With a pair of disappointments including Cars 2 and last year’s Brave, Pixar decided it was best to keep their hands clean when it came to a spin-off of the former franchise — and it looks like they made the right decision. While head honcho John Lasseter is still producing Planes, this summer theatrical release comes from DisneyToon Studios and following an initial trailer, a new theatrical one has arrived.
Directed by Klay Hall, who last worked on the straight-to-DVD animation Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, it’s difficult to see how this one will appeal to those outside the toddler age-range, put perhaps that is all that these producers are going for. While some of the vistas are impressive, the story looks like another generic entry into the world of Cars. Check it out below and we can likely look for Boats, Trains and more coming our way in the near future.
From high above the world of “Cars,” flies “Planes,” Disney’s upcoming animated action-packed comedic adventure starring Dusty, a big-hearted, fast-flying crop duster who dreams of competing in the most exhilarating around-the-world air race in history. There’s only a couple of not-so-small problems – Dusty is not exactly built for racing and he also happens to be afraid of heights.
Despite his fear and with encouragement from his mentor, a naval aviator named Skipper, Dusty narrowly qualifies for the big competition. Dusty’s sportsmanship and speed begin to rattle the defending champ of the race circuit, Ripslinger, who will stop at nothing to see Dusty fail.
When disaster strikes during the climax of the final race, Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test. With the support of friends old and new, Dusty reaches heights he never dreamed possible and in the process, gives a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.
Planes arrives on August 9th.
Do you think this one has any wide-range appeal? Would you like to see more films in this series?
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