We’ve had Disney’s ‘Cars‘ and now it’s DreamWorks turn to do a motorsport themed animated movie. Due Summer 2013, ‘Turbo’ is about a garden snail who wants to win the Indianapolis 500 like his hero, five-time champion Guy Gagne. He finds himself with super speed after a freak accident and goes after his dream to win the famous race.
Current champion Dario Franchitti is a technical consultant for the movie and will likely make a guest appearance, along with some other Indy Car stars.
Ryan Reynolds will lead an all-star cast that includes Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson, Snoop Dogg and Michelle Rodriguez among others.
“The Indianapolis 500 is a one-of-a-kind live event that has fascinated people of all ages for many, many years and Turbo is a character whose biggest ambition is to add his name to its list of international champions,” Katzenberg said. “DreamWorks Animation’s alliance with the INDYCAR team represents an authentic tie-in between a real-life race and an imagined adventure that is certain to culminate in a thrilling ride for the whole family.”
It will be quite an adventure for Turbo – an underdog who achieves the impossible by refusing to let his limitations get in the way of his dreams.