2013 PG 1h 32m Blu-ray / DVD


2013 PG 1h 32m Blu-ray / DVD
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This spinoff of the beloved Cars films follows Dusty the crop duster, who dreams of flying in a race around the world. But in order to qualify for the competition, he'll have to overcome his fear of heights.
Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Cedric the Entertainer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, Carlos Alazraqui, Priyanka Chopra, Gabriel Iglesias
Klay Hall
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), English SDH
English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.85:1
Spanish (Neutral), English SDH, French
Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, English: DTS 7.1 HD, French: DTS 7.1 HD
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children. PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
age 5+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Disney's Planes is an adventure that, like Cars, takes place in a world populated by vehicles. A few scenes of peril that place main characters in danger (a terrible storm, a squadron of fighter planes crashing, etc.) may upset younger/more sensitive kids, as may the tension of the big race itself. Because the story is about a crop duster who dares to compete against racing planes, many insults are hurled his way -- like "farm boy," "loser," and "bum," as well as "idiot" and "moron." There's an overt romantic subplot between two secondary characters, including a moonlight serenade and the appearance of lots of kiss marks on the male plane's body. Parents are likely to notice a quick derogatory reference to male planes as "ladies" and a lot of cultural stereotypes in the movie (which warrant a post-viewing check-in with kids). But ultimately the message encourages kids to overcome their limitations.

Sexual Content

Chupacabra pursues Rochelle, with whom he's fallen in love; after a dramatic serenade, she falls for him, too, and he shows up the next day covered in kiss marks. They touch noses and call each other nicknames. Dusty and Ishani are flirtatiously sweet to each other. A male plane says "look at that propeller" while looking at a female plane's backside.


A few scenes of peril when it seems like Dusty might crash or die, like when he's caught in a terrible storm and goes underwater, when he flies through a tunnel that a train is approaching head on, or when Ripslinger and his crew injure him. A flashback shows an entire squadron of fighter planes being downed (being shot at, crashing into flames, plunging into the sea).


Insults like "idiot," "moron," "knucklehead," "loser," "punks," "farm boy," "bum," and "go plow yourself."

Social Behavior

Dusty's journey encourages viewers to not feel limited by their exteriors. Even though he's repeatedly told that he's not up to the task, Dusty works hard to overcome his fears and flaws and compete with the more experienced racing planes. Dusty dreams of doing more than he was built for, and he asks his fans to do the same. Friends are loyal and supportive of each other.


The only brand referred to in the movie itself is Apple; a plane is looking at what is obviously a tablet computer, and he calls it a "SkyPad." But there are lots of off-screen licensing/merchandise tie-ins: clothes, games, apps, and more.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Reference to a fuel enhancer that disqualifies one of the participating planes.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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