Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 19, 2013
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $44.99, Blu-ray 3D $49.99
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Yes, Disney’s Planes is like Cars in the sky.
The animated movie was originally planned to debut on DVD and Blu-ray, but flew to theaters first instead.
Planes tells the story a crop duster, appropriately named Dusty (voiced by Dane Cook, Answers to Nothing), who dreams of flying in the greatest air race ever. However, he has two problems: He’s not built for speed and he’s afraid of heights. It’s his friends to the rescue as Dusty finds his courage.
The PG-rated family film’s voice cast also includes Stacy Keach (End of the Road), Brad Garrett (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone), Teri Hatcher (Coraline), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (TV’s Veep), John Cleese (Winnie the Pooh), Cedric the Entertainer (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted), Anthony Edwards (Flipped) and Val Kilmer (Twixt).
Planes grossed $86.8 million in theaters. It’s a good take, but much less than Cars‘ $244 million or Cars 2‘s $191 million.
The reviews might not have helped, with Planes getting only 26% approval by critics on Rotten Tomatoes, although moviegoers liked it more with 53%.
- “Klay’s Flight Plan” about director Klay Hall’s journey during the making of Planes and his family connection to aviation, including Klay landing on an aircraft carrier to get first-hand experience on the flight deck
- four “Meet the Racers” featurettes with El Chupacabra, Ripslinger, Dusty and Ishani.
The Blu-ray and select digital retailers also have these:
- “Exclusive Franz’s Song” with the newly released finished animated song with the German mini-car Franz Fliegenhosen
- two deleted scenes with introductions by director Klay Hall and producer Traci Balthazor-Flynn
- and “Top 10 Flyers” with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd hosting a countdown of the greatest aviators in history.
Buy or Rent Planes
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