Disney “Planes” Movie Update

February 19, 2011 • By Home

Disney has issued a press release with more details about the movie “Planes,” which is a spin-off of Disney/Pixar’s hit franchise “Cars.” The movie will be produced by DisneyToon Studios and will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD in Spring 2013.

The movie will have an original cast of fun characters and will draw inspiration from the “Cars” movies. Here is what John Lasseter, the Chief Creative Officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, said about the new movie:

We had such a great time exploring the world of ‘Cars’ over the course of two films, so it seemed only natural for us to see where our imaginations would take us in a film where planes were the main characters. By expanding the Cars world, ‘Planes’ gave us a whole new set of fun-filled situations and a great opportunity to introduce some fantastic new characters. The team at DisneyToon Studios has done such an amazing job creating a heartfelt story filled with great comedy, adventure, and emotion. I know audiences are going to love taking off into the wild blue yonder with these daredevil characters, as they experience a whole new kind of animated adventure.

The main character in the animated adventure will be Dusty, a small-town dreamer who wants to enter an around-the-world air race, even though he has a fear of heights! Dusty enlists the help of a number of friends to enter into the biggest challenge and adventure of his life.

We’ll keep you posted when more details are released.

Source: DisneyToon Studios

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