Disney Reveals Impressive Voice Cast for Planes

BURBANK, Calif. (March 27, 2013) – Audiences worldwide are fastening their seatbelts
as “Disney’s Planes” prepares to take off this summer. Joining Dane Cook, who
provides the voice of Dusty, are Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Cedric the
Entertainer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, Carlos Alazraqui, Priyanka Chopra,
Gabriel Iglesias, Roger Craig Smith, Colin Cowherd, Sinbad, Oliver Kalkofe and Brent

Adding some high-flying flair from a classic feature film are Anthony Edwards and
Val Kilmer.

Inspired by the world of “Cars” and directed by Disneytoon Studios veteran and
aviation enthusiast Klay Hall (“King of the Hill,” “The Simpsons”), “Disney’s
Planes” is an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure about Dusty’s dream of
competing as a high-flying air racer-and his decidedly unfortunate fear of heights.
The film takes off in theaters in 3D on Aug. 9, 2013.

· Stacy Keach (“The Bourne Legacy,” Alexander Payne’s upcoming “Nebraska,”
Robert Rodriguez’s and Frank Miller’s “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For”) provides the
voice of Skipper, a reclusive old Navy Corsair who takes Dusty’s training to new

· Brad Garrett (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “How to Live with Your Parents
for the Rest of Your Life”) lends his voice to fuel truck Chug, Dusty’s buddy, coach
and biggest fan.

· Teri Hatcher (“Coraline,” ABC’s “Desperate Housewives”) brings life and
charm to the say-it-like-it-is mechanic Dottie.

· Cedric the Entertainer (“Barbershop,” “Larry Crowne, “Madagascar”) as
Leadbottom, a puttering old biplane who has no time for Dusty’s far-fetched flights
of fancy.

· Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine,”
“Seinfeld”) lends her voice to Rochelle, a tough and confident racer who is the
pride of the Great White North.

· John Cleese (TV’s “Whitney,” “A Fish Called Wanda”) is the voice of
Bulldog, the oldest and arguably wisest racer on the circuit.

· Carlos Alazraqui (James Garcia on Comedy Central’s “Reno 911”) brings to
life the intensely charming El Chupacabra, a racer with more dramatic flair than is
recommended at high altitudes.

· Priyanka Chopra (“Barfi!”) voices the exotic, mysterious and ruthless
Ishani, the reigning Pan-Asian champion from India.

· Roger Craig Smith (Captain America in Disney XD’s “Marvel’s Avengers
Assemble,” voice of Sonic The Hedgehog in “Wreck-It Ralph”) voices world champion
racer Ripslinger-wings down, the biggest name in air racing-and he knows it.

· Gabriel Iglesias (Comedy Central’s “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-up
Revolution”) provides the voices of both Ned and Zed, two not-so-sharp saboteurs who
work for Ripslinger.

· Val Kilmer (“Batman Forever,” “Top Gun”) provides the voice of Bravo, a
member of the Jolly Wrenches and a fan of air racing.

· Anthony Edwards (TV’s “Zero Hour,” “Top Gun”) is the voice of Echo, a
member of the Jolly Wrenches and a fan of air racing.

· Colin Cowherd (ESPN) gives play-by-play coverage as Colin Cowling, an
affable blimp and an eye-in-the-sky reporter for the Racing Sports Network.

· Sinbad (Comedy Central’s “Where U Been?”) brings to life Roper, an
irascible race official pitty full of sly remarks and colorful commentary.

· Oliver Kalkofe (“Neues vom Wixxer”) provides the voice of meek German
minicar Franz and his brazen airborne alter ego Fliegenhosen.

· Brent Musburger (ESPN, ABC Sports) brings Brent Mustangburger, the
excitable 1964½ Ford Mustang sports broadcasting icon, back to the big screen.

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. “Disney’s Planes” takes
off in theaters on Aug. 9, 2013.