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'Escape from Planet Earth' with Brendan Fraser and Cast in New Featurette

Up until now, Weinstein Company's animated family adventure Escape from Planet Earth has remained as somewhat of a quiet mystery. Sure, a trailer came out a few months ago and there will be plenty of interviews arriving online as the cast gets set for the February 15 release date. But what is this movie about?

A new featurette hopes to not only answer that question but entice moviegoers looking for some animated comedy to check out the film during the busy pseudo-holiday weekend.

In short, Brendan Fraser and Rob Corddry play brothers from another planet. Scorch (Fraser) is an intergalactic hero/explorer who gets all the buzz and admiration while his brother Gary (Corddry) is the nerdy, nuts-and-bolts guy of the duo.

When Scorch responds to an SOS call from planet Earth, he and his brother end up getting captured and imprisoned in Area 51, where they'll have to work together to break out and return home.

Joining Fraser and Corddry in the voice cast are Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sofia Vergara, Jane Lynch, George Lopez, Craig Robinson and Ricky Gervais. Each talk about their character in the film and what drew them to the role.

There's also an extensive look at the music in the film, which ranges from a 110-piece orchestral soundtrack to various pop musicians including Owl City and Cody Simpson.

Check out the featurette below along with the trailer and sound off if you're interested in seeing this movie. Opening on the same weekend as the return of John McClane, Nicholas Sparks and Beautiful Creatures, Escape from Planet Earth looks to offer an alternative and entertaining ride for families and fans of animated features.

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