Escape from Planet Earth

Theatrical Release: February 15, 2013
DVD Release: June 4, 2013
Escape from Planet Earth


The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. When BASAs no-nonsense chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary’s warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker (William Shatner) it’s up to scrawny, risk-adverse Gary to do the real rescuing. As the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights, Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his beloved wife Kira (Sarah Jessica Parker) and their adventurous, hungry son Kip.

Dove Review

Finally, a family movie that your entire family can enjoy together! Everyone in the family will love this charming animated movie where aliens and their family may look strange to us but are not so very different then our familes here on earth. Scorch and his brother Gary are from the planet Baab. They get along like most brothers with a little rivalry but truly care for each other. When Scorch is in trouble and Gary’s young son Kip runs to save his uncle, Gary is forced to step up his game and take on a mission of his own.

This is a wonderful and fun animated movie that shows that no matter what planet you come from, family is family and they help each other out when one is in trouble. Filled with action and comedy, everyone will have a great time together with this film and it proves there is nothing better than the love of your family and that you should be willing to help each other no matter what planet you may have to travel to in order to do so.

“Escape from Planet Earth” is awarded the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: Husband/wife kisses.
Language: OMG-1
Violence: Discussion regarding Narlocks eating baby Baabs; aliens shot with darts; man zaps an alien; guns; man punches another.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Arm pit sounds, sibling rivalry.


Company: The Weinstein Company LLC
Writer: Bob Barlen
Director: Cal Brunker
Producer: Luke Carroll and Catherine Winder
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 91 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe