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.
I had the opportunity to watch the screening of Planes: Fire & Rescue with the family a couple days before the actual release date. I didn't expect too much of this movie, but I thought it was quite entertaining. It gives a good message that younger kids can learn about forest fires and how to prevent them. My 5-year-old enjoyed the movie. There were some laughs and tears. The middle to ending was a little emotional because of Dusty's broken gearbox that his friends had trouble finding a replacement. I think this sequel has improved much better than the first animated film of Planes.
Official Website: www.disney.com/planes
Disclosure: I was given complimentary tickets to see the pre-screening for the mentioned film from Disney Studios Canada. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.