Yesterday, in celebration of its latest animated film “Turbo” out July 17, DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox threw a “Turbo-charged Party” and surprise pop-up concert at Nokia Theater L.A. Live for the E3 Gaming convention.
The animated movie’s stars, Michelle Rodriguez and Michael Pena posed for photos on the red carpet and the event featured a special surprise performance by Snoop Lion who is in the film and on its soundtrack. Michelle looked like a rock star in her leather motorcycle jacket and aviator shades on that hot sunny day in Downtown L.A.
Both stars hit the stage to greet their fans before walking the red carpet for interviews. Shortly after, they returned to the stage once again to introduce the surprise performance by none other than their movie co-star Snoop Lion, who was rocking a red adidas jump suit. He performed his original song “Let The Bass Go” from the movie’s soundtrack followed by two of his major hits, “The Next Episode” and “Drop it Like It’s Hot” while his scantily clad female dancers supported him on stage. There were tricked out TURBO taco trucks giving out “Turbo” themed tacos and chips, a Power 106 booth giving out CDs, and a gaming booth sponsored by Verizon, which featured a virtual GT racing simulator and the TURBO Racing League video game . This event was perfect for gaming lovers and fans of animated films who enjoy hip-hop music.
From the makers of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, “TURBO” (July 17) is a high-velocity 3D comedy about an underdog snail whose dreams kick into overdrive when he miraculously attains the power of super-speed. But after making fast friends with a crew of streetwise, tricked-out es-car-goes, Turbo learns that no one succeeds on their own. So he puts his heart and shell on the line to help his pals achieve their dreams, before Turbo-charging his own impossible dream: winning the Indy 500. Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez and Samuel L. Jackson.