Last Monday, we were treated to Disney’s latest movie, Planes. Sophie was eagerly looking forward to it after she watched the trailer when we watched Turbo. We only brought her to the movies this year and to date she’s already watched 4 movies and this is her 2nd 3D movie.
Before the show started, Sophie was treated to cotton candy and a balloon sculpture of Dusty, a crop duster who dreams of taking part in races around the world. Outside the Golden Village cinema in Vivo City, there was also a Planes activity corner where kids can do simple art & craft activities or pose in a pilot or air stewardess uniform.
Brief synopsis of the movie:
Dusty, a good-natured, fast-flying crop duster dreams of competing in the most exciting round-the-world air race in history. However there is just one big obstacle in his way – Dusty is afraid of heights!
Despite this problem, Dusty slowly but surely succeed with the help of his good friends who encourages him to chase after his dreams and supports him in his quest to do the impossible. Along the way, Dusty he shows that he is a good sport by helping his competitors who hail from all around the world and eventually defeated the defending champion and emerged as everyone’s hero.
My thoughts of the movie:
I found the storyline for Planes very similar to Turbo. Both the characters had dreams to take part in races they would never have a chance at winning. Both overcame the odds by being the underdog winner and everyone’s clear favourite.
As the race took place around the world in Planes, there were many characters introduced some with accents that Sophie found hard to understand at 4 and she kept turning to ask, “what they meaning?” Overall, Sophie enjoyed this animation movie although some of the jokes from El Chupacabra got lost on her.
With a message on finding courage to chase after your dreams and overcoming the odd, Planes is one movie that you can take your kids this September holidays.
Planes posters on display at level one of Vivo City
On Sunday, we got another Planes surprise for Sophie, a Planes ice cream cake which was recently introduced by Swensens in conjunction with the movie. If you don’t already know, Swensens carries other Disney design cakes like Mickey and Friends, Winnie the Pooh and Friends, Princesses, Toy Story and many more. In fact, for Sophie’s 3rd birthday where we had a Mickey theme party, we ordered a Swensens Birthday cake for her.
We chose the design with Dusty, the main hero of the show and savoured every piece of our Sticky Chewy Chocolate ice cream cake. There are a total of 24 ice cream flavors to choose from, including all-time-favorites such as Frosted Chocolate Malt, Thin Mint, Strawberry Sherbet, Rocky Road, Pistachio Almond, Macadamia Nut and our family’s favourite, Sticky Chewy Chocolate. But that’s not all, you can even choose up to any two flavors for your cake!
Sophie’s verdict of the cake?
If you worry about the cake melting during delivery, you have nothing to fear as it was neatly packed in a unique Swensen’s Cool Box which keeps it frozen with dry ice before your party. And more interestingly, you can put the dry ice to good use by adding some water to it when the party is ready to begin, and you surprise your guests with some visual entertainment! This reminds me to take a video of it the next time.
Thanks to the lovely folks from Disney and Swensens for our wonderful Planes treat! Don’t forget to catch Planes in cinemas and top it all off with a cool Planes cakes from Swensens 🙂
* A Juggling Mom received a media invite and a free cake from Swensens in order to write this review. However all opinions expressed here are based on my own experience.