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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.

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Cast

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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)
Jason Simpson ...
Barry / Hazmat / Pilot (voice) (as Jayson Simpson)
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Kira Supernova (voice)
Doug Abrahams ...
Hazmat / Baabian Citizen (voice)
Jason Benson ...
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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!


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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:

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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 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 »

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 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus Organ Version
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Performed by Andrew Patrick Oye
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Not bad being blue
27 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This animation is a fun story. Two brothers work make a team that captures the imagination, national hero of the blue aliens Scorch Supernova always comes in to save the day, with a perfect chin and teeth he is the hero to all. However, he depends on his nerdy brother Gary Supernova who is the brains behind the operation as head of BASA and seems to always be there when he comes a bit short In order to keep his legacy alive, Scorch decides to take a trip to the dark planet, Earth. He does so against his brother's wishes and discovers that it is tough being a hero solo. On earth the super hero falls into the hands of the evil military complex and gets caught up in a web of aliens and the technological slave trade. Directed by Cal Brunker, Escape from Planet Earth captures true, justices, and the toughest force of the universe, brotherly love. Lots of sly references to other space movies for example a Star Trek (1966) reference when in the 7-11, one of the clerks uses the Vulcan salute while hiding under the counter. There also is a scene going through some canyons that remind of the Star Wars seen on the death star. Another need reference is whenever two last names are said in succession, they match up with the names of famous directors, e.g. a Hazmat says: "Peter! Jackson! Detain him!" or "James! Cameron! Don't let him get away!


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