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Stu­dio: DreamWorks An­i­ma­tion Di­rec­tor: David Soren Dis­trib­u­tor: 20th Cen­tury Fox Re­lease Date: July 17 Box Of­fice: $224.7 mil­lion [$82.6 mil­lion] Rot­ten Toma­toes Rat­ing: 65% Synop­sis: A lowly South­ern Cal­i­for­ni­ad­welling gar­den snail (Ryan Reynolds) dreams of be­com­ing the fastest racer in the world, which doesn’t im­press his slow and steady fel­lows. When a freak ac­ci­dent grants him su­per speed, Theo (a.k.a. Turbo) sees his chance to take on the Indy 500. The Odds: De­spite top-notch an­i­ma­tion, im­pres­sive voice cast (Paul Gia­matti, Michael Pena, Snoop Dogg, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Ru­dolph and Sa­muel L. Jack­son) and am­bi­tious mar­ket­ing, Turbo wasn’t quite the sum­mer block­buster DWA was hop­ing for. Crit­ics found the char­ac­ters and hu­mor charm­ing, but per­haps the glut of toon ti­tles left them gen­er­ally un­en­thused.

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