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Planet 51

Released

Nov 20, 2009

Latest Home Video

Mar 09, 2010

MPAA Rating

PG

Cast

Dwayne Johnson
Seann William Scott
Jessica Biel

Studio

2009 TriStar Pictures

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Still shot from the movie: Planet 51.

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Synopsis

We've seen plenty of movies where aliens arrive on Earth to a hostile welcome from fearful humans. But have you ever wondered how the inhabitants of other worlds would feel about us if we dropped in from the sky? Well, on Planet 51, that is exactly what happens!

Content Details

Why Is Planet 51 Rated PG?

Planet 51 is rated PG for mild sci-fi action and some suggestive humor.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Planet 51...

This animated film includes depictions of alien attacks, soldiers being vaporized, weapon use, destroyed buildings and massive explosions. Characters fear being brainwashed or eaten, causing one child to vomit. A man’s fingers are caught in a car door and he is pulled down the street. Characters with guns destroy a bowling alley and other places of business. Alien visitors are shot at and locked in cages. Soldiers are given orders to shoot one another and later they are subjected to electrocution. Two men have their brains surgically removed and another man is threatened with the same fate. The script contains suggestive comments about male and female anatomy, mating practices and suppositories. As well there are portrayals of misinterpreted actions between two men. A brief, veiled reference to sodomy is made along with other sexual innuendo. Characters’ naked buttocks are seen momentarily. The script contains some name-calling and a profanity.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Planet 51.

This film gives the nod to several other sci-fi and classic films by re-enacting scenes from them. See if you can find the depictions that are similar to Wall-E, War of the Worlds and Singin’ In The Rain. When E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is accidentally left behind after a visit to Earth, he meets with a similar welcome to what Chuck experiences on Planet 51.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
G Violence.
AB G
MB G Violence.
ON PG Frightening Scenes
QC G
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: G

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Details on home video releases of Planet 51...

Release Date: 9 March 2010
Planet 51 releases on DVD with the following extras:
-Want More Fun?
- Life On Planet 51 - Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
- Exclusive Fun “Run Rover Run” Game!
- Animation Progression Reels
- Planetarium - The Voice Stars of Planet 51
- Music Video Montage
- Extended Scenes
- The World of Planet 51 - Explore the Sights and Sounds of Planet 51

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