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Trailer Watch: Booty-Shakin' Birdies in 'Rio 2,' Disney's Majestic 'Planes'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 16, 2013 at 1:43PM

Two new trailers have landed in the world of animation: The saucy teaser for Fox's "Rio 2," which features some raucously rump-shaking birdies, and the wordless trailer for Disney's "Planes" (a takeoff from the "Cars" franchise), which highlights the contraptions of the title flying through all manner of exotic locales. Watch below.
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"Planes"
"Planes"

Two new trailers have landed in the world of animation: The saucy teaser for Fox's "Rio 2," which features some raucously rump-shaking birdies, and the wordless trailer for Disney's "Planes" (a takeoff from the "Cars" franchise), which highlights the contraptions of the title flying through all manner of exotic locales. Watch below.

"Planes" isn't a Pixar production like its "Cars" brethren but rather from DisneyToon Studios. It was originally set to be released as a direct-to-video film, but received such positive response in the production process that it was upgraded to a Disney theatrical release for August 9. 

"Rio 2" isn't expected until April 2014.

This article is related to: Video, Trailers, Disney , Twentieth Century Fox, Animation


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.