Planes: Fire & Rescue

The school holidays start tomorrow! One must-do for the holidays is to catch Disney’s latest animated feature Planes: Fire & Rescue!

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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 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 air tanker Dipper, 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.

Some of my favourite characters from Planes: Fire & Rescue.

When world-famous air racer Dusty Crophopper returns to his hometown after another victorious racing season, he revels in his new career success until a fateful training run changes his course with a career-ending injury. Forced to shift gears, Dusty decides to train with the Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base as a Single Engine Air Tanker.

Windlifter is a heavy-lift helicopter who can hoist dozens of trees or a huge tank of fire retardant. The American Indian’s wisdom is vast—he’s chock full of fire folklore, and his connection to nature allows him to sense fires before they’re even spotted. The former lumberjack became a firefighter to help others, and no mission is too big for Windlifter.

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Blade Ranger, a veteran fire-and-rescue helicopter, heads up the Piston Peak Air Attack team. Haunted by a storied past, he’s a tough and demanding air boss with a wry sense of humor, and he’s not exactly enthusiastic about his new trainee Dusty. But Blade is a pro and does everything he can to bring the new SEAT up to speed.

We caught the media preview on Tuesday and really liked it. Planes: Fire & Rescue has an inspiring and heartwarming storyline that is action-packed and manages to avoid the usual cliches. Sequels don’t always live up to the hype generated by the original installment, but if you have watched Planes, I assure you that Planes: Fire & Rescue is even better!

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we love Planes: Fire & Rescue!

getting (temporarily) tattooed  before the show

getting (temporarily) tattooed before the show

enjoying toasted marshmallows

enjoying toasted marshmallows

getting our Instagram picture printed on the spot

getting our Instagram picture printed on the spot

Catch Planes: Fire & Rescue in cinemas now! You don’t want to miss this exciting family film! Visit the Planes: Fire & Rescue site for fun games and downloads!

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