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Dusty Crophopper (voice of Dane Cook) prepares for takeoff in "Planes." The movie is a spinoff of Pixar's "Cars," featuring airplanes competing in a race around the world.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Planes’ a low-flying kiddie film

In aviation, you need a great amount of horsepower before you can take to the skies, an apt analogy for the ingenuity needed to make a movie soar. Sadly, in that department, the well-meaning “Planes” can’t seem to get itself off the ground.


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