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Dreamworks' "Turbo" Spinoff Mini-Series To Debut On Netflix Before Christmas

Dreamworks' "Turbo" is "morphing into a cartoon series -- Turbo Fast -- that will be launched on Netflix in time for Christmas," and if the series "becomes a hit, it could give rise to a line of games, toys and other merchandise and might pave the way for a movie sequel," according to Anthony Schoettle of the INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL. The series will "revolve around racing in the fictitious Snail Racing League." It does "not feature the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in its first few episodes, but the Borg Warner Trophy ... is presented to the winner of the snail series." IMS officials hope the series "will cause more people to watch the movie -- which prominently features" IMS and IndyCar racing. IMS officials initially said that IndyCar drivers "will not have a role" in the series. But track President Doug Boles said that the speedway "could be featured in later episodes." The first five installments of the 26-episode season "will be released Dec. 24, with each half-hour broken into three segments" (IBJ.com, 12/18).