‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ Trailer: The Crew, The Proud, The Planes

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Sure, Disney’s Planes animated movie – manufactured by the direct-to-video entertainment specialist DisneyToon Studios – was an obvious attempt to cash-in on the popularity of the Cars franchise with toddlers (and kids going through the vehicle craze stage of puberty), but did it pay off? Quite handsomely, in fact, as it brought in $207 million worldwide ($89 million within the U.S.) against a $50 million cost.

Good thing, too, because the first installment concluded with an Avengers movie-style end credits tag, stating that protagonist Dusty Cropphopper (voiced by Dane Cook) would return in a sequel in Summer 2014, titled Planes: Fire and Rescue. Planes director Klay Hall was replaced by Roberts Gannaway – director on the House of Mouse cartoon series and two of the Lilo & Stitch direct-to-DVD spinoffs (Stitch! The Movie, Leroy & Stitch) – on Fire & Rescue, probably in large part because pre-production on the latter would’ve needed to have gotten underway well before the animation process was done on Planes number uno (in order for the sequel to reach theaters a year afterwards).

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Fire and Rescue picks up with Dusty, as engine problems force him to leave the world of air racing (until further notice, anyway), in favor of helping to fight the battle against raging wildfires. (If there’s not a Smokey the Bearcat vehicle character in the sequel, I’ll be deeply disappointed.) As the trailer shows, Dusty meets new bright-eyed anthropomorphized flying/driving vehicles along the way, giving rise to many a one-note character and bad pun that the juice box crowd will appreciate – even as parents/adult guardians bemoan the fact that there’s no new Pixar movie in theaters in 2014 that they could’ve taken their kids to see instead (and, unfortunately, the Despicable Me spinoff, Minions, doesn’t arrive until 2015 either).

Complaints about Planes aside, the sequel does have a reasonable chance of improving ever so slightly on its predecessor. For instance, its craftsmanship ought to be more on par with a full-blooded theatrical release and not the cheap home release look of the first movie (with more sophisticated 3D shots added as a spicing). Faint hope, for sure, but when it comes to this ‘toon franchise, we’ll take whatever good omens we can get.


Planes: Fire & Rescue flies into U.S. theaters on July 18th, 2014.

Source: Moviefone

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  1. So this is real they are actually making a sequel.I thought it was a joke at first.

  2. aren’t they supposed to do boats next?

  3. This is low, even for Disney. It’s like they’re not even acknowledging how bad the first one was. Simply a cash grab. At least Pixar is still TRYING, this is just pathetic.

    • Now hold on a minute, the director of this particular series is not in this for money. He makes movies for fans, not for critics. If people don’t like those movies, fine. That won’t stop John Lasetter though. There are people out there that actually liked Planes.

      • And when they grow up, they’ll become fans of Seth Rogen and Adam Sandler too, meaning the cycle of crap and pointless movies continues.

        • Its a kids movie… who cares. And seth rogan has some of the most well recieved comedies of this decade just saying.

  4. scrape scrape scrape scrape
    *reaches bottom of barrel*
    scrape scrape scrape scrape

  5. its “dane Cook” not “cooke”

    • My bad, thanks for the catch!

      • Yeah but its Dane Cook, why even bother spelling his name right.

        • hehe. nice one man

  6. Isn’t the first still in theaters? so if they wanted, they could show the trailer for the second, in front of showings for the first? thats genius marketing! (note: sarcasm)

  7. Has the first one even hit DVD yet?

  8. As the mom of several children obsessed with aviation, I was happy Disney did a Plane themed movie and was even more please to see the background behind the movie they had with the director – who comes from Navy family and loved airplanes myself. He really cared about the quality of the movie. I thought the movie was really good and I have to endure hearing/seeing it alot as my 3 year old is obsessed and has been wanting to watch it every day since he got the DVD. It has been challenging finding age appropriate and quality toys and books for young kids about Airplanes and I am hopeful for all those parents of kids that love airplanes as much as mine these movies will cause the demand for such products to go up so there are more options out there. The sequel looks interesting…at the very least a worthwhile topic given all the forest fires being fought in the US every year. I hope they do it justice.