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Escape From Planet Earth is a 2013 animated movie from Rainmaker Entertainment; starring the voices of Rob Corddry, Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson, William Shatner, George Lopez and Sofia Vergara.Alien astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser), beloved hero to the people of the planet Baab, and brother of Gary (Rob Corddry) - head of the BASA mission control - is sent on a rescue mission by BASA chief Lena (Jessica Alba) to the "Dark Planet" (Earth), but Gary has to step up when Scorch is captured by the evil Area 51 commander Shanker (William Shatner).
Catch Phrase: Scorch's "Scorch me, baby!" when he's about to attack.
Chekhov's Skill/Chekhov's Gun: Kip is good at flying a remote-controlled model of Scorch's ship, Gary demonstrates that the real ship can be piloted by remote control from BASA Mission Control. Then the real ship's controls go dead at a crucial moment while Kip is hiding in Mission Control...
Foreshadowing: A lot of emphasis is put on Gary's timing in telling his brother when to shoot his grappling hook in the opening sequence. It turns out Scorch can't use it effectively at all without Gary's help, and it ultimately causes him to be captured.
Freudian Excuse: Shanker wants to exterminate all aliens in the Universe because the Greys killed his father in a flying-saucer crash.
Gentle Giant: Downplayed with Scorch since he's not exactly a guy without faults, but they don't outweigh his good parts.
Genre Savvy: As opposed to the above, Gary knows that Shanker has devious plans for the laser ray. So not only does he only pretend to fix it, he uses it to set off a Rube Goldberg Device trap to later free himself and his brother from the freeze chamber.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Scorch can be quite arrogant, loud and obnoxious, especially to his brother, Gary. He's also the Cool Uncle to Kip, brave, loves his girlfriend dearly, and actually admits to Gary that he always wanted to be like him. Have a great wife and a great kid.
My God, What Have I Done?: When Shanker threatens to break off with Lena, she's realized she's being used. But she may have just been acting, and apparently is still going with the plan of galactic domination without Shanker.
Nice Hat: The hat that Kip wore when he was watching his uncle on his mission.
Not the Fall That Kills You: Justified, If telekinetic aliens can catch them, they can also keep them from being squashed by the impact.
"Well Done, Dad" Guy: Gary desperately wants his only son, Kip, to look up to him and is heartbroken on how Kip wants to be just like his brother (Kip's uncle). Until Kip tells his father in the end that he wants to be just like him.