Strictly for kids, Disney’s "Planes" was a straight-to-DVD title that was pushed to theatres for the extra cash. And it shows. While the film looks good, the story structure, themes, and execution are all bland and uninspired. Story elements are dropped (Dusty’s fear of heights), and the character arc isn’t anything that compelling. While this might not bug the little ones, this doesn’t have the cross-over potential that most Disney films do. And whilst anyone gets confused that this is from the same people that brought you "Cars," it is not. Pixar made "Cars" and while that wasn’t one of their best films, at least it appealed to all ages, not just those under five. Unless you’re a big fan of flying machines or have little children in your family, you can skip this one and wait for "Frozen" to come out on Blu-ray.
Special features are slim but might amuse and/or educate the tots:
Blu-ray / DVD /Digital Copy combo pack