Classic Art Deco National Parks imagery inspires posters for Planes: Fire & Rescue

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This weekend Disney released some new posters advertising the sequel to its popular animated film Planes, titled Planes: Fire & Rescue.  Taking on an entirely new look, these new posters are pretty stunning.  Inspired by well-known Art Deco posters from the National Park Service and Department of the Interior from the 1930s and 1940s that we discussed previously at here, we think these are better than any special limited Mondo edition posters we’ve seen.  Click on each image for a detailed view.

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Planes was the DisneyToons Studios spin-off of the Disney-Pixar Cars franchise.  Planes: Fire & Rescue Art director Toby Wilson was responsible for the revisiting the National Parks classic era imagery, derived from the famous Works Progress Administration project posters that were re-printed and sold at U.S. National Parks in the 1990s.  Well done!

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If you haven’t heard of this one yet, here is a trailer for the film:

It looks to share a lot from the plot for the great Steven Spielberg film Always, starring Richard Dreyfuss, John Goodman and Holly Hunter and following airplane pilots as they fought fires in the mountains.  If they could only lose those sappy Disney songs.  Look for Planes: Fire & Rescue, in theaters July 18, 2014.

C.J. Bunce

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