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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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Klay Hall

Writers:

John Lasseter (original story by), Klay Hall (original story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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)
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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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

From above the world of Cars See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Disney's Planes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,232,291, 11 August 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$90,288,712

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$239,258,712
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 its official ship's logo. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Skipper: Let me ask you something, Dusty: if you knew the truth about my past, would you have asked me to train you?
[pause]
Dusty Crophopper: No.
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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 »

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Featured in AniMat's Reviews: Planes (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Girl From Ipanema
Written by Vinicius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel
and Antonio Carlos Jobim
Performed by Bobbi Page
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It *IS* a Cars spin off, and that's okay...
10 August 2013 | by dunstoneSee 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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