I was recently able to take in a preview viewing of this summer’s new animated feature from DisneyToon Studios “Planes: Fire & Rescue.” I enjoyed the first “Planes” movie and expected a very similar movie in the sequel. Turns out that Planes 2 soars above the original with not just new characters, but a whole new development arc for Dusty Crophopper.
Here’s an extended preview to whet your appetite:
The original movie was always intended just to introduce the audience to the idea that Planes exist in the world of Pixar’s Cars. It was successful and now Disney’s storytellers can explore that world with a new series of films. If this is an example of the quality of films to come, I’m definitely ready for more.
Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue comes to theatres on July 18!
Head below the jump for a World Cup themed teaser trailer from the smoke jumpers of “Planes: Fire & Rescue”
“Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super scooper Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Directed by Bobs Gannaway (“Secret of the Wings”).