Planes: Fire & Rescue

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014 Movie)

“Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a 2014 animated adventure film produced by DisneyToon Studios, a division of Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is a sequel to the 2013 film “Planes” and is part of the “Cars” franchise. The film is directed by Roberts Gannaway and features the voices of Dane Cook, Julie Bowen, Ed Harris, and more.

The story follows Dusty Crophopper (voiced by Dane Cook), a crop-dusting plane and racing champion. After an accident renders him unable to race, Dusty discovers that his gearbox is damaged and that he may never race again. In search of a new purpose, he decides to join the firefighting team known as the Smokejumpers, led by Blade Ranger (voiced by Ed Harris), a veteran firefighting helicopter.

Dusty undergoes rigorous training to become a certified firefighter, and he quickly finds himself immersed in the dangerous and adrenaline-fueled world of aerial firefighting. As a wildfire threatens the Piston Peak National Park, Dusty and his new team must work together to extinguish the flames and save the park and its wildlife.

Throughout the film, Dusty faces various challenges, not only in fighting fires but also in learning to embrace teamwork and sacrifice for the greater good. The story also highlights the bravery and dedication of real-life firefighters and the risks they take to protect lives and nature.

“Planes: Fire & Rescue” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the animation and action sequences, while others found the story and characters to be formulaic. However, the film was generally well-received by younger audiences and fans of the “Cars” franchise.

Like its predecessor, “Planes: Fire & Rescue” features a soundtrack filled with energetic and uplifting songs, adding to the film’s excitement and emotional moments. While it may not have achieved the same level of critical acclaim as some other Disney-Pixar films, it remains an entertaining and family-friendly adventure that showcases the bravery and heroism of firefighters.

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  • Year Released: 2014
  • Type of Movie: Animated
  • Box Office: $151.4 million
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  • Dane Cook: Dusty Crophopper
  • Stacy Keach: Skipper Riley
  • Danny Mann: Sparky
  • Julie Bowen: Lil’ Dipper
  • Brad Garrett: Chug
  • Teri Hatcher: Dottie
  • Curtis Armstrong: Maru
  • Ed Harris: Blade Ranger
  • Wes Studi: Windlifter
  • Dale Dye: Cabbie
  • Regina King: Dynamite
  • Corri English: Pinecone
  • Bryan Callen: Avalanche
  • Danny Pardo: Blackout
  • Matt L. Jones: Drip
  • Fred Willard: Secretary of the Interior
  • Cedric the Entertainer: Leadbottom
  • Jerry Stiller: Harvey
  • Anne Meara: Winnie
  • Erik Estrada: Nick “Loop’n” Lopez
  • John Michael Higgins: Superintendent Cad Spinner
  • Barry Corbin: Ol’ Jammer
  • Hal Holbrook: Mayday
  • Kevin Michael Richardson: Ryker
  • Patrick Warburton: Pulaski
  • Brad Paisley: Bubba
  • Kari Wahlgren: Patch
  • René Auberjonois: Concierge
  • Steve Schirripa: Steve
  • Brent Musburger: Brent Mustangburger
  • John Ratzenberger: Brodi


  • Director: Bobs Gannaway
  • Producer: Ferrell Barron
  • Music: Mark Mancina

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