In this latest trailer from Disney, viewers are taken back to the world created in the Cars franchise. In Planes, Dane Cook voices Dusty Crophopper (a name choice I fully support,) a crop duster that chooses to enter a plane race. Dusty has to face mockery and outright disdain, particularly from the star plane Ripslinger, who finds Dusty’s entrance to be an annoying nuisance. As a long shot, Dusty also has to overcome his own fears and learn to believe in himself, all while making a variety of unique friends.
Once again Disney brings a film filled with recognizable voice talent, with actors such as Val Kilmer, Teri Hatcher and John Cleese joining Cook. Although I do have to express some surprise at the guitar riff from White Zombie’s “More Human than Human” and a poop joke both being featured in a preview for a Disney film, it seems as though this film once again strikes a decent balance between children’s entertainment, including sight gags, and other jokes that adults can enjoy. The “Kennedy approach, over.” line in particular made me chuckle, but I am a sucker for jokes like that.
Planes zooms into theaters August 9.