Planet Chasers is a 2014 American animated science fiction action film produced by TjsWorld2011 Pictures and NovaStar Animation for 20th Century Fox. It was the eleventh film from TW2011 Pictures, as well as the fifth film from NovaStar Animation. It tells the story of a girl named Teddy (Tara Strong) who is picked up by a space flyer named Orlando (Adam McArthur) that wants to choose her to become a part of the Planet Chasers Justice Force, a team so far composed only of him, a special combat robot named Bee, and a wisecracking mechanic named Hutch, that intervenes with and dismantles corrupt intergalactic governments.
The film was the first from TW2011 Pictures and NovaStar Animation to be shot in the 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio, as well as the first film from both studios to be distributed by Fox since 2001's PuffRuff School: The Movie. It was also their first film to receive a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The film's score was composed by electronic musician Oneohtrix Point Never (aka Daniel Lopatin), known for his albums Returnal, Replica, and R Plus Seven.
Planet Chasers premiered on August 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, and was released on August 15, 2014 in the United States in RealD 3D, Digital 3D, and premium large format theatres. It received mixed reviews from critics, who praised its animation, characters, and Lopatin's score, but criticized its storyline for being somewhat derivative. Nonetheless, the film was a box office success, grossing $129.2 million worldwide against its $32 million budget. It was later released on Digital HD, DVD, and Blu-ray on December 9, 2014.
- A teaser trailer was released on October 20, 2013, and was attached to films such as Thor: The Dark World, Ender's Game, and Frozen.
- The first theatrical trailer was released on February 3, 2014, and was attached to films such as The Lego Movie, Muppets Most Wanted, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
- The second theatrical trailer was released on May 4, 2014, and was attached to films such as Maleficent, Million Dollar Arm, and Edge of Tomorrow.
- Main article: Planet Chasers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack