Walt Disney Pictures has handed out an August 9, 2013 release date for Planes. The movie will go up against Sony's Elysium and We're the Millers.

The move marks a complete reversal from February 2011, when the studio announced Planes will debut on Blu-ray and DVD in the spring of 2013. We reported in August 2011 that Jon Cryer will star as Dusty Crophopper, a lowly cropdusting plane who lives in Propwash Junction and dreams of competing in a world-famous aerial race. There is just one problem, though. Dusty is afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true.

Klay Hall is directing the animated spin-off, which will serve as an extension of the world presented in Cars 2.

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