Poster for Dreamworks Animated Feature 'Turbo'

Dreamworks has released the first poster for their upcoming animated film Turbo, which features Ryan Reynolds as the voice of the title character, a snail who dreams of being the greatest racer in the world, just like his hero, 5-time Indianapolis 500 champ, Guy Gagne.

Turbo's obsession with speed and all things fast has made him an oddity and outsider in the slow and cautious snail community, and a constant embarrassment to his careful older brother, Chet. Turbo desperately wishes he could escape the slow-paced life he’s living. As luck would have it, he gets that chance one fateful day after a freak accident when he suddenly finds himself vested with the power of incredible speed. Turbo embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the impossible: racing against the best that IndyCar has to offer. Turbo is the ultimate underdog who achieves the impossible by refusing to let his limitations get in the way of his dreams.

Additional members of the voice cast includes Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Kurtwood Smith, Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Schwartz.

Turbo hits theaters on July 19.

Turbo poster

Poster via Yahoo

  • Fox

    My fear here is that they rely to heavily on "He wants to be fast, but snails are slow!!!! Get it??". If not this could be good.

  • SmartFilm

    As a long standing avid Pixar fan, I really feel like the mantle has been passed to Dreamworks. Their offering this year, Brave, was crud and their one apparent solution is to continue to make a slew of kiddie centric sequels. Not impressed. Dreamworks on the other hand gave us 'Wreck it Ralph' and 'How to Train Your Dragon' just a few years back. Until Pixar makes a move soon, their reign is clearly over.

    The king is dead, long live the king.

    • Buddy

      Wreck it ralph was made by disney, not dreamworks and how to train your dragon was 2010 which faced toy story 3. I think pixar is still the best for now in animated field. But, we'll see about Monster Inc 2, if that movie was good then Pixar be trusted again, but if it turns out to be dud, then the mantle has shifting (to Disney i believe not Dreamworks)

  • Susan

    Brad, I'm curious your thoughts on this movie already have an animated Netflix series announced for it before it's even been release.

  • Newbourne

    So he's the only snail who is obsessed with speed and he is coincidentally the only snail who is bestowed with speed powers? I'm not buying it. Dumb premise, and way too coincidental for my liking. I won't be seeing it in theaters.