We first heard about Planes, a spin-off to Disney and Pixar’s Cars films, back in July 2010 and it was then officially announced this past February. Well, now it has become a living, breathing, moving piece of cinema… or at least a teaser trailer.
Walt Disney Pictures just released the teaser trailer for Planes, which is a direct-to-DVD and Blu-ray feature from DisneyToon Studios and not Pixar, despite the fact it is a spin-off from Cars. The film 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.
Now, while this isn’t a feature related to Pixar, and is likely Disney’s attempt to continue the direct-to-video success they’ve found with their Tinker Bell films, Cars and Cars 2 director John Lasseter, who is also Chief Creative Officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, was quoted earlier saying, “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 film is expected to hit shelves Spring 2013. Have a look at the teaser and let me know what you think in the comments below.
TEASER REMOVED AT THE REQUEST OF THE STUDIO
How much would you be willing to bet the Jason Isaacs voiced character from Cars 2, Siddeley (a corporate jet with the firepower of a F15) makes an appearance in this film?