The 1987 movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles captured the attention of moviegoers everywhere. Disney is going about this theme a little differently, creating films for each mode of transportation. In 2006 they released the popular film Cars, followed by Cars 2 in 2011. And Disney’s California Adventure Theme Park added a Cars Land in 2012. Now Disney Studios is gearing up — no pun intended — for their new release later this year — Planes.
The voice talent of Planes was recently announced. Those adding their voices to the newest animated film Disney hopes will be as well received as their others are: Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Cedric the Entertainer, Julia Louise-Dreyfus, John Cleese, Roger Craig Smith, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Sinbad, and more.
There has not been any mention of a “Trains” story in their future, but with the release of Planes in 2013, the studio is two-thirds of the way to a Planes, Trains and Automobiles — aka Cars — set of animated movies.
The premise of Disney’s Planes 3D animated comedy adventure is akin to “The little engine that could.” A little airplane dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer, but he’s afraid of heights. With the help of others, little Dusty musters up the courage to fulfill his dream.
Disney’s Planes is set to open August 9, 2013.