Rating: PG, for some mild action and rude humor.
This animated adventure is a spin-off of the Cars world, so those airplane eyeballs will look familiar to your kids, and you, and anyone who’s ever been to a store that sells backpacks and bedspreads. Dane Cook provides the voice of Dusty, a crop-dusting plane who dreams of taking part in an around-the-world race. Kind of like a snail who dreams of competing in the Indianapolis 500…but anyway. This is extremely kid-friendly, to the point of being colorfully bland. True danger only exists briefly in a couple of scenes: a bad storm that threatens Dusty’s survival over an ocean and a quick World War II flashback. Your kids may be bored (my 3 ½-year-old was — and eventually, he fell asleep) but they’ll never be truly frightened. Oh, and of course there’s the obligatory poop joke, right at the end. ‘Cause poop is funny.