planes-2Mark Mancina is set to return to compose the score for Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue. The sequel to this summer’s animated feature Planes is directed by Bobs Gannaway (Secret of the Wings, Stitch! The Movie) and features a crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from a raging wildfire. Dane Cook will once again be voicing the film’s main character of Dusty. He is joined by Julie Bowen who will appear as the voice of the new character Lil’ Dipper. The full voice cast has yet to be announced. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter is executive producing the DisneyToon Studios production. Mancina’s music for the first Planes movie is now available on Walt Disney Records (click here for the album details). Planes: Fire & Rescue is set to be released on July 18, 2014 by Walt Disney Records. For updates on the film, visit Disney’s official Planes website.

As previously reported, the composer has also scored the thriller Penthouse North, which has already been released in some international territories and is currently awaiting a domestic release date.

  1. I hope the other characters from the first Planes movie return