Posted Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 08:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
A high-flying spinoff of Pixar's 'Cars' is in the works for home video.
In an early press announcement, DisneyToon Studios is working on the CGI animated 'Planes' for a direct-to-video release in the spring of 2013.
'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.
“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.”
Specs, supplements, suggested list price, and a release date have not been set yet.
You can find the latest specs for 'Planes' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under PENDING.
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