The new trailer for Disney’s Planes makes an important observation: some people don’t need rocket engines, high tech stealth or software that prevents crashes … and some people do. When I saw this trailer pop up, I was elated because I thought Pixar had thrown in on a new movie and I found Cars 2 charming. However, something about this little clip ran a finger down my spine and I didn’t know why until I did my research and I found out that DisneyToon, not Pixar, will head the film. If you’re not familiar with DisneyToon’s work, visit the dollar bin at your local video store and you’ll find a graveyard of sequels to our much beloved child hood classics.
Now, Disney has taken a new attitude lately and the movies that have come out show a lot of promise. Of Pixar’s films, the Cars series ranked the lowest for me but they were still good films. Planes could have some promise. It worries me though that DisneyToon is reverting to its old standard and popping out sequels to films that never called for sequels in the first place. One would hope, after they swung and missed with Brave, that Disney would make sure to knock its next movie out of the park.