Parents' Guide to

Turbo FAST

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Zany adventures, positive messages from racing snail hero.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 9+

Language, Emo Culture, Breaking The Law, And More

This is definitely meant to be an action series, like the kid's version of fast and the furious or something. The snails are funny and a little adorable when you look at them as snails. Of course, they have a lot of camaraderie between them and are always sticking up for each other. However, the language is pretty awful. It goes for that "modern teen" language but tries to omit many of the cus words. For example, the snails call opponents "son of a dung" and "butts." Plus, the characters talk smack a lot. It has some characters that may be scary for younger viewers that are just aggressive and violent. Edit: After the first couple of episodes my initial impression was that it was an ok show for kids to watch, though it had some language issues. Then it took on a lot of bad influences, emo culture, evil "pranks" etc. This was one we had to shut off.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.
age 10+

Aggressive, said “stupid” in first minute

We gave it a shot because we liked the movie but the awful stereotyping and calling someone “stupid” within the first minute made me turn it off.

This title has:

Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Everybody loves a good underdog story, and a snail who dreams of racing fame is about as unlikely as they come. But, as we saw in Turbo's feature-length story, there's more to this mollusk than meets the eye, and that doesn't change now that he's settled back in at home. Turbo still doesn't let others push him around, and he's not intimidated because of his size. No matter who comes to town to challenge him, he puts up a good fight and usually winds up besting his opponent because of his can-do attitude. What stands out even more prominently in this series, though, is how Turbo benefits from being part of a team.

After the computer-animated movie, Turbo FAST's more subdued animation style feels a bit flat, and only a few of the original cast members reprise their voice roles in this series. But all the familiar faces are still there, and they're as silly as ever, so kids are sure to be pleased with the series overall.

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