Dane Cook has been tapped to voice the lead character Dusty, a plane with high hopes in â€œDisneyâ€™s Planes.â€ Inspired by the world of â€œCarsâ€ and directed by Disneytoon Studios veteran and aviation enthusiast Klay Hall (â€œKing of the Hill,â€ â€œThe Simpsonsâ€), â€œDisneyâ€™s Planesâ€ is an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure about Dustyâ€™s dream of competing as a high-flying air racerâ€”and his decidedly unfortunate fear of heights. The film takes off in theaters in 3D on Aug. 9, 2013.
â€œDane Cook brings unmatched charisma and brilliant comedic timing and instincts to the character,â€ said Hall. â€œHe gives Dusty a great edge.â€
Cook is well known for his appearances on Comedy Central and HBO specials, and for his successful comedy albums. He recently guest starred on â€œLouieâ€ opposite Louie C.K., and his film credits include starring roles in a host of films, including â€œMy Best Friendâ€™s Girlâ€ opposite Kate Hudson, â€œDan In Real Lifeâ€ opposite Steve Carell, and â€œMr. Brooksâ€opposite Kevin Costner. The actor/comedian just signed a deal withÂ NBC Entertainment and Universal Television to develop a new project starring Cook.
The all-new story offers an exciting cast of characters and centers on Dustyâ€™s high-flying dream. But Dustyâ€™s not exactly built for racing, so he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dustyâ€™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. The film is produced by Traci Balthazor-Flynn and executive produced by John Lasseter.
“Disney’s Planes” will be in theaters on August 9 in 3D and standard theaters around the country.