“Slow and steady wins the race,” right? At least that’s always been my mantra as a long, slow, distance runner. However, it may also be the mantra of the unlikely hero in DreamWorks Animation “Turbo” – opening July 19, 2013. “Turbo” is the story of a garden snail (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) with an impossible dream: to win the Indy 500. This post will have all the official information from DreamWorks Animation regarding “Turbo,” starring Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Kurtwood Smith, Snoop Lion and Samuel L. Jackson. Continue reading for more news, images, and trailers.
Update July 15, 2013
George Gensler provides a spoiler-free review of “Turbo” – There is No Dream to Big or Dreamer too Small. Click here to read George’s review.
Update June 18, 2013
Snoop Dogg (Smoove Move) performs “Let the Bass Go” at LA Live during the TURBO press day events. Meet Smoove Move in the clip below along with the rest of the “Snail Crew.”
Update June 12, 2013
New poster released for “Turbo” – He’s Fast, They’re Furious
Update May 24, 2013
Indy 500 featurette released for “Turbo;” in the spot spotlights 3X Indy 500 winner (and defending champion) Dario Franchitti and 1969 winner Mario Andretti talk about how DreamWorks Animation recreated the Indy Car experience on film.
In these images released for “Turbo,” Taco truck proprietor and snail racing enthusiast Tito (Michael Pena) makes fast friends with the turbo-charged snail Turbo (Ryan Reynolds).
Behind-the-scenes look at actor Michael Pena voicing the character Tito.
Update March 21, 2013
Second trailer released for DreamWorks Animation “Turbo”
Update March 11, 2013
Teaser poster released for “Turbo” – Slo. No. Mo.
Original Article from March 3 follows below…
From the makers of “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda,” “Turbo” is a high-velocity 3D comedy about an underdog snail who kicks into overdrive when he miraculously attains the power of super-speed.
After making fast friends with a crew of streetwise, tricked-out es-car-goes, Turbo learns that no one succeeds on their own. So he puts his heart and shell on the line to help his pals achieve their dreams, before Turbo-charging his own impossible dream: winning the Indy 500.
“Turbo” will be released on July 19, 2013. When a freak accident gives Turbo extraordinary speed, he sets out to try to make this dream come true. It is based on an original idea by David Soren (“Merry Madagascar”), who is directing the film. “Turbo” is produced by Lisa Stewart (“Monsters vs. Aliens”). Soren is also writing the script with Robert Siegel (“The Wrestler”) and Darren Lemke (“Shrek Forever After”).