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Turbo (2013)

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A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.

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David Soren

Writers:

Darren Lemke (screenplay by), Robert Siegel (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Mario Andretti ... Dos Bros Customer / Race Official (voice)
Mike Bell ... White Shadow (voice) (as Michael Patrick Bell)
Aidan Andrews ... Bike Boy (voice)
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Storyline

After a freak accident infuses him with the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world's fastest race, the Indianapolis 500. With the help of his tricked-out streetwise snail crew, this ultimate underdog puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small. Written by DreamWorks Animation

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild action and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The ninth computer-animated film with a female character voiced by a male in this case with Kim Ly, after the Monsters, Inc. films with Roz, the three Shrek sequels with Doris, Mabel, and some of Rumpelstiltskin's witch guards, The Incredibles films, with Edna Mode, Robots (2005) with Madame Gasket, Madagascar (2005) with a Spider, and Chicken Little (2005) with Goosey Loosey. See more »

Goofs

When Theo (Turbo) got sucked into the engine of the Camaro during the street race, he would have ended up above an engine piston, inside the combustion chamber, not below the pistons as depicted. When nitrous was activated, it should have also gone into the combustion chamber, not into the crankcase, below the pistons. See more »

Quotes

Chet: Now, with the television gone, you can finally stop watching these races and get on with your life.
Turbo: I have a life?
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Crazy Credits

Right before the end credits finish, a man's voice yells "And it looks like the winner is....". See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Reviews: Home (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Speedin'
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Nick Wiz Loizides (as Nick Loizides), Sérgio Cabral, Michael Klein, John McCurry, Yusef Jackson and Julian Davis
Performed by Chris Classic
Produced by Ali Dee (as Ali Dee Theodore) & Nick Wiz Loizides (as Nick Wiz) for DeeTown Entertainment
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A snail with a dream
17 October 2013 | by tr91See all my reviews

'Turbo' is a snail that has a dream. He wants to race with the fastest cars in the world, but of course he is just a slow snail. After an accident where he falls onto the road, Turbo starts to turn into something fast; he has lights and nitrous speed. He is then found by a guy called Tito who has a lot of snails that he races. When he sees just how fast Turbo is he wants to enter him into the Indy 500 race (which is what Turbo wants too). He believes in him so raises the money to do so.

This film sounds like a pretty stupid idea but I thought it worked rather well. It's a whole load of fresh new characters and designs, excellent animation and lovely colours as usual with an animated film.

The story is a bit predictable of course but it was still an enjoyable film all round. Turbo and Tito are very likable characters. The supporting characters are also good too. I didn't know when I started watching it but you can tell straight away that Snoop Dogg and Samuel L Jackson voiced two of the snails; I liked them two in particular.

The race at the end is quite fast paced as well which was good and of course he couldn't do it without a little help from his friends.

It was quite funny overall. It had a really good soundtrack. Also some good quotes which you may remember for a while; 'Snailed it' 'That snail is fast'. It was a joyful way to spend 90 minutes and I think it's one that the youngsters will love, as well as the adults who like animated films in general.

One of the better animated films released this year (UK). Wreck it Ralph is my favourite but I enjoyed this as much as Monsters University.

8/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 2013 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,312,625, 21 July 2013

Gross USA:

$83,028,128

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$282,570,682
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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