Disclosure: We attended the press preview for the movie
I took my 5-year-old son on a date this past Monday. We don’t get a lot of “just us” time together. So when we got the chance to see Disney’s PLANES in the theater, I thought that’d be the perfect mother-son date.
You see, I love Disney movies. Always have. When they started coming out on video, I began my collection. I had ALL of them. And I still – at almost 40 – love to watch the movies. This was no exception.
There’s something about the characters in this Cars/Planes world that are so cute & adorable & a little bit goofy. As an adult, you can probably guess the ending of the movie. But when a kid sees it, they get completely caught up in the story. And it’s as much fun to watch them as it is to watch the movie.
You see, Dusty is this cute little crop duster who’s bored with, well, dusting. He wants to be more. He wants to race. Of course, the other planes think that’s absurd, because how can a crop duster compete with jets and planes that are built for speed?
But Dusty trains, and works hard, and does his best to show everyone that you CAN do more than people expect of you. Even if you weren’t “built” for racing. And, of course, his loyal friends join him along the journey.
I asked my son what his favorite part of the movie was. He said it was when Dusty got repaired (after an incident – don’t want to spoil it). My son was so excited to see all the different airplanes, see them flying around and doing amazing flying tricks!
This might just be another one for the library when it comes out on DVD. I bet our youngest will enjoy it by that time, too. (Not sure my 2-year-old can sit in a theater that long, so his viewing may have to wait.)
I’m glad we didn’t wait to see it. The animation is – as always – amazing. And the 3D is great. It’s perfect for a movie like that.
If you wonder whether you should see it in the theater, go for it! We had a really great time.
Want to see a preview of the movie, if you haven’t already?
And here’s one more:
You can also check out RSN on YouTube for even more videos: http://www.youtube.com/RacingSportsNetwork
There are some fun things to do from the movie, too.
And if you want all of this cool stuff in one place, then you’ll want to bookmark FlewTube. It has things like this:
- Planes Trailers & Clips
- Paper Airplane Tutorials
- Features on Remote Controlled Flyer enthusiasts
- Introductions to parts of a plane
- Flight-related Disney legacy content
One last thing. There are games, too! Of course there are games.
If you haven’t already, give your kids the chance to take flight with the characters from Disney’s PLANES in two immersive games available now on the web!
- Propwash Pursuit (http://games.disney.com/planes-propwash-pursuit) – Take control of Dusty and fly around Propwash Junction in an adventure game for Desktop
- Jetstream Racers (http://games.disney.com/planes-jet-stream-racers) – Available on desktop, tablet, and mobile, help Dusty navigate courses and collect points to earn achievements and unlock characters
Final disclosure: While we went to a press preview, we paid for all our food. I am already on Disney’s blogger email list, so I get emails with these types of links to free downloads and I chose to use them in my post. Opinions about the movie are my own; I was not asked to do anything more than provide a link to my review.