SA RADIO MAN JOINS THE ‘PLANES’ TEAM
LOCAL c omedian and 94. 7 pr esenter D arren Simpson, is l ending his v oice t o the char acter o f Drip in Planes: Fir e & R escue, which releases in cinemas acr oss South A frica in 3D on Sept ember 26 .
Drip is one o f fiv e fir efighters c alled the Smokejumpers, a liv ely bunch o f br ave allterrain v ehicles that support a dynamic crew o f elit e fir efighting air craft de voted t o protecting his toric Pis ton P eak National P ark from r aging wil dfire.
Simpson t old Weekend Witne ss: “V oicing Drip, and f eaturing in a Disne y mo vie is huge! It’ s a dr eam pr oject, I’v e had fun and enjoyed the whol e pr ocess.
“I’m a big f an o f Disne y animations, and it’s a tight c ontest be tween me and my twoyear ol d as t o who ’s mor e e xcited about w atching the c ompleted mo vie.”
Drip is p art o f a t eam that include s v eteran fir eandrescue helic opter Bl ade R anger (voice o f E d Harris ), spirit ed air tank er Dipper ( voice o f Julie Bo wen), he avylift helicopter Windlif ter ( voice o f W es S tudi), e xmilitary tr ansport Cabbie ( voice o f Captain Dale Dy e) and the o ther S mokejumpers: Dynamite ( voice o f R egina King), Pinec one (voice o f Corri English), A valanche ( voice o f Bryan Call en) and Bl ackout ( voice o f D anny Pardo).