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Disney and Pixar's 'Planes' To See Theatrical Release

Walt Disney Pictures announces an August 9, 2013 release date for animated feature “Planes.”

Walt Disney Pictures has announced an August 9, 2013 release date for Cars spin-off Planes, according to a report by the Upcoming Pixar blog. The animated feature will go up against Sony's Elysium and We're the Millers.

The move marks a complete reversal from February 2011, when the studio announced Planes will debut on Blu-ray and DVD in the spring of 2013. AWN reported in August 2011 that Jon Cryer will star as Dusty Crophopper, a lowly cropdusting plane who lives in Propwash Junction and dreams of competing in a world-famous aerial race. There is just one problem, though. Dusty is afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true.

Klay Hall is directing the animated spin-off, which will serve as an extension of the world presented in Cars 2.

Watch the trailer, below:

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.