Famed astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself trapped by evil forces on the distant “Dark Planet” (aka Earth) where only his nerdy brother Gary can save him in Escape from Planet Earth, an all-new 3D animated family comedy-adventure.
Planet Baab’s most celebrated space traveler, Scorch Supernova (voiced by Brendan Fraser), is a global hero whose interplanetary exploits are televised for the enjoyment of his ardent fans. With the help of his brainy brother Gary (Rob Corddry), head BASA Mission Control, Scorch has become a legend, winning the love of beautiful television reporter Gabby Babblebrock (Sofía Vergara) and the devotion of Gary’s hero-worshipping son Kip (Jonathan Morgan Heit).
When BASA’s no-nonsense chief, Lena (Jessica Alba), intercepts a distress signal from the Dark Planet, a notoriously dangerous world in the far reaches of the universe, Scorch jumps at the chance to attempt the once-in-a-lifetime rescue mission. But Gary tries to discourage his bother from making the trip, knowing that no intergalactic explorer has ever returned from the faraway world (also known as Earth).
Scorch realizes too late that he has been lured into a deadly ambush set by the power-crazed paramilitary leader General Shanker (William Shatner). When the trap snaps shut, imprisoning Scorch and some of the most brilliant minds in the universe, Gary rushes to their aid. What he discovers is a plot of interplanetary proportions that only his brains and Scorch’s brawn can stop.
Escape from Planet Earth features an all-star voice cast including Rob Corddry (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Hot Tub Time Machine), Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, The Quiet American), Sarah Jessica Parker (“Sex in the City,” New Year’s Eve), William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”), Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four, Little Fockers), Jane Lynch (“Glee,” 40 Year Old Virgin), Sofía Vergara (“Modern Family,” The Three Stooges), Craig Robinson (“The Office,” Hot Tub Time Machine), George Lopez (Beverly Hills Chihuahua, “The George Lopez Show”), Steve Zahn (“Treme,” Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Chris Parnell (“SNL,” Hotel Transylvania), Ricky Gervais (“The Office”, “The Ricky Gervais Show”) and Jonathan Morgan Heit (“Family Guy,” “Jake and the Neverland Pirates”).
The film is directed by Callan Brunker from a screenplay by Brunker and Bob Barlen based on a story by Tony Leech and Cory Edwards. The film is produced by Catherine Winder, Luke Carroll and Brian Inerfeld. Executive producers are Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Radenko Milakovic, Marvin Peart and Tony Leech. Director of photography is Matthew A. Ward. Animation director is Adam Wood. Editors are Matthew Landon and Scott Winlaw. Production designer is Barry E. Jackson.