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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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.77 : 1
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Did You Know?


Skipper is wearing a paint scheme similar to the one used by VF-17, the original "Jolly Roger" squadron in World War 2. VF-17 was originally attached to the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17), which used the Walt Disney character Donald Duck in it's official ships' logo. See more »


In the closing credits, "The Girl from Ipanema" composer Antonio Carlos Jobim is credited simply as 'Antonio Carlos'. See more »


[Dusty helps a blinded Bulldog through the race lap]
Bulldog: [eyes getting cleaned] Thanks for your help, matey! I couldn't have done it without...
[sees it was Dusty who helped him]
Bulldog: ...you? YOU saved me?... What did I tell you, boy? Every plane for himself, right?
Dusty Crophopper: Where I come from, if you see a plane falling from the sky...
Bulldog: Yes, but this is a COMPETITION! And now you're dead last!... And I owe you my life.
[starts to sob]
Dusty Crophopper: Bulldog, are you crying?
Bulldog: I don't cry, I'm British!... Thanks, matey.
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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 Top Gun (1986) See more »


Tere Bina
Written by A.R. Rahman and Gulzar
Performed by A.R. Rahman, Murtuza Khan, Qadir Khan (as Quadir Khan) & Chinmayee Sripada (as Chinmayee)
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

Never takes off
23 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

I've just bought a new food processor. If you put in every animated film ever made, and set it to the highest setting, you may come out with something like Planes.

You have the plucky young dreamer who seems destined to a life of drudgery, but aspires for higher things. He has a stoopid best friend, who is charming in his own special way. There is an elderly mentor, who initially turns down the whippersnapper when he asks for his help... but gosh darn it, he changes his mind once he sees how determined the kid is. The bad guy is an irredeemable moustache-twirler with two giggling goons who follow him around everywhere. A 'comedy relief' is a cheeseball Mexican who is obsessed by dance and romance (of course, and this guy outstays his welcome from his first syllable). As for the love interest, she starts off working for the evil dudes, but soon discovers her true feelings, and...

So on, and so forth. There isn't one original idea in the whole farrago... and that's without even getting into the recycled story or the below par animation. The fact is, this is film-making by committee: it ticks every box, caters for every demographic but missing that all important ingredient: soul. If you respect your kid's intelligence, take 'em to see something else this Summer. 5/10

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