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Director Bobs Gannaway and Producer Ferrell Barron for Dublin press junket to promote ‘Planes’ sequel
17 Jul 2014 : Deirdre Molumby
As a lead up to their latest animation release, ‘Planes 2: Fire & Rescue’, Disney Pictures are delighted to announce they will be hosting director Bobs Gannanway and producer Ferrell Barron for a press junket in the Merrion hotel on Thursday 24th July from 10:30am – 1:00pm.

Director/co-writer Robert ‘Bobs’ Gannaway is a writer/director at Disneytoon Studios. He co-directed ‘Secret of the Wings,’ with director Peggy Holmes. During his 19-year career with Disney he has served as writer/producer/director on more than 300 half-hours of television animation series, including ‘The Emperor’s New School,’ ‘Lilo & Stitch: The Series,’ ‘House of Mouse,’ ‘MouseWorks,’ ‘101 Dalmatians: The Series’ and ‘Timon & Pumbaa.’ He also wrote, executive-produced and co-directed three Disney DVD movies. In addition he worked with Disney Jr., where he developed the pre-school series ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates’ and created and executive-produced the hit preschool series ‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.’

Prior to his work at the Disney Channel, Gannaway wrote feature screenplays for Warner Bros., Walt Disney and Paramount Pictures. He developed several projects for Disney Feature Animation, including Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda,’ and he also co-wrote the screenplay for Turner Feature Animation’s ‘Cats Don’t Dance.’ Gannaway has been nominated for multiple Daytime Emmys® and has won the Annie Award for best daytime animated series and various other awards for his work in daytime animation television, including a gold medal at the New York Animation Festival.

Producer Ferrell Barron returned to Disneytoon Studios in 2011 to produce ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ for its July 18, 2014, release. Barron first joined Disney in 1998 as production supervisor for Walt Disney Television Animation’s ‘The Tigger Movie.’ He transitioned to Disneytoon Studios in 2000, serving as associate producer for ‘Piglet’s Big Movie.’ He earned a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, Penn. The Texas native resides in Burbank, Calif.

‘Planes 2: Fire & Rescue’ is a new comedy-adventure about second chances. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris) and his courageous team, battling a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

Directed by Bobs Gannaway (“Secret of the Wings”), ‘Planes 2: Fire & Rescue’ hits cinemas in 3D on August 8th, 2014. For more information, visit www.Disney.ie/Planes, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/DisneyUK, and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/Disneymoviesirl

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