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->''"I wish I was fast."''
-->-- Turbo

'''''Turbo''''' is a 2013 Creator/{{DreamWorks Animation}} CG family film that revolves around a garden snail, Turbo (RyanReynolds), who dreams about becoming fast so that he can race like his Indianapolis 500 idol, Guy Gagne (Bill Hader). His dreams make him a little distant from his slow-paced snail society, which includes his careful brother Chet (Creator/PaulGiamatti), who is constantly putting up with the embarrassment Turbo brings into his life. As luck would have it, a freak accident causes Turbo to get just what he's asking for when nitrous oxide becomes infused in his DNA. This causes him to become a snail racing wonder, and the possibility of competing in the Indianapolis 500 is just within his grasp.

The film was directed by David Soren, who was a story artist for several other [=DreamWorks=] movies, as well as the head of story for ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale''. Watch the first trailer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QULzGYRThH8 here]] and the second [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-L5bzwdpVI here]].

Before the film even aired, a television series entitled ''Turbo F.A.S.T.'' (Fast Action Stunt Team) was announced to begin airing on {{Netflix}} in December 2013.
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!!''WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}}'' provides examples of:
* ActorAllusion: Creator/MichelleRodriguez plays a WrenchWench, as she did in [[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious another movie about car racing]]
* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: After mastering his SuperSpeed, Turbo begins showing this trope, mainly by blowing off the Snail Crew when they propose him to join. They're quick to give him a lesson and deflate his ego.
* AllCGICartoon
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: The snails range in all sorts of different colors.
* ArtisticLicense: Let's see...
** ArtisticLicenseBiology: The shot of Turbo's heart being imbued with nitrous oxide shows it attached to a branching network of blood vessels. Snails have an open circulatory system. They're also hermaphrodites, so the running joke of Chet's gender is a moot point.
** ArtisticLicenseChemistry: Nitrous oxide isn't anything especially fast. It just allows engines to burn more fuel. And if anything it slows animals down (it's laughing gas).
** ArtisticLicensePhysics: As mentioned elsewhere on this wiki, SuperSpeed has one of the longest RequiredSecondaryPower lists there is, and this is only exacerbated by Turbo being a snail.
** ArtisticLicenseSports: Racing practically runs on NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught; because of this, what defines a car is pretty rigorously defined, negating the AnimalAthleteLoophole.
** Also, a crash like what happened on the last lap would have almost certainly drawn a red flag and stopped the race - having [[spoiler:Turbo and Gagne "racing" to the finish line - one dragging his broken car, the other dragging his broken ''shell'' - ]] was pure RuleOfFunny.
* {{Badass}}: Whiplash. He's voiced by Creator/SamuelLJackson, what did you expect?
* BadassCrew: The Snail Crew. Period. [[spoiler: For example, they are able to hijack a flock of ''crows'' - who've spent the whole movie preying on snails - to use as their personal [[PowerUpMount Power-Up Mounts]].]]
** In the final race, [[spoiler: each one of them gets a shell upgrade: their own customized, stylish, Transformers-style miniature ''vehicle'' to help them compete in their snail races.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Guy Gagne]]
* BigBrotherInstinct: Chet is this to Theo A.K.A. Turbo: It's justified since Turbo is quite reckless.
* BigLittleBrother: Tito hovers over his older brother, Angelo.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Non-romantic example: Turbo and Tito.
* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:Guy Gagne, Turbo's idol, is actually a self centered jerkass who only supported Turbo in order to promote himself.]]
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: A surprising subversion. Even though Turbo's shell did crack and made him lose his SuperSpeed, the shell only needed to heal on its own for his SuperSpeed to return.]]
* TheCameo: [[Film/{{Madagascar}} Phil the monkey]] can be seen on a newspaper article when Angelo tells Tito that his monkey petting zoo idea was crazy.
* ChekhovsSkill: Tuck and roll.
* CloudCuckoolander: The Snail Crew, paricularly White Shadow.
* CoolCar: The car in which Turbo gets his powers from is a heavily modified Chevy Camero.
* CreativeClosingCredits: The snails messing around objects pertaining to who worked on what ( Example: A laptop for animators. An ipod for Music Composers, etc) as well as objects seen in the movie.
* DeadpanSnarker: Chet. Especially towards Theo AKA Turbo.
* {{Determinator}}: Turbo and Tito definitely qualify, especially the former.
* DreamworksFace: Well, ''duh''.
* TheFaceless: The driver of the Camero never has his face shown.
* FantasyForbiddingFather: ''Brothers'', plural, in this case. One scene even has Chet and Angelo mirror each other as they chastise Turbo and Tito respectively. Hilariously, Chet even goes "what he said" to one of Angelo's comments.
* FatAndSkinny: Seems this way with Turbo and Chet.
* FieryRedhead: Burns. Technically she has red skin, but it counts.
* FiveManBand: The Snail Crew.
** TheLeader: Whiplash.
** TheLancer: Skidmark.
** TheBigGuy: White Shadow.
** TheSmartGuy: Smoove Move.
** TheChick: Burn.
** SixthRanger: Turbo.
* FragileSpeedster: Being a snail, Turbo already can't take too much damage as it is. Racing down a speedway alongside cars that could cripple or kill a non-protected human...yeah.
* FrenchJerk: [[spoiler:Guy Gagne, although he's French-Canadian.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Had Guy not felt the need to make himself look like a supporting and fellow racing competitor and lead a rally to get Turbo to compete in the Indy 500, he wouldn't have lost in the race; to make it worse on his part, Turbo won without his SuperSpeed.]]
** On top of that, [[spoiler:his attempts to stomp on Turbo and him jumping out to grab him only HELPED Turbo cross the finish line.]]
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Turbo wants to be more than just your average garden snail. He gets his wish.
* IllPretendIDidntHearThat: Twice by Whiplash.
-->I'm gonna pretend I didn't hear what I clearly just heard!
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Paz.
* InkSuitActor: Several, with Creator/LuisGuzman as Angelo being the most notable.
* JerkJock: [[spoiler:Guy Gagne seems to be a subversion at first but quickly shows he's this before the final race.]]
* LoveInterest: [[spoiler:PlayedWith]]. Burn has LoveAtFirstSight... [[spoiler:For ''Chet''.]]
* MeaningfulName: Guy Gagné. 'Guy' comes from 'Guido', which is derived from an old word for 'leader', and 'gagné' is French for 'won', so he's the leader who won. Some argue that Guido comes from the verb 'guidare', meaning to drive, which would make him the Driver Who Won. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him it doesn't come true in the end.]]
* MemeticMutation: In-universe, "Whoa! That snail is fast!" complete with remix videos.
* MetronomicManMashing: Turbo does this [[spoiler: from inside a crow that swallowed him just after he saved his brother Chet. Nope, it's '''NEVER''' a good idea to eat something with super powers.]]
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Kim-Ly
* NeverMessWithGranny: Kim-Ly as [[spoiler: Guy]] found out the hard way.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: The crows are photorealistic, but the snails are cartoony, and humans somewhere in between. Justfied; this was done to set the crows apart as feral predators [[spoiler:and later [[PowerUpMount Power-Up Mounts]] to the Snail Crew.]]
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: Chet and Burn by the film's end.]]
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Snail]]: Chet
-->'''Chet:''' Has the world lost its mind?!
* PowerGlows: After gaining his super speed ability, Turbo leaves behind a phosphorescent blue trail in his wake.
* ProductPlacement: Features several companies due to race cars having branding). Verizon also appears on a mobile phone.
* ProductionThrowback: The chimpanzees from ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' appear in a newspaper page when Angelo reminds Tito of his past failed plans to get customers.
* ProtagonistTitle
* RecycledInSpace: ''{{WesternAnimation/Ratatouille}}'' [-WITH SNAILS!-]! The plot of turbo and ratatouille involve a single main character who desires to break out in a field in which it is discouraged due to their species and not their skills. Both Turbo and Rémy are The Speechless. Both characters have a brother who attempts to discourage them but eventually, grudgingly supports them. Both glimpse this world through the TV. Both are forced from their world due to circumstances involving natural disaster. Rémy is cast away by a flood and Turbo rescues his brother from a hungry bird. Both situations force them far from their original location. both works include a bittersweet success at the end. The restaurant in ratatouille closes down and Turbo looses his superspeed. Rémy ends up working at a small bistro,and Turbo regains his superpowers.
* RecycledPremise: A non-human with dreams normally only achievable by humans?, gaining an indirect mentor (through television) in a famous practitioner of that dream?, the protagonist having a unique trait that makes that dream possible, as well as a human HeterosexualLifePartner? This, in a lot of ways, is the {{Dreamworks}} equivalent to ''{{WesternAnimation/Ratatouille}}'' if it was based around racing, starred a snail, and with the protagonist meeting the Gusteau analog [[spoiler: (with the Gusteau analog being a villain)]].
* [[spoiler: RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver:]] [[spoiler: Guy Gagne]]
* SoreLoser [[spoiler:Guy Gagne does not take kindly to being shown up by anyone, let alone by a ''snail''.]]
* SpicyLatina: Burn
* StealthPun: Look at that S(nail)-car GO!
* SuperHeroOrigin: One thing that ''does'' distinguish this from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'' is that it's basically a superhero origin story - with a snail as the superhero.
* SuperSpeed: Turbo gets this, becoming fast enough to compete with a race car.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: The rest of the crew seems to find White Shadow more annoying than anything else.
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: A crow [[spoiler:eats Turbo post-transformation, and the result isn't pretty (see above). Yup, '''''still''''' not a good idea to eat something with super powers.]]
* UptightLovesWild: Inverted, [[spoiler: as the wild Burn instantly falls for the ''very'' uptight Chet.]]
* ViewerGenderConfusion: InUniverse Humans can't tell that Chet is a boy, much to his chagrin. Hilariously, snails in real life are hermaphrodites.
* WhamLine: While relatively minor, the moment the line dropped was the moment that [[spoiler:Guy Gange]] was going to be the central antagonist, and if it doesn't help, then the music by the end of his speech turning sinister and him acting like a massive jerk afterwards will.
--> ''Well, the sad truth is, uh, underdogs seldom win. And the dreamers... let's just say, eventually they have to wake up.''
* XMeetsY: Most commonly described as ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' meets ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}''
* ZanyScheme: Tito is guilty of concocting some zany gimmicks in order to promote his and his brother's restaurant.

!! Turbo: F.A.S.T. provides examples of:

* AffectionateNickname: "Boo" for Chet, by Burn.
* ArtShift: 2-D AdobeFlash Animated.
** This also happens within the show in "Ace of Race" when Turbo imagines a hypothetical situation, done in a cut-paper style similar to ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
** The cut-paper style returns during "Hardcase Returns" when Chet imagines what type of crimes Hardcase could commit.
* BatmanGambit: Breakneck's plan in "Breakneck's Back". He enters the Tomato Games to ensure that Whiplash also enters, then [[spoiler:purposefully cheats, knowing Whiplash wouldn't pass up a chance to expose him and disqualify himself, thus having Whiplash win the cup and the ceremonial shell... so that he could steal his motorshell.]]
* BeachEpisode: Surf 'N Turf
* BillBillJunkBill: Subverted at the beginning of "The Escargot Affair."
-->'''Tito''': Bill, stop sending your mail to the restaurant!
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: Inverted. In "Beat-A-Fajita", Tito calls out Dean for using their secret recipe and he corrects him by saying he prefers the word "stole".
* BringMeMyBrownPants: Lumino's response to the Giant Albino Spider.
* CastOfSnowflakes: While most of the main snails have similar eye shapes, they have different body types and mouths.
* CurseCutShort: At the end of "Dungball Derby," White Shadow decides to take in the atmosphere of the arena, only noticing the dungball . . .
-->'''White Shadow''': Wait--is this just a giant ball of--'''(Episode ends)'''
** Happens again in "Turbo Stinks"
-->'''Chet''': Ugh, you smell like a big pile of-
-->'''Tito''': Air fresheners! Coming through!
* DontExplainTheJoke
-->'''Turbo''': Who is Breakneck?
-->'''Burn''': A snail whose name makes no sense! [[HypocriticalHumor BURN!]] . . . Snails don't have necks, so-
-->'''Turbo''': I got it.
* EvilMentor: Breakneck to Whiplash.
* FightMagnet: The series sees various creatures that keep showing up to challenge Turbo and the F.A.S.T. team, either in Starlight City or elsewhere.
* FunWithAcronyms: In "Crazy Fast," the team decides to call themselves "Fast Action Racing Team" to which White Shadow responds "Go F.A.R.T.!" ({{Beat}}.) Turbo decides to change it to "Fast Action '''Stunt''' Team" and everyone agrees.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Burn does this to Chet in the second trailer (And follows up by [[SlapSlapKiss kissing him.]])
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Considering this is an original series for Netflix and not airing on any network, the censors seem pretty lax.
** In "African Queen", Chet develops an apparent [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything addiction to bananas which worries his girlfriend.]] [[SarcasmMode Sure, totally nothing suspect about that.]]
** In "Clamsquatch", some Mardi Gras beads are thrown at Burn. She rejects them, snapping "What kind of snail do you think I am?!"
** See CurseCutShort above.
** In "Ready, Set, Glow"
-->'''Skidmark''': These aliens aren't gonna expose themselves!
-->'''White Shadow''': Well, I should hope not.
*** Skidmark's proposed name for the Skidmark/Turbo team, "Turdmark."
** From "Snails in Jail"
-->'''Gulpy the Frog''': ... and she had the nerve to say [[DoubleEntendre she got the warts]] from me!
* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/JeffBennett as Ace Gecko and Creator/MarkHamill as Breakneck in "Ace of Race." Also Creator/JimCummings in "Clamsquatch." [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog That's no crawfish, that's a firefly!]]
* INeverSaidItWasPoison: In "In Snails in Jail", when Turbo is racing [[PunnyName Rudy Guana]] so he can visit a fan who wrote a letter to him, Rudy accidentally reveals that he knows his name is Timmy and that he had a crooked shell.
* InevitableWaterfall: PlayedWith in "African Queen", as from the snails' point of view it's dark and dreaded, but the camera zooms out to show that it's about a foot, and pristine.
* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: The protagonist is voiced by Reid Scott who played Mike Chilton, the protagonist of Titmouse's previous cartoon (with most of the same staff and a similar animation style): ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}''. In "Ace of Race" we meet Breakneck ([[spoiler:hinted to be a main villain]]), voiced by Creator/MarkHamill, who played main villain/Mike's enemy Abraham Kane in the same show.
* IsThisThingStillOn: In "Hardcase Returns", the titular character does this with the phone call he makes, not realizing that it's still on after making a challenge for Turbo. During this time, he asks (someone off-camera, apparently) if he's able to send e-mail with the phone in question.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Smooth Move often does this, such as in "Breakneck's Back."
-->'''Turbo''': Smooth, enough with the musical sting!
-->'''Smooth Move''': I provide the soundtrack of our lives, baby! ({{Beat}}.) Haters.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Smooth Move does this during the game in "Dungball Derby."
* MouseWorld: The snails and various insects in the series seem to have this, including a whole snail city initially built, unusually for this trope, by a human, Tito.
* NonActionGuy: Chet. He tries to overcome this in "Bumperdome."
* NotMyDriver: Hardcase turns out to be driving the car Turbo is riding on while he was trying to escape/hide from him.
* OralFixation: Burn's chewing gum.
* TheOtherDarrin: As with most animated shows based off popular movies, the entire cast of CelebrityVoiceActor[=s=] are replaced with "actual" VoiceActor[=s=]. The two main exceptions are Michael Patrick Bell as White Shadow and Ken Jeong as Kim-Ly.
* OutGambitted: In "Breakneck's Back" [[spoiler:Breakneck does this to Whiplash; Whiplash came up with a plan to catch Breakneck cheating, but it turned out Breakneck wanted that to happen, so when Whiplash was wearing the shell-shaped trophy, Breakneck could steal Whiplash's motor-shell]].
* PlaceboEurekaMoment: In "Crazy Fast," Chet goes to give Turbo a pep talk. Turbo guesses everything Chet was going to say, yet tells him he's right and goes off to practice.
-->'''Chet''': Leave it to Turbo to give a pep talk to himself.
* ThePsychoRangers: In one episode, the F.A.S.T. team takes on the F.A.J.I.T.A. team, basically a team comprised of evil versions of them... The usual solution of the OpponentSwitch is invoked.
* RealMenWearPink: In "Snails in Jail," Whiplash apparently orders a "Ladies' Choice" perfume.
* SceneryPorn: A lot of the backgrounds have a lot of detail and texture, as opposed to just being a solid color. It's gorgeous.
* ShoutOut: "[[Film/{{Tron}} Flymm's Arcade]]" in "Bumperdome."
** Also from "Bumperdome": [[MemeticMutation Don't flip me, bro!]]
** In "Ants Ants Revolution", [[MemeticMutation ALL YOUR TOMATOES ARE BELONG TO US.]]
** "Turbo Stinks" is pretty much a shout-out to ''Film/TheBirds.''
** Whiplash in "Surf 'N Turf": "Double Rainbow All the Way!"
** [[{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}} Mutt and Cyborg Dan]] have very briefly appeared in the background. Which is understandable, since a good portion of this show's team also worked on Motorcity.
** During the LockAndLoadMontage from "Broaches", the music is unmistakably TheJimmyHartVersion of [[TheATeam The A-Team's Theme]].
** In "Turbo Drift", Chet gets knocked into a battle between a giant toy robot and a giant toy {{Kaiju}}. When Chet finds a way out of the toy store they're fighting in, the Kaiju [[Film/GodzillaVsMegalon does a dropkick via dragging his tail]] while the robot can be seen [[Film/PacificRim dragging a toy ocean liner behind it and getting ready to beat the Kaiju with it.]]
* ThemeTuneCameo: In "Turbo Drift," Whiplash sings "That snail is fast!" in Japanese at karaoke.
* WeWantOurJerkBack: The others towards Whiplash in "Surf 'N Turf." They find out the word "quit" triggers his old personality.
* WhoIsDriving: White Shadow talks to the others about protecting Turbo... while he's supposed to be driving the car they built for him to hide from Hardcase.
* WilhelmScream: First heard in "Bumperdome", when [[spoiler: Baron Von Schwartzhozen lets one out after Burn torches him for inquiring about having Chet defend his title.]] Since then, it's appeared more or less OnceAnEpisode.
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