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“Planes: Fire and Rescue” Saves the Day

About a year ago, I wrote a review for Disney’s Planes. I wasn’t terribly enthusiastic about it and neither were my kids. The story was stale, but the animation was superb, especially in 3D. I wasn’t alone feeling this way. Despite poor reviews of the first Planes movie, Disney charged ahead with the second, which […]

Disney’s Planes: You’ve Seen it Before, But You Haven’t

I have mixed feelings about Disneytoon’s latest animated offering, Planes. The characters feel recycled from Cars and it’s readily apparent they tried to recapture the same vibe by borrowing heavily from Radiator Spring’s residents. There’s the gruff old-timer with a mysterious backstory and heart of gold, there’s the hapless and slow best friend, the love […]