Blu-ray, 3D, DVD Release: Turbo

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 12, 2013
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $38.99, Blu-ray 3D Combo $48.99
Studio: DreamWorks Animation/20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

TurboDreamWorks Animation’s Turbo is another little guy makes big story.

The movie tells the story of a common garden snail called Turbo (voiced by Ryan Reynolds, Green Lantern) who dreams of winning the Indy 500. When a freak accident gives him super sonic speed, he just might get his wish.

The PG film also features the voices of Paul Giamatti (Win Win), Michael Pena (End of Watch), Samuel L. Jackson (Marvel’s The Avengers), Luis Guzman (The Count of Monte Cristo), Bill Hader (Men in Black 3), Maya Rudolph (The Way, Way Back), Richard Jenkins (Eat Pray Love), Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar), Ken Jeong (Pain & Gain), Snoop Dog and even real-life racer Mario Andretti.

Turbo got decent reviews when it was in theaters, with Minneapolis Star Tribune critic Colin Covert says the movie “isn’t a perfect cartoon, but it’s so likable that, like its humble hero, you have to root for it.”

The film grossed $81 million at the box office.

All the disc versions come with special features. On the DVD:

  • “Champions Corner” with host Paul Page interviewing Turbo about his racing techniques and inspirations
  • “Be An Artist!” with the film’s head of character animation, Dave Burgess, showing how to draw garden Turbo and racing Turbo
  • “Team Turbo: Tricked Out” with Turbo and the rest of the snail crew in a breakdown of the components that makeup each of the shells
  • “World of DreamWorks Animation”
  • and previews.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo and Blu-ray/DVD/Blu-ray 3D Combo add these extras:

  • “Smoove Move’s Music Maker” music videos
  • “Meet Tito” deleted scene with introduction by director David Soren
  • “The Race” storyboard sequence to film comparison, with intro by Soren
  • “Shell Creator” that allows viewers to create their own shell from selectable parts
  • a trailer for the Turbo F.A.S.T. TV show launching in December
  • and a downloadable digital copy of the film.

For a limited time, the DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo also carry a Turbo pullback toy.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.