Synopsis: Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true.
Release Date: August 9, 2013
Thoughts: Pixar’s Cars and its sequel were probably my least favorite of their impressive family of films. So the trailer for their latest endeavor, the off-shot Planes doesn’t send me sky high with excitement. Originally intended as being a direct to video release, Disney saw a spot in their schedule (though Monsters University is also coming out in 2013) they needed to fill so have bumped this one up to a theatrical run in hopes of increasing their box office take for Summer 2013. Looking at the box office returns for the Cars series, you can hardly blame them…but at the same time you totally can. Jon Cryer had recorded all of the tracks for the lead role but was recently replaced by the exhausting Dane Cook…just another reason to have a stay-cation from the movie theaters the weekend this is released.