Holiday Gift Guide: Disney’s “Planes” on Blu-ray & DVD

By Shannon Gurnee
In DVD Reviews
November 26, 2013
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Disney Planes and Kids

Our family enjoyed watching “Cars” and “Cars 2” and we were all excited for the release of Planes in theaters.  In fact, we took all 6 kids to see “Planes” in the theater and it was so much fun!  What’s the next best thing to seeing “Planes” in the theater?  Watching it in the comfort and warmth of your home, where you can pause it for popcorn time, potty breaks or to rewind a funny scene (yes, we do that).  Let’s not forget how awesome the quality of the picture and sound is when you watch “Planes” on Blu-ray!  It felt like we were in the theater.

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“Planes” arrived on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On-Demand on November 19th and is the perfect gift for “ladies and gentleplanes” of all ages this holiday season.  This hearwarming family comedy is packed with bonus features including, musical number “Franz’s Song,” “Meet the Racers” featurettes, a look at ten greatest aviators in history (hosted by ESPN’s Colin Cowherd) and more.

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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.

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Directed by Klay Hall (“King of the Hill,” “The Simpsons”), produced by Traci Balthazor-Flynn (“Return to Neverland,” “Bambi II,” “The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning”) and written by Jeffrey M. Howard (“Tinker Bell,” “Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue”), “Planes” flew to the top of the U.S. box office this summer, holding altitude as the #1 family movie in America four weekends in a row.

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“Planes” is propelled by a star-studded voice cast that include Dane Cook (“Louie,” “My Best Friend’s Girl,” “Dan in Real Life”) as Dusty, Stacy Keach (“The Bourne Legacy,” “Nebraska”) as Navy Corsair Skipper, Teri Hatcher (ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” “Coraline”) as say-it-like-it-is mechanic Dottie, Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” “Seinfeld”) as Rochelle, Priyanka Chopra (“Barfi!”) as Ishani, John Cleese (Monty Python, “A Fish Called Wanda”) as Bulldog, Carlos Alazraqui (James Garcia on Comedy Central’s “Reno 911”) as El Chupacabra, Roger Craig Smith (Captain America in Disney XD’s “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” voice of Sonic The Hedgehog in “Wreck-It Ralph”) as the world champion racer Ripslinger, Val Kilmer (“Batman Forever,” “Top Gun”) as Bravo and Anthony Edwards (TV’s “ER,” “Top Gun”) as Echo.

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“PLANES” SYNOPSIS:

BONUS FEATURES:

(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.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

Release Date:  November 19, 2013

Packaging:  Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D™ + Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital Copy); Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital Copy); and DVD (DVD + Digital Copy)

Run Time:  Approximately 91 minutes

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

Aspect Ratio:  Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Feature Film = 1.78:1 1080p High Definition / DVD Feature Film = 1.78:1 – Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions

Audio:  Blu-ray 3D = English 7.1 Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio and DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 7.1 DTS-HDHR, and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital; Blu-ray = English 7.1 Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio and DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 7.1 DTS-HDHR, and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks; DVD = English 5.1 and DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital; Spanish (U.S. Only) and French (Canada Only) 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks

Languages:  Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray = English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles; DVD = English SDH; Spanish (U.S. Only) and French (Canada Only) Subtitles

Stay connected with the latest news and information about “PLANES”:

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·       Website and Mobile Site: http://movies.disney.com/planes

Check out this 8-minute sneak peek from “Planes!”

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of 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.

One Response to “Holiday Gift Guide: Disney’s “Planes” on Blu-ray & DVD”

  1. Planes is such a cute movie definitely worth purchasing. We bought the Blue Ray one with the digital copy which is great when you are on the go.

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