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I’m excited about the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film Turbo for many reasons.  First, it has a star-studded cast: starring the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Kurtwood Smith, Snoop Dogg and Samuel L. Jacksonwill.  I’m thrilled that it’s going to feature Korean American actor, Ken Jeong (Hangover) because it’s always nice to see more Asian Americans in the media.

In addition, the storyline of the movie will be continued by Turbo: F.A.S.T., Netflix’s first ever original series for kids that will debut in December 2013.  Netflix is venturing into producing their own original series with  House of Cards as their very first flagship (I am currently totally hooked on this series by the way) production.  How many times have we found a movie that our kids enjoyed in the theatres and we walked out wishing there was a continued series for them.  The last movie that both my 3-year-old and 6-year-old enjoyed was Cars.  When I say “enjoyed”, what I really mean is that neither of them got scared during the movie.  It was just a fun, entertaining movie that was well written and well done.  I think that Turbo will follow along the similar path and I’m excited to take both boys to see it this summer.

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Here’s the official trailer for Turbo

Watching the trailer always makes me think of my younger son because his current theme in life is trying to grow up fast so that he can catch up to what his big brother is doing. In his mind, he often thinks that he can run just as fast as or do things just as well as his older brother only to realize that his 3-year-old body quite hasn’t caught up with his teeny bopper mind.  Can’t wait to go watch this with him.  Stay tuned, I’ll be posting printable coloring pages and crafts once they become available.

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TURBO in theaters July 19

TURBO online

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What summer movies are you looking forward to?