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Disney’s Planes Blu-ray Review #DisneyPlanesPremiere

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

If you missed experiencing Disney’s Planes in theaters, let it soar into your home on Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy. The digital copy allows you to watch it on whatever device you want, whether you’re flying over oceans or need to entertain your kids during a long car ride. Planes released on Blu-ray November 19, 2013.

Disney’s Planes is set in the same world as Disney/Pixar’s Cars, and follows the story of underdog Dusty Crophopper (Dane Cook), a crop dusting plane who has dreams of racing. There’s one problem, though: Dusty is afraid of heights!

Disney's Planes Blu-ray Review #DisneyPlanesPremiere

Even though no one thinks that Dusty has even the remotest shot of winning the Wings Across the Globe competition, all of his friends support Dusty and help him get ready. Dusty even seeks out the help of war veteran Skipper Riley (Stacy Keach) to train him. At first Skipper refuses, but then after seeing Dusty’s determination, Skipper gives in.

Once Dusty gets into the race and begins competing, he learns that not everyone in the competition has the same wholesome values that he does. While Dusty is willing to sacrifice his placement in the race to save another, others will stop at nothing to sabotage their competition. Dusty’s small kindnesses pay off; when he’s hurting the most, he finds allies in the most unlikely of places.

Commercials for Disney’s Planes were everywhere before it hit theaters, making this one of my five-year-old’s most anticipated films of the year. She knew all of the character’s names even before I did! Unfortunately I didn’t have the chance to take her to see it in theaters, but she was ecstatic when I showed her the Blu-ray and put it in for her to watch.

I love the message of Planes and what it teaches young viewers about sportsmanship, goals, and friendship. Dusty has great values; he doesn’t let his dream of winning the race get in the way of how he treats others. He saves the life of another plane in one scene, even though it means he isn’t as far ahead in the race now as he could have been. And above all, Dusty knows the meaning of true friendship. He is there for people even when they aren’t there for them, and ultimately those same people give back that friendship when Dusty is in great need.

Bonus Features

Exclusive Musical Scene: Franz’s Song

Klay’s Flight Plan Director Klay Hall and his sons spend some time learning about planes and aviation. Klay fulfills a lifelong dream when he gets to fly in one of the planes.

Deleted Scenes Storyboard scenes that did not make it into the final cut of the film.

Meet the Racers Short featurettes on all of the racers in the competition.

Top 10 Flyers Featurette on real-life fliers.

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Jennifer

Jen currently lives in Utah with her family, and enjoys reading and writing in her spare time. She is active on popular book websites including paperbackswap.com, Goodreads.com, and luxuryreading.com.

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