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
Image credit: Disney/Pixar
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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Weekend of Sep 28 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $35.0 1 $35.0 D
2. $17.5 2 $58.0 B-
3. $17.2 1 $17.2 B-
4. $7.0 2 $22.6 C
5.
Dolphin Tale 2
Warner Bros.
$4.8 3 $33.7 C+
6.
No Good Deed
Screen Gems
$4.6 3 $46.6 C
7. $4.2 2 $20.9 B
8.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$3.8 9 $319.2 A-
9. $1.5 7 $79.6 F
10. $1.4 8 $187.2 C+
* in millions

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