If you have a little one at home, or a grandchild, chances are you are familiar with the hit DreamWorks Animation film Turbo. If you are not familiar with the film you can read my review here – Available today the hit family film Turbo.
Due to the success of the film, DreamWorks Animation has created a new series based on the characters from the film called Turbo FAST. Turbo FAST will be shown exclusively on Netflix.
The first five episodes will debut on December 24, 2013 at 12:01 AM (PST) / 3:01 AM (EST). Additional episodes will be added throughout the upcoming year.
Turbo FAST is an outrageous, high-octane ensemble comedy series teaming the world-famous super-powered snail Turbo (Reid Scott) with his posse of adrenaline-junkie buddies to form the Fast Action Stunt Team (FAST). Together, they amp up everything to the extreme: extreme adventure, extreme challenges and extreme excitement. Each member of the Stunt Team – Turbo (Reid Scott), Whiplash (John Eric Bentley), Burn (Grey DeLisle-Griffin), Smoove Move (Phil Lamarr), White Shadow (Michael Patrick Bell), Skidmark (Amir Talai) and Turbo’s brother and team medic, Chet (Eric Bauza)– has their own customized shell and catch phrase (Ya dig?).
Home base may be the Los Angeles microcosm Starlight City, complete with a customized racetrack to practice their moves, but thanks to Smoove Move, this souped-up posse grooves to a global beat and travels far and wide to take on villains from all over the world. With their tricked-out shells in tow, the team attempts outrageous stunts, races on the coolest tracks and takes on the craziest challengers, including masked Mexican lizards, surfer cockroaches and giant Sumo snails. No matter how wild things get, the Fast Action Stunt Team always has each other’s backs. The first-ever Netflix original series for kids, DreamWorks’ Turbo FAST delivers a whole new level of excitement. Snail Up! Anytime, anywhere, only on Netflix.
I had the opportunity to view three of the upcoming episodes. One episode lasted approximately 20 minutes and the other two episodes were approximately 12 minutes each.
The same characters are in the series that are in the film with the exception of their voices being a bit different (they are voiced by different people).
The series is animated more like a cartoon than a “realistic” animation like the film. Turbo FAST reminds me of a Saturday morning cartoon.
Each episode is a I saw introduced some outside characters like stinkbugs, a beetle and a Gecko. Of course there had to be racing involved. In one episode Turbo had to race a Tiger Beetle. In another episode he had to race a Gecko, except he had to LOSE that race in order to win. He couldn’t race fast – he had to race at a snails pace which was impossible for Turbo who was born to race.
I thought each episode was fun to watch. I found myself laughing a few times too. There is something slapstick type humor as well as things kids will find funny and things adults might “get” before kids do.
Unlike a lot of cartoons you see on television these days, Turbo FAST is family friendly. It’s not one of those “bang-bang-beat’em-up” type of cartoon. I would say this has mild violence at best.
Even if your child/grandchild is not a fan of the film they might enjoy the series. You don’t have to be familiar with the characters from the film to enjoy the series either. I honestly forgot the names of a few of them from the film. Another words this is a “stand alone” series and not entirely based on the movie.
If you would like more information about Turbo FAST visit TeamTurboFast.com. You can also visit Netflix.com.
The official hashtag is #TurboFAST.
You can also follow @Netflix and @DWAnimation on Twitter.
Do you think you will check out Turbo FAST?
*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.