Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad, Marcos Martínez
Written By: Joe Stillman, Javier Abad, Jorge Blanco, Marcos Martínez, Ignacio Pérez Dolset
Runtime: 91 minutes
Jessica Biel as Neera (voice)
John Cleese as Professor Kipple (voice)
Gary Oldman as General Grawl (voice)
Dwayne Johnson as Captain Charles T Baker (voice)
Justin Long as Lem
Seann William Scott as Skiff
On Planet 51, green humanoids with snail-like feelers and pointed ears live peacefully in a society reminiscent of 1950s America, but with alien technology and with 1950s-themed alien homes. In the town of Glipforg, Lem is a teenage boy with a new part-time job at the local planetarium and a long-time crush on his neighbour Neera.
His best friend is Skiff, a big fan of the Humaniacs films. At a barbecue Neera’s family is having, Lem tries to ask her on a date, but her hippie friend, Glar, keeps interrupting with his protest songs.
Just then, a mysterious spacecraft goes into orbit around Planet 51 and sends out a signal. On Planet 51, under a secret Army installation called Base 9 (their version of Area 51), there is a basement filled with Earth artefacts including robotic satellites launched by the United States and the Soviet Union.
The spacecraft’s signal activates Rover, a wheeled A.I. probe. Rover escapes, following a program to locate the newly arrived astronaut. The Planetary Army becomes suspicious after Rover’s escape and begins to investigate.
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