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D23 Expo: Disney & Pixar Roundup!

Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios convened at D23 Expo 2017 today, revealing new details about their upcoming movie slates and introducing key voice talent, including Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson, Huck Milner and Sarah Silverman. And in an unforgettable moment, Auli‘i Cravalho, Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Kelly MacDonald, Anika Noni Rose, Irene Bedard, Linda Larkin, Paige O’Hara and Jodi Benson came together on stage in a celebration fit for a princess.

John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, teamed up with the stars and filmmakers from both studios to present new details, footage, behind-the-scenes looks and images from a host of upcoming films. “I’m so excited about our upcoming movies; they are all hilarious, emotional, beautiful and make you think,” said Lasseter, who serves as executive producer on all animated titles.
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Pixar and Disney Animation Studios Dish Movie News at D23

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Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios convened at the D23 Expo in Anaheim today to talk movie news on Frozen 2, Coco, The Incredbles 2, Toy Story 4, and more.

In addition to all of the movie news, they introduced the following voice acting talent to their teams: Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson, Huck Milner and Sarah Silverman.

John Lasseter, chief creative officer of , teamed up with the stars and filmmakers from both studios to present new details, footage, behind-the-scenes looks and images from a host of upcoming films. “I’m so excited about our upcoming movies; they are all hilarious, emotional, beautiful and make you think,” said Lasseter, who serves as executive producer on all animated titles. “It's a great mix of incredibly creative and surprising new worlds and characters and stories we love returning to. Our
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Disney’s D23: New Details from ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2,’ ‘Incredibles 2,’ and ‘Toy Story 4’

Disney’s D23: New Details from ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2,’ ‘Incredibles 2,’ and ‘Toy Story 4’
At Friday’s D23 confab in Anaheim, Disney touted its upcoming animation slate, revealing footage and details about “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2,” “Incredibles 2,” “Toy Story 4,” “Coco,” “Frozen 2,” and more.

Capping the animation presentation, the “Coco” grand finale featured more than 160 performers who descended upon Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center, including the Grammy-winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea and Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles under the direction of Kareli Montoya, and the Grammy-winning Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band.

Wreck-It Ralph Goes Viral

In “Wreck-It Ralph 2” (November 21, 2018), directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston (“Zootopia”), Ralph (John C.Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) go viral on the Internet to find a spare part to fix her broken Sugar Rush game. Along the way, they meet Yesss (“Empire’s” Taraji P. Henson), an algorithm for the site BuzzAholic, dressed in blue.

A clip revealed Vanellope
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Taraji P Henson joins 'Wreck-It-Ralph 2'

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Taraji P Henson joins 'Wreck-It-Ralph 2'
Stars of Walt Disney and Pixar assemble at D23 Expo.

Taraji P. Henson will voice an algorithm called Yesss in Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, Rich Moore and Phil Johnston’s follow-up to the 2012 hit.

Attendees at Disney’s annual D23 Expo in Anaheim, southern California, saw first footage of a scene that pays homage to the Disney princesses.

Next, Disney orchestrated an unprecedented gathering of princesses as Auli‘i Cravalho from Moana, Kristen Bell from Frozen, Kelly MacDonald from Brave, Mandy Moore from Tangled, Anika Noni Rose from The Princess And The Frog, Irene Bedard from Pocahontas, Linda Larkin from Aladdin, Paige O’Hara from Beauty And The Beast, and Jodi Benson from The Little Mermaid took to the stage.

Sarah Silverman returns as Vanellope von Schweetz, and Clark Spencer, who most recently collaborated with Moore on the global smash Zootopia, produced Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (see first-look image), which is scheduled
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Planes: Fire & Rescue Blu-Ray Review

Planes: Fire & Rescue, much like the Cars sequel, spins us into an entirely new world, and though the Cars franchise sequels haven’t been quite the blockbusters Pixar might have hoped for, this broader sequel theory has made them both far better films than simpler “add-on” efforts might have managed.

Dusty finds himself out of the racing game, and quickly joins with a crew of rescue vehicles who keep an eye on a vast forest in order to contain fires. Naturally, this isn’t something that sounds like a great time to Dusty at first, but he learns that there’s a lot more to life than being in the spotlight.

This all kicks off because Dusty continually pushes himself too far, damaging a part that can’t be replaced. In a fairly obvious maneuver, he ends up crashing, and causing a fire. This leads to the airport being shut down,
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DVD Review: 'Planes: Fire & Rescue'

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★★★☆☆If there's one thing that's a certainty with Disney these days, it's that they do love an animated sequel. Created in abundance during the early nineties, with mostly unnecessary follow-ups to Aladdin, The Lion King and even Brother Bear, Disney have enjoyed some huge success with series, the majority making their debut as part of their very successful straight-to-video campaigns. Recently, however, many of their biggest films (predominantly from Pixar) have started to get theatrical sequels. Roberts Gannaway's Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) - a spin-off from the aforementioned Pixar's Cars universe - is a decent enough film for young fans, but feels appropriate to its new home, on DVD, than the multiplex.
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Planes 2: Fire & Rescue review - Better than its predecessor

Planes 2: Fire & Rescue review - Better than its predecessor
Director: Roberts Gannaway; Screenwriter Jeffrey M Howard ; Starring: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Curtis Armstrong, Teri Hatcher, John Michael Higgins, Patrick Warburton, Wes Studi; Running time: 84 mins; Certificate: U

After Planes flew into cinemas last summer and proved to be a crushing disappointment, it's probably fair to say that nobody is getting particularly hyped up for its sequel, Fire & Rescue. Perhaps these rock-bottom expectations are a good thing, because Planes 2 feels like a significant upgrade on its distinctly run-of-the-mill predecessor, which was initially going to be a direct-to-dvd release before it found its way onto the big screen.

Dane Cook returns to voice Dusty Crophopper, who this time around sees his racing career shot to pieces when he discovers a fault in his gearbox. This immediately creates a search for purpose and meaning more compelling than anything in Planes - what's more heartbreaking, chasing a dream or coming
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The HeyUGuys Interview: Bob Gannaway and Ferrell Barron for Planes 2: Fire and Rescue

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The team at HeyUGuys rarely struggle with a case of the Mondays. We are blessed with an office space that encompasses screening rooms, red carpets, funky hotel suites and movie sets. And each new week brings new adventures our way. Nevertheless, last Monday was a stand out day as Disney hosted an action packed junket for Planes 2: Fire and Rescue. We have never battled flames in the name of movies before…

Planes 2: Fire and Rescue follows plucky racing plane Dusty Crophopper on an heroic new journey as he faces the prospect of a life without victories. We sat down with director Bobs Gannaway and producer Ferrell Barron to discuss Dusty’s life as a fledgling fire fighter, the challenge of dovetailing old characters into a brand new world and the real world inspiration behind the Fire and Rescue story.

Later we took to the skies with
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Planes Fire & Rescue Review

  • TheMovieBit
There’s a moment in Planes Fire & Rescue that is so incredibly poignant and touching that it just grips the audience by the throat. Dusty and company are flying through a gigantic cloud of fire, death and destruction and the only audible sounds are a ghostly, fiery rumble topped off with the faint sound of plane engines. No soundtrack, no dialogue, just a masterful touch by director Bobs Gannaway. Unfortunately, up until that point, the sequel that’s not a sequel (it’s a continuation) splutters around at times with a few scenes that only serve to fatten up it’s relatively short running time of 82 minutes. Dusty Crophopper finds himself at the end of his racing line when his gearbox decides it can’t take much more and to make matters worse, our lovable little plane manages to set fire to part of his airfield. With an aging firetruck
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Planes Fire & Rescue Irish Gala Premiere

  • TheMovieBit
Planes Fire & Rescue pulled out all the stops for it’s gala premiere with Bobs Gannaway and Ferrell Barron. Check out the cool video of all the action at yesterday’s premiere. "Planes 2 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
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Bobs Gannaway, Ferrell Barron Planes Fire & Rescue Interview

  • TheMovieBit
Earlier on today, I caught up with Planes Fire & Rescue director and producer, Bobs Gannaway and Ferrell Barron. The guys were a whole load of fun and gave a great insight into the latest Planes movie, especially around the sound design. We also chatted about John Lassetter, got a history lesson and whether or not there will be more Planes type movies coming from DisneyToons. As per usual, we have plenty of ways to make you listen! Subscribe on iTunes – Click here (Click view in iTunes and the click Subscribe) If you’re already a subscriber, the latest episode is ready to download. iPhone / iPad Users– Click here to open your iTunes podcast app and click Subscribe! TuneIn App Users Click here – iOS / Android / Windows Phone Stitcher Users Click here – iOS / Android Direct Download from the podcast tab on the right of the screen
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Meet The Film-Makers of Planes 2 In Dublin This Thursday

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Heads up folks in Dublin. You can meet  the director and producer of Planes 2: Fire & Rescue this Thursday. Bobs Gannaway (Director) and Ferrell Barron (Producer) are on their first visit to Ireland and will be at The Disney Store, Grafton Street, Dublin 2 on Thursday 24th July at  2.45pm and 3.30pm. And if you go and meet the guys,  you get a free signed poster of  Planes 2: Fire & Rescue. Get there early as the signed posters are on a first come, first served basis!
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Dane Cook, Planes Fire & Rescue Interview

Dane Cook reprises the role of Dusty Crophopper, voicing the crop duster turned world-famous air racer in Bobs Gannaway’s “Planes: Fire and Rescue” based on a screenplay by Jeffrey Howard. When Dusty returns home to his friends in Propwash Junction after a victorious racing season, a fateful training run sets him on an unexpected course […]

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Director Bobs Gannaway and Producer Ferrell Barron Talk Planes: Fire And Rescue, Creating Fire, Future Plans for the Franchise, and More

When world-famous air racer Dusty Crophopper (Dane Cook) is sidelined by a career-ending injury, he finds himself searching for his next chapter in life in Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue. Directed by Bobs Gannaway from a screenplay by Jeffrey Howard and produced by Ferrell Barron, the animated adventure-comedy centers on a crew of elite firefighting aircraft whose mission is to protect historic Piston Peak National Park. The family friendly film about second chances features thrilling firefighting action scenes and an impressive voice cast that includes Curtis Armstrong, Julie Bowen, Ed Harris, John Michael Higgins, Hal Holbrook, Regina King, and Wes Studi. At the film’s recent press day, Gannaway and Barron talked about how they wanted to elevate the storytelling from the first film and tell a deeper story with the main character, the extensive research they did to ensure the authenticity of the story and to portray aerial firefighting accurately,
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Planes : Fire & Rescue – The Review

Wow, talk about your quick sequel turn-around. This weekend sees two follow-ups to surprise box office hits from 2013. For thriller fans there’s The Purge: Anarchy (check out Mike Haffner’s review!) and for the kiddies it’s the return of that low flyer, Dusty Crophopper in Planes: Fire & Rescue. And once again, the ads tell us it’s set in the world of Cars (as with last year’s flick, this is not from the Pixar gang, it’s officially from DisneyToon Studios with much of the work produced by Prana Studios of India). It’s clear from this new film that the makers will not need to piggyback on the earlier Pixar hit again. With this one, Dusty and his pals can stake a claim on their own series, because like the new Apes film still in theatres, this is a much improved, superior sequel.

The opening
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Julie Bowen Talks Planes: Fire & Rescue, Getting Involved with the Sequel, Working inside the Recording Booth, and Her Most Bizarre Fan Encounter

Julie Bowen gives voice to Dipper, the friendly, spirited air tanker in Disney’s new animated adventure-comedy, Planes: Fire & Rescue, directed by Bobs Gannaway from a screenplay by Jeffrey Howard. Dipper is a full-figured gal skilled at skimming lakes, scooping up thousands of gallons of water and dousing angry fires. She’s also an avid air-racing fan with a major crush on the world-famous Dusty Crophopper (Dane Cook). When she learns he’s joining the fire and rescue squad at Piston Peak, she’s head-over-wheels with excitement. Opening July 18th, the film also features the voices of Curtis Armstrong, Ed Harris, John Michael Higgins, Hal Holbrook, Regina King, and Wes Studi. At a recent roundtable interview, Bowen spoke about her character, when she first became involved, how she’s gotten huge cool points from her kids for being in the movie, why she didn’t practice the voice around the house,
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Dane Cook Talks Planes: Fire & Rescue, Reprising His Role, Being Part of the Disney Family, Telling a Deeper Story, and the Theme of Second Chances

Dane Cook returns as the voice of Dusty Crophopper, the crop duster turned world-famous air racer, in Planes: Fire and Rescue. After a successful racing season, Dusty comes home to his friends in Propwash Junction, but life takes an unexpected turn when a fateful training run leads to a new career with the elite Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base. Opening July 18th, the animated adventure-comedy directed by Bobs Gannaway from a screenplay by Jeffrey Howard also features the voices of Curtis Armstrong, Julie Bowen, Ed Harris, John Michael Higgins, Hal Holbrook, Regina King, and Wes Studi. At the film’s recent press day, Cook talked about reprising the role, what it means to be a part of the Disney family, how he wanted to tell a deeper story with Dusty this time around, why the theme of second chances resonated with him, the parallels in
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‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’ – poor characters, lackluster voice-acting, flimsy story, and overall cheap feel

Planes: Fire and Rescue

Written by Jeffrey M. Howard

Directed by Roberts Gannaway

USA, 2014

There’s a moment in Planes: Fire and Rescue where one of the sentient vehicles is prompted to “drop the needle.” The request is followed by a series of quick cuts: a small anthropomorphic forklift pulls out a record from its sleeve, slams in onto a turntable, and lowers the tonearm. Then, the unmistakable infinite-hammer-on riff to AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” appears on the soundtrack, accompanying a getting-ready-to-slay-a-fire montage sequence. “Wait a second,” one might ask, “LPs exist in this universe? Hold on, AC/DC exist in this universe? Are they planes? Or cars? But if they’re cars, how in the hell did Angus Young, or whatever his weird car pun name is, play that awesome riff that clearly necessitates some kind of phalanx? Wait, maybe AC/DC did exist in some distant
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Planes: Fire & Rescue Movie Review

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Planes: Fire & Rescue Movie Review
Title: Planes: Fire & Rescue Director: Bobs Gannaway Starring: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Wes Studi, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina King, Jerry Stiller and Hal Holbrook Endearingly reuniting and working with your long-term friends to not only entertain families in your community, but also teach them the importance of banding together in times of need, is an important message to send to children who are first being exposed to crucial life lessons. Not only did the cast of last year’s hit animated comedy, ‘Planes,’ endearingly reunite for the film’s new sequel, ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue,’ to provide more family-friendly jokes for young children, but the [ Read More ]

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Latest 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Clip Shows Off Its 'CHoPs'

Latest 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Clip Shows Off Its 'CHoPs'
A new clip from Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue has surfaced with a special appearance by CHiPs star, Erik Estrada. In the clip we get a 70s TV retro vibe, complete with the original theme song from CHiPs, which includes our all-star helicopters making a run for a burning building to rescue a damsel in distress. Watch the latest Planes: Fire & Rescue clip below!

In Planes: Fire & Rescue, when world-famous air racer Dusty 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 team, a bunch of 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.

Planes: Fire & Rescue comes to theaters July 18th,
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