The little snail who could. DreamWorks Pictures’ Turbo comes to Blu-Ray and DVD on November 12, just in time for holiday giving! Turbo tells the courageous story of a little snail with big dreams of becoming a race car. Despite the discouragement he receives from his peers, Turbo knows what he is capable of. With amazingly creative celebrity performances by Ryan Reynolds, Snoop Dog, Samuel L. Jackson and Maya Rudolph, this film is great fun for the whole family.
I like the message here to go after your dreams and listen to your heart. This would be a wonderful movie to enjoy together, cuddled on the couch in the cold and snowy days to come. It could even inspire some conversations about the aspirations of your own little ones. Being a strong proponent of family movie night, I always include a selection of DVDs in our holiday gifts, encouraging us to spend some quality bonding time together with some giggles and popcorn. Turbo would make a great gift for your own kids, or as a family gift to give to friends.
When you give a movie, you are giving the gift of time spent together, as well as the entertainment itself. I’ll be highlighting additional new releases in this gift guide over the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, how much do you know about snails? Here are a few fun facts to share with your kids.
Snail Facts and Fun
- Salt is a snails biggest enemy! In the film, Chet falls down in the stadium and just barely makes it through the center of a pretzel! He was so relieved he didn’t touch it, because salt can kill a snail, so they have to be careful!
- It would take a snail 2 hours to move from one side of a football field to the other. Thats 50 yards per hour. If you ran your fastest, it would only take about 20 seconds!
3. Some snails can be as big as 12 inches. Can you imagine a snail the size of a ruler?
- Garden snails have thousands of teeth, located on their tongue!
5. Snails do not have ears, but they sure can smell! That is how they find their fruits and veggies to eat.
6. Snails can live to be up to 20 years old!
7. Snails are nocturnal, that means they sleep during the day and get their work done at night and in the morning. No wonder Turbo could stay up all night watching Racecar videos!
8. A garden snail can have as many as 430 baby snails in a year!
- Garden snails hibernate in their shells during the winter, and some hibernate during the summer too.
10. When a snail moves, it leaves behind a trail of liquid slime. This mucus protects them from the hard surfaces underneath them. Snails are able to hang onto walls and move upside down thanks to this slime!
One lucky Raising My Boys reader will receive a copy of Turbo on Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack. Entries are via the Rafflecopter widget below and will be accepted until 12:00 midnight EST, November 23. Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec. Best of luck!!