SA RA­DIO MAN JOINS THE ‘PLANES’ TEAM

Weekend Witness - - Ar Ts -

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).

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