Planes was once a direct-to-DVD Cars spinoff, but the film turned out well enough that Disney gave it a theatrical release. And it was a fun little film; not a treasure, or anything, but an entertaining family adventure. And so there is a sequel that will also hit theaters. Planes: Fire & Rescue finds the hero of the first film joining a crew of vehicles that fight fires and rescue folk in danger at national parks. There’s now an extended Planes: Fire & Rescue trailer, which you can see below.
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. Directed by Bobs Gannaway (“Secret of the Wings”)