|Rating: 5.7/10 (32,407 votes)
Director: Klay Hall
Writer: John Lasseter (original story by), Klay Hall (original story by), Jeffrey M. Howard (original story by), Jeffrey M. Howard (screenplay)
Stars: Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher
Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Released: 09 Aug 2013
|Plot: A cropdusting plane with a fear of heights lives his dream of competing in a famous around-the-world aerial race.|
Dusty Crophopper is a crop duster plane who works at a cornfield and practices aerobatic maneuvers in his spare time, dreaming of becoming a racer. His dreams are scorned by his boss, Leadbottom, and his forklift/mechanic friend, Dottie. However, he is supported by his fuel truck friend, Chug. Dusty and Chug train for qualifiers for the upcoming Wings Across the Globe race. On the night before the qualifiers, Dusty asks an elderly and reclusive navy war plane named Skipper Riley to teach him how to fly well, but Skipper refuses. Dusty enters the qualifiers, and although the audience mocks him for being a cropduster, he manages to wow them by his well-practiced flight maneuvers; but he barely makes it into the race.
Later in the morning, Skipper visits Dusty and tries to talk him out of racing, but when Dusty explains he wants to prove he’s more than just a crop duster, Skipper decides to mentor Dusty on his speed and agility. While in the midst of his training, Dusty admits that he has a fear of heights. Despite this, their training continues, and when it is complete, Dusty heads off to the meeting of the race at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.