Two and a Half Men star Jon Cryer will provide the voice of a crop-duster named Dusty in DisneyToon Studios' animated family-friendly adventure film, Planes. Disney plans a spring 2013 release of Planes on Blu-ray and DVD.
Announcing Cryer's participation in the project at the Disney fanfest, D23, Chief Creative Officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios John Lasseter said, "We are incredibly excited to have Jon Cryer on board as the voice of Dusty. Jon brings so much comedy and believability to this character who dreams of soaring alongside his heroes in the 'Wings Around the Globe' Rally. Planes is a wonderful story that takes audiences on a great ride and Jon brings so much heart to the film."
The story: "Dusty lives in the small town of Propwash Junction, and the single-prop agriculture plane could not be further from the lean, mean, trophy-winning machines he idolizes - and his co-workers remind him constantly. His mentor Skipper is convinced that Dusty has the engine to compete with the best, and helps encourage him to pursue his lifelong dreams. But if Dusty wants to make his dreams a reality, he?ll need to push himself further than he ever imagined. With the help and support of a crew of all-new and hilarious characters, Dusty wings his way into the biggest challenge of his life."
Planes is directed by Klay Hall and was "created, written and produced by DisneyToon Studios under the creative leadership of John Lasseter."
Cryer recently completed work on the feature film Company co-starring Neil Patrick Harris, Craig Bierko, and Christina Hendricks. Season 9 of Two and a Half Men minus Charlie Sheen and with Ashton Kutcher will debut on September 19th.
- Watch the video: Planes trailer
(Photo from Planes © DisneyToon Studios)