Hit the Road (or a Plane) for Disney's Sneak Preview of 'Planes'
Disney is partnering with the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh – held in Oshkosh, Wis. July 29-Aug. 4 – that is going to have animation fans turning their eyes to the skies.
According to a release, airplane fans attending AirVenture this year will have the opportunity to experience a Special Preview Screening at the Fly-In Theater on Friday, Aug. 2, of the anticipated family film Planes. The screening will be held one week before the movie opens in theaters nationwide on Aug. 9.
“Disney’s Planes is a great underdog story. It has a lot of heart and a message we can all use: If we can believe in ourselves, step out of our comfort zones and get past whatever fear that’s holding us back, we’d be surprised with the results,” said festival director and aviation enthusiast Klay Hall.
“And that’s exactly what happens to Dusty in this movie. He’s a crop duster who’s never flown above 1,000 feet, but he dreams of being the fastest air racer in the world. He has a lot of obstacles to overcome and needs to dig pretty deep to find the courage to become more than he was built to be. We’re so happy to share the film with the passionate aviation community at AirVenture.”
Prior to the movie, Hall will be present at the screening to talk about the making of Disney’s Planes, sharing behind-the-scenes stories and secrets.
“The Fly-In Theater has become a signature event at AirVenture and Ford is delighted to host Dusty and the crew for a screening that no doubt will pack the house,” said Kevin Keling, Director of Global Auto Shows & Events for Ford Motor Company, which each year sponsors the Fly-In Theater presentations.
The special preview screening is included with regular EAA AirVenture admission on Aug. 2.
The Fly-In Theater is an outdoor facility with a five-story-high screen and full sound system that presents aviation and other action movies for AirVenture attendees during AirVenture.
Disney’s Planes features a talented roster of voice talent, including Dane Cook, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stacy Keach and more.
For more information on the film, check out Disney.com/Planes, facebook.com/DisneyPlanes and twitter.com/DisneyPictures.
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Sean is a film reviewer for The Washington Post and daily contributor to Fandango.