Walt Disney Pictures has announced that their upcoming animated film Planes will be released in movie theaters on August 9, 2013. This is great news as the original plan was for a direct to home dvd and video release.
Here is a Disney Planes trailer so you can get a taste of the movie:
Planes revisits the world created for Lightning McQueen and his friends in Cars. The story centers around Dusty – a plane from the small town of Propwash Junction who dreams of flying in a round the world race.
Even though the movie is very much in the Pixar Cars genre it has been produced by DisneyToon Studios which is responsible for the straight to dvd productions. This will leave some movie fans wondering how the quality will translate to the big screen. But what we have to remember that John Lasster’s hand is in all Disney animation products we can hopefully be reassured that this will be a movie worth watching. John Lasster said in an earlier press release: “The team at DisneyToon Studios has done such an amazing job creating a heartfelt story filled with great comedy, adventure, and emotion.