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[11 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ Merchandise Soars Into Disney Parks Ahead of Film’s Release

Disneytoon’s latest film, Planes: Fire & Rescue, arrives in theaters on July 18 but fans can pick up new merchandise at the Disney Parks right now.
The new Planes: Fire & Rescue merchandise includes a Dusty Do-It-Yourself Foam Plane, the original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack, the Piston Peak Fire Air Operations pin, and a youth baseball hat.
Other new merchandise items include Piston Peak Fire & Rescue gear in youth sized T-shirts and fleece. These items are only available at the Disney Parks. Kids can get into the action with die-cast metal …

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[7 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Store Celebrating ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ with In-Store Events this Month

Prior to the theatrical release of Disneytoon’s Planes: Fire & Rescue, the Disney Store is celebrating the film with special in-store events.
Kids ages 3 and older can train to become Aerial Fire Fighters at the special events and learn about the film’s characters.
The in-store events include the following activities:

Fly low: kids will crawl or walk under a tarp as low as they can without touching the tarp
Parachute manipulation: kids will toss a smokejumper with a  parachute and try to land it on a target
Rescue: kids will need to find and …

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[1 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Holds Special Screening of ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ for CAL FIRE Firefighters

The Disneytoon Studios recently held a special screening of this summer’s Planes: Fire & Rescue for CAL FIRE firefighters.
The studio worked closely with the mean and women of CAL FIRE (the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) while making Planes: Fire & Rescue.
John Lasseter, chief executive officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios encourages filmmakers to do extensive research to ensure authenticity in the film.
“When we learned that historically, the very first air attack teams were crop dusters it was clear that the plane was telling us where …

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[20 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Pixar Animation Studios is Developing ‘Cars 3’ and a Sequel to ‘The Incredibles’

Lightning McQueen and Mr. Incredible are headed back to the big screen.
It was announced at this week’s annual meeting of The Walt Disney Company shareholders and D23 Members that Pixar Animation Studios is developing a third installment in the Cars franchise in addition to a sequel to Brad Bird’s The Incredibles.
The original Cars was released in 2006 while the sequel, Cars 2, was released in 2011. Disneytoon Studios released a spinoff – Planes – last year. This summer, Planes: Fire & Rescue hits the big screen.
Cars 3 will be developed …

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[19 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Disney’s Planes’ Enlisted U.S. Navy and Other Military Resources to Ensure Authenticity

If you’ve seen Dinsey’s Planes then you know the film features quite a few military references – from reclusive Navy Corsair Skipper Riley to the Dwight D. Flysenhower (CVN 81) – that reflect the look and the demeanor of service men and women.
Filmmakers wanted to ensure authenticity in the film, so they enlisted the U.S. Navy and other retired and former military personnel during the making of the movie.
“Being the son of a Navy pilot, I was beyond honored to have the opportunity to work with the military on our …

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[27 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
New Clips Released from Disney’s ‘Planes’

We’re just a few weeks away from the release of Disney’s Planes in theaters, and this week brought the release of some new clips from the animated film.
Produced by DisneyToon Studios and inspired by Disney/Pixar’s Cars franchise, Planes tells the story of Dusty, a young crop duster with big ambitions. Directed by Klay Hall, the film features the voice talents of such well-known actors as Dane Cook,  Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, John Cleese, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Garrett, Gabriel Igelsias, and Teri Hatcher.
Here are three new clips that give us a better idea of what …

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[19 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on Jamba Juice Takes Flight with New Marketing Campaign Tied to Disney’s Planes | ]
Jamba Juice Takes Flight with New Marketing Campaign Tied to Disney’s Planes

Jamba Juice has a new kids menu and Disney has a new movie coming out next month, so it only makes sense that these two companies would become partners in a new marketing campaign.
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The restaurant chain has announced its first major theatrical motion picture promotion with The Walt Disney Company for the release of Disney’s Planes, making Jamba Juice the exclusive food and beverage provider participating in promotions for the movie.
Disney’s Planes tells the story of Dusty, a plane with dreams of racing and a fear of heights. Dane …

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[4 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on D23 Expo Attendees Have Chance to See a Special Presentation of ‘Disney’s Planes’ | ]
D23 Expo Attendees Have Chance to See a Special Presentation of ‘Disney’s Planes’

Disney fans attending next month’s D23 Expo have one more thing to be excited about – they have a chance to be among the first to see Disney’s Planes on its opening day, August 9.
The movie opens nationwide on the same day, but Expo guests will see a special 3D presentation of the movie that features an introduction by special guests.
Disney’s Planes follows the story of Dusty Crophopper, a plane who dreams of competing as a high-flying racer but he happens to be afraid of heights. He turns to a …

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[2 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney and American Airlines Collaborate in ‘Disney’s Planes’

When a studio makes a movie about planes, it seems natural to collaborate with a company that makes planes. And that’s just what happened with Disney’s Planes.
Walt Disney Studios and American Airlines announced last week that they have come together in a very special way for the summer release of Disney’s Planes – the movie features a character inspired by a new American Airlines plane.
The character is named Tripp, and he was inspired by American’s Boeing 777-300ER. In the movie, Tripp is “wearing” the new design for the airline which …

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[23 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
New Character Posters Released for ‘Disney’s Planes’

We recently told you about Disney’s Planes, the new animated film from Disneytoon Studios. The film tells the story of Dusty, a plane with dreams of racing and a fear of heights.
Dane Cook provides the voice of Dusty as part of cast of all-stars including Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, and Cedric the Entertainer.
And now we’re excited to share four new movies posters for the flick!
We can’t wait to head to the theater on August 9 to see the adventures of Dusty and his friends! …