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PlanesWe want you to tell us which was 2013′s best animated film – and help decide the winner of the Animation category in this year’s Richard Attenborough Film Awards. You can cast your vote on the Movie Preview Network website but to help you make up your mind we’re posting brief reviews of the 10 nominated films. Next up is Planes.

A high-flying animation from Disney which inhabites the same would-be quirky, talking-vehicle world as Pixar’s Cars films. Dusty (voiced by Dane Cook) is a crop-dusting plane from America’s Midwest who has to overcome the odds (not to mention a fear of heights) to realise his dream to compete in a round-the-world air race. His fellow competitors include John Cleese’s bluff British plane, Bulldog (‘I don’t cry. I’m British’) and smooth-talking Mexican plane El Chupacabra. Listen out too for the voices of Val Kilmer and Anthony (ER) Edwards as a pair of fighter jets in a nifty nod to their roles in Top Gun! The globe-hopping story should certainly keep young viewers happy.

Here’s the shortlist, with our potted intros to jog your memory.

“Without Pixar on board, Disney’s latest animated effort fails to get off the ground“. Read the full review.

Click here to cast your vote.

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