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Release Date:
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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
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
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
Katie Mariani .... coordinator: end crawl, Method Design
Dan Masciarelli .... producer: end crawl, Method Design
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:
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Did You Know?

Dusty appears to be based on an Air Tractor AT-402 powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-15AG at 680 horsepower. 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the PT6A engine and the 3000th Air Tractor aircraft delivery.See more »
Factual errors: Ripslinger has dual propellers that rotate in the same direction. Planes with this arrangement have the props rotate in opposite directions. It obvious from the shape of the propeller tips that this is the way Ripslinger's props should rotate.See more »
El Chupacabra:[to Ripslinger] Senor Dusty has ten times the engine you do!
Ishani:And ten times the integrity!
Ripslinger:Says the plane with the shiny new propeller! How much integrity did that cost you, sweetheart?
Ishani:Too much.
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45 out of 66 people found the following review useful.
Disappointingly lazy, 22 August 2013
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Feelings before seeing Planes was more the "not sure how it was going to turn out" sort of feeling. On one hand, there was the hope that Disney(or Disney Toon Studios to be exact) would continue the return to form trend started with 2009's The Princess and the Frog, which later saw even better films with Tangled(their best film since The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and Wreck it Ralph, Winnie the Pooh was also very sweet. There was also the feeling of trepidation as well because reading the plot line gives the sense that it would be predictable and unoriginal. Regardless of any initial feelings, the only way to judge Planes was to see it. Sadly, Planes was very disappointing for this viewer and possibly their weakest since Chicken Little. And this is coming from somebody who hopefully knows how to judge family films, yes guys this is a family film not a kids' film.

Planes does have things that it did do well. The animation is the best aspect by some considerable distance, it is great, not the best animation there's ever been but it looks beautiful all the same. It manages to be colourful and well-textured with detailed backgrounds and well-designed characters. The camera angles as well are a source of wonder, they're very well-incorporated and really give the sense that you're journeying in the air with the character. The music is catchy, with very well-chosen songs, and serves the film very well, the mariachi version of Love Machine is very sweet and fun. The aviation at least shows that the writers have done their research. The voice acting too is commendable all round, with Dane Cook in particular voicing with enthusiasm. John Cleese, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss and Val Kilmer are pleasing too, though they have been better.

Unfortunately Planes is also one of those films where it starts slowly and unpromising and never really takes off, sorry couldn't resist. The story just doesn't have any spark, the storytelling is predictable and lazy and the pacing sedate. People have said that it is basically Cars in the air with touches of Top Gun, Jay Jay the Jet Plane and The Ugly Duckling story and that is true, it is a very derivative film that makes a bigger problem in that there is nothing of surprise or distinction. The script lacks freshness, charm and wit, instead it's full of tedious down-time talk, tired one-liners and jokes(crazy like a firefox for example) and has no emotional impact. The air-force/aviation jargon might go over children's heads as well. The romance between Dusty and Ishani comes across as a cliché that is poorly developed, almost like an afterthought. The characters are annoyingly shallow, Dusty is not so bad but the rest are not very interesting and their development is thin, Skipper's back-story especially felt shoe-horned in and forced. El Chupacabra has his moments but is a stereotypical character(something that people may take a dislike to) and too many of his jokes are lame. In fact there are a lot of cultural stereotypes, and much of them border on the insensitive. The villain Ripslinger is also stereotypically designed and is possibly one of Disney's blandest villains, with some of the most annoying and unnecessary goons of any animated film in recent memory. The action looks good in the animation but fails to generate any excitement, much of it suffers from too much predictability and that the pacing is too sedate throughout.

In conclusion, far from a truly terrible film or the plane wreck it's made out to be but a disappointingly lazy one where it's easy to see the things Planes has been criticised for. Then again this is personal opinion and be taken with a pinch of salt instead of being discarded for being an opinion being different to your own. 4/10 Bethany Cox

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