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Planes (2013)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  9 August 2013 (USA)
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A cropdusting plane with a fear of heights lives his dream of competing in a famous around-the-world aerial race.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Skipper (voice)
Chug (voice)
Dottie (voice)
Rochelle (voice)
Ishani (voice)
Bulldog (voice)
Leadbottom (voice)
El Chupacabra / Additional Voices (voice)
Ripslinger / Additional Voices (voice)
Echo (voice)
Bravo (voice)
Roper (voice)
Ned / Zed (voice)


Dusty Crophopper is a little cropduster plane with a fear of heights and a crazy dream of being a racer. While his friends need convincing, Dusty gets the training he needs from Skipper, a veteran fighter, and qualifies for the Wings Across the World race. In the event, Dusty finds competitors who soon learn that there is something special about this underdog as he is tested to his physical and emotional limits. In doing so, Dusty soon finds enemies, and more importantly friends, who are inspired by his dream. In the face of all obstacles, the winner of this air race will be anyone's guess. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


From above the world of Cars

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 August 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Disney's Planes  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,232,291 (USA) (9 August 2013)


$90,282,580 (USA) (13 December 2013)

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1.77 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first film from DisneyToon Studios to be released theatrically in the United States since Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005). See more »


In Skipper's flashback, a Jolly Wrencher sees an enemy ship and Skipper calls him Jigsaw 2 when he has a 3 painted on his side. Often an airplane's radio call sign is different from its visual identification number. See more »


Dusty Crophopper: I've flown thousands and thousands of miles, and have never gone anywhere.
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Crazy Credits

The tower in the Walt Disney castle shines like an airport control tower, with two planes flying above the castle. See more »


References Cars (2006) See more »


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User Reviews

It *IS* a Cars spin off, and that's okay...
10 August 2013 | by (Hawaii) – See all my reviews

There is a bimodal distribution (2 peaks) in the user review scoring of Planes: 1-star, this is a horrible rip- off, nothing new here, Pixar's image is tarnished - and 10-star, what a wonderful kid's film, details are excellent, funny, good message.

First, this is not a Pixar film. You read that right. It's Disney, not Pixar. But it does have common cast of writers/producers. You may even note the tag line, "From above the world of Cars," overtly acknowledging the connection. If you can get past the notion of a rip-off, then, you'll find a lovely, joyful movie with enough to keep parents entertained while children are having a blast.

Yes the characters resemble those in Cars. Yes some of the plot lines are familiar. Yes the animation is similar to Cars (although the flight scenes are spectacular in spots). You know what I remember? Cars was a great movie! I'm pretty sure I remember that since I've seen it 147 times with my son (not really).

This is not an academy award winning movie. But it is a lot of fun. Before giving this children's cartoon 1-star, be clear what you're watching.

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