Disney's animated adventure Planes enters tailwind of Cars
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - For a film once slated to go straight to DVD, Disney's animated adventure Planes has some lofty ambitions: it not only wants to be a worthy spin-off of the Cars franchise, it also aspires to tell a global story.
Out in United States theatres on Friday, Planes portrays a fleet of aircraft that is as loveable as the automobiles in Cars, an underdog story of Dusty Crophopper who aspires to win the air racing championship that challenges contenders to fly around the globe.
The modest crop duster faces two problems, sizable ones at that: he's not built for racing and he is terrified of great heights.
With all odds seemingly against him, Dusty trains with veteran naval plane Skipper and qualifies for the race. In his journey, Dusty befriends other racers such as El Chupacabra, a Mexican plane with mannerism and dress of a luchador wrestler, and Ishani, an exotic plane from India.