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Planes World Premiere


PLANES SOARS! “The movie, obviously meant to inspire direct-to-video sequels, feels like one itself except for the first-string voices (especially Keach).”   –Lawrence Toppman, The Charlotte Observer “SUCH GREAT HEIGHTS. Planes soars with its visually appealing imagery and sense of humor…its got heart and soul…and is dazzlingly animated.”   -Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly “When Planes really takes flight, it can be boldly transporting…There are moments when you really feel like you’re rocketing through the skies!” -Drew Taylor, The Playlist Planes a smooth, enjoyable flight…the flying footage is extremely well-executed…but never sacrifices character in favor of action…”  -Lou Lumenick, The New York Post “'Planes' review: Disney's high-flying 'Cars' spinoff gets the job done surprisingly well…director Klay Hall's embraceable, overachieving romp plays nicely as a big-screen feature…it works so well, striking that just-right balance between action and humor…the sky is the limit.”   -Mike Scott, New Orleans Times-Picayune “…Visually engaging…!” -Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter Planes…finds a nice cruising altitude, embarking on a world tour that yields some pleasant surprises.” –Peter Hartlaub, The San Francisco Chronicle Planes could soar at the box office…ultimately setting the brave little crop-duster on a clear path to fulfilling his dreams, overcoming his fears, and realizing the value and meaning of friendship. It’s pleasant, life-affirming stuff … but Dusty’s most valuable assistance comes from Skipper Riley (Stacy Keach), a long-retired Navy Corsair who used to fly daring missions during WWII, and who plays the same crusty mentor role here that Paul Newman’s Doc Hudson did in ‘Cars…’” – Justin Chang, Variety “With coaching from Skipper (Stacy Keach), a legendary World War II fighter, Dusty manages to make it into the race…The competition provides several opportunities for mayhem and mischief…” –Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic Planes will make a mint in toys, if not in theaters, …it's already slated a sequel for next summer…” –Amy Nicholson, The Village Voice “The airplane racers come from an assortment of countries and stop all over the globe…  And it has the familiar assortment of friends and foes, either helping or hindering the likable hero: an old aircraft with wise advice…Skipper (Stacy Keach) is the old warplane who coaches Dusty and has his own story, a nod to the heroics and traumas of the World War II generation…” -Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

"Planes portrays a fleet of aircraft that is as loveable as the automobiles in ‘Cars.’” –Piya Sinha-Roy, Reuters


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