Planes
Planes (2013)

Cars gets a spin-off with this Disney Toon Studios film starring the voice of Dane Cook as a vertically-challenged plane with high hopes of becoming an air racer. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 19, 2013
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Planes has enough bright colors, goofy voices, and slick animation to distract some young viewers for 92 minutes -- and probably sell plenty of toys in the bargain -- but on nearly every other level, it's a Disney disappointment.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

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

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Has the look and feel of Pixar's 2006 hit, "Cars," if not the latter's charm or strong story.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...rarely manages to achieve the heights achieved even by 2006's entertaining yet lackluster Cars...

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William Goss
Film.com

A visually colorful but otherwise vanilla continuation of the series.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

"Planes" is for the most part content to imitate rather than innovate, presumably hoping to reap a respectable fraction of the box office numbers of "Cars" and "Cars 2," which together made hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

It's a shame that Disney and Pixar aren't in the 'classic-making' business anymore; just the 'distraction-making' business.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Strictly by the numbers, from the believe-in-yourself moral to the purely predictable ending.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

As with "Cars," the world of "Planes" feels safe. A little too safe, perhaps.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A direct-to-video-quality spin-off that only exists to sell toys.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
It may just seem like a "Cars" rip-off, and it certainly is, but at least they acknowledge that and say in the titles that it is from the world of… More
Phil Hubbs
So I think its safe to say we all know what this film is about and what its based on right?. Should I also be surprised that the entire thing is a bit of a… More
Anthony Lawrie
Apart from the fact that it is a carbon copy of the film is it a spin off of (and nearly every animated film released by either Pixar or Dreamworks in the last… More
Alex roy
Planes is one of the first animated features that I've actually found to be not up to the standards of what I've expected from Disney. This is a… More
Manu Gino
From above the world of Cars. Very good animated movie! It's a Disney movie, it has happy endings and it gives kids great motivational dreams. A spin-off… More
Dann Michalski
From DisneyToon comes the Cars spin-off film Planes, an exciting new tale of adventure. When a crop-duster named Dusty enters into a race around the world he… More