- Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Ken Jeong, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Snoop Lion, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Peña, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Rodriguez, Kurtwood Smith , Michael Patrick Bell, Aidan Andrews, Aaron Berger, Jen Cohn, Paul Page
- Director: David Soren
- Writers: David Soren, Robert Siegel, Darren Lemke
- Producer: Lisa Stewart
- Co Producer: Susan Slagle Rogers
- D.O.P.: Chris Stover
- Music: Henry Jackman
DreamWorks Animation's "Turbo" is the story of a snail who dreams of being the greatest racer in the world, just like his hero, 5-time Indianapolis 500 champ, Guy Gagné. Turbo’s obsession with speed and all things fast has made him an outsider in the slow snail community, and a constant embarrassment to his cautious older brother, Chet.
Turbo desperately wishes he could escape the slow-paced life he’s living. He gets that chance after a freak accident when he suddenly finds himself vested with the power of incredible speed. Turbo embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the impossible: racing against the best that IndyCar has to offer. Turbo is the ultimate underdog who achieves the impossible by refusing to let his limitations limit his dreams.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- MPAA Warning: Some mild action and thematic elements
- Production Companies: DreamWorks Animation
2013 Guide Analysis: "Dreamworks Animation gets into the sports comedy field with this $160 million 3D computer-animated family effort set to open on one of the biggest weekends of the Summer. First-time director David Soren helms the project and penned the script based on the idea of combining his six year-old son's fascination with race cars and the snails inhabiting his front yard.
Ryan Reynolds voices Turbo, a snail who dreams of being the greatest racer in the world, just like his hero and five-time Indianapolis 500 champ, Guy Gagne. His obsession with speed has made him an outsider in the slow and cautious snail community, and a constant embarrassment to his careful older brother, Chet.
Turbo desperately wishes he could escape the slow-paced life he is living. One fateful day after a freak accident, he suddenly finds himself vested with the power of incredible speed. Turbo then embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the impossible: racing against the best that IndyCar has to offer.
DreamWorks Animation partnered with IndyCar in order to replicate the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and make the film's racing scenes as authentic as possible. So much so that four-time IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti is serving as a technical consultant on the film.
As usual with DWA films, there's a bunch of big name voice talent in supporting roles including Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Luis Guzman, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Snoop Dogg, and Samuel L. Jackson. So confident are they in this property that development is already under way on a television spin-off. Hopefully it will not crash and burn the way "Rise of the Guardians" did."