This animated kids' film features talking planes on world adventures


Dusty is a crop-dusting farm-boy plane with dreams of becoming a champion racer. The digitally animated family film from Disney, directed by Klay Hall, uses the voices of Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and others to tell this classic underdog tale. It is fun to watch the writers transform a human-centered view of the world into a vehicle-centered one. The kids at the screening laughed at most of the jokes, and there were a few moments of humor tucked into the script for mom and dad. The plot takes viewers to several countries around the world, from Iceland to India, from Germany to China, and the sweeping (and at times cringe-inducing) cultural stereotypes do keep things interesting. And all the country-hopping will likely grip kid-sized attention spans.


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