Theatrical Release: August 9, 2013
DVD Release: November 19, 2013


From high above the world of “Cars” flies “Planes,” Disney’s upcoming animated action-packed comedic adventure starring Dusty, a big-hearted, fast-flying crop duster who dreams of competing in the most exhilarating around-the-world air race in history. There’s only a couple of not-so-small problems — Dusty is not exactly built for racing and he also happens to be afraid of heights.

Despite his fear and with encouragement from his mentor, a naval aviator named Skipper, Dusty narrowly qualifies for the big competition. Dusty’s sportsmanship and speed begin to rattle the defending champ of the race circuit, Ripslinger, who will stop at nothing to see Dusty fail.

When disaster strikes during the climax of the final race, Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test. With the support of friends old and new, Dusty reaches heights he never dreamed possible.

Dove Review

For flying out loud, this is a great family movie! The kids will love it, the parents will enjoy the “in” jokes for adults, and everyone will love the flying sequences on the screen. Not to mention it’s an underdog story about a crop dusting plane named, of course, Dusty. Who doesn’t love to root for an underdog? Dusty is not happy to be just a crop dusting plane. He wants to be a racer.

The movie features memorable characters including Dusty, Dottie, and Skipper. Skipper teaches Dusty how to speed up in the races leading up to the “Wings Around the Globe” aerial race in New York City. In the meantime Dusty learns his craft in the Himalayas, in the rain and snow, and in just about every condition imaginable. He even needs to be repaired after being damaged and landing in the water. The JFK Airport responds to a plane with John F. Kennedy’s voice, naturally. The accent is unmistakable. Even Brent Mustangburger shows up on a racing station. As the big race begins Dusty starts off in last place. Can he somehow pull it off and stage an upset?

This is an imaginative movie and we highly recommend it for audiences of all ages. It’s just “plane” great fun!

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: A plane's tail is sliced off; a few skirmishes in the air; a plane and train are about to collide near a tunnel entrance.
Sex: A male plane likes a female plane and says to a friend, "Look at that propeller".
Language: Sucker-1; Moron-1; A comment about making a fool of yourself; Twit-1
Violence: A plane's tail is sliced off; a few skirmishes in the air; a plane and train are about to collide near a tunnel entrance.
Drugs: A plane drinks oil at what looks like a bar.
Nudity: None
Other: A comment about recycling seems to be a joke about reincarnation; it's said a plane led his squadron into battle and many were killed.


Company: Disney
Director: Klay Hall
Producer: Traci Balthazor
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 92 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter