Australian Council on Children and the Media

Turbo

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What age is this for?

Age
0-5
5-6
7-8
8-13
13+

Classification

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What’s it about?

Turbo is a snail who dreams about being able to go really fast which is, of course, not easy for a snail. Turbo wants to be as fast as a racing car so he can enter the Indianapolis 500 – a very big motor car race. All of Turbo’s friends think he’s really silly and make fun of him. Then one day Turbo gets picked up accidentally by a car on the road and something amazing happens. A chemical from the car’s engine gets into Turbo’s DNA and all of a sudden Turbo can go really fast! Even more amazingly,  Turbo’s dream comes true when they let him enter the Indy 500 but can he really win against all those super-fast cars?

What to look out for

There are some scenes that might scare very young kids such as:

  • Turbo and his friends are often attacked and some are eaten by crows.
  • An old lady hits and treads on the former Indy 500 champion.
  • Turbo and his friends are often in danger from cars and lawn mowers.

Moral of the Story

The message of the story is that ‘no dream is too big, and no dreamer is too small’.

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