Planes is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated sports comedy film produced by Disney Toon Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a spin-off of Pixar’s Cars franchise and the first film in a planned Planes trilogy. Despite not being produced by Pixar, the film was co-written and executive produced by Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer John Lasseter, who directed the first two Cars films. The film stars the voices of Dane Cook, Priyanka Chopra, Brad Garrett, Danny Mann, Roger Craig Smith, John Cleese, Val Kilmer, and Anthony Edwards.
Although Pixar did not produce the film, Lasseter, chief creative officer of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, and director of Cars and Cars 2, was also the executive producer of the film. It takes a village to make an animated film. Around 500 people contributed to the creation of Planes, making an animated movie that, through all the fantasy, focuses on incorporating aviation realism to make an imaginary world come alive.
The initial script was turned over to a team of eight story artists — led by head of story Dan Abraham — that was tasked with creating a visual representation of the tale. Abraham said that there are times when the script transforms directly to a drawing, but in most cases there are several different versions of each story segment. “The level of difficulty was huge because of the flying aspect,” Abraham said. “Story-wise, there were a lot of changes along the way.” He estimates that somewhere between 40,000 and 50,000 different Photoshop drawings were produced.
The story artists also helped develop the mood of the characters and modified the dialogue, so in a sense they were a part of the story creation itself. Once they completed a segment, they had to pitch it to Hall and Lasseter, who would either accept the idea or request changes. The process intimidated some story artists, as they are not trained to be actors. But “if you do it right,” Abraham said, “nobody is looking at you. They’re looking at the screen.”
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