Turbo: Interviews with Whiplash and his Pit Crew!


Turbo came out in cinemas a few months back and now it’s almost here on DVD.

So, we’ve got hold of an interview with the star of the movie for you…

1. QUESTION: It ain’t easy for a snail, Whiplash. When did you know the garden life wasn’t for you?

Growing up in Sonoma, I put in my time on the vine. One day I saw a couple turtles drag racing down road and I had an epiphany. If they can race, why can’t I? So I hitched a ride south and never looked back since.

2. QUESTION: Only two kinds of racers exist, fast and slow. All of your crew has some serious moves. What’s your drill to keep everyone in racing form?

I’m crazy. Best coaches always are! Fear is a great motivator. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

3. QUESTION: Speaking of which, when did you discover you all could glide through the air with the greatest of ease? Who was the first to leave the ground?

Who do you think was the first? Whiplash, baby! Sure, I make it look easy now, but that skill to pay the bills comes from years of practice. I took a lot of bad falls. I’ve gone through more shells than I can count.

4. QUESTION: Night after night, you and the crew race for a cheering crowd. What do you consider is your signature move? What makes you the leader of the pack?

My signature move? I call it “The Whiplash”. Only I’m not the one doing it. Everyone else is when they jerk their necks around as I blow by!

5. QUESTION: Every snail on the crew has his or her special look. How would you describe yours? What does it take to be as fast and furious as you?

Hold up, that’s two different questions! You can’t just fuse two questions together and pass it off like its one question! To answer your FIRST question: My look is part muscle/part mollusk. Now as far as question #2 goes: If you wanna be as fast and furious as me, you’ve got to earn my respect. And you can start earning my respect BY ASKING ONE QUESTION AT A TIME!

6. QUESTION: Shell has no fury like the mighty Turbo, though. What caught your eyes when this young speed demon first came your way?

It’s widely known I was the reigning champ on the Starlight circuit before Turbo came on the scene. At first, I admit I was a little taken aback by his freakishly unnatural speed. But when a snail crawls into your life at 200mph, you don’t hold grudges. You grab onto that super powered shell and take the ride of a lifetime!

7. QUESTION: Sometimes friends don’t always want to hear what other friends have to say. How were you able to get Team Turbo together – and stay together?

Sometimes friends need to hear what other friends have to say. And if they don’t want to hear it – then SHOUT IT!!!!

8. QUESTION: You have no problem talking big and living large, Whiplash. But some of us seem a little too comfortable in our shells from time to time. Why do you think it is important for everyone to dream big?

What’s the use of dreaming small??? Might as well not dream at all. Or for that matter, don’t even bother going to sleep! Just stay up all night, get tired and cranky and make everyone hate you ‘cause you’re all bitter and resentful for not having achieved your dreams. Or…dream BIG, sleep great, and have a meaningful, fulfilling life! Your choice.

9. QUESTION: What’s next for the gang? Will we still see you all race locally or is the world just one big racetrack to be won?

We’ll go wherever the wind blows us. Literally. We don’t weigh much.

10. QUESTION: It’s time to wrap this up. The sky’s the limit for all of Team Turbo, but give it to us straight. Crows. Friends or foes?

Now I’m gonna pretend I didn’t hear what I clearly just heard;) HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!


Turbo is out on Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray on 10th February from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Click here to get hold of Turbo!



1. QUESTION: Let’s just start with the question we all want answered, Smoove Move. Those fuzzy dice around your neck, are they the source of your power? Can anyone learn to be smoove like you – or is it in your soul?

Glad you like my fuzz. Those dice, they’ve been rollin’ with me for years. They’re my lucky charm, you dig? But my buttery smooveness? That’s all me, baby!

2. QUESTION: When did your life with the crew begin? What was it about you that caught their attention to be part of the hottest racing team in town?

Whiplash spotted me at a race down in Long Beach back in ‘92. He liked my style and I liked that he liked my style. We’ve been chillin’ together ever since.

3. QUESTION: Those nights on the track look like a lot of fun for your fans and yourselves. What do you feel the minute you know the race is on?

Ain’t nothin’ but a speed thang, babay. Green flag drops, it’s go time!

4. QUESTION: You were already part of this winning team before Turbo joined the group. How has this young speed demon changed everything for everyone?

T-Boogie’s changed the whole game! Before he came along we were cool, but we had more of an underground vibe, know what I’m sayin’? My man Turbo made us legit! We’re big time players now! I have a publicist!

5. QUESTION: You all have a lot of team spirit, even when watching Turbo win the big races. But given the choice, would you rather have the hot speed or the cool smooves?

Don’t mess with what you’ve been blessed with. That’s what my mama taught me. I’m S-to-the-M-to-the-double- O-V-E! Wouldn’t change that for the world! Preach.



1. QUESTION: Hey there, Number 13! It must be a real thrill when you and the team are burning shell on the track. What do you think about when the race is on and everyone is cheering?

First off, my name is Skidmark! Got it?!! Actually, on second thought, Number 13 may be a better name.

2. QUESTION: You’re such a cool shade of blue, Skidmark. What else makes you stand tall in such a colorful group of friends?

I got weird eyes, homie! I can psych out my opponents just by staring at them. Check it out… I’m psyching you out right now… Ohhhhyeeah! I win!!!

3. QUESTION: It isn’t easy letting newbies into such a close group, but what made Turbo special to you all? What’s the name you want now after watching him burn up the track?

Just thinking about Turbo makes me a little emotional. He’s done so much for us—ohhh here come the tears (sniffle, sniffle)… Do you have any tiny tissues?

(Skidmark takes a moment, then returns)

In answer to your question, I’d like to rename myself something in Turbo’s honor, like Turbette. What? That’s a girl’s name? Oh man!

4. QUESTION: We watch you and the crew defy gravity without showing any fear. How did you know it was time to lift off and fly?

I’m a snail. I don’t know how to tell time. White Shadow just jumps and we fly. Next question.

5. QUESTION: What’s your best advice for anyone out there who really wants to live life in the fast lane?

My advice? Stop living life in the slow lane. It’s just common sense. Duh.



1. QUESTION: Burn, baby Burn! As the only girl in the crew, what’s your secret in keeping those boys on track?

I chew a lot of gum. I’ve also got giant flames that shoot out of my exhaust pipes. Those boys don’t tend to give me trouble.

2. QUESTION: To hot sauce or not. Burn. What’s the secret to your special brand of heat, girl?

There are 4 secret ingredients to my heat: sizzle, sizzle, uh, uh!

3. QUESTION: Quite a few gals out there are eager to know how to show the boys a thing or two about winning races. What is your advice for the ladies out there looking to feel the “Burn,” too? How can they take their spot in the winner’s circle?

Boys are so busy lookin’ out for other boys, they don’t see me coming until it’s too late!

4. QUESTION: So much happened once Turbo joined the crew. You got your own special Boo once his big brother Chet settled into the right speed with you all. How are things going? Still coasting along?

Coasting and boasting. Me and my Boo, we’ve got the sizzle. But Chetty’s easily embarrassed so I try to keep the PDA’s (public displays of affection) on the down low.

5. QUESTION: What do you want the world to know about Turbo and the crew? What makes them the most amazing show in town?

Our crew’s got heat! And to anyone out there who wants to challenge us, I’ve got one thing to say… When you play with fire, prepare to get BURNED!!!



1. QUESTION: Hello. Mr. Shadow? Mr. Shadow? Oh, there you are. Do you ever worry about getting lost in a crowd? Do you ever want to stand out in this colorful group?

I prefer to remain needlessly mysterious.

2. QUESTION: The race is on. What do you see? What’s your goal? What does it take to be a winner for you?

Woah. That’s a lot of questions.

3. QUESTION: If you could be any other type of racer, snail or otherwise, what would be your choice? Or is being the White Shadow exactly who you want to be?

Would you ask Superman if he’d like to be any other type of superhero?? No! Because Superman’s awesome – just like me. White Shadow!

4. QUESTION: Turbo has changed racing forever. You may be little, but what’s your biggest dream still to come true?

I’d like to have a burrito named after me. They could call it the White Shadorrito!

5. QUESTION: Oh and the by way, we can still see you. You know that, right?

You see exactly what I allow you to see. Wrap your brain parts around that! White Shadowwwww…


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