Last Updated on: June 10th, 2024

Planes (2013 Movie)

“Planes” is a 2013 animated adventure film produced by DisneyToon Studios, a division of Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film is a spin-off of the “Cars” franchise and was directed by Klay Hall. It features the voices of Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Priyanka Chopra, and more.

The story follows Dusty Crophopper (voiced by Dane Cook), a small-town crop-dusting plane with big dreams of becoming a racing champion. Despite being afraid of heights, Dusty trains tirelessly with the help of his friends, including Dottie (voiced by Teri Hatcher) and Skipper (voiced by Stacy Keach), a former naval aviator.

When he qualifies for the Wings Across the World race, Dusty embarks on a global adventure, meeting new friends and facing numerous challenges along the way. With the support of his fellow competitors, including Ripslinger (voiced by Roger Craig Smith), the reigning racing champion and Dusty’s rival, he learns valuable life lessons about perseverance, courage, and the true meaning of friendship.

“Planes” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its animation and humor, while others found the story to be predictable and lacking originality. However, the film was well-received by its target audience, particularly younger viewers who enjoyed the colorful characters and thrilling flying sequences.

The film’s soundtrack features a mix of energetic and fun songs that add to the film’s charm and excitement. “Planes” was successful at the box office and led to the release of a sequel titled “Planes: Fire & Rescue” in 2014.

Overall, “Planes” may not be as critically acclaimed as some other Disney-Pixar films, but it remains a delightful and entertaining adventure that celebrates the spirit of determination and following one’s dreams, all while soaring through the skies with a cast of endearing characters.

Additional Details

  • Movie Studio:
  • Year Released: 2013
  • Type of Movie: Animated
  • Box Office: $239.3 million
  • IMDB Link


  • Dane Cook: Dusty Crophopper
  • Stacy Keach: Skipper Riley
  • Danny Mann: Sparky
  • Priyanka Chopra: Ishani
  • Brad Garrett: Chug
  • Teri Hatcher: Dottie
  • Cedric the Entertainer: Leadbottom
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Rochelle
  • Roger Craig Smith: Ripslinger
  • Gabriel Iglesias: Ned and Zed
  • John Cleese: Bulldog
  • Carlos Alazraqui: El Chupacabra
  • Val Kilmer: Bravo
  • Anthony Edwards: Echo
  • Colin Cowherd: Colin Cowling
  • Sinbad: Roper
  • Oliver Kalkofe: Franz aka Von Fliegenhosen
  • Brent Musburger: Brent Mustangburger
  • John Ratzenberger: Harland
  • Barney Harwood: Sky Cam 1


  • Director: Klay Hall
  • Producer: Tracy Balthazor-Flynn
  • Music: Mark Mancina

Movie Trailer:

Related Apps and Games(s):

    Disney Puzzle Packs

    Enjoy hours of play time with hundreds of different puzzles and activities with your favorite Disney characters! From word Enjoy hours of play time with…

    Planes: Storybook Deluxe

    Join Dusty as he finds the inspiration to soar in this high-flying reading adventure. Exciting games bring you into the action where you can read,…

About the Author

Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and