The story, which is superficially represented in the Turbo trailer is the life story of a tiny, yet amazing snail; which looked pretty ordinary at the first glance, but kept an immense dream in his heart. His name is Theo, and “Turbo” is his nickname. A sonorous alias which was based on his reckless dream to become fast. It must sound ridiculous. And even more than this, a speedy snail (a trick of nature) which has no place wherever it goes.
It seems like Dreamworks Pictures has come to a decision to add to their creation a little desperation, a little aspiration, and a little bit of magic. They told us and our children a tale about a dream, which seems so unattainable and unfeasible, but comes to life because the one who dreamt this dream refused to give up. So here is the new creation by DreamWorks, a brilliant and beautiful cartoon Turbo.
Since the earliest years we have a stereotype that snails are ones of the slowest creatures on Earth. This is exactly the kind of cognitive conflict needed to amaze, so DreamWorks made such a brave choice. Theo could not care less about the prejudices he was surrounded by, because he dreamed of racing, he dreamed of becoming a winner and indeed, he managed to make his dream come true. Of course, a miracle took place, and even as the Turbo trailer demonstrates, Turbo nearly died under the wheels of a racing car to acquire some supernatural powers of unimaginable speed. Despite the difficulties, he overcame his fears and doubts, defeated every trouble with a little help from his loyal friends, made it to the race and absolutely owned it.
Already from the Turbo trailer it can be seen that this is a cartoon not about races, snails, or something concrete. Turbo’s dream of being fast and the character of Theo in general is a metaphor for every single dreamer out there, who is as determined and as desperate to fight for his dream on whatever costs, as Theo was. Turbo is a story of unthinkable accomplishment, absolute friendship, unadulterated loyalty, barely credible keenness and, of course, the power of character. No mattter how many times you fail, how many times the people laugh at you, how many times it seems that hope is lost, as long as you have faith in your own possibilities, one or two truthful friends who are there for you unconditionally and a dream which keeps you alive, the odds are ever in you favor. Little Theo was not afraid to put his life at risk. He was carrying inside of his snaily soul a dream so huge it overcame the nature and the universe itself to make the impossible possible. And the story of his incredible life should demonstrate to us that whatever heights you might reach, you will be determined enough to fly even higher, putting the fear of falling aside.