You probably thought that with no Cars sequel slated for release this year, you wouldn't be forced to look at another post about Pixar's anthropomorphized autos on Autoblog. Since they tell me I'm certifiably obsessed with this franchise, think again.

Planes, the upcoming feature from Disney Animation (notably missing any Pixar branding) slated for an August 9 release, is set in the world of Cars, or rather, above it. A new trailer for the movie, once thought to be a Straight-to-DVD release until the Mouse changed its mind, reveals that Cars characters are everywhere. The movie is about a crop-dusting plane named Dusty (voiced by Dane Cook) who dreams of competing in aerial races, where the grandstands, pits and announcers' booth are all filled with cars.

The new trailer below also reveals a flying car character that bridges both machine... um, races? We don't yet know the character's name, role in the movie or the voice actor who brings him to life, but that's what 36 followup posts between now and August 9 are for. Kidding!


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      SquareFour
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yeah, this movie isn't Pixar, it's a DisneyToon Studios production. The story is that the idea came about when one of the Pixar (or maybe Disney) artists produced a doodle of some planes, trains and boats in the "Cars" style. It kind of caught fire from there. Planes isn't so much a money grab as it is a sound business decision. In fact, this movie (the first in a trilogy) wasn't originally planned for a theatrical release. It was created as a direct-to-DVD feature, but it turned out surprisingly well and the decision was made to give it a shot in theatres. Kids are already pretty excited for it. At the very least, it's giving some work to some washed-up and/or underutilized actors/performers: Dane Cook as Dusty Crophopper.[10][11] He was inspired by the Air Tractor AT-502, Cessna and the PZL-Mielec M-18 Dromader.[12] Stacy Keach as Skipper Riley, a Chance Vought F4U Corsair and Dusty's mentor.[13][14] Priyanka Chopra as Ishani, a Pan-Asian champ from India[15] Brad Garrett as Chug, a fuel truck[14][16] Teri Hatcher as Dottie, a forklift[14] Cedric the Entertainer as Leadbottom, a biplane[14] Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Rochelle[14] John Cleese as Bulldog, a de Havilland DH.88 Comet Carlos Alazraqui as El Chupacabra, a Gee Bee Model R[12][17] Roger Craig Smith as Ripslinger, a custom-built carbon-fiber plane and Dusty's rival.[6][14] Gabriel Iglesias as Ned and Zed, Ripslinger's henchmen[14] Val Kilmer as Bravo, a Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet[14] Anthony Edwards as Echo, a Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet[14] Colin Cowherd as Colin Cowling, a blimp[14] Sinbad as Roper, a forklift[14] Oliver Kalkofe as Franz aka Fliegenhosen, a German minicar[18] Brent Musburger as Brent Mustangburger, a 1964½ Ford Mustang[18] David Croft as Lofty Crofty[19] Grey DeLisle as TBA[6] Rob Paulsen as TBA[6] John Ratzenberger as a pitty[12]
      Porsche4life
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ones a car starts flying its gonna be called an airplane i don't understand why people say flying car. It's an airplane
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Porsche4life
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      yyz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Say, is this going to be a global warming propaganda / anti big oil flick too, like Cars 2?
      Drachen
      • 1 Year Ago
      As long as Mater/Larry the Cable Guy isn\'t in it.....
      mr higgens
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is not a Pixar movie and the first movie was not either.
        SquareFour
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mr higgens
        Yep, this isn't Pixar, it's "DisneyToon Studios", but the the 1st movie was indeed Pixar. Matter of fact, It was the last independent Pixar film.
      sirjaysmith
      • 1 Year Ago
      I miss the independant pixar, they wouldn't milk a franchise like this. They should have left cars and the whole theme alone after 1, and left a good legacy behind, but now its getting dragged through the mud.
        desoto4jsb
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sirjaysmith
        Explain Toy Story and the 2 sequels, and a number of shorts with the same characters. Pixar milks with the best of them.
      michigan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Movie shill blog
      Jeremy Keller
      • 1 Year Ago
      How about the Maverick having some REAL competition? After all, I would like the technology to catch on, and catch on in style, now that it seems to work. I would even like flying cars and flying saucers to displace the conventional aeroplanes and helicopters altogether, except perhaps for special occasions. I am featured on the BBC website and anxious to bring my weblinks to everyone's attention. To find me on Facebook just search for: car flying car Maverick plane driven Rolls-Royce Autocar Auto Express Rolls-Royce Austin 7 martian rovers Kepler 22-b solar system robots Roboy quadcopters
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