Watch: Disney's 'Planes' Take Flight in Gorgeous Score-Driven Promo

May 16, 2013
Source: Disney


It's not exactly a trailer, but Disney just release this gorgeous new promo for their Cars spin-off Planes (which was not created with Pixar Animation), that has some truly stunning animated landscapes and scenery. Using a lot of the flying sequences from the film (of which there are many when the main characters are actually airplanes), the promo uses a very uplifting score by the film's composer, Mark Mancina (Training Day, August Rush). The promo really makes it feel like the film has some heart, but the sneak peek with all the dialogue still has me a little leery. Maybe Disney can pull this one off without Pixar?

Here's the sneak preview trailer for Disney's Planes, via Disney Movie Trailers:

Planes is directed by Klay Hall ("King of the Hill," Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure) and follows Dusty (Dane Cook), a small town crop dusting plane who longs to enter the most epic around-the-world air race despite his fear of heights. But Dusty's not exactly built for racing, so he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. The voice cast also includes Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, John Cleese, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Garrett, Gabriel Igelsias, Teri Hatcher and more. Disney Animation sends Planes to theaters on on August 9th, 2013 this summer. Thoughts?

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  • N.
    Without Pixar it makes me a little uneasy even if Brave and Cars 2 weren't their best. This Promo however at least has peeked my interest!
  • Elyk1887's going to be kind of hard to make money when they just showed the whole movie
  • Spock
    Music is masking the flaws.
  • When the best way to promote your movie is remove all the dialog and make the audience forget that the lead character is played by Dane Cook, you're in trouble. Don't care how good it looks.
  • Matthew Sam Russell
    i feel as though this trailer is going to be better than the whole film put together. And even then mostly because of the score.
  • That was wayyyy tooo long
  • Benchwarmer
    I like the this trailer, we don't have to hear Dane Cooks voice.
  • $47353571
    I may be alone on this but I think this movie is going to be a huge hit for Disney and one of the bigger summer surprises. Cars despite being mediocre films has continued to be very popular with kids. Planes will be an even bigger draw just because kids are even more fascinated with planes than they are any other form of transportation. Unless the movie is painfully boring, which is doubtful because Disney's computer animation department has made some huge strides with their last few films and they seemed to hit a perfect grove in pacing, look and feel with Wreck it Ralph. Disney's last two films, Tangled and Wreck it Ralph, were better than Pixar's last two films, Cars 2 and Brave. Based on what is shown in this preview combined with what sounds like a very iconic score, Disney has taken the successful appeal of Cars and is applying their new formula to its universe. The soaring visuals in this preview seem to fit the world of a plane perfectly just like the 8 bit world of candy coated colors fit the world of wreck it ralph. And I know Dane Cook has his haters, but he's been lying low for awhile now, and you can't deny, annoying or not, the guy has charisma. What more could you ask for in a voice talent? He's got some gruff and swagger to his tone yet can't hide subtle insecurities. He might just be perfectly cast as a small town pilot/plane who wants to enter the biggest plane race in the world.
  • Scotty97
    It already looks like it has more character and "humanity" than either of the crappy Cars movies. Could be good. Could be ruined when we hear dialogue...
  • Jo
    The score used in the trailer sounds almost exactly like the How To Train Your Dragon score. It's essentially an Americana, heavier-brass version of Test Drive. ...To be honest, this movie seems like it'll be the same ol', same ol', and not deliver anything new or interesting. But hey, make the money and go back to it, right? Sad.




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