‘Planes: Fire & Rescue,’ the animated sequel to Planes, premiered at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood last night. The stars were out for the show, and many brought their children to the premiere with them. Dane Cook (seen above with Hal Holbrook) voices Dusty Crophopper in both films, and he explains to The Hollywood Reporter how excited he was to have this role:
“Getting a phone call from John Lasseter was like, in in my 24 years of performing, just like getting Willy Wonka to call you and say, ‘Come into the factory.’ This is going to be unlike anything you’ve ever done before. It was like a dream come true,” Cook told The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet. “To get a second call from John Lasseter, saying, ‘We’d like to do it again,’ was outstanding.”
Cook also noted the movie carries an important message. “We are celebrating the brave men and women that fight fires day in and day out, with a really heartwarming story to it,” he added.
Disney blocked off the street for the kid-friendly event, which featured several fire and rescue vehicles supplied by the Planes of Fame Air Museum, while the L.A. Fire Department provided coats, pants, helmets, boots and other firefighting equipment that kids could try on.
What a fun premiere to be able to take your kids to! Many more pics from the premiere after the jump! (more…)