Today, an all-new season of DreamWorks’ Turbo FAST starts streaming on Netflix. The new season, which consists of 13 new episodes, is available for instant watch on Netflix right now. Earlier this week I got the chance to watch a few of these new episodes early and I can say that they were surprisingly enjoyable.
Turbo FAST made its debut on Netflix in December of 2013. The show is based off DreamWorks’ computer-animated film, Turbo, which released in theaters earlier that year. Since the film wasn’t very well received by audiences, it seemed a rather odd choice to make an animated series based on it. But, after seeing a few episodes of the new season, I have to say the artists did what they could with the source material and they succeeded.
This new season features 26 fantastic new adventures with your favorite snails, as well as some hilarious new characters. Each episode features two, 11-minute adventures that are simply a joy to watch. Not being a big fan of previous DreamWorks shows on Netflix, nor the movie this is show was based off, I was quite worried that I wasn’t going to like this show either. But, after watching a few new episodes from the second season, I have to say that I fairly enjoyed watching the show.
While one might expect that this is mainly a show made for kids, I think adults will probably enjoy it even more than kids will. The show is well written, has some hilarious and recognizable situations and characters, and it features some hilarious references that only adults will get.
This new season once again features the snail characters that were the main focus of the movie and first season of the show, as well as some hilarious new characters that we’ve never seen before. Because this new season has 26 separate stories, the creators had enough time to focus on each of the snail characters and explore them more than they got to do in the movie (as well as introduce some hilarious new characters that weren’t in the movie).
While most of the DreamWorks TV shows are computer animated, Turbo FAST is – surprisingly enough – 2D animated. The animation in the show looks fantastic and, unlike shows like All Hail King Julian, I could simply enjoy the show and focus on the story without being distracted by cheap looking animation. The animation has a classic feel to it that reminds me of cartoons that I watched growing up. And the creative team behind the show managed to transform the CG characters from the movie perfectly into 2D characters, which was a huge improvement from the movie.
While Turbo FAST is by no means a perfect show, I have to say that I really enjoyed watching it. The show was well animated, had fun stories, and there were a few instants when it made me laugh out loud (which is really hard to do). Don’t go into this new season of the show expecting a masterpiece but, if you’re looking for a good laugh, season two of DreamWorks’ Turbo FAST is the right place for you to go.
Season one and two of DreamWorks’ Turbo FAST are available now!
On July 31st, Turbo and his crew take Turbotown by storm in the all-new season of ‘DREAMWORKS TURBO FAST,’ premiering exclusively on Netflix July 31st. The world’s coolest snails take a turn off the track and set off on a wild ride filled with hilarious hijinks at every turn. You’ll laugh out loud when they launch into outer space, battle an apocalyptic robot, clash with a ninja stinkbug and escape a booby-trapped treasure hunt.
Max is an animation addict from The Netherlands. His favorite animated movies are Beauty and the Beast and Ratatouille, and he is a big fan of everything Disney, Pixar or DreamWorks related. He loves reading and collecting art books and one day he hopes to work for a major animation studio. Follow his art blog: http://maxdenhartog.tumblr.com