Turbo FAST

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Turbo FAST
Turbo FAST poster.jpg
Genre Action/Adventure
Comedy
Racing
Based on Characters created 
by David Soren
Directed by Anthony Lioi (supervising)
Phil Allora
Anthony Chun
Nate Clesowich
Juno Lee
Michael Moloney
Chris Prynoski
Voices of
Opening theme "Those Snails are Fast"[1]
Composer(s) Henry Jackman,
Halli Cauthery[2]
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 52[3] (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Chris Prynoski[4]
Jack Thomas[5]
Producer(s) Ben Kalina (supervising)[4]
Shannon Barrett Prynoski[5]
Jennifer Ray[4]
Running time 22 minutes (two 11-minute stories)[6]
Production company(s) DreamWorks Animation Television
Titmouse
Release
Original network Netflix
Original release December 24, 2013 (2013-12-24) – present
Chronology
Preceded by Turbo
External links
Website

Turbo FAST is an American flash-animated[7] web television series based on the 2013 computer-animated film Turbo. Produced by DreamWorks Animation Television and animated by Titmouse, it is being exclusively released on Netflix in United States and in the 40 countries where Netflix offers its services.[8] It is the first Netflix original series for children, and the first DreamWorks Animation series produced for Netflix.[8]

The first five episodes of the first 26-episode season were released on December 24, 2013,[3] with subsequent batches of five to six episodes following around holidays throughout 2014.[3][9] Each episode consists of two 11-minutes stories, except for few double-length episodes.[6]

The series picks up right after the film,[10] following a snail named Turbo and his crew to Starlight City,[11] where they master new stunts and compete with villains.[8] It is being animation directed by Mike Roush,[7] casting and voice directed by Andrea Romano,[9] art directed by Antonio Canobbio,[12] produced by Ben Kalina, Shannon Barrett Prynoski and Jennifer Ray,[5] and executive produced by Chris Prynoski and Jack Thomas.[5][13] Beside Ken Jeong and Mike Bell, who reprise their roles of Kim Ly and White Shadow from the film, the series features an all-new cast. It consists of Reid Scott as Turbo, John Eric Bentley as Whiplash, Grey DeLisle-Griffin as Burn, Phil LaMarr as Smoove Move, Amir Talai as Skidmark and Tito, and Eric Bauza as Chet.

Season 2 was released on Netflix on July 31, 2015.[14] Season 3 was released on Netflix on February 5, 2016.[15]

Plot[edit]

Ever since Theo aka Turbo won the Indianapolis 500 from the film Turbo, Tito builds a city for all the snails along with Turbo. He even built a race track for the snails to race. Now Turbo continues his racing adventure with the help of his brother Chet, and his friends Whiplash, Burn, Skidmark, White Shadow, and Smoove Move.

Characters[edit]

  • Theo "Turbo" (voiced by Reid Scott) - The main protagonist of Turbo, a snail who has gained super speed after being swallowed by a car engine, and who has won the Indy 500 with said powers.
  • Chester "Chet" (voiced by Eric Bauza) - Turbo's paranoid older brother, who is the main safety patrolman of Turbotown and the manager of the F.A.S.T. crew. He is also Burn's boyfriend. His shell is equipped with an ambulance/helicopter.
  • Whitney "Whiplash" Chubbington (voiced by John Eric Bentley) - The tough-as-nails leader of the F.A.S.T. crew, whose shell is equipped with a jet engine. Despite his gruff attitude, he has a fondness for lavender lotion.
  • Skip "Skidmark" Markovich (voiced by Amir Talai) - The F.A.S.T. crew's main mechanic, whose shell is equipped with a propeller. He is fond of conspiracy theories, which seems to annoy the other team members, despite most of them proving to be true. Despite his idiosyncrasies, he is a devoted team member. He is best friends with White Shadow.
  • Bernice "Burn" Guzman (voiced by Grey DeLisle-Griffin) - The only female of the F.A.S.T. crew, and Chet's girlfriend. She is the youngest of many sisters, and her shell is equipped with afterburners.
  • Whitman "White Shadow" Shafford (voiced by Michael Patrick Bell) - The largest snail in the F.A.S.T. crew, who has a habit of acting stealthy, though his large size is a disadvantage. He is best friends with Skidmark, and often proves to be just as quirky as him. He is somewhat dim-witted and a big eater. His shell is equipped with tires.
  • Smoove Move (voiced by Phil LaMarr) - The "grooviest" snail of the F.A.S.T. crew, whose shell is equipped with bass speakers. He has a taste for funk and rap music, which help him to "groove" through the track. He is also a DJ and has a knack for painting.
  • Hardcase (voiced by Diedrich Bader) - A tiger beetle who envies Turbo's fame and wishes to outrace him, even resorting to cheating. He does not tolerate losing, and even threatens to ravage Turbotown until he wins a race.
  • Breakneck (voiced by Mark Hamill) - Whiplash's old racing mentor, who wishes to obtain Whip's racing shell for his own. He had also previously worked for Ace Gecko in order to swindle the town out of its tomatoes.
  • Ace Gecko (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - A con artist who regularly makes false deals with the citizens of Turbotown, especially Chet. Although he dons the alias "Gecko", he is actually a newt.
  • Hayaku (voiced by Lauren Tom) - A Japanese cricket who pretends to be in love with Turbo in order to beat him in a race in Tokyo. Although she still claims him to be her enemy, Turbo still believes she has feelings for him.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 26 December 24, 2013 December 1, 2014
2 13 July 31, 2015
3 13 February 5, 2016

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2013–14)[edit]

The series premiered on December 24, 2013, when the first five episodes of the first season were released.[13] Following batches of five episodes were released on April 4, 2014,[16] June 27, 2014,[17] September 12, 2014,[18] and December 1, 2014.[19] It will have a total of 56 episodes.[20]

Five-episode release is a departure from previous Netflix release strategy, where an entire season of a series was released at once. Netflix explained the change of the strategy: "Production on animation is on a different timetable, so we chose to make the episodes that are ready now available for viewers as they were ready."[21]

Episode
No.
Segment
No.
Title[22] Directed by Written by Release date[22]
1 1 "Crazy Fast" Chris Prynoski Jack Thomas & Eric Trueheart December 24, 2013

Hardcase the Tiger Beetle challenges Turbo on a race for the new built city for snails. The snails want to teach him their driving style.

Note: This is a half-hour episode.
2a 2 "Dungball Derby" Anthony Lioi Todd Garfield December 24, 2013
White Shadow plays the game Dungball Derby against star players of the game.
2b 3 "Ace of Race" Nate Clesowich Jack Thomas December 24, 2013
Ace Gecko challenges Turbo on a race, but is going to give up so all the bets on Turbo will be off and the snails will lose all of their tomatoes.
3a 4 "Bumperdome" Anthony Lioi Eric Trueheart December 24, 2013
After a near death experience, Chet goes in a battle arena for danger.
3b 5 "Broaches" Juno Lee & Anthony Lioi Todd Garfield December 24, 2013
Brahdhi, Warlarva, Jimmy Delaware and their fellow cockroaches invade Dos Bros for food.
4a 6 "African Queen" Anthony Lioi Todd Garfield December 24, 2013
Turbo and the gang try to get a cure for slugs in Africa from getting sick.
4b 7 "Mega Snails" Nate Clesowich Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton December 24, 2013
After eating everything in a snack machine, White Shadow becomes a "Mega Snail".
5a 8 "Ants Ants Revolution" Juno Lee & Anthony Lioi Eric Trueheart December 24, 2013
Queen Invicta the Queen Fire Ant challenges Burn on a race set to make her lose.
5b 9 "Clamsquatch" Anthony Lioi Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton December 24, 2013
The gang goes on a race in Mississippi and are interrupted by a "Clamsquatch".
6a 10 "Turbo Stinks" Nate Clesowich Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton April 4, 2014
A flock of each type of birds attack the city on the day Turbo unveils his new signature fragrance.
6b 11 "Snails in Jail" Anthony Chun Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton April 4, 2014
Rudy Guana the Iguana throws the team in jail until Turbo agrees to throw a race.
7a 12 "A Tale of Two Turbos" Nate Clesowich Sam Cherington April 4, 2014
Turbo searches for an impostor who is pretending to be like him all over town.
7b 13 "The Escargot Affair" Anthony Lioi Sam Cherington April 4, 2014
Invited to a fancy dinner party, Turbo discovers that he is on the menu.
8a 14 "Surf'N Turf" Nate Clesowich Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton April 4, 2014
The cockroaches challenge the team to a surfing contest during a relaxing day at the beach.
8b 15 "Hardcase Returns" Anthony Chun Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton April 4, 2014
Hardcase returns and vows to take revenge on Turbo.
9 16 "Turbo Drift" Juno Lee & Chris Prynoski Jack Thomas & Eric Trueheart April 4, 2014

While filming a commercial in Tokyo, Hayaku the Cricket challenges Turbo to a drift race, while the team explores the city and Chet gets lost.

Note: This is a half-hour episode.
10a 17 "Ready, Set, Glow" Juno Lee & Anthony Lioi Todd Garfield April 4, 2014
Turbo and Skidmark join an underground zip line race to uncover a conspiracy.
10b 18 "Breakneck's Back" Juno Lee & Phil Allora Eric Trueheart April 4, 2014
Whiplash enters the Tomato Games, competing against his former mentor, Breakneck.
11a 19 "Cruise Control" Nate Clesowich Todd Garfield June 27, 2014
A rodent pirate (Dirtbeard) challenges Turbo to a race on a cruise ship
11b 20 "R/C Turbo" Anthony Chun Todd Garfield June 27, 2014
An unconscious Turbo gets a new shell that the crew can operate by remote control.
12a 21 "Curse of the Cicadas" Nate Clesowich Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton June 27, 2014
After accidentally waking cicadas from hibernation, the crew must get them back to sleep.
12b 22 "Beat-A Fajita" Nate Clesowich Sam Cherington June 27, 2014
A celebrity chef steals Tito's taco recipe.
13a 23 "Karmageddon" Juno Lee & Anthony Lioi Sam Cherington June 27, 2014
Turbo is excited to race on a section of freeway that's closed for construction.
13b 24 "Chet Gets Burned" Anthony Chun Eric Trueheart June 27, 2014
Burn breaks up with Chet when he forgets her birthday.
14a 25 "Gypsy Moth Prophecies" Nate Clesowich Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton June 27, 2014
A fortune-telling gypsy moth predicts doom for Whiplash.
14b 26 "Skidzo-Brainia" Anthony Chun Todd Garfield June 27, 2014
Skidmark tries to change his crazy behavior by rewiring his brain with a special helmet.
15a 27 "No Can Do" Phil Allora Sam Cherington June 27, 2014
Chet becomes obsessed with opening a stubborn tomato juice can.
15b 28 "Adopt-A-Toad" Nate Clesowich Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton June 27, 2014
Turbo adopts a toad for charity but the toad becomes an obnoxious house guest.
16a 29 "Buster Move" Michael Moloney Eric Trueheart September 12, 2014
Smoove Move is embarrassed when his nerdy brother comes to visit.
16b 30 "Gills!" Anthony Chun Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton September 12, 2014
Skidmark causes a panic when he hunts a snail-eating goldfish at a fancy party.
17a 31 "The Terror of Tickula" Phil Allora Sam Cherington September 12, 2014
Turbo and Whiplash meet a strange tick who may be out to harm Turbo.
17b 32 "Prank'd" Nate Clesowich John O'Bryan September 12, 2014
When the crew starts a prank war, Chet is nervous that he's the next target.
18a 33 "Over Shadowed" Michael Moloney Eric Trueheart September 12, 2014
White Shadow quits racing and it's up to Turbo to get back on the track.
18b 34 "Beware the Chickipede" Anthony Chun Scott Sonnborn September 12, 2014
The crew meets a strange new creature while playing detectives.
19a 35 "Mall is Well" Phil Allora Sam Cherington September 12, 2014
Turbo competes in a crazy underground race through a mall.
19b 36 "Taco Tank" Nate Clesowich Eric Trueheart September 12, 2014
Tito trades in his food truck for a tank and goes on a wild ride through the city.
20a 37 "Zoo Lander" Michael Moloney Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton September 12, 2014
Shadow and Skidmark embark on a perilous adventure through the zoo to rescue Deuce.
20b 38 "Balloonatics" Anthony Chun Sam Cherington September 12, 2014
Whiplash attempts to prevent the crew from meeting his parents (Lydia and Lester).
21a 39 "The Packet Racket" Phil Allora John Behnke December 1, 2014
Turbo and Shadow go undercover to expose some shady bugs selling artificial ketchup.
21b 40 "Smack Me Down" Nate Clesowich Eric Trueheart December 1, 2014
Turbo prepares to compete in an underground smack-talk contest.
22a 41 "Smoovin' On Up" Michael Moloney Devin Bunje and Nick Stanton December 1, 2014
When Smoove Move becomes a world-famous pedicurist, fame goes to his head.
22b 42 "The Great Shell Robbery" Phil Allora Sam Cherington December 1, 2014
The crew plans to retrieve their shells after hermit crabs steal them.
23a 43 "Chet Vs. Dr. Disorder" Nate Clesowich Eric Trueheart December 1, 2014
Chet's obsessed with tracking down a litterbug.
23b 44 "Damselfly in Distress" Anthony Chun Madison Bateman December 1, 2014
The crew competes against each other in a dangerous obstacle course race to save a damselfly princess.
24a 45 "Dome Sweet Dome" Michael Moloney Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton December 1, 2014
Ace Gecko scams Chet into buying a fake dome for all of the city's tomatoes.
24b 46 "My Pet Clamsquatch" Anthony Chun Todd Garfield December 1, 2014
Skidmark tries to hide his pet monster from a secret cryptozoology organization.
25a 47 "Hard Luck Hardcase" Nate Clesowich Eric Trueheart December 1, 2014
Hardcase continues to try and kill Turbo, this time to help his reputation among his minions.
25b 48 "Bee Story" Phil Allora Sam Cherington December 1, 2014

When White Shadow loses his good luck charm, the crew has trouble finding it.

Note: Also known as "To Bee or Not to Bee".[23]
26a 49 "Tur-bros" Michael Moloney Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton December 1, 2014
Turbo is nearly killed by a fan at a racing convention in Los Angeles.
26b 50 "The Snailman" Anthony Chun Sam Cherington December 1, 2014
Guy Gagne, Turbo's nemesis competes in a race for animals in order to get revenge on him.

Season 2 (2015)[edit]

Episode
No.
Segment
No.
Title[22] Directed by Written by Release date[22]
27a 1 "The Challenge"[24] Phil Allora Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton July 31, 2015
The snails compete in Chet's challenge to see who has the most willpower to avoid racing.
27b 2 "Home on Our Own"[24] Nate Clesowich Madison Bateman July 31, 2015
Skidmark and White Shadow weasel their way out of another trip to stay home and watch a show, but the hermit crabs, Clip and Clap, interfere with this by seeking out treasure in the crew's house.
28a 3 "The Mighty Snails"[25] Anthony Chun Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton July 31, 2015
Burn is sentenced to community service in court to coach an inept tetherball team of juvenile snails and an old rival gives her inspiration to do it.
28b 4 "Silent but Deadly"[25] Michael Moloney Adam Goldberg & Chris Bishop July 31, 2015
White Shadow must use his unorthodox karate skills when Hardcase sends a silent stinkbug ninja to take out Turbo, despite the skeptism of his friends.
29a 5 "Agent Ace"[26] Phil Allora Sam Cherington July 31, 2015
Turbo's aim to increase his fame has him turn to the ever crafty Ace Gecko, who offers to be his sports manager, and Chet comes aboard to, but is suspicous of the lizard.
29b 6 "Smoove as Ice"[26] Nate Clesowich Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton July 31, 2015
Smoove Move falls for a slug, and disguises himself to be a slug due to a rivalry between snails and slugs and when his secret is revealed, he challenges the delinquent slugs to a skiing competition for the slug of his dreams.
30a 7 "The Disappearing Act"[27] Anthony Chun Madison Bateman July 31, 2015
Chet takes Turbo and Burn to a magic club where he disappers in a magic act. Turbo and Burn try to find him, but their squabbling holds them down.
30b 8 "The Sting of Injustice"[27] Michael Moloney Sam Cherington July 31, 2015
A Batman-esque superhero named the Stinger asks Turbo to be his sidekick in halting injustice in Turbo town, but the Stinger does more harm than good.
31a 9 "The Treasure of Sierra Marty"[28] Phil Allora Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton July 31, 2015
Chet, Skidmark, and Smoove Move find a treasure map that leads to a frog treasure and they reluctantly ask the obnoxious frog Marty to be their guide.
31b 10 "Big Baby"[28] Nate Clesowich Madison Bateman July 31, 2015
Turbo, Burn, and Whiplash must look after an infant while Tito searches for the mother, and things don't work out due to the infant's gross tendencies targeted at Turbo, Burn's rather inept ability to nurture the infant, and Whiplashes reluctance to partake in nurturing it.
32a 11 "Turboldly Go - Part 1"[29] Anthony Chun Sam Cherington July 31, 2015
Turbo and his crew are mistaken for Russian snails and are sent to space where they meet a half calm/half crazed space monkey, who warns them of facing space insanity due to being in space for a long time. Skidmark, meanwhile, having been the sole snail to avoid the mix up, meets the real astronaut snails and mistakes them for aliens.
32b 12 "Turboldly Go - Part 2"[29] Micheal Moloney Todd Garfield July 31, 2015
When the crew are shot out of the space shuttle, they are eventually separated into 3 groups (Turbo, Burn, and Whiplash/Chet and Smoove Move/ and White Shadow flying solo) and each has their own adventure. Skidmark, meanwhile, still thinks that the real astronauts are aliens when they try to ask him for assistance.
33a 13 "Crow Pox"[30] Phil Allora Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton July 31, 2015
Turbo, Burn, and Skidmark find a deceased crow and use it to prank Chet in retaliation for his past pranks, but Chet falls into a catatonic state and they obtain a sickness called Crows Pox and the cure is in the nest upon the tallest tree in Griffith Park.
33b 14 "Faking Amends"[30] Nate Clesowich Madison Bateman July 31, 2015
Burn's hippie sister meets so they can make amends for their crucial childhood, but Burn thinks that this is a way to bully her.
34a 15 "Deuce is Wild"[31] Anthony Chun Sam Cherington July 31, 2015
Deuce is influenced by Tickula's son, Edvard, to join him in trouble making, so Whiplash tries to whip them into shape.
34b 16 "To Fire a Squire"[31] Michael Moloney Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton July 31, 2015
Smoove Move's little brother, Buster, is saved by Turbo and offers him his services, which is all to excessive.
35a 17 "Maggotron"[32] Phil Allora Madison Bateman July 31, 2015
Skidmark puts an injured maggot in a giant robot so it can be in motion, but this backfires when the robot becomes evil and enslaves the snails. So the crew escapes and Skid tries to fix his blunder.
35b 18 "Love Hurts"[32] Nate Clesowich Sam Cherington July 31, 2015
Turbo rescues a Princess Mantis from spiders and he finds himself engaged to her, much to Chet and Whiplash's concern since female Mantises eat the head of their males.
36a 19 "Ransom of White Shadow"[33] Anthony Chun Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton July 31, 2015
White Shadow obtains luxurious golden hair and is mistaken for a Liam Neeson-esque snail actor who resembles him and when Clip and Clap discover this, they kidnap him, mistaking him for the true actor, and hold him ransom.
36b 20 "Kicked Off"[33] Michael Moloney Madison Bateman July 31, 2015
Turbo and the crew compete against several other animals (most notably a cheating pair of Grasshoppers) to have the right to play of a foosball table. Meanwhile, Skidmark has another paranoid break down when he notices a missing foosball figure and searches for a replacement.
37a 21 "The Day Mel Fell"[34] Phil Allora Sam Cherington July 31, 2015
Mel Shellman is fired for prematurely insulting his boss on the intercom and eventually bunks with Turbo and the crew, but he pesters them with his habitual announcing.
37b 22 "Burn's Ex-Boo"[34] Nate Clesowich Devin Bunje & Nick Stanton July 31, 2015
Chet descends into paranoia and jealousy when Burn's former boyfriend, Torquer, shows up, especially when he thinks he'll ask Burn to be his online official beau.
38a 23 "Tough as Snails"[35] Anthony Chun Madison Bateman July 31, 2015
Whiplash becomes a laughingstock when he stars in a Bulgarian lavender lotion commercial that promotes sensitivity and tries to redeem himself by wrestling a large crab.
38b 24 "Conspiracy"[35] Michael Moloney Sam Cherington July 31, 2015
When S.E.C.R.E.T. (from "My Pet Clamsquatch") kidnaps the F.A.S.T. crew, Skidmark recruits a rather inept team of conspiracy-obsessed animals to help save them.
39a 25 "Groundhog, Stay!"[36] Phil Allora Madison Bateman July 31, 2015
Skidmark and White Shadow try to get a rude Groundhog to avoid seeing his shadow so they can be free from spring cleaning.
39b 26 "Gone Guys Gone"[36] Nate Clesowich Sam Cherington July 31, 2015
Smoove Move must learn self-dependence when his 'guys' are on vacation.

Season 3 (2016)[edit]

Episode
No.
Segment
No.
Title[22] Directed by Written by Release date[22]
40a 1 "Party Poopers" Phil Allora Devin Dunje & Nick Stanton February 5, 2016
The FAST crew’s vacation is threatened by hard-partying toilet frogs.
40b 2 "The League" Nate Clesowich Madison Bateman February 5, 2016
The Crew quits racing when they become obsessed with a fantasy racing league.
41a 3 "How to Train Your Titmouse" Anthony Chun Sam Cherington February 5, 2016
Turbo takes Beakless under his wing during a battle of snails vs. birds.
41b 4 "The Good, The Bad, The Bugly" Michael Moloney Devin Dunje & Nick Stanton February 5, 2016
Chet is Sheriff of a western Turbotown and fights a gang of outlaw crickets.
42a 5 "Shell on Wheels" Anthony Chun Madison Bateman February 5, 2016
Skidmark competes with rich snail Shellsworth to build a railroad.
42b 6 "Keep on Truckin'" Michael Moloney Sam Cherington February 5, 2016
Turbo and Chet roadtrip with their trucker dad and protect their cargo from bandits.
43a 7 "Desserted Island" Anthony Chun Devin Dunje & Nick Stanton February 5, 2016
The crew gets stranded on a candy-filled mystery island.
43b 8 "The Dry Spell" Michael Moloney Madison Bateman February 5, 2016
Burn isn't herself after a losing streak so the crew goes to extreme lengths to help her win.
44a 9 "He Got Game Night" Phil Allora Sam Cherington February 5, 2016
Turbo wants to attend a couple's only game night and is forced to attend with Hayaku and Thora.
44b 10 "73*" Nate Clesowich Devin Dunje & Nick Stanton February 5, 2016
Whiplash is determined to uncover the truth behind White Shadow's lucky winning streaks.
45a 11 "Crew Detective" Phil Allora Madison Bateman February 5, 2016
Whiplash interrogates the crew to find out who broke his stuff.
45b 12 "The Whiplash Effect" Nate Clesowich Sam Cherington February 5, 2016
The crew tricks Whiplash into having a fun, new personality after he loses his memory.
46a 13 "Dial M for Mystery" Phil Allora Devin Dunje & Nick Stanton February 5, 2016
Somebody knocks Whiplash unconscious for real at a fake mystery dinner.
46b 14 "Turbo REAL" Nate Clesowich Madison Bateman February 5, 2016
The crew competes for attention on a reality show, leading to complete chaos.
47a 15 "Best Frenemies" Anthony Chun Sam Cherington February 5, 2016
Skidmark gets jealous when White Shadow and Turbo become best friends.
47b 16 "The Jamaican Jerk Chickens" Mike Moloney Devin Dunje & Nick Stanton February 5, 2016
The crew must race as a bobsled team against the favored Jamaican Chickens.
48a 17 "The Ants and the Grasshoppers" Anthony Chun Devin Dunje & Nick Stanton February 5, 2016
The crew teams up with grasshoppers in a fight against devious picnic ants.
48b 18 "Don't Feed the Troll" Mike Moloney Travis Braun February 5, 2016
Turbo goes to great lengths to make somebody on the internet like him.
49a 19 "Worst in Show" Phil Allora Madison Bateman February 5, 2016
Whiplash finds a perfect poodle moth to enter to compete in the show.
49b 20 "Belle of the Gumball" Nate Clesowich Sam Cherington February 5, 2016
Chet attends a gala with a rich snail after he’s named “Handsomest Snail Alive”.
50a 21 "Hawaii Five No" Phil Allora Madison Bateman February 5, 2016
The crew competes for Burn’s affection after she wins a vacation.
50b 22 "The Story of J.J.E.F.F." Nate Clesowich Sam Cherington February 5, 2016
Turbo and Deuce try to beat Hardcase and make the junior racing league fun again.
51a 23 "Turbo Does Laundry - Part 1" Anthony Chun Todd Garfield February 5, 2016
An exciting two-part episode of connected mini-stories following the crew that ends with Silent But Deadly and Thora deactivating a stink bomb.
51b 24 "Turbo Does Laundry - Part 2" Mike Moloney Todd Garfield February 5, 2016
The sequel of the previous segment.
52a 25 "137 Hours" Anthony Chun Devin Dunje & Nick Stanton February 5, 2016
Smoove ditches the crew and gets trapped in a clubhouse.
52b 26 "Stalks on a Plane" Mike Moloney Jim Martin February 5, 2016
The crew goes to ridiculous lengths to beat each other in a radio station contest.

Production[edit]

Turbo FAST is the first project coming out of the five-year deal between DreamWorks Animation and Netflix, which includes 300 hours of original programming or over thousand episodes.[9][11] For this task, DreamWorks Animation opened a new television production unit, called DreamWorks Animation Television.[11]

Initially, the project started as a standalone special based on the Turbo film. Being impressed with racing visuals which Titmouse, Inc. created for the Disney XD series Motorcity, DreamWorks Animation contracted the studio to make the special flash-animated, rather than computer-animated.[9] Soon after the Titmouse's founder Chris Prynoski signed on as the director, DreamWorks decided to turn the special into a series.[9] Pryonski directed the first few episodes, and then took over as the series executive producer.[9]

Production on the project began in the summer of 2012, a year before the film's release, when it was still undecided if the project would be a special or a series.[12] With the film still having numerous storyboard panels instead of finished animation, Titmouse had to develop their own style: "We were inspired by the movie, but we weren't held to match the movie," said Prynoski.[9] Titmouse's director Antoni Canobbio developed a look that felt new and cool, to suit the project's racing theme.[12]

Beside Flash, which is the main program for animating the series, many additional tools have been used, including Maya, Photoshop and After Effects.[11] To overcome the difficulty of animating intricately detailed snail racing shells, the studio generated 3D models of the shells in Maya, so they could rotate them to any position they wanted.[11] Each time it was put in a new position, it had to be cleaned up by hand to make it look like a 2D drawing. Prepared shell was then put into a library, waiting for next animator to use it when needed.[11]

In addition to Titmouse's studios in Los Angeles and Vancouver,[12] a "sizable piece" of the production is taking place at a couple of studios in South Korea,[37] in order to stay on schedule.[11] This marks the first time for DreamWorks Animation to outsource to the country.[37] On average, it takes a crew of about 80 people about six to eight months to take each episode from premise to delivery.[12]

Unlike previous DreamWorks Animation series, the Netflix deal allowed DreamWorks to maintain creative control. Prynoski said: "Typically, if you are working on a show like this, you might get two sets of notes: one from DreamWorks and one from the network. But we don't get notes from Netflix, which is cool. It allows us to move faster, and we can make the shows, hopefully, the way we want them."[9]

Beside Ken Jeong and Mike Bell, who reprise their roles of Kim Ly and White Shadow, the cast features all new members. One of the reasons for this was the desire to have the actors working together. "The thing is that these actors are really busy, and we want to get talent in the same room at the same time to get that chemistry. And that's a lot easier to do with professional voice actors," said DreamWorks Animation head of television Margie Cohn.[38] The cast was selected by the Titmouse's casting and voice director Andrea Romano, who chose people Titmouse already knew and had worked with.[9]

Reid Scott, who replaced Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Turbo, knew Prynoski from 2000 or 2001, when they worked together on a Flash Frame pilot for AMC.[39] After that, they lost contact, but they met again ten years later, when Scott successfully auditioned for Disney XD's Motorcity, which Prynoski created and directed.[39] They enjoyed working together, and when Motorcity got canceled, Prynoski offered him the role in recently contracted Turbo series.[39] Scott's initial approach to the role tried to capture Reynold's "inflection, his intonation and the character's attitude.[39] And then slowly it took on a life of its own. The Turbo we have now is inspired by that, but he's very much his own guy."[39] According to Scott, the same happened to all other characters, which "slowly morphed into different versions."[39]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2014 Daytime Emmy Award[5] Outstanding Children's Animated Program Chris Prynoski, Jack Thomas, Ben Kalina, Shannon Barrett Prynoski, Jennifer Ray Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation Konrad Piñon Nominated
2015 Annie Award[40][41] Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Antonio Canobbio, Khang Le, Mark Taihei, Howard Chen & Brandon Cuellar Nominated
Outstanding Achievement, Editorial in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Todd Raleigh & Doug Vito Nominated
2016 Annie Award[42] Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production Ryan MacNeil Nominated
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Original Song "We're Gonna Space Die" Nominated

Home media[edit]

A DVD collection of all the season 1 episodes, titled Turbo FAST: Season 1 was released on DVD on June 2, 2015 by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.[23]

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