Planes is a 2013 upcoming direct-to-DVD spin-off of the 2006 animated film Cars. Pixar Animation Studios, the production team of Cars, however, will not be producing the film. Instead, it will be produced by the other production team DisneyToon Studios. It is set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray in Fall 2013.
Despite that Pixar isn’t producing the film, John Lasseter, being in charge of both Disney and Pixar, will be one of the producers.
Lasseter had this to say about the film:
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.
On August 20, 2011 at the D23 Expo it was announced that Jon Cryer will be the voice of the main protagonist Dusty.
A sequel, titled Planes 2: Fire and Rescue, is also in the works.
Voice cast :
- Jon Cryer: Dusty Crophopper
- Stacy Keach: Skipper
- Brad Garrett: Chug
- Carlos Alazraqui: El Chupacabra
Official Trailer :
Directed by- Klay Hall
Produced by- John Lasseter
Starring- Jon Cryer
Music by- James Seymour Brett
Studio- DisneyToon Studios
Distributed by- Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Release date(s)- Fall 2013