Disney Expanding Cars Franchise to Planes

With Cars 2 coming next from Pixar Studios, the common thought was that Disney would then spin off a Cars animated TV series to continue the franchise. Today, however, Movieline is claiming that Pixar will instead work on a Direct to DVD movie set in the world of Cars, but focused on Planes.

Cars wasn’t the biggest box office hit, but it’s merchandise sales have been astronomic. So Disney is hoping that while little Johnny may not buy another Cars toy, they’ll be happy to buy something that flies. What do you think?