Dec. 29, 2012
-- After the success of Cars, Disney is gearing up for their new movie ‘Planes’, slated for a cinema release worldwide on August 9th 2013. Contrary to a previous statement, Disney will be bringing this animated film to theaters near you soon, rather than releasing it straight to DVD.
Planes is a spinoff of the very popular Disney Pixar ‘Cars’ series and was first mentioned in the series ‘Mater's Tall Tales’. At the end of the 'Air Mater' episode the characters joked that they should make a whole movie about planes, and that is what gave birth to the idea behind this new movie. Voice stars for Planes includes Jon Cryer of ‘Two and a Half Men’ fame as the main character “Dusty Crophopper”, Stacy Keach will keep his role from the short animated film as Skipper and Brad Garrett from ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ has done the voice over for Chug.
Planes is expected to be another theatrical and merchandising hit, and the fact that one Facebook fan page has over 6700 fans is a proof of that. Although Pixar isn't producing the film, John Lasseter will be one of the producers. In one of is interviews, he stated “We had a lot of fun exploring the world of Cars (http://pixar.wikia.com/Cars
) and filming it; and after making two movies with the characters, we wanted to see where our imaginations would take us if we made a film that took the concept and made it sky bound. We expanded the world of Cars, and with Planes we got to explore many new fun-filled situations and also got the perfect opportunity to introduce some fantastic new characters to the series. The team at DisneyToon Studios (http://pixar.wikia.com/DisneyToon_Studios
) has done such an amazing job creating a heartfelt story filled with great comedy, adventure, and emotion. We are sure that our viewers will enjoy this new tale of fun, courage and friendship as they experience a new kind of animated adventure Cars style”.
It was announced on August 20, 2011 at the D23 Expo that Jon Cryer will be the voice of the main protagonist Dusty, though he is rumored to be dropped and a new actor for voice over is yet to be announced. James Seymour Brett is set to write the film's score. For more information on the movie and to keep up with all new news until the release, join the fan page at http://www.facebook.com/PlanesTheMovieFanpage