D23 kicked off its Animation Session with an update on Disney’s little-known animation studio, Disneytoon Studios. Disneytoon is known for producing Disney’s direct to DVD Tinkerbell series and the underperforming Planes, starring Dane Cook.
Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lassister said that Disneytoon Studios is moving in a new direction. Animators have been researching the ever changing nature of planes and jet and presented a short film called “Speed Test.” The short revealed a photo-realistic mountainous backdrop with jets. Think Cars and Top Gun. Nothing more was announced.