Turbo was just an ordinary garden snail, but a snail with a dream – to become the fastest snail in the world – and thanks to a freak accident his dream comes true.
In the film of his adventures, Ryan Reynolds voices Turbo. He explained the mollusc’s motivation: “Turbo is kind of like an ultimate underdog story, it’s about a young snail who dreams of being fast, not just fast but the fastest. And he’s got a lot of people in his life who are telling him that that dream will never come true, and then one day it does. And it’s sort of the ultimate underdog story, he aims to win the Indianapolis 500.”
Samuel L Jackson plays the reigning champion Whiplash and Michael Pena is the voice behind the character of Tito.
Pena said: “I got a four-and-a-half-year-old kid so I did this movie, and I do the voiceovers because of him. And I hope that he loves it. He’s my barometer of whether or not it’s going to be a good movie and he saw the trailer and kept watching it, like 50 times, so I think it’s going to be all good.”
Produced by Dreamworks, the 3D animation movie will be released in Europe in the autumn.