5 Reasons You Should Check Out Disney’s “Planes” in Theaters!

By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
August 9, 2013


Disney's Planes 1

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to attend Disney’s Planes Pre-party and Premiere in Hollywood, California.  It was an amazing experience and one I will never forget!  The Pre-party took place in front of the El Capitan Theater, with a red carpet leading up to the El Capitan Theater itself.  There were games, food, and lots of celebrities.

Disney Planes Premiere Red Carpet 1

After eating, playing, and posing for pics with lots of different celebrities, it was time to head into the El Capitan Theater for the Premiere of Disney’s Planes.  I was super excited about watching the premiere because my boys loved watching and playing with toys from Disney’s Cars…and I have to admit that I did too!

Disney’s Planes soared into theaters today and it is one high-flying adventure you and your family don’t want to miss out on!  I laughed throughout the movie, as did the rest of the audience.  It was a lot of fun recognizing the different actor’s voices paired with the different characters.


1 – Disney’s Planes is based on the same world as that seen in Disney’s Cars.  As I watched the movie, I noticed a lot of similar scenery, although this one took place in the air rather than on the ground.  I even saw some of the Tractor Cows (tippin’ and all) that were in Disney’s Cars.

Disney Planes Premiere Red Carpet 12

2 –  Dane Cook is one of the main character’s voices.  I love Dane Cook in his past movies, but he did an awesome job as the voice of Dusty, the main character in the film.  His character is both energetic, uplifting and selfless.

3 – 3D is totally the way to go when it comes to watching Disney’s Planes.  I‘ve seen a lot of movies in 3D, but especially loved watching Disney‘s Planes with the cool glasses on!  With lots of scenes in the air, there were several times throughout the movie that I felt like I was flying with them.  3D is definitely the way to go!

Disney Planes Premiere Red Carpet 10

4 – Teri Hatcher is the voice of Dottie, an upbeat and say-it-like-it-is mechanic.  She was both funny and encouraging to Dusty Crophopper.  What an awesome actress!

5 – Disney‘s Planes is funny, full of adventure, and motivational!  Who would have ever thought that a plane would be afraid of heights, right?  Or that one would give up his chance at winning to help a competitor who wasn’t so nice during the race?  Well, you’ll see both when you watch Disney‘s Planes.


Genre:  Animation/Adventure

Rating:  PG

Release Date:  August 9, 2013

Voice Cast:  Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Priyanka Chopra, John Cleese, Cedric the Entertainer, Carlos Alazraqui, Roger Craig Smith, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer, Sinbad, Gabriel Iglesias, Brent Musburger, Colin Cowherd, Danny Mann, Oliver Kalkofe, John Ratzenberger

Director:  Klay Hall

Producer:  Traci Balthazor-Flynn

“Disney’s Planes” is an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. “Disney’s Planes” takes off in theaters on Aug. 9, 2013.

You can check out the great fun and engaging content on Disney.com’s FlewTube.  The site includes:

– Planes Trailers & Clips
– Paper Airplane Tutorials
– Features on Remote Controlled Flyer enthusiasts
– Introductions to parts of a plane
– Flight-related Disney legacy content

Disney Propwash Pursuit

You can also give your kids the chance to take flight with the characters from Disney’s Planes in two immersive games available now on the web.  Check out Propwash Pursuit and Jetstream Racers – two games that your kids will really love!  With Propwash Pursuit, you can take control of Dusty and fly around Propwash Junction in an adventure game for Desktop.  With Jetstream Racers, which is available on desktop, tablet, and mobile, you can help Dusty navigate courses and collect points to earn achievements and unlock characters.

Be sure to “Like” Disney’s Planes on Facebook and “Follow” Disney’s Planes on Twitter. 



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

18 Responses to “5 Reasons You Should Check Out Disney’s “Planes” in Theaters!”

  1. Tree L. says:

    What fun!! And how cool is that you got to take pics with Dane Cook and Teri Hatcher! I can’t wait to take the kids to see Planes.. love Disney movies!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      Tree – I was so excited to take pics with Teri and Dane. Those were two I was really hoping to see – I had no ideas I would get a photo with them both!

  2. Emily says:

    I can’t wait to see thsi with my 3 year old nephew – your post makes me even more excited!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      Emily – that’s awesome! I’m so glad I was able to share it with everyone. Let me know how you like the movie. 🙂

  3. Amber says:

    I can’t wait to see this movie with my boys! They love all the Cars movies, even their bedroom is Cars theme. I’m sure after seeing this we will be adding some Planes decorations!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      Amber – I can’t wait to take my boys to see the movie too! I really want to take them to see it in 3D, but regular would be good too. 🙂 You’ll have to let me know what they think! 🙂

  4. Shauna says:

    How did I not notice Terri Hatcher’s voice??? LOVE IT!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      Ha ha Shauna – she did a really good job with her voice. I wouldn’t have known it was her either when I heard it. 🙂

  5. Angela says:

    This weekend is a bust because of a house full of sickies, but we hope to catch this next weekend.

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      Oh no Angela – I hope you and your family get better soon. It’s definitely a cute movie you don’t want to miss. 🙂

  6. mel says:

    How awesome is this! You are so pretty! Love seeing all the pictures. We saw Planes last night and LOVED it! It was a great movie for the kids!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      Thanks so much Mel. I can’t wait to take our kids to see it in the movie theater. It is definitely a fun and cute movie for all ages. 🙂

  7. Daisy says:

    My son can’t wait to go see Planes! He is really excited about it too.

  8. Stefani says:

    My two youngest have been seeing the previews for this and really want me to take them to see it!

  9. Jade Samson says:

    Oh my gosh this is awesome! What a cool opportunity!

  10. We can’t wait to see this… my kids are going nuts!

  11. Taylor says:

    I want to take my kids to see Planes! It sounds like you had a blast and how exciting to meet the actors and actresses behind the voices!

  12. Looks like you had a blast. I can’t wait to take my youngest to see this

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