|Directed by:||Klay Hall|
|Produced by:||Traci Balthazor-Flynn|
|Written by:|| Jeffrey M. Howard (screenplay and story)|
John Lasseter (story)
Klay Hall (story)
|Music by:||Mark Mancina|
|Studio:|| Walt Disney Pictures|
|Distributed by:||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|Release Date(s):|| August 2, 2013 (EAA AirVenture Oshkosh)|
August 9, 2013 (United States)
August 16, 2013 (United Kingdom)
|Running time:||92 minutes (1 hour 32 minutes)|
|Preceded by:||Cars 2 (2011)|
|Followed by:||Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)|
Planes is a 2013 theatrical spin-off of the 2006 animated film Cars and the 2011 animated sequel Cars 2, and the first film in the Planes trilogy. Pixar Animation Studios, the production team of the Cars movies, however did not produce the film. Instead, it was produced by DisneyToon Studios. It was set to be released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray in Fall 2013, but it instead had a theatrical release by Walt Disney Pictures on August 9, 2013. It is the first DisneyToon Studios film released theatrically since Pooh's Heffalump Movie eight and a half years earlier in 2005.
The movie starts with two jets soaring through the sky. From below comes Dusty Crophopper (Dane Cook). He challenges the two to a race but they ignore him and fly away. He then zooms right past them to their amazement, though he wakes up from this fantasy and it's shown he's just crop-dusting a field with his employer Leadbottom (Cedric the Entertainer). Dusty expresses his desire to enter the Wings Across the Globe race, a competition where planes fly all around the world, but Leadbottom thinks he's better off where he's at.
Dusty meets up with his best friend, a fuel truck named Chug (Brad Garrett). Together, they practice flying for the race, but Dusty accidentally burns himself out. Their forklift friend Dottie (Teri Hatcher) knows what he's been doing, and she thinks Dusty's gonna get himself killed if he tries to race. Chug suggests asking an older war veteran plane, Skipper Riley (Stacy Keach), to help Dusty practice. They go see Skipper, but he almost instantly turns Dusty away.
The next day, Dusty, Chug, and Dottie go to the qualifiers to enter Dusty. There, they spot reigning champion Ripslinger (Roger Craig Smith), showing off for his fans. When Dusty steps up to qualify, he is mocked for being a crop duster and coming from a farm. He surprises nearly everybody as he flies through the course with well-practiced maneuvers, but he only ends up placing sixth. He and his friends leave disappointed.
The forklift commentator Roper (Sinbad) goes to visit Dusty the next day to tell him that one of the racers, Fonzarelli, has been disqualified for using illegal fuel, putting Dusty in the race. Skipper finds Dusty and tries to talk him out of the race, but Dusty insists that he wants to prove that he is more than just a crop duster. This convinces Skipper to train him. They spend some time together practicing, which starts out awful. Although Dusty starts improving, it goes sour when Skipper tries to get him to fly above 1000 feet. Dusty gets dizzy when he looks down, and he must reveal to Skipper that he is afraid of heights. Skipper is baffled, but they continue practicing anyway.
The time comes for the race, with the first leg starting in New York going to Iceland. Dusty meets the eccentric Mexican plane El Chupacabra (Carlos Alazraqui; "El Chu" for short), who quickly becomes friends with Dusty. Dusty also becomes smitten by a plane from India named Ishani (Priyanka Chopra), while El Chu falls for French-Canadian Rochelle (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). The racers fly off to Iceland, but since Dusty refuses to fly high with everybody else, he is in last place.
The second leg has the racers fly to Germany. A British plane named Bulldog (John Cleese) is blinded when oil from his propellers squirts in his eye. Dusty guides him down to safety, which earns him Bulldog's respect, but he is still in last place. The third leg takes them to India, where at one point, Dusty and Ishani have a romantic fly around the area. Ishani knows that she has fans who are counting on her to win. She offers some advice to Dusty on flying through a tunnel for the next leg, which has the racers fly to Nepal. Dusty encounters a tunnel and almost collides head-on with a train. He blacks out for a while, landing in Nepal, initially thinking he is dead. Turns out he has managed to place first. The other racers come in, and Dusty notices that Ishani has a new propeller from Ripslinger, leading him to realize she was setting him up for a loss. Ripslinger himself is displeased when he learns that he is now second behind Dusty.
When the racers land in Shanghai, El Chu expresses to Dusty that he is having trouble winning over Rochelle. She is not impressed with his pompous attempts at winning her over. He tries to serenade her with an aggressive rendition of "Love Machine", but Dusty tells him to take it down a notch. Some forklifts pull in and play a softer version of the song with El Chu singing along. This gets Rochelle's attention.
On the way to the next location, El Chu comes to Dusty with multiple lipstick stains on his face, meaning he and Rochelle are now together. The racers take off over the Pacific Ocean. While Dusty is flying, Ripslinger has his two henchmen, Ned and Zed (Gabriel Iglesias), sabotage Dusty by taking out his navigation antenna, leaving him lost across the ocean. He begins to run low on fuel as he is picked up by a group of planes known as the Jolly Wrenches. They take him to their carrier ship, the USS Flysenhower, where he lands and is able to refuel. He spots a wall of famed flyers, and starts looking for Skipper. He spots him but is surprised to see he only has one badge from one mission. He gets in touch with Chug and Dottie, who tell him that they are going to meet him in Mexico since Chug and Skipper's forklift Sparky (Danny Mann) have sold a lot of Dusty-themed merchandise. Dusty tries to ask Skipper about why he only has one mission logged, but Skipper avoids answering. The Jolly Wrenches make him fly out of there to beat the oncoming storm.
While flying in the storm, Dusty is distracted when he thinks about Skipper, and crashes into the ocean. He is rescued, and is met by his friends. However, he is badly damaged, and is told that he must pull out of the race. He confronts Skipper about the one mission, and it is revealed that on Skipper's first mission, his entire squadron was killed in an ambush from an enemy battleship. Dusty then considers dropping out of the race, but Chug and Dottie encourage him to continue. Additionally, the friendly racers offer repair parts for Dusty so that he may continue to race alongside them. Dusty is fixed up and looking brand new, ready to re-enter.
On the final leg, Dusty manages to outfly the other racers, coming in behind Ripslinger, Ned and Zed. Ripslinger has his goons go sabotage Dusty again, but Skipper flies in to protect Dusty. He gets Ned and Zed away from him, leaving him to catch up with Ripslinger. Dusty starts losing power, forcing him to tackle his fear of heights and soar high above Ripslinger. When they make it to the end of the track, Ripslinger slows down to pose for cameras, giving Dusty the opportunity to fly past him and cross the finish line. In his surprise, Ripslinger flies into some portable toilets, leaving him humiliated by covered in oil slop. Everybody celebrates Dusty's victory, including Ishani, El Chu and the other racers. Skipper rejoins the Navy, and Dusty is made an honorary Jolly Wrench. The two take off and race each other across the ocean.
- Dane Cook as Dusty Crophopper, a crop duster
- Stacy Keach as Skipper Riley, a Chance Vought F4U Cersiar and Dusty's mentor
- Brad Garrett as Chug, a fuel truck
- Teri Hatcher as Dottie, a forklift
- Julia-Louis Dreyfus as Rochelle, El Chupacabra's love interest
- Priyanka Chopra as Ishani, India's best plane racer and Dusty's love interest
- John Cleese as Bulldog, a de Havilland DH.88 Comet
- Cedric the Entertainer as Leadbottom, a biplane
- Carlos Alazarqui as El Chupacabra, a Gee Bee Model R
- Roger Craig Smith as Ripslinger, a custom-built carbon-fiber plane and Dusty's rival
- Val Kilmer as Bravo, a Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet
- Anthony Edwards as Echo, a Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet
- Gabriel Iglesias as Ned and Zed
- Danny Mann as Sparky, a forklift
- Sinbad as Roper, the WATG official
- Colin Cowherd as Colin Cowling, a blimp
- Oliver Kalkofe as Franz aka Von Fliegenhozen, a German Aerocar
- Brent Musburger as Brent Mustangburger, a 1964½ Ford Mustang
- David Croft as Lofty Crofty (UK version)
- John Ratzenberger as Harland, a jet tug
- TBA: Skycam 1, a red helicopter filming the race over Germany. In the United Kingdom version, he is voiced by Barney Harwood.
Planes is based on a concept created by John Lasseter. Although Pixar didn't produce the film, Lasseter, being chief creative officer of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, and director of Cars and Cars 2, was also the executive producer of the film. The writers made a conscious effort to not remake Cars in a new setting, rejecting ideas that were too close to ideas in Cars. The team also conducted research by interviewing several pilots of plane types that were included in the movie.
Lasseter had this to say about the film:
- “We had such a great time exploring the world of Cars over the course of two films, so it seemed only natural for us to see where our imaginations would take us in a film where planes were the main characters. By expanding the Cars world, Planes gave us a whole new set of fun-filled situations and a great opportunity to introduce some fantastic new characters. The team at DisneyToon Studios] has done such an amazing job creating a heartfelt story filled with great comedy, adventure, and emotion. I know audiences are going to love taking off into the wild blue yonder with these daredevil characters, as they experience a whole new kind of animated adventure.”
- ―John Lasseter
On August 20, 2011 at the D23 Expo, it was announced that Jon Cryer would be the voice of the protagonist Dusty. However, he dropped out of production and was replaced by Dane Cook. On February 27, 2013, the teaser trailer was re-released with dialogue from Cook instead of Cryer. Jon Cryer did however receive credit for "additional story material" for the film, along with Bobs Gannaway.
A new promo video was released on May 16, 2013.
James Seymour Brett was originally set to write the film's score, but was replaced by Mark Mancina.
ReleaseThe film was first announced to be released in direct-to-video on DVD and Blu-ray in the Spring of 2013. Disney subsequently pushed it back to Fall 2013, while it was confirmed it would have a theatrical release in Europe. However, completed sequences impressed Disney enough to instead plan the movie for a theatrical release on August 9, 2013, placing it against Elysium and We're the Millers, and it then was also screened at the D23 Expo, a biennial convention for Disney fans. It was finally set to be released theatrically on August 9, 2013, and then was also screened at the D23 Expo, a biennial convention for Disney fans. It was released in the United Kingdom on August 16, 2013. The film had its premiere on August 2, 2013, at a special screening at the The Fly-In Theater at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, an annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Along with the special screening of the movie, Disney brought a real life Dusty to be part of the activities. The real life version of Dusty was an Air Tractor AT-400A piloted and owned by agriculture pilot Rusty Lindeman.
Planes was released on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D on November 19, 2013.
Planes received generally negative reviews from critics. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 26% approval rating with an average rating of 4.6/10 based on 111 reviews. The website's consensus reads, "Planes has enough bright colors, goofy voices, and slick animation to distract some young viewers for 92 minutes -- and probably sell plenty of toys in the bargain -- but on nearly every other level, it's a Disney disappointment." Another review aggregator, Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 top reviews from mainstream critics, calculated a score of 39 based on 32 reviews, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". However, the film earned an A− from audiences polled by CinemaScore.
Peter Hartlaub of the San Francisco Chronicle gave the film two and half stars out of four, saying, "Many will enter theaters thinking this is a Pixar film, with the raised expectations that accompany that mistake. But even cynical animation fans will see there's quality here. After a little turbulence, Planes comes in for a nice landing." Alonso Duralde of The Wrap gave the film a positive review, saying, "As shameless an attempt by Disney to sell more bedspreads to the under-10s as Planes is, it nonetheless manages to be a minor lark that will at least mildly amuse anyone who ever thrust their arms outward and pretended to soar over the landscape." Justin Chang of Variety gave the film a negative review, saying, "Planes is so overrun with broad cultural stereotypes that it should come with free ethnic-sensitivity training for especially impressionable kids." James Rocchi of MSN Movies gave the film one out of five stars, saying, "Planes borrows a world from Cars, but even compared to that soulless exercise in well-merchandised animated automotive adventure, Planes is dead in its big, googly eyes and hollow inside." Michael Rechtshaffen gave the film a negative review, saying, "Despite the more aerodynamic setting, this Cars 3D offshoot emerges as an uninspired retread." Jordan Hoffman gave the film one out of five stars, saying, "The jokes in Planes are runway flat, and parents will likely reach for the air-sickness bag."
Bill Goodykoontz of The Arizona Republic gave the film two out of five stars, saying, "Planes was originally scheduled to be released straight to video. Although the smallest children might like bits and pieces of it, there's nothing in the movie that suggests why Disney strayed from its original plan." David Hiltbrand of The Philadelphia Inquirer gave the film one out of four stars, saying, "The animated film has all the hallmarks of a straight-to-DVD project - inferior plot, dull writing, cheap drawing - perhaps because it was intended for the bargain bin at Target, Walmart, and Costco." Jen Chaney of The Washington Post gave the film one and a half stars out of four, saying, "This film is 100 percent devoid of surprises. It's the story of an underestimated underdog that's like every other kid-friendly, life-coachy story about an underestimated underdog." Rafer Guzman of Newsday gave the film one and a half stars out of four, saying, "If Planes were a reasonably priced download, you'd gladly use it to sedate your kids during a long car ride. As a theatrical, 3-D release, however, Planes will sedate you, too." Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times gave the film two out of five stars, saying, Planes is for the most part content to imitate rather than innovate, presumably hoping to reap a respectable fraction of the box office numbers of Cars and Cars 2, which together made hundreds of millions of dollars."
Lou Lumenick of the New York Post gave the film two and a half stars out of four, saying, "Often less really is more, and that's why I can recommend Planes, a charmingly modest low-budget spin-off from Pixar's Cars that provides more thrills and laughs for young children and their parents than many of its more elaborate brethren." Bruce Demara of the Toronto Star gave the film two and a half stars out of four, saying, "While the plotting is rather pedestrian, the humour mostly lame, what makes Planes a stand-out experience - not surprisingly, based on Disney's vast and impressive history of animated classics - is the visuals." Claudia Puig of USA Today gave the film two out of four stars, saying, "It's engaging enough, driving home the familiar message of following one's dreams and the less hackneyed theme of facing one's fears. But it feels far too familiar." Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times gave the film two and a half stars out of four, saying, "As with Cars, the world of Planes feels safe. A little too safe, perhaps." Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film a C, saying "Planes moves along quickly at a running time of 92 minutes, occasionally taking flight with some pretty nifty flight sequences. The animation is first-rate, and the Corningware colors are soothing eye candy."
Tom Keogh of The Seattle Times gave the film two and a half stars out of four, saying, "Though not officially a Pixar production, the new Planes — released by the beloved animation studio’s parent company, Disney — has the look and feel of Pixar's 2006 hit, Cars, if not the latter's charm or strong story." Stephen Whitty of the Newark Star-Ledger gave the film two out of four stars, saying, "It's strictly by the numbers, from the believe-in-yourself moral to the purely predictable ending." Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a B, saying, "What Planes lacks in novelty, it makes up for with eye-popping aerial sequences and a high-flying comic spirit." A. A. Dowd of The A.V. Club gave the film a D+, saying, "Planes cuts corners at every turn, a strategy that leaves it feeling like the skeletal framework of an incomplete Pixar project." R. Kurt Osenlund of Slant Magazine gave the film one out of four stars, saying, "The film feels second-rate in every sense, from the quality of its animation to its C-list voice cast." Dave Calhoun of Time Out gave the film three out of five stars, saying "Planes isn’t a Pixar film, even if it’s related to one (Disney bought Pixar in 2006), and there’s nothing groundbreaking about the animation or script. That said, the characters and story still offer low-key charms."
Planes grossed $90,288,712 in North America, and $129,500,000 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $219,788,712. The film opened to #3 in its first weekend, with $22,232,291, behind Elysium and We're the Millers. In its second weekend, the film dropped to #4, grossing an additional $13,388,534.
Planes is rated PG by the MPAA "for some mild action and rude humor", making it the first film in the Cars franchise to get this rating. It is also DisneyToon's second movie to get a PG rating, after Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch. Unlike America, Planes had received a lighter rating in other countries. In the United Kingdom, the film has received a U rating by the BBFC. In Ireland and Canada, the film is rated G.
The rating is rather shocking when compared to Cars 2, which was more action-packed, had a ruder sense of humor, and having a large body count of destroyed vehicles.
- These are minor characters that do not have their own pages.
LJH 86 Special
The LJH 86 Special is a plane who attempted to be part of the WATG Rally, but did not make it into the Top 5 to compete.
- His die-cast packaging refers to him as "86 LJH Special".
AntonioAntonio is supposedly one of the planes competing at the Wings Around the Globe rally.
He is seen in many shots of the racers throughout the movie.
Little King(voiced by Richard Pearce) Little King is an Irish racing competitor in the Wings Around the Globe competition.
Little King is seen in many shots of the racers throughout the movie. He was selected as one of the planes on the show "World's Top Ten Air Crashes" for the Wings Around the Globe, which he was #9. When Dusty is broken and needs repairs, Little King gives him supplies.
Arturo is an Italian racing plane.
He is a legendary champion in the history of air racing, known for victories in his home country of Italy. He is number 3 in the Wings Around the Globe racing competition.
Tsubasa is a racing competitor in the Wings Around the Globe rally as racer #23.
Tsubasa's name is seen on the top of the final qualifying board, and we know he is from Japan.
Franz/Von Fliegenhozen(voiced by Oliver Kalkofe) Franz (Von Fliegenhozen in plane mode) is a German Aerocar, and a huge fan of Dusty Crophopper. He is also a friend of Dusty and El Chupacabra, and hangs out with the racing competitors. He seems to change personality and voice pitch when turning into a plane.
- Franz is an Aerocar, a mix between a plane and a car, in which he can function as both. His design appears to be based on the 1954 Taylor Aerocar.
- Oliver Kalkofe also voiced Franz in the German version.
Dwight "Yorkie" D. FlysenhowerDwight D. Flysenhower is a Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carrier in the United States Navy.
Dwight D. Flysenhower carries many F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jets, including Bravo and Echo. He also carries many Navy helicopters and Navy pitties who do various jobs, such as helping planes land, directing them to take off or land, or command the other pitties.
Flysenhower is equipped with two forward-facing catapults for helping planes to take off quickly, and has a lare net on his flight deck to help planes to land safely. His flight deck is large, and can carry fighter jets which are not taking off or landing. Flysenhower also has three elevators on the sides of his flight deck which allow planes on the flight deck to be carried to the lower decks.
In Planes, Dusty Crophopper was on the second-last leg of the Wings Around the Globe rally, where he needed to fly from China to Mexico. However, Ned and Zed broke off Dusty's GPS antenna, causing him to get lost in a storm. Running low on fuel, Dusty attempted to get to Hawaii but ended up 375 miles south of where he needed to go. Luckily, Bravo and Echo found Dusty and were able to bring him back to Flysenhower for fuel.
Inside Flysenhower's hangar, Dusty sees the Jolly Wrenches Wall of Fame. However, he notices that Skipper had only flown one mission in World War Two, contrary to the many stories he had told Dusty earlier.
- Dwight is named after Dwight D. Eisenhower, the thirty-fourth president of the United States, who was previously a five-star general in the US army during World War II.
- Dwight is also named after and based on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) aircraft carrier, the second of the Nimitz class aircraft carriers to enter service. Since commissioning, Dwight D. Eisenhower has participated in deployments including Operation Eagle Claw during the Iran hostage crisis in 1980, as well as the Gulf War in the 1990s, and more recently in support of US military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is still in active service, and shall remain so until replaced around 2025 by the new Gerald R. Ford-class carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-80).
- A similar-looking aircraft carrier resembling Dwight D. Flysenhower shows up near the end of the Cars Toons episode Moon Mater, when Mater and Lightning McQueen land in the Atlantic Ocean after rescuing Impala XIII from being stranded on the Moon. It's unknown if this carrier is really Dwight or not.
- Although he is silent in the film, he seems to speak in the video game.
Mayday is a firetruck aside from the fact that his job is to keep Propwash Junction safe in case of a fire emergency. He is a friend of Dusty and does really well with the fire-fighting. He never gets hurt, but safe.
SoundtrackThe Planes Soundtrack was released on August 6, 2013, around the same date as the movie, and features 29 songs and scores from the movie. The scores are composed by Mark Mancina.
- Nothing Can Stop Me Now - Mark Holman
- You Don’t Stop - NYC - Chris Classic and Alana D
- Fly - Jon Stevens of The Dead Daisies
- Planes (score)
- Crop Duster (score)
- Last Contestant (score)
- Hello Lincoln/Sixth Place (score)
- Show Me What You Got (score)
- Dusty Steps Into History (score)
- Start Your Engines (score)
- Leg 2/Bulldog Thanks Dusty (score)
- Skipper Tries to Fly (score)
- Dusty & Ishani (score)
- The Tunnel (score)
- Running on Fumes (score)
- Get Above the Storm (score)
- Dusty Has to Ditch (score)
- Skipper’s Story (score)
- You’re a Racer (score)
- Leg 7 (score)
- Skipper to the Rescue (score)
- Dusty Soars (score)
- 1st Place (score)
- A True Victory (score)
- Honorary Jolly Wrench (score)
- Skipper’s Theme (Volo Pro Veritas) (score)
- Love Machine - Carlos Alazraqui and Antonio Sol
- Ein Crop Duster Can Race - Dave Wittenberg
- Armadillo (score)
Disney Interactive released Planes: The Video Game on August 6, 2013. It was released on the Wii, Wii U, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS.
DisneyToon is already working on a sequel called Planes: Fire & Rescue. It has been confirmed by Carlos Alazraqui that the Planes series will be a trilogy. Instead of publishing an Art of book for the first film, Chronicle Books will publish The Art of Planes 1 & 2 to coincide with the release of the sequel. The sequel was originally titled with the "2", but on June 13, 2013, it was removed from the title. It was also announced to have a 3D theatrical release on July 18, 2014.
Besides the Planes trilogy, DisneyToon is considering to make more spin-offs that would feature other vehicles like boats and trains, and which may go into production if the Planes series is well received. John Lasseter said: "I kept thinking about—I’m a big train fanatic. I love trains. And I started thinking about trains, and boats and airplanes. And I kept wanting to have more and more of those type of characters. [...] It’s one of the ideas, that there will be an ongoing series. It almost starts getting into this thing where we fall in love with these plane characters, we want to see more and more stories with them. And then you start doing other vehicles and stuff like that. Yeah. So it kind of is a bigger idea that can keep expanding."
- The Cars Toons episode Air Mater introduced elements of Planes, including Propwash Junction, Dusty's hometown; Skipper, his mentor; and Sparky, Skipper's assistant. Mater drops an allusion to Planes at the end of the short as he says that "They oughta make a whole movie about planes" and looks directly at the camera.
- Planes takes on some of Pixar's traditions. Like both of the installments of the Cars franchise, it features reporters of the Racing Sports Network covering its sportive event. It also includes a cameo of John Ratzenberger, who has had a voicing role in all of Pixar's films.
- While the film is focusing on planes, there are cars involved in the movie, and some can be seen in the stands of one of the races.
- This is the first DisneyToon film to be a successor to a Pixar film. Previous productions focused on mainly Disney properties.
- On July 14, 2013, Disney Channel held a "Night of Flight" event, featuring sneak peeks at new characters from the movie, during its "Night of Premieres" lineup, which included all-new episodes of its programs.
- When Dusty explains to Skipper about wanting to prove of being more than just a crop duster, one of the Cars 2 Porto Corsa vintage artworks can be seen on the wall.
- In one of the stories in the World of Cars book, the Statue of Liberty is a Ford Model T. But in this film, it's a forklift.
- The designs of the world landmarks (such as the Taj Mahal - ताज महल, and the Great Wall of China - 万里长城) do not resemble how they do in the credits at the end of Cars 2, as they were car-ified in that film. But here, they're plane-ified.
- Yellow Bird seems to have his number changed in different parts. The qualifier leaderboard and Yellow Bird's tent as well as his appearance in the Germany to India leg show his number as 17. In New York and on the leaderboard at the start of the China to Mexico leg, his number is 1.
- When Dusty and Ripslinger are talking to each other at the pit row in New York, Little King is seen behind Dusty. When Dusty explains to the racers about El Chupacabra, Little King is in his tent. However, it could be that Little King drove to his tent during the close-ups of El Chu.
- When Dusty explains to El Chupacabra about Rochelle before the New York to Iceland leg begins, the "D7" and Jolly Wrenches insignia on Dusty are missing.
- When Dusty is escorted by Bravo and Echo to Dwight D. Flysenhower, his GPS antenna that Zed broke off is back on. It then disappears after they reach the Flysenhower.
- When the camera moves around the Flysenhower at the end of the film, there is a barrier fully surrounding the aircraft elevator/lift with Dusty and Skipper. In the close-up (when the elevator reaches the flight deck), the barrier has disappeared. The barrier should only retract into the deck of the lift once it reaches the flight deck (and not before), as it's to stop people and aircraft going over the edge.