Trivia / Turbo

  • Acclaimed Flop: Ended up losing DreamWorks $13.5 million, plus an additional $2 million when the Blu-ray sales tanked. Budget, $135 million. Box office, $83,028,128 (domestically), $282,570,682 (worldwide). That being said, the reviews were generally positive and it has a 67% (Fresh) rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • Actor Allusion: Michelle Rodriguez plays a Wrench Wench, as she did in another movie about car racing.
  • All-Star Cast: The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peņa, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Hader, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, and Ben Schwartz.
  • Casting Gag: Turbo FAST has Reid Scott replace Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Turbo. This alludes to Motorcity, another Chris Prynoski executive produced show where he voiced the lead.
  • Creator Killer: This film not performing all that well financially in both the theaters and home market, along with the shareholder lawsuit thrown in Katzenberg's direction, made Turbo part of the mid-New Ten's chain of misfires that crushed the main DWA careers of Katzenberg and CCO Bill Damaschke.
  • Dueling Movies: An odd one with Disney's Wreck-It Ralph, which was also scored by Henry Jackman, featured Sonic the Hedgehog, who inspired this film, and had their own Turbo character, who was the secret Big Bad, something that didn't become known until critic screenings. Turbo loses.
  • The Other Darrin: As with most animated shows based off popular movies, the entire cast of Celebrity Voice Actors are replaced with veteran voice actors and TV actors. The two main exceptions are Michael Patrick Bell as White Shadow and Ken Jeong as Kim-Ly.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: Katzenberg's attempt to gain some good press by stating the film would still be profitable despite the disappointing opening led to him being sued by his own shareholders when Turbo took its writedown. This suit has since been dismissed.