Last summer it was leaked that Disney was going to develop a Cars spin off movie called Planes. The film will be developed by DisneyToon Studios, and is planned to be a direct to DVD movie. There was very little information on the movie when it was first announced, but today Disney has sent out an official announcement with more details on the films story, which revolves around a small-town dreamer Dusty who wants to enter a globe-circling air race, but is afraid of heights.
An airplane affraid of hieghts? Come on, really? That doesn't make much sense, but then neither does a world full of talking cars and planes. It's Disney, it's for the kids, what do you expect?
Here's the official press release:
The sky’s the limit as DisneyToon Studios proudly announces PLANES – a spectacular, full-length CG animated comedy action adventure movie for everyone set high above the world of CARS. PLANES will introduce an entirely original and hilarious crew of daredevils from every corner of the globe and draws inspiration from the immensely popular Disney•Pixar’s CARS world. PLANES will arrive on Blu-ray™ and DVD in Spring 2013.
“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,” commented John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. “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.”
PLANES takes off with an international cast of the fastest air racers around, in a comedy packed with action and adventure starring Dusty, a small town dreamer who longs to enter the most epic around-the-world air race … despite his fear of heights. With the help and support of a fleet of new and hilarious characters, Dusty wings his way into the biggest challenge of his life.
Fasten your seatbelt as more information on PLANES will be arriving shortly.