FROM ABOVE THE WORLD OF CARS.
Dusty Crophopper, a cropduster plane, dreams of becoming a racer and see the world; when the chance finally comes, the challenges pile up… John Lasseter came up with the story for this film whose connection to the Pixar hit Cars (2006) is obvious; made in the same style, the filmmakers simply stacked it with very similar characters and didn’t even bother to write a screenplay that sets it apart from Cars. Originally intended to be released straight to DVD, this one nevertheless went to theaters (in 3D), but its charm is very limited.
2013-U.S. Animated. 91 min. Color. Directed by Klay Hall. Voices of Dane Cook (Dusty Crophopper), Stacy Keach (Skipper Riley), Brad Garrett (Chug), Teri Hatcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese… Cedric the Entertainer, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Sinbad, John Ratzenberger.
Trivia: Jon Cryer was allegedly first cast as Dusty. Followed by Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014).