Meet the Characters of Disney’s “Planes: Fire & Rescue” (@DisneyPictures)

PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE

The sequel to Disney’sPlanes–Planes: Fire & Rescue–is quickly approaching us and everyone at CS4U couldn’t be more excited to see this flick when it hits theaters this summer!

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.

CS4U has your first look to the film’s characters and story-line. Check out photos and descriptions of the characters inPlanes: Fire & Rescuebelow.Planes: Fire & Rescue hits theaters in 3D on July 18, 2014.

PLANES FIRE & RESCUE

Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris), a veteran fire-and-rescue helicopter, heads up the Piston Peak Air Attack team. Haunted by a storied past, hes a tough and demanding air boss with a wry sense of humor, and hes 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.

PLANES FIRE & RESCUE

Outgoing and spirited super scooper Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen) is skilled at skimming lakes, scooping up more than 1600 gallons of water and dousing angry fires. A former cargo hauler from Alaska, Dipper is an avid air racing fan with a major crush on headline racer Dusty, so shes head-over-wheels with excitement when the new SEAT shows up at Piston Peak.

PLANES FIRE & RESCUE

Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi) is a heavy-lift helicopter who can hoist dozens of trees or a huge tank of fire retardant. The American Indians wisdom is vasthes chock full of fire folklore, and his connection to nature allows him to sense fires before theyre even spotted. The former lumberjack became a firefighter to help others, and no mission is too big for Windlifter.

PLANES FIRE & RESCUE

A jolly old ex-military transport plane, Cabbie (voice of Dale Dye) used to drop airborne utility vehicles behind enemy lines in Korea. Now he drops smokejumpers at Piston Peakits a lot like combat, but nobodys shootin at him. With a payload of 10,000 pounds and a maximum takeoff weight of 74,000 poundsCabbie can carry the smokejumpers up to 2,000 miles away.

PLANES FIRE & RESCUE

The Smokejumpers are a fearless team of grounded firefighters, led by the strong and sassy Dynamite (voice of Regina King)so named because you dont wanna set her off. Pinecone (voice of Corri English), equipped with a rake tool to clear brush and debris, is an easygoing southern soul. Avalanche (voice of Bryan Callen) earned his name after triggering a massive slide, but the bulldozerwho coincidently lacks an inside voiceclaims he was nowhere near that snow bank. Tough and over-eager Blackout (voice of Danny Pardo) once accidentally sawed down an electrical line, cutting power to the lodge for weeks and sending shockwaves through his short-term memoryat least he thinks so. Drip (voice of Matt Jones), an outgoing dude whos always leaking oil, uses a skid-steer claw to clear fallen trees and brush.

PLANES FIRE & RESCUE

The Secretary of the Interior (voice of Fred Willard) has many responsibilities, but none is more important than overseeing the National Parks. This rugged outdoorsman loves being in nature; he spends most of his time away from his office in Washington, visiting the National Forests and Parks and helping to spread his message of conservation.

PLANES FIRE & RESCUE

Harvey (voice of Jerry Stiller) & Winnie (voice of Anne Meara) met many moons ago when Harvey was the manager of an RV tire store and Winnie was his showroom model. The loving couple travel to Piston Peak Park, where they celebrated their honeymoon 50 years ago.

PLANES FIRE & RESCUE

By 1978, Nick Loopn Lopez (voice of Erik Estrada) was America’s favorite helicopter cop, featured on TVs CHoPs, a show about two California Helicopter Patrol choppers. Nick, the troublemaking macho young officer, got the nickname “Loopn” from his signature inside loop, which no other helicopter could perform.

Photos: Walt Disney Studios

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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