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Escape from Planet Earth (2013)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  15 February 2013 (USA)
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Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.


(as Callan Brunker)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Supernova (voice)
Mr. James Bing (voice)
Kip Supernova (voice)
Lena Thackleman (voice)
Cameraman (voice)
Jason Simpson ...
Barry / Hazmat / Pilot (voice) (as Jayson Simpson)
Kira Supernova (voice)
Doug Abrahams ...
Hazmat / Baabian Citizen (voice)
Jason Benson ...
Hazmat (voice)
Hazmat (voice)
Hazmat (voice)
Hazmat (voice)
Hazmat (voice)


The story takes place on planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. Written by Websurfer

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Earth's greatest secrets are about to break out!

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action and some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Héroes del espacio  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,891,055 (USA) (15 February 2013)


$57,011,847 (USA) (19 July 2013)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Gary's pod reaches earth and is out of control, the sound of R2-D2 from Star Wars (1977) can be heard mixed in with the sound of the ship's engines. See more »


Halley's Comet is shown with a long tail. Comets only have tails when they are close to the sun, not "50 years away" as told by General Shanker. See more »


Gary Supernova: Nothing says 'peace' like a giant gun, huh?
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Written by Deron Johnson
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A refreshingly simple family flick.
16 April 2013 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Along with bird flick Adventures of Zambezia, this animated alien escapade has been stuck in the large shadow cast by Dreamworks' The Croods this school holiday period. Which, frankly, is completely expected, yet also a bit of a shame. Escape never soars to great heights, in fact it's happy to just coast along in second gear for the most part, but there's a simplicity and lack of self-knowingness to it which is uncommon for family outings these days, making it somewhat refreshing. There are very few pop culture winks and nods, and even less gags for adults, with the focus predominantly on crafting a fun, and funny, film for the kiddies. The animation is noticeably cut-price, the story is unoriginal and the voice cast is a who's who of of C-grade talent - Brendan Fraser as the dimwitted hero, Rob Corrdry as his brainy brother, William Shatner as the nefarious human villain, plus Sarah Jessica Parker, Steve Zahn, Jane Lynch and Craig Robinson to boot

  • however the tempo is quick, the jokes are frequent and the action

sequences are full of gusto; everything a little critter wants from a trip to the cinema.

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