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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

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Skipper (voice)
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Chug (voice)
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Dottie (voice)
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Rochelle (voice)
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Ishani (voice)
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Bulldog (voice)
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Leadbottom (voice)
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Ripslinger / Additional Voices (voice)
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Echo (voice)
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Bravo (voice)
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Roper (voice)
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Ned / Zed (voice)
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Storyline

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


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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

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

Two left wings from a T-33 are delivered for Dusty's repairs. See more »

Quotes

El Chupacabra: Dusty, I cannot bear the thought of competing without you...
[produces equipment to repair Dusty]
Dusty Crophopper: That's the wing of a T-33 Shooting Star.
El Chupacabra: When the great Mexican Air Force needed help, American T-33s came. They did not ask questions. They did not hesitate. They were there, because that is what compadres do.
Dusty Crophopper: [sees El Chupacabra's assistant with a box] And what's that?
El Chupacabra: That is my lunch, don't touch! But the wings are yours.
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits are a hand-drawn sequence of scenes from the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Elysium/Planes (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Anchors Aweigh
Written by Charles A. Zimmerman, Alfred Hart Miles, George D. Lottman and Domenico Savino
Arranged by Dave Metzger
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User Reviews

 
Better than the reviews! Much better!
10 August 2013 | by (Coconut Creek, Fl, USA) – See all my reviews

OK so it's no Cars. Or actually, it's very much like Cars, but the Planes part of that world. That's the whole idea. The Brent Mustangburger character ties it together if there was any doubt. Some of the jokes are similar. Some of the sight gags are similar. But the story itself is actually superior. Rather than a story about a spoiled sociopathic jerk who discovers that he actually does have a heart, this is a story of an individual who is all heart and proves to the world that you can be more than what everyone else tells you that you have to be. The Skipper character is very much reminiscent of the Doc character but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Overall, it's a very inspiring story. Perhaps a little contrived, but it's a cartoon for kids. Lighten up! The jokes are good. The animation is good. My 4 year old daughter liked it and so did I (a 40yo man). As an inspiring story for kids to dream, work hard hard, and succeed, it is far superior to Cars in every way.


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