DUSTY, STAR OF ‘DISNEY’S PLANES,’ TO APPEAR AT
Dusty Crophopper will be on display and fly throughout week at Oshkosh
EAA AVIATION CENTER, Oshkosh, Wis. – (May 21, 2013) – The summer release of “Disney’s Planes,” the animated comedy adventure from above the world of the popular 2006 film “Cars,” has the entire aviation community buzzing. “Disney’s Planes” captures all of the thrill and excitement that flying has to offer—plus a lot of heart and humor.
For thousands of air-show attendees, the movie will jump to life with Dusty’s flying performance at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on July 29-August 4 and other select air shows across the country. Dusty will show off his talents, communicate with the crowd and be accompanied by an exclusive and uplifting Disney musical score during his flying demonstrations on July 29, July 31, and August 2.
In addition, the movie will come to life with a colorful interactive display at Oshkosh that will be loaded with activities. The display, which is a great attraction for children and adults alike, will be located just north of the AirVenture control tower and feature stickers, tattoos, coloring sheets and more featuring all of the characters from “Disney’s Planes.”
The owner and pilot of the aircraft tapped to play the role of Dusty in the air show performances is Texas-based aerial applicator Rusty Lindeman, who customized one of his own Air Tractor AT-301 airplanes to match Dusty’s paint scheme and features. Manufactured in Olney, Texas, Air Tractor aircraft are used for agricultural spraying, seeding and fertilizing, plus forestry protection, fire fighting and more in the U.S. and more than 30 countries around the world. “We’re happy to help bring Dusty to life for the performances and hope that the audience will have fun and learn a bit more about the importance of aerial application in modern agriculture,” said Air Tractor’s Kristin Edwards.
Air Tractor's founder, Leland Snow, designed, built and flew his own purpose-built crop duster in 1953 and devoted his career to designing bigger and better aircraft for aerial application.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” 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. Featuring a talented roster of voice talent, including Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and more, “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: twitter.com/DisneyPictures.