Posted on Thursday, July 25th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
When Disney took a long look at the DisneyToon studios film Planes, which acts as a spin-off from Pixar’s Cars films, the decision was made to give it a theatrical run of its own. Once intended as a direct-to-disc moneymaker, the movie once knocked as a cash-in knockoff of Pixar’s work hit the big time.
That probably won’t happen with Wings. This release from LionsGate’s home department appears to be a gloriously egregious example of exploitation of a young audience’s interest in anything that looks like Pixar. (And of course kids can tell the difference; it’s the distracted adult that might be fooled for a moment.)
While some advance word on Planes says that it is actually fairly decent, Wings looks like what The Asylum would make if it used Pixar movies as a jumping-off point. Watch the trailer below.
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