DisneyToon Studios PLANES in 3D Coming August 9, 2013

Walt Disney Studios first announced PLANES at the 2011 D23 Expo.  It was supposed to be a straight-to-video home release coming in Spring 2013.  In December 2012, Disney surprisingly announced that PLANES would open in theaters August 9, 2013.  Furthermore, the film will be released in 3D.  This could explain why the re-release of “The Little Mermaid” in 3D, originally scheduled for September 13, 2013 was recently dropped from this year’s Walt Disney Studios slate.  Continue reading for all the images, trailers, and details we have for PLANES.  For more family movie news, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

Update July 25, 2013

Three new clips released for Disney’s PLANES, and be sure to check out the dedicated PLANES Racing Sports Network You Tube channel.

“Dusty Meets El Chupacabra” - of course, it was in Spanish, so I didn’t understand everything

“Bulldog Shamed” - hope I can get over it… oh, I just did!

“Strut Jetstream” - what’s goin’ on here, does everyone get to fly today?

Update July 16, 2013

Printable “Race to the Finish” activity sheets for Disney’s PLANES

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Update June 26, 2013

Partnership with American Airlines announced in this new spot for Disney’s PLANES.

Update June 21, 2013

Four character posters released for Disney’s PLANES.

Update June 14, 2013

A Father’s Day e-card and activities to spend the day with Dad from Disney’s PLANES.

Download Spend the day with dad! Father's Day Activities

Update May 29, 2013

Full trailer released for Disney’s PLANES - revealing the hero and underdog Dusty, afraid of heights.

Update May 16, 2013

Walt Disney Studios released a featurette called “Disney’s Planes Takes Flight” featuring the sweeping and soaring music of the film’s composer Mark Mancina.

Update May 7, 2013

Coloring, connect-the-dots, and other activity pages for Disney’s PLANES.

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Update April 2, 2013

First sneak peek at Disney’s PLANES released.

Update March 27, 2013

First theatrical poster released for Disney’s PLANES and full voice cast revealed including a voice homage to Top Gun, Seinfeld’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and former Monty Python member John Cleese.

Disney's PLANES

Update February 28, 2013

Walt Disney Studios announced Dane Cook will voice the lead character of “Dusty” in “Disney’s Planes” replacing Jon Cryer.

Dusty from PLANES ©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Original article from January 19, 2013 follows below…

From Walt Disney Studios Press Release

From above the world of “Cars” comes Disney’s “Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure
featuring Dusty, a small-town plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer.  But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights.  So he turns to naval aviator Skipper, who helps Dusty qualify to take on Ripslinger, the defending champ of the race circuit.  Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.  “Planes” takes off in theaters in 3D on Aug. 9, 2013, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.




John Lasseter introduces PLANES at the 2011 D23 Expo ©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.


Dusty, the small-town crop-duster from DisneyToon Studios’ upcoming feature “Planes,” has found his voice: Emmy Award-winning actor Jon Cryer, lands the role of the daring dreamer who takes on the most notoriously grueling air race in history, and in the process gives a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.  “Planes,” an all-new, CG-animated comedy action adventure, flies into theaters in 2013.

“We are incredibly excited to have Jon Cryer on board as the voice of Dusty,” said John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios.  “Jon brings so much comedy and believability to this character who dreams of soaring alongside his heroes in the ‘Wings Around the Globe’ Rally.  ‘Planes’ is a wonderful story that takes audiences on a great ride and Jon brings so much heart to the film.”

Jon Cryer (left) and John Lasseter (right) announcing PLANES at the 2011 D23 EXPO ©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.


Cryer has starred in the hit CBS series “Two and a Half Men” for seven years, winning an Emmy® in 2003 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.  His credits also include films like “Due Date,” “Hot Shots” and “Pretty in Pink.”

Dusty lives in the small town of Propwash Junction, and the single-prop agriculture plane could not be further from the lean, mean, trophy-winning machines he idolizes – and his co-workers remind him constantly.  His mentor Skipper is convinced that Dusty has the engine to compete with the best, and helps encourage him to pursue his lifelong dreams.  But if Dusty wants to make his dreams a reality, he’ll need to push himself further than he ever imagined.  With the help and support of a crew of all-new and hilarious characters, Dusty wings his way into the biggest challenge of his life.

“Planes,” set to introduce audiences to an entirely new and hilarious crew of daredevils from every corner of the globe, draws inspiration from the immensely popular world of Disney•Pixar’s “Cars.”  Created, written and produced by DisneyToon Studios under the creative leadership of John Lasseter and directed by Emmy® nominated Klay Hall, “Planes” takes off with an international cast of the fastest air racers around, in a comedy packed with action and adventure.

Fasten your seatbelt and secure your carry-on items, more information on “Planes” will be arriving shortly.

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Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.