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 is in theaters NOW and if you haven’t yet seen this movie, make sure to make time… it is wonderful. It pulls you into the wonderful world of Piston Peak National Park and the fact that this world is so “real” is no mistake. So much time, energy and research went into making sure that Disney’s newest world was not only believable but
Meet Toby Wilson
Toby is the Art Director for Planes Fire & Rescue and it was so fun to be able to sit down with him to delve into the creative surroundings and details that make up Piston Peak National Park.
First of all, Toby is clearly passionate about this film. He was all smiles as he shared with us childhood stories of visiting national parks and just what an impression that those visits made on him. This passion comes through in the film and the details that are mapped out (literally mapped out!) as the inhabitants of Piston Peak National Park were developed along with their surroundings.
If you didn’t notice the first time, pay close attention to little details like the pine cones on the trees… they are actually little spark plugs! Pay attention to the trees and you will notice that the bark resembles tire tracks. So many fun details make you really feel like you are experiencing what it would be like to be in an environment created by planes and other rescue vehicles. These are the kinds of details that truly make Disney movies magical, and they also make them worth watching again and again because each time you will notice new details that you didn’t see before.
Toby and his team spent countless hours mapping out Piston Peak National Forest so that it is full of landmarks and scenery, all of which is based on the research that they did in our real national parks.
Take a peek at the layout of the land of Piston Peak National Park! Wouldn’t this be a neat place to visit?
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 review of Disney Planes Fire & Rescue, 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).
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