Apparently Disney is making a sequel to Pixar's "Cars" entitled Planes. Actually there's two "Planes" movies planned, the first of which is coming out next year.
"From high above the world of "Cars," flies "Planes," Disney's upcoming animated action-packed comedic adventure starring Dusty, a big-hearted, fast-flying crop duster who dreams of competing in the most exhilarating around-the-world air race in history. There's only a couple of not-so-small problems - Dusty is not exactly built for racing and he also happens to be afraid of heights.
Despite his fear and with encouragement from his mentor, a naval aviator named Skipper, Dusty narrowly qualifies for the big competition. Dusty's sportsmanship and speed begin to rattle the defending champ of the race circuit, Ripslinger, who will stop at nothing to see Dusty fail.
People seem to be divided over this film. Some are calling it the beginning of the end of Pixar-related films being "good." And they have good reason to worry, with DisneyToon Studios (aka the "Sequel Factory") producing this, some are expecting something along the same lines of awfulness as Tarzan 2.
The fact that it's a direct-to-DVD release also doesn't inspire much faith for some, but I've just watched a short called "Air Mater", which gives us a little taste of what "Planes" might be like. And it actually isn't that bad...a little cheesy perhaps...but definitely starting out stronger than expected in this little preview. Have a look here:
With all the planes we saw in the Cars movies, I'm glad that they are doing a movie about the aviation side of the Cars world. I just hope they do it justice. The plot has potential. Will the execution deliver?