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TURBO Blu-ray Review

I’m a big fan of animated movies, and this year has been pretty strong in that field. With surefire hits like Frozen, Despicable Me 2 and Monsters University and the surprise success of Epic, it’s been good. One film I missed in theaters was the Dreamworks Animated film Turbo. With voice work from Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Maya Rudolph nearly every voice is recognizable. I’m not a big fan of this trend in contemporary animated films, preferring the roles go to voice actors so I’m not superimposing the well-known actor’s face on top of their animated character. Thankfully, Ryan Reynolds actually makes an effort to adopt a voice of sorts so it’s not quite so easily identifiable as him.

Turbo follows the incredible story of a garden snail that just wanted to go fast. A fan of Nascar and the Indy 500, his lifelong dream was to one day be in that winner’s circle. He finds himself inside a street racing car and somehow the Nos, gasoline, and engine all work together to make him basically a snail-sized car, complete with stereo system and the ability to travel over 200 miles per hour.

Turbo is basically Ratatouille meets Fast & Furious, but is an enjoyable watch for kids and adults despite it lacking much originality. However, in a summer where Monsters University taught children that it’s okay to fail, it’s okay to not achieve your impossible dream, it makes Turbo seem all the more ridiculous that a snail could compete in the biggest NASCAR race in the world. But the world of children stories is big enough for both of them to exist.

Sound like your kind of film? Turbo is available on Amazon. 

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DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo Blu-ray™ Deluxe Edition

The TURBO Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Deluxe Edition includes an extra holiday gift, the TURBO pullback racer toy for a limited time while supplies last.

Feature film in high definition

Blu-ray Exclusive Special Features:

  • Smoove Move’s Music Maker – Watch action-packed music videos featuring songs from the film
  • Meet Tito – Director David Soren provides an introduction for a scene that was deleted from the film.
  • The Race – Director David Soren provides an introduction for a storyboard sequence that eventually made it into the film. Viewers can even see picture-in-picture comparison to the final cut.
  • Shell Creator – Create your own shell from select-able parts

Additional Special Features:

  • Champions Corner – Host Paul Page interviews Turbo one-on-one to hear all about his racing techniques and inspirations!
  • Be An Artist! – Dave Burgess, Head of Character Animation on the film, shows the audience how to draw: Turbo, Whiplash, Skidmark, Burn, Smooth Move, White Shadow, Chet and Customizable Racers.
  • Team Turbo: Tricked Out – See Turbo and all the rest of the snail crew in a break- down of the cool components that make up each of their shells.
  • TURBO F.A.S.T Trailer from TV show – First look at upcoming new TV show this December
  • Holiday Favorites – Sneak Peeks
  • World of DreamWorks Animation – Music videos from your favorite DreamWorks Animation feature films

DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo Blu-ray™ 3D Deluxe Edition

The Turbo Blu-ray™ 3D + Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital Copy Deluxe Edition includes the following:

Feature film in high definition and 3D

All the Blu-ray™ and DVD content listed above

DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo DVD

The single disc DVD includes an extra holiday gift, the TURBO pullback racer toy for a limited time while supplies last plus the following:

Feature film in standard definition

Special Features:

  • Champions Corner – Host Paul Page interviews Turbo one-on-one to hear all about his racing techniques and inspirations!
  • Be An Artist! – Dave Burgess, Head of Character Animation on the film, shows the audience how to draw: Garden Turbo and Racing Turbo.
  • Team Turbo: Tricked Out – See Turbo and all the rest of the snail crew in a break- down of the cool components that make up each of their shells.
  • World of DreamWorks Animation
  • Previews
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Kristal Bailey

Kristal Bailey

With a soft spot for movies that fall into the “So Bad They’re Good” category, Kristal Bailey regularly watches B-movies, 80s comedies, and sci-fi from the 50s and 60s. She also refuses to grow up if that means she has to hide her love for Disney and Pixar films.

In her free time, she enjoys reading graphic novels or books that are soon to be turned into movies, watching hours and hours of television, and spending way too much time on Twitter.