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Cars Gets Planes Direct-to-Video Spin Off on Blu-ray

DisneyToon Studios has announced a new, feature-length CG-animated comedy action adventure film, Planes, which will be a direct-to-video release and spin off of the popular Cars CG-animated hit from Pixar. So far, the studio has only said that the film will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD in Spring 2013.

Film synopsis:

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.

See the press release below for further details:

Press release:

BURBANK, Calif. – February 17, 2011 – The sky’s the limit as DisneyToon Studios proudly
announces PLANES – a spectacular, full-length CG animated comedy action adventure movie
for everyone set high above the world of CARS. 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. PLANES will arrive on Blu-ray™ and DVD in
Spring 2013.

“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.

Fasten your seatbelt as more information on PLANES will be arriving shortly.

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS
For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney
Company (DIS: NYSE) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to
consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures,
which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Touchstone
Pictures; and Marvel. Through the Home Entertainment division, innovative distribution methods
provide access to creative content across multiple platforms. Original music and motion-picture
soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical
Group produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and
Disney LIVE! For more information, visit www.disney.com.
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