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The anthropomorphic world of the "Cars" franchise is transported to the skies in this exhilarating 3-D animated adventure, directed by Klay Hall. A spirited crop-duster (voice of Dane Cook) dreams of life as an air racer. He's fast, but he has a potentially fatal flaw: Used to flying low and slow over the fields, he's afraid of heights. Determined to succeed, he persuades a crusty veteran of wartime air battles (voice of Stacy Keach), to train him for a race around the world, where the aircraft to beat is a devious fellow American (voice of Roger Craig Smith). The animation dazzles with acrobatic races over beautiful scenery, while the plot offers good lessons for kids about friendship and overcoming obstacles.

Watch out for: A few perilous situations.

Rated: A-I, general patronage; MPAA: PG, parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2013