Disney Preps 'Planes' for Theatrical Release!

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Previously set to be a 2013 direct-to-video release, DisneyToon Studio’s Cars spinoff Planes has been upgraded to an August 9, 2013 theatrical release, Box Office Mojo reports.

This could be a good sign for those wary about the film, as this push suggests that Disney has confidence in the spinoff (keep in mind that Toy Story 2 was also a direct-to-video production before receiving the same treatment). It could, however, just be another result of John Lasseter being more fond of the Cars franchise than most. This should lead to even more confusion over whether Planes is a Pixar production or not, and may even create some unintended box office competition for Monsters University towards the end of its run.

Watch the teaser for Planes below:

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Last modified: December 21, 2012