Planes

Planes

Planes

From the animated world of Pixar's Cars comes this high-flying Disney tale of a cropdusting plane named Dusty, who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. There's only one problem: he's afraid of heights. Features the voice talents of Dane Cook, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stacy Keach and John Cleese.

Originally to be released as direct-to-DVD, early scenes impressed the powers-that-be at Disney enough to step it up to a theatrical release. The film's executive producer and co-writer is John Lasseter, the Pixar sage behind Toy Story and Cars.

2013Rating: G91 minsUSA
AnimatedComedyKids & Family
77%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

Being a blatant cash cow-milking spin-off of Cars - arguably Pixar’s worst, least loved franchise - the idea of Planes has always smacked of direct-to-video filler. Still, that doesn’t really prepared you for how shockingly devoid it is of anything resembling originality, wit or surprise.

1.0
0

This one might even tire the kids

This attempt at reviving an animated universe in a new light is a terrible one. Too fast paced for the characters to really stick with us and a plot too basic and too much of a blatant cash grab to be acceptable this really is a shocker. It doesn't even have the morals that made the original Cars good. It literally holds zero meaning.

1.0
0

Cars with Wings

This plane never got off the ground. In fact it was grounded, which is what I should have told my daughter: 'Sorry you can't go to see planes because your grounded'. At least both of us wouldn't have had to sit through this one. On the other hand my daughter did have a coulring book that I found most entertaining. I give the same rating as the risk of...

1.0
0

Its Flying Cars!

So similar to the Cars movie except that its Planes. There were no reaction from the kids in the cinemas, not even a big laugh!

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

So overrun with broad cultural stereotypes that it should come with free ethnic-sensitivity training for especially impressionable kids.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The lack of wit and humanity that makes exec producer John Lasseter's best work so special will leave grown-ups feeling frustratingly grounded.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

An endearing enough David-and-Goliath tale, aimed squarely at younger kids.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

For the most part content to imitate rather than innovate.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's an amiable enough entertainment, gentle and good-natured.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

It's a pleasant enough expression of a series of familiar story beats, but apart from a few brief action-sequence moments, it could hardly be more rote.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Despite the more aerodynamic setting, this Cars 3D offshoot emerges as an uninspired retread.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A Pixney misfire.

2.0
0
Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

Being a blatant cash cow-milking spin-off of Cars - arguably Pixar’s worst, least loved franchise - the idea of Planes has always smacked of direct-to-video filler. Still, that doesn’t really prepared you for how shockingly devoid it is of anything resembling originality, wit or surprise.

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

So overrun with broad cultural stereotypes that it should come with free ethnic-sensitivity training for especially impressionable kids.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The lack of wit and humanity that makes exec producer John Lasseter's best work so special will leave grown-ups feeling frustratingly grounded.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

An endearing enough David-and-Goliath tale, aimed squarely at younger kids.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

For the most part content to imitate rather than innovate.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's an amiable enough entertainment, gentle and good-natured.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

It's a pleasant enough expression of a series of familiar story beats, but apart from a few brief action-sequence moments, it could hardly be more rote.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Despite the more aerodynamic setting, this Cars 3D offshoot emerges as an uninspired retread.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A Pixney misfire.

2.0
0

This one might even tire the kids

This attempt at reviving an animated universe in a new light is a terrible one. Too fast paced for the characters to really stick with us and a plot too basic and too much of a blatant cash grab to be acceptable this really is a shocker. It doesn't even have the morals that made the original Cars good. It literally holds zero meaning.

1.0
0

Cars with Wings

This plane never got off the ground. In fact it was grounded, which is what I should have told my daughter: 'Sorry you can't go to see planes because your grounded'. At least both of us wouldn't have had to sit through this one. On the other hand my daughter did have a coulring book that I found most entertaining. I give the same rating as the risk...

1.0
0

Its Flying Cars!

So similar to the Cars movie except that its Planes. There were no reaction from the kids in the cinemas, not even a big laugh!

2.0
0