Walt Disney Pictures announced today it is launching "Takeoff Tuesday's" in conjunction with their upcoming animated comedy Disney's Planes. Each week, fans will be treated to a new short that highlights one of the characters in this Cars spin-off. The series is taking off today with a profile on Mexican racing legend El Chupacabra, voiced by Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911!). Take a look at the first video in this series, and keep checking back every Tuesday for more profiles.

Starting today, Disney.com is celebrating "Takeoff Tuesdays" featuring exclusive digital shorts inspired by Disney's upcoming animated film, Disney's Planes. Before Disney's Planes soars into theaters in 3D on August 9, head to Disney.com for weekly racer profiles featuring the stars of the film including Dusty, El Chupacabra and more. In the first video, get to know the charming caped Casanova himself, El Chupacabra. As a racing legend in Mexico, El Chu is known for his passion for racing and his dramatic flair. Visit Disney.com every Tuesday for more video profiles featuring all-new characters.

Disney's Planes is an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty's not exactly built for racing-and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty's courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. Disney's Planes takes off in theaters on Aug. 9, 2013. For more information, check out Disney.com/Planes, like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/DisneyPlanes and follow us on Twitter: @DisneyPictures.