UPDATE: The lead character in Disney's Planes will be voiced by Dane Cook (Employee of the Month, Dan in Real Life). "Dusty" is a plane who dreams of competing as a high-flying racer but faces one little bitty obstacle: he's afraid of heights. Planes lands in theaters in 3D on Aug. 9, 2013.
Dec. 28, 2012 - Planes has been upgraded to first class. The Cars spinoff will be released as a feature film next summer on Aug. 9. It was originally planned as a direct to DVD release. Jon Cryer, however, will no longer voice the main character, Dusty. It's unclear if the other voice talent are still attached.
Aug. 31, 2010 - KPF EXCLUSIVE! While Pixar is working on a big-screen sequel to Cars (aka Cars 2), Disney Studios is readying the Cars direct-to-DVD spinoff titled Planes.
KidsPickFlicks has learned that the actors who've signed up to voice characters are Jon Cryer ("Two and a Half Men") as "Dusty" and Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") as "Gigi." Other voice actors include Aishwarya Rai (The Pink Panther 2), Stacy Keach (Howard Duff on "The Simpsons"), videogame voice actor Roger Craig Smith, Jonathan Adams ("Bones") and ESPN Radio and TV Host Colin Cowherd ("The Herd with Colin Cowherd," "SportsNation").