Planes Planes , which is essentially Cars in the air, might be the first Pixar movie that isn't technically a Pixar movie. It's being released under… Planes Planes , which is essentially Cars in the air, might be the first Pixar movie that isn't technically a Pixar movie. It's being released under… 2013-08-09 PG PT96M Animation Jon Cryer Dane Cook Walt Disney Pictures
Movie Review

Planes (2013)

MPAA Rating: PG
SUCH GREAT HEIGHTS Planes soars with its visually appealing imagery and sense of humor
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SUCH GREAT HEIGHTS Planes soars with its visually appealing imagery and sense of humor

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Details Release Date: Aug 09, 2013; Rated: PG; Length: 96 Minutes; Genre: Animation; With: Jon Cryer and Dane Cook; Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Planes, which is essentially Cars in the air, might be the first Pixar movie that isn't technically a Pixar movie. It's being released under the Disney banner, yet in essence it's the real Cars sequel — much more so than the shiny but exhaustingly frenetic Cars 2. This one carbon-copies the original Cars with too much predictability, but it's got the heart and soul that Cars 2 was missing, and it's every bit as dazzlingly animated. Dane Cook, who can be so unappealing in live-action roles, is touching and sharp as the voice of Dusty Crophopper, a crop-dusting propeller plane who dreams of being a fighter jet (despite the fact that he's scared of heights). Yes, there's a Mater-like sidekick (voiced by Brad Garrett), as well as a version of Paul Newman's broken-down old racer (Stacy Keach as a broken-down war jet with a secret). Yet what Planes lacks in novelty, it makes up for with eye-popping aerial sequences and a high-flying comic spirit. B

Originally posted Aug 07, 2013 Published in issue #1272-1273 Aug 16, 2013 Order article reprints
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