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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.

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Gary Supernova (voice)
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Mr. James Bing (voice)
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Kip Supernova (voice)
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Lena Thackleman (voice)
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Cameraman (voice)
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Barry / Hazmat / Pilot (voice)
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Kira Supernova (voice)
Doug Abrahams ...
Hazmat / Baabian Citizen (voice)
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Storyline

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

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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

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

When Scorch signs his name to the floor it is revealed that many fictional characters have already "signed" their name as well. Among these are ALF (1986), Arthur, Barf, Bender, Beta Ray Bill, Bucky O'Hare, Chewie, Dr. Hephaestus, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), EVA, Gazoo, Godzilla (1954), Goku, Gonzo, Gozer, Greedo, HAL-9000, IO, Johnny-5, Kal-El, Khan, Kerrigan, Klaatu, Leeloo, Lion-O, Marvin, Mew, Mork, Mulder, Nessie, Odo, Paul, Ratchet, Riddick, Ripley, Santa, Spock, Stitch, Sue, The Thing, Tinkey Winkey, Venom, WALL·E (2008), Wicket, Yogurt, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Zartog, Zeus, Zim, and Zuul. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gary Supernova: Nothing says 'peace' like a giant gun, huh?
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References Star Trek: Space Seed (1967) See more »

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Shooting Star
Written by Adam Young
Performed by Owl City
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Escape from Planet Earth — Colorful animation and aliens for kids or simple entertainment
14 March 2013 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Escape from Planet Earth is a good movie for kids. It's funny, and colorful. However, do not think that it's bringing anything new to the table. It's nice entertainment, without any real disappointment, but it's a light meal.

It's real and only strength lies in the slick and extremely colorful graphics. they have their own style and there's not denying the appeal or the design of the alien home world.

The rest is merely acceptable. The story is linear, the scenario unimaginative, and the dialogs simple.

I liked it because it was fun, but don't expect much out of it and you won't be disappointed.


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