Blu-ray, 3D, DVD Release: Planes

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

PlanesYes, 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%.

Planes Blu-ray boxThe Blu-ray, DVD and select digital retailers will include these special features:

  • “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.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.