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From above the world of Cars
A cropdusting plane with a fear of heights lives his dream of competing in a famous around-the-world aerial race. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Dane Cook ... Dusty Crophopper (voice)

Stacy Keach ... Skipper (voice)

Brad Garrett ... Chug (voice)

Teri Hatcher ... Dottie (voice)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Rochelle (voice)

Priyanka Chopra ... Ishani (voice)

John Cleese ... Bulldog (voice)

Cedric the Entertainer ... Leadbottom (voice)

Carlos Alazraqui ... El Chupacabra / Additional Voices (voice)

Roger Craig Smith ... Ripslinger / Additional Voices (voice)

Anthony Edwards ... Echo (voice)

Val Kilmer ... Bravo (voice)

Sinbad ... Roper (voice)

Gabriel Iglesias ... Ned / Zed (voice)

Brent Musburger ... Brent Mustangburger (voice)
Colin Cowherd ... Colin Cowling (voice)
Danny Mann ... Sparky / Additional Voices (voice)
Oliver Kalkofe ... Franz / Fliegenhozen (voice)

John Ratzenberger ... Harland (voice)

Jonathan Adams ... Additional Voices (voice)

Jeff Bennett ... Additional Voices (voice)

Klay Hall ... Additional Voices (voice)

Mark Allan Stewart ... Additional Voices (voice)

Fred Tatasciore ... Additional Voices (voice)

Emerson Tenney ... Additional Voices (voice)

Kari Wahlgren ... Additional Voices (voice)
Dave Wittenberg ... Additional Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Niyanta Acharya ... Additional Voices (voice)

Roopashree Jeevaji ... Additional Voices (voice)

Ashley Lambert ... Additional Voices (voice)
Nav Mann ... Additional Voices (voice)

Pia Shah ... Reporter / Additional Voices

Jaswant Dev Shrestha ... Nepali / Indian reporter (voice)

Roma Chugani ... Reporter (voice) (uncredited)

Ahmed Lucan ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)

Filip Watermann ... Grimm (uncredited)

Directed by
Klay Hall 
Writing credits
John Lasseter (original story by) &
Klay Hall (original story by) &
Jeffrey M. Howard (original story by)

Jeffrey M. Howard (screenplay)

Produced by
Traci Balthazor .... producer
Tony Cosanella .... associate producer
John Lasseter .... executive producer
Kip Lewis .... associate producer
Ken Tsumura .... co-producer
Original Music by
Mark Mancina 
Film Editing by
Jeremy Milton 
Casting by
Jason Henkel 
Production Design by
Ryan L. Carlson 
Art Direction by
Ryan L. Carlson 
Production Management
Niki Carras .... manager: digital production
James Hathcock .... production manager
Victoria Itow .... production management: Los Angeles
Peter McEvoy .... post-production manager
Desi Scarpone .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
John Bermudes .... pre-visual lead
Bernard Lizon .... previsualization
Dustin Mackay .... previsualization
Alex Mann .... storyboard artist
Chris Oatley .... character designer
Robb Pratt .... storyboard artist
Hans Ranum .... character designer
David Rohloff .... previsualization
Jim Schlenker .... set designer
Hank Tucker .... storyboard artist
Matt Williames .... designer
Sound Department
Odin Benitez .... sound effects editor
Jeanette Browning .... adr recordist
Brian Dinkins .... mix tech
David E. Fluhr .... sound re-recording mixer
Adam Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Pedro Jimenez .... trailer re-recording mixer
Doc Kane .... adr group mixer
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
Paul McGrath .... Original Dialogue & ADR Mixer
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist
Rob Nokes .... supervising sound editor
Andy Potvin .... dolby sound consultant
Charles W. Ritter .... sound editor
John Roesch .... foley artist
Pernell L. Salinas .... first assistant sound editor
Jeff Sawyer .... sound effects editor
Robert L. Sephton .... additional audio
Todd Toon .... sound designer
Todd Toon .... supervising sound editor
Frank Verderosa .... sound recordist
Thomas Whiting .... adr & dialogue supervisor
Stacy Brownrigg .... sound effects recording (uncredited)
Robert L. Sephton .... additional sound design (uncredited)
John Thomas .... assistant sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Vince Wong .... assistant sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Bhavini Ashwinkumar Shah .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Imran Ali .... lighting sequence lead
Devaraj Balakrishnan .... compositor
Shylah Barnes .... technical assistant
Pradeep Barua .... fx artist (uncredited)
Sumanto Bej .... foliage artist
Tarafder Biswajit .... effects artist
David Brickley .... rough layout
Jason Carter .... supervising stereographer
Kshirsagar Chaitanya .... lighting artist
Jigar Chauhan .... digital effects artist
Jeremy Chinn .... title designer
Jeff Christie .... modeling and rigging lead
Prakash D'Cunha .... fx lead
Jayant Das .... surfacing artist (uncredited)
Santosh Das .... lighting td
Mukund Dhananjay .... senior pipeline developer
Kartheek Dugyala .... digital compositor
Nidell Durham .... visual effects artist
Ejas M .... surfacing artist
Andrea Flores .... technical assistant
Shailesh Fursule .... foliage artist
Prag Gargatte .... compositing lead
Harshad Gehi .... cg lighting artist
Harshad Gehi .... lighting td
Priyanshu Ghosh .... foliage artist
Rintu Halder .... cg foliage artist
Vimal Hemani .... cg lighting artist
Nickie Huai .... CG supervisor
Nickie Huai .... lighting and compositing lead
Amindra Jayasinghe .... assistant technical director
Arudra Jaykar .... cg supervisor
Jitendra Jharbade .... digital effects artist
Rajesh Jogani .... effect artist
Punit Joshi .... cg lighting artist
G. Manjunatha Khatavate .... surfacing artist
Amit Kumar .... digital compositor: Prana Studio
P. Kiran Kumar .... rendering manager
Lijju Kunnummal .... visual effects
Seth Lippman .... effects lead
Douglas Little .... visual effects supervisor
Shreyansh Lunawat .... visual effects artist
Shreynash Lunawat .... visual effects artist
Rohit Magdum .... digital compositor
Pranil Mahajan .... visual effects
Shorya Manglik .... CG artist
Riasat Manzoor .... technical director
Binku Mathews .... pipeline lead
Anshul Mathuria .... compositing lead/compositing pipeline technical director
Dale Mayeda .... effects supervisor
Jason McKinley .... flight supervisor
Deepak More .... digital effects artist
Sourabh Mukherjee .... lighting technical director
Sreenath Nair .... technical director
Tamil Arasan P. .... visual effects artist (visual effects)
Sreelal P.S. .... set modeling lead
Praveen Pai .... visual effects artist
Vijay Paithankar .... senior effects artist
Vijay Paithankar .... visual effects artist
Rajesh Kumar Pampana .... compositor
Nishad Panchal .... compositor
Pranav Pande .... cg lighting artist
John Edgar Park .... director: digital production & technology
James Parks .... pipeline td
Shashi Patel .... technical director
Bipin Kumar Patra .... crowd td
Devank Pimparkar .... lighting artist
Ravindra Prajapati .... visual effects artist
Abhishek Prasad .... lighting team lead
B.R. Rajeev .... Sequence Supervisor
Abhishek Rajhans .... digital compositor
Somenath Rakshit .... character modeling lead
Ramesh Shanker .... surfacing artist
Tina Rangel .... layout stereo artist
Yeshwanth s Reddy .... senior technical director: lighting
David Rohloff .... layout artist
Rupeshpatil .... visual effects
Mehma R. Sachdeva .... CG producer
Midhun Sajeevalal .... lighting sequence lead
Mintu Sajeevalal .... surfacing lead
Ravi Kumar Sangam .... lighting sr. artist
Appalaraju Nali Sanyasi .... character surfacing artist
Prithvijit Sarkar .... sequence producer
Viren Shah .... lighting lead
Rajiv Sharma .... pipeline developer
Ateeq s Sheikh .... visual effects
Sanjeet Christopher Shivkar .... technical director
Sachin Shrestha .... foliage lead
Amiy Shrivastava .... lead lighting td
Amiy Shrivastava .... lighting lead
Lokeswara rao Simma .... digital compositor
Ravi Singapur .... senior technical director: lighting
Pankaj K.P. Singh .... pipeline engineer
Raunaq Singh .... compositor
Ritu Mahesh Singhania .... asset build manager
Viral Sompura .... technical director
SudarshanReddy .... cg artist
Suryaji Suryavanshi .... digital compositor
Suryaji Suryavanshi .... stereo sequence lead
Anand Suthar .... visual effects lead
Vinod Talwar .... digital compositor: Prana Studios
Nitin Vade .... lighting sr. artist
Sushidhar Varre .... cg effects artist
Pankaj Verma .... massive technical director
Vijayakanthan .... lighting sr. artist
K. Yugandhar .... lighting td
Steven Zaharakis .... assistant technical director
Priyanka Zaveri .... layout and animation production manager
Sean Amlaner .... senior stereoscopic compositor (uncredited)
Tim Christensen .... stereoscopic compositor (uncredited)
Animation Department
Gitesh Agrawal .... animator
Tim Allen .... animator
Ana Maria Alvarado .... character animator
Javed Ansari .... animator
Barry Atkinson .... background designer
Kunika Bharodia .... Shot Finaling Artist
Thomas Bremer .... layout artist
David Brickley .... camera final
Carl Castelino .... facial set-up lead
Sahul Chadha .... animator (animation segment)
Adam Chrystie .... software engineer
Rocky Curby .... layout artist
Caroline Lavelle Egan .... design lead: end titles
Kotteti Giridhar Kumar .... animator
Kevin Gollaher .... story artist
Michael Greenholt .... animator
Jason Hand .... story artist
Arturo A. Hernandez .... story artist
T. Daniel Hofstedt .... assistant animation supervisor
Chris Hubbard .... story artist
Ethan Hurd .... assistant supervising animator
Kunal Ingole .... background artist
Kevin Kolodinsky .... additional animator
Andy Lawler .... layout artist
Bernard Lizon .... layout artist
Dustin Mackay .... layout artist
Rohan Mandke .... animation lead
Evan Mayfield .... animator
Mike 'Moe' Merell .... animator (as Michael Merell)
Fredric Miranda .... lighting td
Ken Mitchroney .... story artist
Prafulla Naik .... layout artist: cameras
Ashwin Narayanan .... layout artist
Surendran Narayanan .... sets and props surfacing
Vipin Negi .... animator
John Pomeroy .... story artist
Robb Pratt .... story artist
Rajendra Praveen .... animator
Puneethpb .... animator
Renae Radford .... ending animation
Ron Roesch .... prop designer
Sheryl Sardina Sackett .... animation director
Mintu Sajeevalal .... texturing lead
Ratul Sarna .... animator
Scott Seeto .... supervising character designer
Ed Shurla .... character modeler
Himanshu Talreja .... lighting artist
Shobhit Trivedi .... animation supervisor
Casting Department
Tyler Chapman .... casting associate
Heather Henry-Parker .... casting associate
Editorial Department
Russell Eaton .... second editor
Mark Keefer .... additional editor
Richard McCullough .... first assistant editor
Eliot Milbourn .... digital intermediate colorist
Tony Molina .... assistant editor
Jim Passon .... color timer
Alan Stewart .... second editor
Patrick J. Voetberg .... second editor
Music Department
Nick Ariondo .... musician
Eric Bradley .... musican: singer
Francis Debbane .... music coordinator
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
George Doering .... musician
Marlon Espino .... music technical consultant
Mike Flicker .... supervising music editor
Matt Friedman .... music editor
Karen Harper .... off camera singer
Greg Hayes .... score recordist
Paul S. Henning .... musician: violin
Charles Martin Inouye .... temp music editor
Steve Kempster .... music score mixer
Frank Macchia .... music preparation
Larry Mah .... digital score recordist
Dave Metzger .... arranger
Dave Metzger .... composer: additional music
Dave Metzger .... orchestrator
Aaron Meyer .... music preparation
Jason Poss .... music transcription
Booker White .... head of music preparation
Frank Wolf .... score mixer
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor
Isobel Griffiths .... contractor (uncredited)
Other crew
Elliot M. Bour .... senior creative team
Benjamin W. Bradford .... production coordinator
Everett Campbell .... motion graphics
Alexandre Chen .... adr loop group
Ewan Chung .... adr loop group
Mike Coughlin .... production coordinator
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema
Jarvis W. George .... Business Affairs & Legal Counsel
Art Hall .... environment & events
Angie Howard .... production manager: Shorts & Ancillary
Aby John .... production management
Aby John .... production management: India
Christian Kubsch .... global head of production: Prana Studios
Jeremy Landers .... environment and events clerk
Joyce Liu .... adr loop group
Sean Lurie .... studio leadership
Katie Mariani .... coordinator: end crawl, Method Design
Dan Masciarelli .... producer: end crawl, Method Design
Michael A. Miller .... director of production technology
Anish H. Mulani .... chief operating officer: Prana Studios
Jeff Nash .... technical director
Neha Pasricha .... production coordinator
Pragya Pathak .... technology coordinator
Stephen W. Potter .... system support
Marci Salk .... production coordinator
Edwin Shortess .... digital checker
Michael Simms .... marketing team
Roger Tonry .... aerial consultant
Steve Viola .... executive creative director: end titles: method design
Will Wira .... software engineer
Evan Goldberg .... special thanks
Andy Milne .... special thanks
Robert Neuman .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Disney's Planes" - USA (complete title)
"World of Cars: Planes" - USA (complete title)
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Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.77 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

This film's plot, and characters are like the movie "Turbo" (2013). The main character is orange, the main character has a best buddy with ch as the first letters of their names, the main character makes more friends before a race, the main character has a mentor that is dark colored, competitor tries to kill main character and fails, and the main character wins the race.See more »
Miscellaneous: In the closing credits, one of the authors of the song "The Girl from Ipanema" appears simply as 'Antonio Carlos' instead of 'Antonio Carlos Jobim' (or, in Brazilian Portuguese, 'Antônio Carlos Jobim').See more »
Dusty Crophopper:I'm afraid of heights.
Chug:But... you're a plane.
Dusty Crophopper:I'm a cropduster, I've never flown more than a thousand feet.
Skipper:Are you kidding? Scared of heights, and you want to race around the world?
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Movie Connections:
You Don't Stop - NYC See more »


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61 out of 88 people found the following review useful.
Flies aimlessly - like a cropduster, 11 August 2013
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Planes is a mixture of its direct-inspiration Cars, Monsters University, and the forgotten PBS Kids show Jay Jay the Jet Plane. Even with reminders of brighter, more vivid animated works, Planes is a middling Disney effort and clearly a corporate byproduct from Disney (not Pixar as many will assume) to sell merchandise to children, with the quality of the actual film being a clear afterthought.

The film was originally conceived as a direct-to-DVD film and have a series of sequels follow accordingly. Of course, last minute, Disney decided Planes and its planned sequels possessed enough promise to go theatrical. This decision isn't hard to comprehend; Cars and its sequel weren't critical favorites and their box office receipts were notably lower than previous Pixar films, but their merchandise sales totaled roughly $8 billion. From toy cars, to diecast collectibles, to blankets, to bedspreads, to posters, to stray DVD short films featuring the characters lining store shelves, the marketing behind the Cars name was stunning and blatant. Planes hasn't been graced with the brazenness of toys and TV commercials, making me question why Disney decided to allow the film to go to theaters if they weren't going to milk it for what's its worth.

Whatever; it's probably best the marketing splash for the film was reduced to a quiet disruption in the cinematic ocean. The film focuses on Dusty Crophopper (voiced by Dane Cook), an ambitious cropdusting plane that predictably spends his days flying over tall grass spraying fertilizer. His ambition is to become a racing plane, flying high, soaring to unforeseen heights, and racing around the world. His biggest drawback isn't really the fact that he's not built for flying of this capacity but his fear of heights. Since he is so used to flying at pretty low heights for planes, he fears soaring to the "highway in the sky," as put by Skipper Riley (Stacy Keach), an F4U Corsair with a successful past, who also serves as Dusty's mentor. Backed by a crew of ground-ridden misfits (okay, vehicles) and his passion, which is incorruptible, Dusty's dreams literally soar as he competes in one of the most prestigious plane competitions in the world.

The animation in the film is some of the strangest I've seen in the post-CGI animation takeover. Some scenes are truly evocative and breathtaking, and usually exist when we're somewhere like the Taj Mahal or in The Himalayas. They showcase the location in stark detail and really show off the beauty and majestic area that encompasses such a place. Other scenes, specifically ones that feature several characters on the screen at one time, appear stunningly bland and unfinished. They almost look like unfinished products of CGI animation – like the final still before all the finalizing and color-correcting is done. They lack detail and lighting specifics known in modern animated films, and before you tell me otherwise, remember Disney just brought us "Wreck-It Ralph," which showcased dozens of video game worlds through the beautiful medium that is animation.

This is likely because the project was meant to line store shelves immediately rather than be blown on the big screen. On an average, living-room-size Television, Planes probably looks pretty damn good. On a gigantic theater screen before an audience of maybe fifteen people (in my case), it looked underwhelming. Whether or not you liked "Cars" or its sequel (I'm in the minority that loved the original film and tolerated the sequel), you can't say this film exists on the same level of visual beauty that the latter pictures did. Cars 2, alone, had a number of amazing set-pieces and lighting techniques that were used perfectly. Even Monsters University was beautiful in the way the animation was textured and the way the lighting was used to brighten and liven certain settings. In comparison to the look of other animated features such as Despicable Me 2 and Turbo (both of which currently attracting children now), Planes will likely not come close to the revenue of both of those films or inspire the true awes thanks to the animation.

To all the people who criticized Larry the Cable Guy's Mater as being an insufferable character, I challenge the same people to not mention the stunning shallowness of the characters here, especially the international planes that could be the perfect example as to why other countries view Americans as close-minded and ignorant. Just to give you an inkling as to how deep the international planes are, one is named "El Chupacabra," and is known for being a passionate romantic, a gifted Mexican singer, and a telenovela star. He also boasts the most stereotypical Mexican accent in cinema history. For all you kids out there, imagine Juandissimo Magnifico from The Fairly Odd Parents and there you have it. Even the British plane at one point says, "I don't cry, I'm British!" There are children's films that will make both a child and their parent smile and have a rewarding time at the movies (most of them come from Pixar, but Dreamworks is known for several too). There are children's films that will appeal to children and leave the parents groaning at the thought they had to pay to get in as well.

Then there are films like Planes that may appeal to some children, but the stimulating effect on their growth and mental health shouldn't be sacrificed for the ninety-two minute electronic babysitter that the film is. Everything about the film has been done in previous animated efforts, right down to the "be yourself and be brave" moral at the very end, only this time, it feels especially, almost unacceptably lazy and contrived.

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