Plans for the opening of “Planes: Fire & Rescue”

Planes Fire and Rescue

Some of the fire agencies in Boise are making special plans around the July 18 opening of the new Disney animated movie, Planes: Fire & Rescue. (Release dates in other countries can be found HERE.) I am not sure where I will be on the 18th, but it may be in southwest Colorado — I will have to find a theater in the area that will be showing it.

If you are aware of any other special activities planned by fire agencies for the opening in your area, please leave the information in a comment below, including the specifics about time and place. It might be fun to have a meet-up before or after the film, say — at a restaurant or bar.

Disney has released a ton of trailers which can be found HERE. Below is one released three weeks ago.

The National Park Service had this on their Fire and Aviation Management Facebook page February 2, 2014:

Our very own Shad Sitz, Regional Aviation Manager for Pacific West Region and Director Jon Jarvis helped tweak some details on Disney’s new animated movie – Courage – Planes: Fire & Rescue.

Shad stated “Even the folks from Fire Boss and many other were involved, everyone from smokejumpers to I.C, and the cool thing is that it will be dedicated to the wild land fire fighters.”

Now, you fire aviation afficionados might notice this – Shad added -”If you notice when they convert Dusty into a SEAT/Fire Boss thy never added the ventral fin or finlets on the tail. Not a big deal but I mentioned it…”

Yay for Shad and all the others who assisted in the coming movie.


Below is Disney’s description of the movie:

Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue comes to theaters summer 2014!

“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”).



"Blade Ranger"
“Blade Ranger”

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

7 thoughts on “Plans for the opening of “Planes: Fire & Rescue””

  1. Big Hollywood is not going to get any of my little money- at least not directly.

    However, SR has a good point- Planes Fire and Rescue may negatively effect how my tax dollars are allocated regarding various wildland fire prevention, fuel reduction programs, etc…

    I was motorcycle sport touring with a RON in Helena, Montana the night this farce premiered. I gather the people in Helena didn’t have much interest.

  2. It will be interesting to see the political and funding/purchasing impact this film has over the next few years. Defensible space seems awfully wimpy to talk about when you’ve seen planes do their thing on-screen — and these things do affect public perceptions of real-world effectiveness.

  3. Planes “Fire and Rescue” is definitely worth seeing in a theater. The visual effects are amazing accurate, far more so than is necessary for the cartoon format of the story. As an example, watch the vortexes in the retardant as the helicopter makes the drops. The terminology is right on, but will probably go unnoticed by those not in the industry. I was surprised to see the CG was produced almost exclusively in India, a testament to the efforts of the advisors. Another interesting note is how many of the names at the end of the credits will be familiar, but you will need to stay in your seat till the very end to read them. I’ll probably see it again in 3D!

  4. It looks like I will end up in Boise on Friday, July 18. I checked the movie times and they are a little different from the graphic at the top of this article. depending on which of the Boise-area theaters you’re looking at. It will be at two theaters in Boise, plus two in Nampa. Here’s a link to the movie times and places in the Boise area on July 18.

    I’m planning to be at the 8:15 p.m. showing at the Edwards Boise Downtown Stadium 9, at 760 Broad Street in Boise.

  5. Neptune is giving away 175 tickets to local kids for a private screening of the movie on Friday, July 18. We will be giving out goody bags and have a P2V engine on display, as well as a meet and greet with our Director of Flight, Loren Crea. We are also giving all employees movie passes to the show and goody bags for their children! Neptune’s T-45 engine is featured as the sound of “Cabbie” in the film!

      1. Sorry for the delayed response Bill. It will be on display for a special showing at 10:00 am on July 18!


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