When we were kids, my Dad was on a plane almost every week, so we spent a lot of time at the airport. Sometimes he’d bring us back wings, other times we’d get lucky, and the pilot would invite us on-board and give us a tour of the cockpit. It’s almost ironic that even though I’d been on numerous planes, when we traveled, most of our trips were in the car.
In a post 9/11 world, the closest my kids have been to an airplane, is the drop off/pick up lanes at Bush Intercontinental airport. My son’s eyes grow as big as saucers as he points to the planes on the runway, and the ones in the air, as he says “Look Mommy” over and over again.
After we see Disney’s Pixar’s “Planes” in August, I have the feeling when he sees an airplane, he’ll be saying “Look its Dusty or look its Ripslinger, or there’s Skipper.” Based on my son’s obsession with “Cars”, I’m guessing he’s probably going to fall in love with Chug , (voice of Brad Garrett) the fuel truck, and Dusty’s biggest fan. I say that because he loves trucks, and Mater is his favorite “Cars” character.
With a fear of heights, and a history of trying to do things I shouldn’t even consider attempting, I think Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) might be my favorite. That’s kind of ironic because I won’t even fly on a prop plane! Um, and I was the only one shocked that Dane Cook has a role in a kid’s movie, this should be interesting!
I’m really excited to see Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards as Echo and Bravo, with a salute to their roles as Goose and Ice Man in “Top Gun.”
Which plane will my daughter love most? Read my post at Fandango Family Movie Room to find out. Disney’s Pixar’s “Planes” lands in theaters on August 9. The kids are counting down the days until they can we go see “Planes”.
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