Emily Rome
May 28, 2013 AT 12:00 PM EDT

With the newest trailer for Planes, it’s easy to see why Disney opted to put this movie on the big screen instead of go the direct-to-DVD route as originally planned.

There’s lots of animated spectacle worthy of a theater viewing in this preview: High-octane races! Lightning storms! Fireworks! Soaring over castles! Near-collisions with trains! All to the tune of an Electric Light Orchestra song that takes on a new literal meaning here. Check out the latest trailer, which hit the web Tuesday, below.

Planes stars the voice of Dane Cook as Dusty, a crop duster with big dreams but who’s afraid of heights. The movie is set for an Aug. 16, 2013 release.

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