... character effects
Emily Yi .... lighting artist
Doug Yoshida .... lighter
Can Yuksel .... effects lead
Franz Zach .... senior modeler
David C. Lawson .... additional lighting artist (uncredited )
Kathryn Skorpil .... additional lighting artist/technical director (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Manuel Almela .... character animator
Viki L. Amores .... animator
Kevin Andrus .... animator
David Badgerow .... final layout artist
Chris Bancroft .... animator
Alena Bejenarou .... character technical director
Nadja Bonacina .... modeler
Ludovic Bouancheau .... senior animator
Joe Bowers .... animator
Edward Derian Boyke .... final layout artist
Dave Burgess .... head of character animation
Won Young Byun .... character technical director
Chris Capel .... animator
Alessandro Ceglia .... rough layout artist
Melanie Cordan .... animator
Alberto Corral .... animator: cycles
Denis Couchon .... supervising animator
Corrie Coughlin .... animation production supervisor
Cassidy Curtis .... animator
Monica De Armond .... animation production supervisor
Colin Elliott .... layout artist
Maciek Gliwa .... animator
Juan Gonzalez .... final layout artist
Lee Graft .... character fx supervisor
Dave Hardin .... senior character animator
Sully Jacome-Wilkes .... surfacing artist
Jeffrey Joe .... animator
Morgan R. Kelly .... animator
Chris Kirshbaum .... animator
Megan Kreiner .... crowd animator
Davide La Sala .... character technical director
Luis Labrador .... senior modeler
Scott Lemmer .... animator
Benjamin Lishka .... lead lighter
Kevin MacLean .... animator
Sean Mahoney .... animator
Mary Ann Malcomb .... animator (as Maryann Malcomb)
Stephen Melagrano .... animator
Paule Merlin .... render & light engineer
Steven J. Meyer .... senior character animator
Pia Miniati .... animation rig engineer
Joonki Park .... layout artist
Mary Payne .... digital artist
Rebecca Perez .... animator
Tyler Phillips .... character animator
David R. Polk .... animator
Robyne Powell .... animator
Alan Precourt .... lighting technical director
Luke Randall .... animator
Scott Raymond .... animator
Dennis Recchia .... surfacing artist
Cory Rogers .... animator
Ben Rush .... supervising animator
Alli Sadegiani .... animator
Mike Safianoff .... animator
George Schermer .... animator
Toby Shelton .... story artist
David Spivack .... animator
David Stodolny .... senior character animator
Jeff Sullivan .... crowd animator
Ennio Torresan .... head of story
Kristafer Vale .... character setup artist
Sondra Verlander .... lead lighter
Grant Viklund .... previz technical director
Jeff Wagner .... modeler
Nate Wall .... animator
Darren R. Webb .... story artist
Onur Yeldan .... animator
Andrew Harkins .... additional background animation (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Mollie Gamo .... casting assistant
 
Editorial Department
James Beshears .... editorial and post-production executive
Alex Cardullo .... post-production assistant
Timothy Cashman .... editorial production assistant
Anthony Severin Cox .... post-production engineer
Natalia Cronembold .... assistant editor
John Geller .... post-production assistant
Jacquelyn Karambelas .... assistant editor (as Jacquelyn Dean)
Paul Neal .... digital conform editor
Jeff Olm .... colorist: Dreamworks Animation
Jim Passon .... color timer
Lashana Rodriguez .... editorial coordinator
Allison Bernardi Stauth .... digital color production supervisor
Noelleen Westcombe .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Vivian Aguiar-Buff .... assistant score engineer
Jon Carnac .... musician: clarinet soloist
Halli Cauthery .... composer: additional music
John W. Chapman .... assistant score mixer
Stephen Coleman .... orchestrator
George Doering .... musician
Chris Fogel .... music scoring mixer
Frank J. Garcia .... score coordinator
Gavin Greenaway .... conductor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestral contractor
Charlene Ann Huang .... score production supervisor
Christopher Kaller .... assistant music editor
Andrew Kinney .... orchestrator
Steven Kofsky .... music production services
Paul Mounsey .... composer: additional music
Sunny Park .... executive in charge of music
Daniel Pinder .... additional recordist
Daniel Pinder .... music editor
Daniel Pinder .... musician (electric bass) (electric guitar)
John Ashton Thomas .... orchestrator
Booker White .... head of music preparation
Bruce White .... viola
Nick Wollage .... score engineer
 
Other crew
Balaji Alahari .... engineering system administrator
Holly Allen .... research and development manager
Ryan Amundson .... production engineer
Terri Anderson .... finance/accounting/operations: DreamWorks Animation
Rain Angeles .... systems administrator
Steve Baker .... research and development
Robert Bell .... digital operations
François Bertel .... render engineer
Brittany Biggs .... production coordinator
Grace Bisel .... administration: DreamWorks Animation
Laurie Blavin .... recruiter
Shawn Bohonos .... operations system administrator
Jeffrey Bradley .... research and development
Cathleen Brown .... clearances
Gail J. Carter .... production coordinator
Scott Chapin .... engineering system administrator
Jessica Choi .... assistant to producer/director
Rick Clifton .... marketing
Malik Coates .... technical lead: software
Sarah Counnas .... senior technology production manager
Michael Cutler .... digital operations director
Mike Davis .... production engineer
Jayson DeLancey .... production engineer
Dj Downey .... operations system administrator
Jennifer Duncan .... production coordinator
Dennis Duong .... senior infrastructure engineer
Alireza Estakhrian .... operations system administrator
Zeba Fahid .... production accountant
Joseph Florez .... digital operations supervisor
Dario Franchitti .... consultant: racing sequences
Victor Fuste .... training and artistic development
Frank Gallego .... digital operations hardware engineer: DreamWorks Animation
Rafael Garrido .... production coordinator
Zachary Gold .... production coordinator
Jorge Juan González .... senior system administrator
Meghan Grube .... production assistant
David Hail .... publicist
Wayne Hellinger .... post-production office supervisor
Chris Hewitt .... production assistant
Beth Hofer .... production executive: DreamWorks Animation Studio Management
Christine E. Holmes .... production coordinator
Tripp Hudson .... production executive
Mark Jackels .... research and development supervisor
Ryan Jameson .... facilities
Keith Jeffery .... research and development render and light engineer: DreamWorks Animation
Sarah Kaleel .... information technology
Sean Kamath .... supervisor
Jason Kankiewicz .... infrastructure engineer
Robert Knaack .... research and development manager
Tim Kwan .... production coordinator
Glenn Lamb .... engineering system administrator
Bonnie Lemon .... production executive: DreamWorks Animation
Alex J. Levine .... production coordinator
Adam Levy .... production coordinator
Fabio Lissi .... production engineer
Peter Litvack .... production assistant
Andrew Martin .... technical resource administrator
Keith McKay .... supervisor
Peter C. Miller .... quality assurance engineer
Desiree Montalvo .... production assistant
Jemson Montefalcon .... hardware engineer
Laura Monteiro .... studio operations
Bob Morgan .... education: DreamWorks Animation
Anna Newman .... research and development manager
Jimmy Nguyen .... software engineer
Paul Parmer .... editorial systems engineer
Wally Pfister .... visual consultant
Kevin Posnanski .... mastering coordinator: deluxe digital cinema
Daniel Rich .... engineering systems administrator
Mark Rogers .... studio operations
Kevin Rose .... infrastructure engineer
Stephen E. Ross .... digital operations supervisor
Andrew Jay Schlussel .... education
Madison Sellers .... production coordinator
Tyler Shelton .... production assistant
Doug Sherman .... infrastructure engineer
Rob Sherwood .... strategic alliances manager
Randy Shoemaker .... marketing/home entertainment/consumer products: DreamWorks Animation
Jennifer Smith .... r&d software engineer
Bob Somers .... research and development
Allen Stetson .... production engineer
Nicholas Stoller .... additional screenplay material
Ben Sutherland .... software engineer: research and development
Casey Sword .... production coordinator
Julio C. Talavera .... operations system administrator
Peter Tipton .... production engineer
Mark M. Tokunaga .... director of digital operations
Darlene Annette Toledo .... technical resource administrator
Selim Tuvi .... pipeline engineer
Miguel Vieira .... research and development
Brent Villalobos .... technical lead: software
Trisha Vo .... administration: DreamWorks Animation
Stephen J. Ward .... software engineer: research and development
Brandon Weil .... digital strategy and new business development
Trey White .... r&d software engineer
Alissa Rowinsky Wright .... business affairs
Darci Zalvin .... production executive
Corie Zhang .... image finaling production coordinator
 
Thanks
Larry Weisberg .... thanks
 

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Rated PG for some mild action and thematic elements
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96 min
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Trivia:
Reigning Indy Champion Guy Gagné is fittingly named. "(Avoir) Gagné" is the past participle of "to win" in French.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: During the race, Gagné is shown blocking Turbo by weaving left and right so Turbo can't get around him. In the Indy league, as well as most professional and amateur racing sanctioning bodies, this is considered illegal and Gagné would've been black-flagged and brought in to the pits for a penalty. You are allowed one lateral move and that's it, a 2nd move is considered "blocking" and is illegal.See more »
Quotes:
Whiplash:You certainly have the skills to pay the bills. If snails had to pay bills, that is.See more »
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22 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
"Cars" for Younger Children, 19 July 2013
Author: 3xHCCH from Quezon City, Philippines

The trailer of this new Dreamworks animated film did not really make me interested to watch because I thought the whole racing snail story would be corny. However, my kids insisted and there were some favorable initial reviews, so I reluctantly gave it a go and hoped to be pleasantly surprised.

"Turbo" is about Theo, a garden snail obsessed about car racing and being fast. He accidentally ingests nitrous oxide and develops amazing race car powers. A luckless taco shop owner Tito picks Theo up for his hobby of racing snails, and discovers Theo's incredible speedy abilities. Eventually, Theo (now re-named Turbo) actually qualifies to race against his racing idol, the five-time champion Guy Gagne, in the Indianapolis 500. Can this phenomenal little snail now finally fulfill his dream of winning a big league car race?

The topic of car racing had already been tackled very well in Pixar's "Cars". If "Cars" was for kids, "Turbo" is targeted for even younger kids. More than just the car racing, the side story about the deserted mini-mall in Van Nuys, California where Tito's taco shop is located, was also obviously inspired by the town of Radiator Springs in "Cars."

The scene showing how Theo got his powers, with the nerve axons and red blood cells being revitalized with nitrous oxide, was straight out of "Spider- Man".

I did not really get the whole snails working together to gather tomatoes thing. It might have worked in "Bug's Life", but I did not know snails ever worked like ants. I could imagine how encountering a huge army of snails in a small tomato patch like that would probably look pretty scary in real life.

On the positive side, "Turbo" manages to tell a good story about brotherly support in the parallel stories of Theo and his brother Chet, and Tito and his brother Anton. One brother is the whimsical dreamer, while the other is the more grounded practical one. They may see things differently, but in the end, brotherly love would prevail.

Of course, the showcase of the whole film is still the big race. The execution of the race sequence was thrilling and exciting, especially the final laps. While the climactic moment in "Cars" is still better, but this one in "Turbo" still manages to hold its own with its unique charm.

As a whole though, I found the film's pace leading to the climactic race quite slow for a movie about speed. I was disappointed about how the Guy Gagne character was developed as a stereotype, when it could have been more original. The voice work was by big stars like Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti and Samuel L. Jackson. They were all okay, but nothing really distinct and memorable stood out.

Kids will surely enjoy this cute little film delightful. Parents will just have to summon their inner child out in order to enjoy it with them.

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