Disney Studios has released more information about the voices cast for the Planes: Fire and Rescue animated film scheduled to be released July 18, 2014 in the United States. Release dates in other countries can be found HERE. The film is a sequel to the 2013 animated film Planes, a spin-off of Pixar’s Cars franchise.
Erik Estrada, mostly known for his role as Frank “Ponch” Poncherello in the classic 1980s television show CHiPs will voice the role of Nick “Loop’n” Lopez, the star of a television show called CHoPs (California Helicopter Patrol). Other voice actors will include Ed Harris (search-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger), Wes Studi (a heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter), Regina King (Dynamite, the head smoke-jumper vehicle) and Fred Willard (the Secretary of the Interior in utility-vehicle form). Julie Bowen (as a water-scooping plane Dipper) also joins Dane Cook, who reprises his lead-voice role as Dusty Crophopper from the original.
According to Disney, here is the plot of the film:
“Planes: Fire & Rescue” features a quirky crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from a 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 wildfire air attack. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous air attack team, including spirited super scooper Lil’ 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.
Last month we posted a trailer for the movie.