Disclosure: This event and trip to LA was an all expense paid journey sponsored by Disney. All thoughts, experiences and Disney character crushes are 100% my own!
Hold onto your heart. Make some extra room in the toy box. There is a new cast of characters in the air, they I promise you… they will still your take off with your heart and bring all kinds of new and exciting plane personalities into your world.
My recent trip to LA included a sneak preview of Disney’s newest animation film, Planes. I have to tell you that I went into this film with a lot of excitement, and huge expectations that this film would be a lot like Cars. You see, my son practically grew up on Cars, and the Cars characters were such a special part of his childhood. So needless to say, my expectations for Planes was not only great, but I already had great plans for this movie to jump right into our personal “favorites “collection. Simply put: I expected great things.
What I didn’t expect was how different this movie was from Cars. Don’t get me wrong… it was the same in the fact that it features animated vehicles that have colorful personalities and that unique and magical Disney touch, but really… aside from the fact that Planes takes place ABOVE the world of Cars, this movie is it’s own unique film and trust me, it will create it’s own unique place in your heart.
This film is full of diversity and humor, and on-the-edge-of-your-seat high flying excitement. Planes brings to you an entire new world of characters and personalities, but it also takes place in the sky, a place that Disney hasn’t been before (well, perhaps a few Disney films have sky settings, but trust me, none like this)…and the views in this move are literally breathtaking.
But what I love most of all about this film, are the messages. Messages that you will LOVE to share with your kids.
The storyline begins when a little crop Duster named Dusty wants to be something that he is not. He believes in himself. His desire to follow his dreams is heartwarming and of course, he has a darling personality and a host of great and loyal friends that assist him in his adventures to achieve what almost seems impossible… he wants to do something that the rest of the world tells him cannot be done. In his journey, Dusty encounters many amazing adventures, experiences heart ache, sacrifice, joy and as the result of all of these things, he experiences the beauty of true friendship.
I don’t want to ruin the storyline for you, but I will tell you that this movie does have twists and turns that you won’t see coming, and you will find yourself sitting with a lump in your throat as you cheer on little Dusty as he flies out into the skies on a (literally) world wide adventure!
And Dusty isn’t the only character who will steal your heart. True to Disney fashion, this movie brings so many new wonderful new characters to life and I know I can’t stop saying it, but you will fall in love with the amazing fleet of friends that rally behind Dusty as he chases his dream.
One of my very favorite characters is El Chupacabra…he is so full of personality and charm. Here is a sneak peek at him when he “shamed” Bulldog. I am telling you, these characters are going to wrap themselves around your heart:
Ohhhhh I can’t wait for you all to see this film!!
Remember… Disney’s PLANES hits theaters TODAY, August 9th!! Make sure to follow Disney’s PLANES on Facebook and Twitter @
And a huge thanks to the folks at Disney for this wonderful and unforgettable experience, something I will never forget!
Can’t get enough Disney? You can read more about my most recent Disney experiences, including my interview with Teri Hatcher (who voiced Dottie) with PLANES Director Klay Hall & Producer Traci Balthazor-Flynn, my fun (and challenging) experience in the voice recording studio recording the part of Dottie. You can see how sketches like mine get turned into the Disney movies in my post about my art lesson with Disney Story Artist Art Hernandez, or check out what I learned about the process of Disney Animation here. You can also read my Monsters University Tailgate and Premiere post here and you can also read my Monsters University movie review here.
The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for over 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. Passionate about family and the challenge of raising good humans (through the teen years, no less!) Keri Lyn has also served as a brand ambassador to many brands including her time as a Hilton Mom Voyage travel writer and currently an O Mag Insider for O, The Oprah Magazine and the 2019 recipient the O-verall Contribution O-ward.