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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Did You Know?


Three trio of aliens (who landed on Shanker's dad) the music near the end of the movie, English accent's, harmonic sneezing and final comment "Let's not ever break up guys!"is an obvious tribute to the Beatles. 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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Excellent cartoon!
18 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We took our ten year old, and as always, enjoyed a movie made for kids with enough entertainment thrown in for adults. It appears that kids and parents go through the same things, regardless of the planet. Found myself laughing most of the way through, especially when my boyfriend leaned over and said 'you know this is a movie for kids, right?' I guess I'm a kid at heart and this movie was very enjoyable. Loved seeing who played which characters at the end. I only recognized one during the film, but was pleasantly surprised by the rest! Maybe it was the holiday, but our theater was packed, and everyone seemed to walk away having enjoyed the show.

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