‘Cars’ Spinoff ‘Planes’ Confirmed for Spring 2013

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It’s official: The Cars direct-to-video spinoff is ready to take flight.

DisneyToon Studios has announced Planes, a full-length CG-animated movie set for release in spring 2013.

The movie will introduce a cast of daredevil plans from across the globe, all inspired by the world of Pixar’s Cars.

“We had such a great time exploring the world of Cars over the course of two films, so it seemed only natural for us to see where our imaginations would take us in a film where planes were the main characters,” says John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. “By expanding the Cars world, Planes gave us a whole new set of fun-filled situations and a great opportunity to introduce some fantastic new characters. The team at DisneyToon Studios has done such an amazing job creating a heartfelt story filled with great comedy, adventure, and emotion. I know audiences are going to love taking off into the wild blue yonder with these daredevil characters, as they experience a whole new kind of animated adventure.”

DisneyToon is a division of Walt Disney Animation and is based in Burbank. It has produced numerous TV series and direct-to-video features, including the TinkerBell series of DVD features.