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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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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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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

El Chupacabra is a Gee Bee R1 racer. The Gee Bee was nicknamed "The Widowmaker" and "The Flying Coffin" since it was incredibly difficult to fly and was prone to crashing. It was also very fast and maneuverable so many pilots used in the 1930s air races in spite of the danger. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

El Chupacabra: Are you tired? You have been flying through my mind nonstop!
Rochelle: And why would I be tired from flying through such a teeny-tiny space, hmm?
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Music and Lyrics by John Fields and Jon Stevens
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Produced by John Fields and Jon Stevens
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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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