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by Dianna Ranere

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Disney PLANES Soars on to DVD Today!

Disclosure:  I was provided a review copy of PLANES by Click Communications in order to facilitate this post. No other form of compensation was provided.


Disney PLANES, the High-Flying Adventure About Dreams Taking Flight and Lands on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD and On-Demand on November 19, 2013. Just in Time for the Gift-Giving Holiday Season.


Film Synopsis:
The world of Cars takes flight in PLANES, Disney’s high-flying animated comedy revved up with action and adventure.  Join Dusty, a crop duster with sky-high dreams and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take on the world’s fastest flyers in the greatest air race ever. Dusty has a huge heart but two big problems…he’s not exactly built for speed, plus he’s afraid of heights.  His courage is put to the ultimate test as this unlikely hero aims higher than he ever imagined. With a little help from his friends, Dusty finds the courage to be more than he was built for—and the inspiration to soar.



When I first heard about Disney PLANES, I immediately though of my youngest son who has always had a fascination with planes. When he was really little, every time he would see a plane fly overhead, he was say “Gia Plane,” to this day we don’t know what the gia meant, we thought maybe he was saying “Gee – a – Plane,” but he never confirmed that, but boy was it cute!

I knew that he would love this movie, because of the planes, but also because we all loved CARS when it came out, and this looked very similar.

Although you can make all the comparisons to CARS, PLANES stands on its own from the story-line to the characters. They are all as lovable and draw you immediately in to the story. You are routing for them, especially Dusty who has big dreams of competing in a race around the world. He is the underdog, a common plot-line in Disney movies but one that shows that no matter what, if you put your mind to it, you can beat all obstacles.


Children will love the story, and the off-beat characters. We loved it, and have added it to out movie nights.

View a full 8-minute sneak peek of the film now!


(Blu-ray, DVD and Select Digital Retailers)

Exclusive Franz’s Song (approx. 1:40) – Blu-ray & Select Digital Retailers
Produced exclusively for Blu-ray and HD Digital, this never-before-seen completely finished animated song features the German mini-car, Franz Fliegenhosen, who encourages Dusty on his flight.

Klay’s Flight Plan (approx. 15:00) Blu-ray, DVD & Select Digital Retailers
Follow Director Klay Hall’s personal journey during the making of “Planes” and discover why his family connection to aviation made “Planes” his perfect project. Fly along with Klay as he lands on a working aircraft carrier to get first-hand experience on the flight deck.

Deleted Scenes (approx.. 3:46) Blu-ray & Select Digital Retailers

Director Klay Hall and Producer Traci Balthazor-Flynn introduce deleted scenes from the movie.
1. Training Montage (approx. 2:38)
2. Taj Mahal (approx. 1:08)

Meet the Racers (approx.. 5:50) Blu-ray, DVD & Select Digital Retailers

Featurettes introducing racers El Chupacabra (1:15), Ripslinger (1:15), Dusty (:90), and Ishani (:90).

Top 10 Flyers (approx. 8:00) Blu-ray & Select Digital Retailers

ESPN’s Colin Cowherd hosts a fun, fast-paced countdown of the greatest aviators in history.

Run Time: Approximately 91 minutes

Rating: Feature Film: “PG” in U.S., “G” in Canada

Download Soaring to New Heights Games & Activities


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