Teaser Trailer for Disney’s Direct-to-DVD CARS Spin-Off, PLANES

     June 13, 2011

Last year, we reported that Disney was developing Planes, a direct-to-DVD spin-off to their hit franchise Cars.  However, Pixar would not be creating the film and instead Disney would be using Disney Toon Studios, the folks behind films like The Lion King 1½ and other direct-to-DVD sequels.  John Lasseter, in his capacity as Disney Animation Studios Chief Creative Officer, said in 2007 that he was stopping the direct-to-DVD animated sequels after viewing a work-in-progress version of a Tinkerbell movie.  But apparently that policy didn’t last because there have been five Tinkerbell movies since 2008 and now a teaser trailer for Planes has gone online.  I like how the teaser uses the intro to White Zombie’s “More Human Than Human” when the actual song starts with the track being overlayed with the sounds of a woman having an orgasm.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  Planes is set to arrive on DVD and Blu-ray in spring 2013.

Trailer via /Film.

Here’s the press release [also via /Film]:

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.

“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.

Planes will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD in Spring 2013.


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