"Cars" may be one of the most lucrative properties for merchandise sales, but it's also one of the worst Pixar films, according to RottenTomatoes. To keep the money coming, Disney decided to move forward with a spin-off, called "Planes," that was originally meant to go straight to DVD but will now hit theaters on August 9th.
"Planes" clearly lacks the beautiful animation that's usually associated with Pixar films, and the story seems like nothing more than a "Cars" rip-off. But apparently it can get much worse, since Lionsgate just released a trailer for "Wings," a "Planes" rip-off that has even worse animation and an even lazier plot.
Surprisingly, "Wings" has a voice cast comprised of recognizable names like Josh Duhamel, Hillary Duff and Rob Schneider. It will be released on DVD later this year.
Hmmmm. For Pixar, that's pretty lazy animation, but for Lionsgate, which doesn't have a huge, invested CGI infrastructure, not bad, and it's going to DVD, so the whole ripping off Planes argument is somewhat muted as it's a throwaway VOD and Netflix money-maker.
The trailer did seem like a laughable parody, especially when they introduced the voice casting.
Wrong. While Planes isn't perhaps a Pixar film, Disney had no CGI crew until they bought up PIXAR. That's why they bought up PIXAR. So whether or not Planes has Disney's or Pixar's imprimature, it's a brainchild of the PIXAR crew, not Disney's.
But thanks for the nitpick anyway. lol.
On June 22, 2007, management of DisneyToon Studios was turned over to the control of Ed Catmull and John Lasseter under the banner of renamed Feature Animation studio, now called Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Rocksteddywrites: on July 28th, 2013 at 7:40:31 AM
You can't go wrong with an all star cast of that magnitude!
filmgirlwrites: on August 4th, 2013 at 11:34:25 AM
Sorry but this is a ridiculous post. Without even seeing the movie, you all are hating on it based on nothing. I will fill you in on some facts about this movie-
1- I have seen it and it actually is a good movie
2- the animation is NOT bad, at all. The people who made it worked hard, created a very good product, and deserve better than this.
3- "Wings" was made BEFORE "Planes", and is being released before Planes, so the speculation of who copied whom is out of place and actually very untrue.
4- it is being endorsed by the DOVE foundation, as a good family movie, and this means alot because they have very high standards for giving their endorsements
it is a very cute and sweet and funny movie, has an awesome cast, who all gave good performances, and has some very good songs. It also has a very good message for kids and I would, and will, let my kids watch it as much as they want. You should really know some facts b4 hating on ppl and things.. And u really shouldn't hate on movies you haven't even seen. There should be more movies like this. The world and our kids need more good and decent movies.