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Feature Film

“Planes: Fire & Rescue” Teaser Trailer

Here is the teaser for Planes: Fire & Rescue produced by DisneyToon Studios and India’s Prana Studios. The film is directed by Disney TV veteran Roberts Gannaway (101 Dalmatians: The Series, Mickey Mouse Works, House of Mouse) and produced by Ferrell Barron.

Planes: Fire & Rescue will premiere into U.S. theaters on July 18, 2014:

The film features a quirky crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from a 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 wildfire air attack. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous air attack team, including spirited super scooper Lil’ 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.

  • George Comerci

    May I suggest a new title? How about “Planes: The Search for More Money”? Come on…why can’t we just move on from Cars/Planes? There’s better films to be made, so why can’t Disney just focus more time on them?

  • Jen Hurler

    Interesting that they’re releasing it theatrically. I automatically assumed it would be the first of a string of made-to-DVD film spinoffs. Regardless, we all know there are plenty more of these coming our way.

    • Tim

      It’s probably only being released theatrically because The Good Dinosaur got delayed. Pixar would have no film released in 2014 otherwise.

      • Oh Yeah.

        If that’s the case, then they are really being short-sighted. Once you lose a good reputation, it’s hell to get it back. Look at Disney feature animation.

        Pixar earned the most stellar reputation possible, and that allowed them to not always be perfect but still get 99% positive reviews and tremendous box office. Now they’re cashing in on that reputation with second- and third-rate films, and the wave of ill will is steadily building.

        A few years ago, every magazine did their version of “What makes those guys at Pixar such geniuses?” In the next few years we’ll be seeing a spate of “What lead to the downfall of Pixar?” articles.

        • IJK

          Maybe among animators. With general movie-goers and parents, Disney is still highly trusted and looked up upon and Pixar will be no different.

          Tangled did just as well as their 90’s films and Treasure Planet did poorly even when Disney was at its A-Game.

          • Oh Yeah.

            Your memory or sense of history is way off. Disney was considered a joke and ‘kiddie fare’ prior to The Little Mermaid. After that film, B&tB, Aladdin, and Lion King, Disney had rebuilt their reputation.

            Treasure Planet was a troubled production and a box office flop that followed other misfires like Atlantis, Dinosaurs, Fantasia 2000, and the scraping of Kingdom of the Sun. Even the ‘successful’ films of that period (Pocohontas, Hunchback, Hercules) are not nearly as well thought of as the films listed above. Disney rebuilt their reputation, then they dashed it again. Only with Tangled and Ralph have they shown any sign of getting their reputation back.

      • Bill

        Planes is not made by Pixar, so they still don’t have a 2014 movie.

    • George Comerci

      I thought it was going to be direct to dvd too! But, unfortunately, that isn’t the case…

    • Hocuspocus529

      Maybe, just maybe, it tested well so they are going full theatrical release. That’s the way it works.

  • patnlewis

    Oh…kay. Anyone else think that neon sign for the bar “Honkers” (a Hooters parody?) was a little out of line?

    • Hocuspocus529


    • Bob

      That’s the absolute least of my worries.

  • Really?

    This is a parody, right?

  • plane
    1. completely flat.

    • ikas

      Look ma, its raining planes…again.

  • Toonio

    Well this is Disney going from the sublime to the plane ridiculous (damn it! I got contaminated with Disney’s lame puns).

    The honest trailer would go like Planes: The Job Hopper or Planes: The Gold Diggers

    And just in case who are they rescuing in the middle of a forest a 4×4 quad? o.O

  • Inkan1969

    I’ve liked some of the TV work Bobs Gannaway has done with Tony Craig. I wish he had a chance to work on better projects than the “Planes” franchise.

    So, all that effort to be an air racer, now down the drain due to engine damage? :-P

  • tedzey71

    C’mon! Those toys don’t sell themselves!

  • Matt

    As much as people will hate on this as they did the current one that is out they are cash cows. The current Planes movie out in theaters was made for $50 million and has already made over $200 million. These films employ a lot of people in Glendale.

    • Ant G

      Animal slaughterhouses and child-labor factories employ people too. Yay employment with no sense of dignity or morale. More cash cow movies that give nothing to culture but only take in money!

      • Lulu

        You can’t seriously be comparing a studio that makes bad movies to a sweatshop right now

        • Ant G

          Im pointing out the ridiculousness of saying “it gets people employed” as an excuse for a shitty movie. If all you see is the comparison without the absurd statement, you’d be missing the point.

        • second hand…

          Actually Lulu, he can be because, as I have been told(yes, hearsay) by visitors to certain Indian studios, if an employee leaves their workstation for longer than 5 minutes, the workstation goes into a locked mode that can only be unlocked by a supervisor… Not at all child labor but digital sweatshop??

      • Rufus

        Personally, I think producing a non violent animated films aimed at boys, in which the qualities of honor and service are lauded would be a pretty good way to make a living.

    • um…ok

      and even more in India

      • Barrett

        Exactly. Employment in Glendale is one thing, but for every job in Glendale related to this project, there are ten overseas.

        No sir, I don’t like it. This business model Disney is pursuing is both artistically bankrupt and bad for artists who are already underemployed in this country.

        • Dave

          You clearly don’t know what you are talking about. I doubt if you are even employed in the business. Because if you were youd know how most current production works…Outsourcing has been going on since the 60s with animation so check your history facts. Second you better start ranting on the Dispicable franchise which out sources to France and continue the rant because parts of the Smurfs franchise at Sony did the same. Oh Yea While we’re at it.. You better start complaining about most television animation such as Fox’s the Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad, Bob Burgers and lets throw in all the Nick and Cartoon Network and Disney television shows as well- All Out Sourced!!!! Should I go on? Because there is at least another 10-12 current examples of this happening. BTW just curious about what you use as far as computer, pad or phone to communicate with, guess what – their all out sourced!!! Grow up get a life and get you’d facts right…

  • Hey Now

    Dane Cook and Larry the Cable Guy. The Cars/Planes franchise is a refuge for shitty comedians.

    • Barrett

      Hey now, Larry The Cable Guy is actually funny once in a while. Dane Cook is just an aggro d-bag who somehow convinced some money men (and d-bags in the general public) that he actually WAS a comedian.

      • Capital_7

        LTCG is a racist Islamophobic homophobe. If there is anything you see in his “comedy” that you find funny, you and I are as different as apples and orange tractor trailers.

  • Dana B

    Nothing stops this train….er…plane…

  • meh

    One word: Toys

  • Nayx

    Wow, how original.

  • chrisbennett

    all other concerns aside (and there are lots of them)… who was in charge of picking the font for the tag lines in this trailer?!

  • Degeaffusunuman

    heheheh “pickup trucks”

  • Capital_7

    So it’s become obvious now that all “Pixar” movies from Disney are basically toy stories.

  • Timo

    Ethics aside, the “Fire and Rescue” subtitle, might actually lead this franchise towards more engaging stories, instead of the usual underdog-with-big-unrealistic-dreams trope thingy. Didn’t harm Chip and Dale…

  • CG Animator

    Lots of negative comments here… surprise surprise!

    Honestly, who cares? If you don’t care for this type of thing, don’t see it! I can honestly think of way better things to do (like actually ANIMATE something for instance) then watch a trailer I KNOW won’t appeal to me and then rant about it on the internet.

    • George Comerci

      I understand completely, but here’s my side of the argument. We watch the trailer out of curiosity—who knows? It could be good! Once again, we get our expectations too high, and—lo and behold! The trailer’s absolutely awful. I agree with Gus Schultz, just because it’s made to make money DOESN’T mean the executives don’t have to try. Kids aren’t stupid-and they don’t want just funny things, like the media is suggesting. When I was a kid, I LIKED complex stories! I LIKED things that I couldn’t understand completely! It helped me to learn about what a story truly is! And it grinds my gears to see things like Planes so pampering and uninteresting.

  • Gus Schultz

    We get it. It’s a commercial enterprise. It’s to make money. But it’s coming out next year, folks. It’s not like it just came out and it’s a bad film because you saw it and didn’t like it. Bobs Gannaway has a very good pedigree, so let’s go see it first, regardless of why it was made. It may be a clinker, but it might be better than the first one. Just saying.

    Many films turn out to be very good despite the machinations that green lighted them, because the creatives still want to do the best work they can and want to make the most of an opportunity or a challenge. Play nice or I’ll turn this car or plane or boat around and go straight back home.

    • Matt Norcross

      He also did Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, which was fine for kids to watch, but wasn’t really the best thing to keep Mickey relevant in my humble opinion.

  • No More!

    All I really have to say about this is Uughh

  • MaskedManAICN

    This just in, Disney needs to sell more toys.

  • megadrivesonic

    …Another one!? Did the movie do well at all? Who on gods green earth want this!?

  • Kris Kail

    Last time Disney put one of these movies out and I projected it was gonna bomb the FBI was knocking at my door! Nyuk nyuk nyuk