Disclosure: This event and trip to LA was an all expense paid journey sponsored by Disney. All thoughts, experiences and Disney character crushes are 100% my own!
Disney’s PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE flies into theaters everywhere TODAY, July 18th!
I am so excited for you all to see this film!
Hold on to your seats! Disney’s Planes Fire & Rescue is going to take you on a wild(fire!) ride!!
I am ALWAYS excited for a new Disney film, but I was actually caught off guard by how much I loved this film. I knew that it would be similar to the original Planes movie, and I realized it was going to involve fire and rescue, but I had no idea how far it would take us into yet ANOTHER Disney world. Planes Fire & Rescue shows us the world of firefighters and rescue vehicles. We meet new characters and get an intense look into the services and rescue jobs that these characters perform. This film is full of beautiful scenery and the most amazing action shots. You almost forget that you are watching animation.
Planes Fire & Rescue continues to tell the story of Dusty, the little crop duster that we met in the original Planes film. Due to some challenges, Dusty decides to go off to try his hand as part of a fire and rescue team. This adventure pulls in all kinds of wonderful messages about trying new things, making new friends and believing in yourself (and others). Somehow, Disney manages to make all of this not only exciting but breathtaking as Dusty and his friends fly through amazing scenery and bring us on some edge-of-your-seat wildfire adventures. Don’t think that you can predict how this all unfolds though. The story line is strong, and these characters, like many Disney characters before them, will definitely find their place in Disney history as favorites among many.
More than anything though, I love the attention to detail and research that went into making this film. (Kudos out to Paul Gerard (Creative Development Director) and Jeff Howard (Co-Writer) and their amazing teams!) After watching this film you will feel like you just spent time inside a real wildfire rescue workers world and this “realness” is such an amazing tribute to those men and women that choose these fire and rescue jobs for a living.
This is so much more than a children’s movie, it’s a very educational movie about real jobs (important jobs!) that people in our world are doing every.single.day. Adults and children alike will love this film and the journey that it takes the viewer on. There is a wonderful mix of humor, storyline, excitement and a killer action sequence set to an ACDC tune! (I still can’t get over that, it’s my very favorite part of this movie!) GO.SEE.THIS.MOVIE!
Make room in the toy box … there are some new toys in town!!
If there is one thing that Disney knows how to do (ok, other than a billion other things) it is to roll out a movie themed merchandise line like no other. The Planes Fire & Rescue merchandise line is no exception, as it is full of amazing, wonderful and exciting toys and apparel that kids (and adults!) will love.
I love that these toys center around “jobs” that these characters have, and that they are rescue vehicles! We have already started adding new vehicles to our original CARS collection, which grew quite a bit with last years release of Disney Planes, and it’s growing really quickly now, because since my husband was a fire fighter, he gets JUST as excited about adding new planes to our collection as my son does. And I love that our Disney world just keeps getting bigger and bigger because really, with each release of a new Disney film, those childhood feelings come out in each of us. Nothing beats getting down on the living room floor and playing CARS and PLANES, and I don’t care how old you are, it’s just good for the soul! … and these new additions to the Planes family are pretty darn cool!
Here is a peek at some of the amazing merchandise that Disney has rolled out:
And a huge thanks to the folks at Disney for this wonderful and unforgettable experience, something I will never forget!
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Disney’s PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE flies into theaters everywhere on July 18th!
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Make sure to check out my post about the time that I spend interviewing Julie Bowen (the voice of Dipper), my time in the recording studio voicing “Dipper” from Planes Fire & Rescue, the time that I got to sketch with the Disney artists from Planes Fire and Rescue and my behind the scenes interview with Jeff Howard and Paul Gerard and of course, my interview with Bobs Gannaway (Director) and Ferrell Barron (Producer).
You can also enjoy my Maleficent coverage! Read my interview with Angelina Jolie (Maleficent), my interview with Elle Fanning (Princess Aurora) my interview with Sharlto Copley (King Stefan), my interview with Maleficent director Robert Stromberg, my own personal review of Maleficent, my interview with Sam Riley (Diaval) and make sure to follow @Maleficent on Twitter for the latest updates, and make sure to like MALEFICENT on Facebook so that you can keep up with all of the Maleficent excitement!