James Seymour Brett has been hired to score DisneyToon Studios’ upcoming feature Planes. The animated movie directed by Klay Hall draws inspiration from Disney/Pixar’s Cars and centers on a small-town crop-duster (voiced by Jon Cryer) with a fear of heights who longs to enter an epic around-the-world air race. Stacy Keach and Brad Garrett are also lending their voices for the project. Pixar’s/Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer and Academy Award-winner John Lasseter (Toy Story, A Bug’s Life) is producing the film. Brett’s music is expected to be recorded this summer. Planes is set for a release in spring 2013. Check out the film’s teaser trailer here.
As previously reported, the composer has also scored Stephen Frears’ Lay the Favorite starring Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month, where it has been picked by the Weinstein Company for a release later this year. Also coming up for Brett is the animated film Saving Santa, which is set to come out this Christmas, as well as the French indie production L’Histoire De Nos Petites Morts written and directed by David Chidlo.