Disney’s Planes: Fire and Rescue Lands in Homes November 4, 2014


Just in time for Christmas, Disney’s Planes: Fire and Rescue lands in Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms Nov. 4, 2014.

In this fun sequel to last year’s hit movie Planes, world famous racer Dusty Crophopper joins an elite fire and rescue unit and learns what it takes to be a true hero. Both John and I gave the movie high marks in our reviews here at The Disney Blog.


Bonus features on the Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, and Disney Movies Anywhere home releases include the all-new exclusive animated short “Vitaminamulch: Air Spectacular.”

Here is the complete run-down of the bonus features:

Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue Is More Fun Than the Original


I’ll start this review with an admission that I wasn’t totally won over by last year’s “Planes,” so I was expecting more of the same. I had the opportunity to see “Planes: Fire & Rescue” last month during a Disney Parks Blog event, and was pleasantly surprised to find I enjoyed it quite a bit.

In this sequel, Dusty decides to help out Radiator Springs by becoming an aerial firefighter and is sent to Piston Peak National Park to train. There he meets up with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including feisty super scooper Dipper, Native American helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a group of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers.

Fighting forest fires isn’t easy, and when a huge blaze breaks out in the park, threatening a group of vacationers, Dusty learns what it really takes to be a hero. There are also lessons thrown in for the youngsters about loyalty and respect.

Disney’s Planes Takes Off With All-Star Voice Cast, New Poster

When Disney’s Planes takes off this summer, audiences will Dusty the crop duster on a unique journey above the world of Pixar’s Cars. Disney has announced a long list of talented voiced actors for the movie. We already know Dane Cook, will provide the voice of Dusty, and others just announced include: Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Cedric the Entertainer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, Carlos Alazraqui, Priyanka Chopra, Gabriel Iglesias, Roger Craig Smith, Colin Cowherd, Sinbad, Oliver Kalkofe and Brent Musburger (repeating his role from the Cars films). Adding some high-flying cameos from a high flying feature film are Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer.

Inspired by the world of Cars and directed by Disneytoon Studios veteran and aviation enthusiast Klay Hall (“King of the Hill,” “The Simpsons”), Disney’s Planes is an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure about Dusty’s dream of competing as a high-flying air racer—and his decidedly unfortunate fear of heights. The film takes off in theaters in 3D on Aug. 9, 2013.

Character cards and names of which actor is playing which character below the jump: