Planet 51

November 20th 2009
  • Animated/Sci-Fi,
  • PG-13,
  • 91 min,
  • Sony Pictures
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, Justin Long, Gary Oldman, Seann William Scott, John Cleese, Freddie Benedict, Alan Marriott, Mathew Horne, James Corden, Lewis Macleod, Rupert Degas, Rebecca Front, Vincent Marzello, Emma Tate, Pete Atkin, Laurence Bouvard, Brian Bowles
  • Directors: J. Blanco, J. Abad, M. Martinez
  • Writer: Joe Stillman
  • Producers: Guy Collins, Ignacio Pérez Dolset
  • Associate Producer: Thomas D. Adelman
  • Executive Producers: Mercedes Gamero, Ricardo García Arrojo, Peter D. Graves, Albie Hecht, Stephen Margolis, Albert Martinez Martin, Patrick Meehan, Javier Pérez Dolset, Juan Antonio Pérez Ramírez, Mercedes Rey, Jose A. Rodriguez, Michael Ryan
  • Art Direction: Fernando Juárez
  • Castings: Ruth Lambert, Karen Lindsay-Stewart, Robert McGee
  • Music: James Seymour Brett
  • Production Design: Julian Muñoz Romero


"Planet 51" is a galactic sized animated alien adventure comedy revolving around American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker, who lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world reminiscent of a cheerfully innocent 1950s America, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien Chuck! With the help of his robot companion "Rover" and his new friend Lem, Chuck must navigate his way through the dazzling, but bewildering, landscape of Planet 51 in order to escape becoming a permanent part of the Planet 51 Alien Invaders Space Museum.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • MPAA Warning: Mild sci-fi action and some suggestive humor
  • Production Budget: $60 million
  • Production Companies: Ilion Animation, HandMade Films, Antena 3 Films, DeA Planeta Home Entertainment
  • Production Schedule: November 2007 - March 2009

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- In November 2007, New Line Cinema acquired Planet 51 from Ilion Animation Studios while it was still in production.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 19 November 2009: Argentina, Malaysia, Russia, Ukraine
  • 19 November 2009: Canada
  • 19 November 2009: Greece
  • 19 November 2009: Brazil, Cyprus, Spain
  • 19 December 2009: Germany, Portugal
  • 19 December 2009: Iceland, Italy, UK
  • 19 December 2009: Australia, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore
  • 19 December 2009: Bulgaria
  • 19 December 2009: Turkey
  • 19 December 2009: Slovenia
  • 1 January 2010: Finland
  • 14 January 2010: Czech Republic, Slovakia
  • 15 January 2010: Sweden
  • 3 February 2010: France
  • 10 February 2010: Belgium, Netherlands