Disney Set to Release “Planes” in 2013
Set to be released directly to Blu-ray and DVD, the film will follow the antics and adventures of entirely new cast of characters. Set to take center stage is Dusty, “a small town dreamer” – a crop duster, perhaps? – who sets his heart on competing in a trans-global air race – despite his fear of heights. Here’s what John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, had to say about the project:
“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.”
Rather than being a sequel or a spin-off to “Cars,” which is set to have its own sequel, “Cars 2,” released in theatres this summer, “Planes” draws “inspiration” from the previous film.