Pixar News: a CARS spinoff and a new TOY STORY short
I’ve got good news and bad news on the Pixar front. First, the bad news: while Pixar had been able to stay out of the direct-to-DVD that Disney so loves for their subpar sequels, that streak is ending with a CARS spinoff, called PLANES. Luckily, we’re also getting more TOY STORY.
For more on PLANES and the TOY STORY news, keep reading after the break.
PLANES will expand the universe set forth in CARS, but consist of an entirely new cast of characters from around the world. According to Hitfix, ”it will center on Dusty, a ‘small town dreamer’ who longs to enter the most epic around-the-world air race … despite his fear of heights. With the help and support of a fleet of new and hilarious characters, Dusty wings his way into the biggest challenge of his life.”
It’s unknown if any of the CARS or CARS 2 characters will have a cameo.
Disney and Pixar expect to release PLANES in the spring of 2013.
In more promising news, the Muppets movie just jumped higher on my list of most anticipated movies of 2011. Disney has announced that the second TOY STORY short will premiere in front of the Muppet screenings. The first short will premiere in front of CARS 2 and focus on Ken and Barbie. No word yet on what the second short will focus on, but I’m hoping for more Spanish Buzz!
CARS 2 hits theaters in 3D on June 24.
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