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Topic - David Soren
“Turbo,” a computer-generated kids tale about an ordinary garden snail who dreams of becoming lightning fast, will appeal to young children, without making adults want to drive Twizzler rods through their brains.
Trapped in a mundane job at the tomato plant, Theo dreams of becoming a glamorous race car driver.
"When you have a snail that can go 200 mph, it was important to ground everything else in reality," Soren said.
"It's the juxtaposition of extreme slowness and speed all in my yard," Soren said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "I love an underdog story, and nobody expects anything out of a snail, the odds are stacked against them. They are the butt of slow jokes _ they are stepped on by kids, despised by gardeners, eaten by the French _ so the parallels of a snail and an underdog was the perfect match."