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Planes (2013)

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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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Skipper (voice)
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Dottie (voice)
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Rochelle (voice)
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Ishani (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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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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9 August 2013 (USA)  »

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Disney's Planes  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

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

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

Leadbottom appears to be based on a PT-17 Stearman biplane. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[El Chupacabra turns up, disheveled and covered in kisses]
Dusty Crophopper: Whoa, what happened to you?
El Chupacabra: That song, it flipped a switch...
Rochelle: Ooooh, my little monster, come here!
[grabs and drags El Chupacabra off]
El Chupacabra: [comes back exhausted] She is like a jaguar now!
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Crazy Credits

The tower in the Walt Disney logo shines like an airport control tower and two planes fly overhead. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nanoman: Lethal Suicidal Depression (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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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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