U certificatePlanet 51 is a Film programme that first aired in 2009 and has been classified a U certificate.

Planet 51 is a 3 star programme

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Planet 51 (2009)

Directed by
Jorge Blanco
,
Javier Abad
,
Marcos Martínez

Jorge Blanco's animation is as witty and family-friendly as you'd expect from a film that's written by Joe Stillman, who also wrote Shrek and Shrek 2. Astronaut Chuck Baker lands on Planet 51, expecting to plant a flag, hit a few golf balls and go home. But this planet is inhabited by small, green aliens whose society mirrors that of 1950s America, complete with a fascination with alien-invasion films. The aliens are therefore terrified by their 'invader', just as he is by them. Only teenage astronomer Lem appears unperturbed. He befriends Chuck and, in shades of ET, hides him in his home, before they embark on a journey to get Chuck back to his ship before it returns to Earth. There's plenty for kids and parents alike to enjoy in this affectionate dig at 50s society. Vocal talents include Gary Oldman, Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel and John Cleese.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2009

Rating:
3/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: Spain/UK/USA

Filmed in Colour

When is Planet 51 next on TV?

It's next showing on Channel 4 December 26th, 6:25am and on Channel 4 Plus 1 December 26th, 7:25am. See more...

Cast

Image for Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson...Cap. Charles T. Baker
Image for Jessica BielJessica Biel...Neera
Image for Justin LongJustin Long...Lem
Image for Gary OldmanGary Oldman...General Grawl
Image for Seann William ScottSeann William Scott...Skiff
Image for John CleeseJohn Cleese...Professor Kipple
Freddie Benedict...Eckle
Alan Marriott...Glar
Image for Mathew HorneMathew Horne...Soldier Vesklin
Image for James CordenJames Corden...Soldier Vernkot
Lewis Macleod...Additional Voice
Rupert Degas...Additional Voice
Rebecca Front...Additional Voice
Vincent Marzello...Additional Voice
Emma Tate...Additional Voice