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FIREWORKS IN FILM & ANIMATION

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2

This time, the team are banded together to protect the batteries but Rocket steals some, resulting in chaos once again.  The opening scene with baby groot is fabulous.  In this film, Quill (the starlord) finally gets to the bottom of the question of his parentage and that the man who is his father has some sort of god complex and must be stopped. Yondu, the man who had looked after Quill all his life was found to be the man who had been better at parenting but in the end, sacrificed himself to save him.  The fireworks scene is an incredibly sad one as they hold a funeral and finally say farefull before the fireworks light up space.

BAYWATCH 2017

The film is loosely based on the TV series of the same name; sexist and with a plethora of penis jokes, it is not going to win any awards but amusing nonetheless.  In this film, the fireworks look to be very real with a fair amount of smoke around.  In this scene, the badass is the incredibly beautiful Priyanka Chopra who is a drug lord and all round shady businesswoman (Leeds), is trying to escape capture by getting aboard her helicopter but there is a professional firework display set up and CJ and Brody come across the firing system which is all primed and ready to go.  Mitch (the rock) picks up the launch tube and aims it straight at Leeds as it fires, it sets off the display and knocks the helicopter and the drugs out of the sky.  I laughed at this one as on wiki, it says that she was taken down by a roman candle – looked more like a 10-inch mortar tube to me, to be honest but hey, who are we to argue with Hollywood!  Really clever use of the fireworks in this finale.

MADAGASGAR 3 – EUROPE’S MOST WANTED

Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman find themselves on the run through Europe where they join the circus to outrun the big game hunter and animal control officer; Chantal du Boise who is chasing them down.

Dubois chases the hapless crew over to France, where Alex and his friends decide that it’s the circus life for them.  Ably assisted by new friends Gia (a jaguar) Vitaly (a Siberian tiger) and Stefano (a sea lion) they are again forced to London to put on the show although it is not yet complete with not being able to practice.  The Tiger was the star of the show in the past despite having burnt his fur in a previous trick, but Alex encourages him to try again and this scene shows him, having leaped through the hoop safely (covered in hair conditioner as a lubricant) the fireworks fill the arena.  Delightful, funny and heart-warming.

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Fireworks In The Great Gatsby

For those of you that have seen the film ‘The Great Gatsby’ will remember the awesome firework scenes, but how did they do this?

Well, the EPIC firework scenes were created by Prime Focus World.

PFW are world leaders in creative and technology services, delivering innovative 3D conversion, visual effects and animation services to major media and entertainment companies all over the world.

The team of over 3500 artists, technicians and producers work together to deliver world-class visual entertainment services from the key centres of creative content production based in London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York and Vancouver.

Check out the amazing video here to see how these guys and gals achieved the awesome computer generated firework effects.

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Epic Firework Scenes From Movies Around The World

OK, here you have it.

Below is a collection of short firework clips from the best cartoons, computer games, TV series, films and movies from around the world that include fireworks, in one way or the other!

If you can think of any others (or if any of the videos fail to play), please email the epic fireworks team and we’ll add them to the list.

Here we go :)

WALT DISNEY
The Disney intro can be seen on all modern Disney movies.
The awesome video below combines all the Walt Disney pictures, intros, logos and fireworks, starting from its first appearance in ‘The Black Cauldron’ up until now. Can you guess the year they started using fireworks?

G-FORCE THE MOVIE
A specially trained elite squad of hamsters / guinea pigs are ordered to stop an evil billionaire from taking over the world.
In the video clip below, the specially trained rodents are being chased at high speeds by the FBI in a black SUV, but don’t worry, these hamsters sure know how to put on a firework show. (Please note – no animals were harmed in the making of this film).

Police Story 2
The legendary Jackie Chan. In this martial arts film, Jackie plays a ‘Hong Kong Super Cop’ role.
In the movie clip below, Jackie, goes to rescue a hostage, being held in a warehouse firework factory.

MULAN
Mulan and Mushu battle the evil Shan Yu as he plans to take over the throne of China.
Shan Yu relies on his superior intellect and superhuman strength, always accompanied by his pet falcon Hayabusa, but doesn’t count on Mushu’s pyrotechnics.

FINAL DESTINATION 3
A gruesome firework scene from the third Final Destination movie.
In this 2006 horror movie, written by Jason Wong and Glen Morgan. Wendy and her boyfriend Jason visit an amusement park, after Wendy has a premonition the hydraulics on the roller coaster will fail, Wendy warns everyone, saving their lives, but Death feels cheated and stalks them.

Naked Gun. A really funny firework scene from the naked gun.

Uncle Sam. A dead military officer comes back to life in the form of Uncle Sam and terrorizes a small town for the 4th July firework celebrations.

GANGS OF NEW YORK
A short clip of Bill and gang walking down the street with fireworks in the background, fireworks start around 1.20 in the clip below.

REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER
Crazy fireworks fun with the Pink Panther. Inspector Clouseau and his firework candle.

CONEHEADS
The awesome fireworks display by the Cone-headed extraterrestrials Beldar (Dan Aykroyd) and Prymaat (Jane Curtin) find themselves in New Jersey.

The Mummy – Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. A huge fireworks display on the last day of shooting the Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Awesome.

Classic Sesame Street film – Fireworks Alphabet. The Sesame Street gang produce the alphabet in sparklers.

YOGI BEAR
Yogi Bear, his best friend Boo-Boo, and Ranger Smith decide to put on a fireworks display to raise money and save Jellystone Park from closing down.
The video clip below is a trailer for the film by Warner Bros, but you must watch the movie to appreciate the fireworks and the story in full.

Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Little Mermaid, Mulan and Sleeping Beauty all from the boys and girls at Disney. Fireworks start about 60 seconds in.

Tangled – I see the light. How many Chinese lanterns can you count ?

V FOR VENDETTA
The classic fireworks scene from the movie. V wears a Guy Fawkes mask and used his story as a role model in his quest to end the Norsefire rule. This was because V felt Guy Fawkes was right in trying to bring down what he felt was an oppressive government during his day. Similar masks were/are traditionally used for Fawkes effigies on Bonfire Night in the United Kingdom when the effigies are burned. The burning, and accompanying use of fireworks, is the traditional centerpiece of the festivities.

The Boy Who Could Fly. End scene with fireworks as the couple sit in the clouds and watch fireworks.

Brothers and Sisters – Series 4 – Episode 5. A romantic fireworks Scene where Robert and Kitty are having dinner on top of the building and he orders the fireworks…

Final Fantasy XIII
This is a role playing game set around the Floating world of Cocoon. As the City of Gran Pulse hovers above the planet in a giant sphere, Snow accepts Oerba Dia Vanille’s proposal, before fireworks explode in celebration.

To Catch a Thief. The 1955 Hitchcock classic, Grace Kelly baits a trap for Cary Grant with fireworks in the background.

MEEt JOE BLACK
Brad Pitt plays Joe Black. The plot of the film is, a media mogul played by Anthony Hopkins, acts as a guide to death on earth to learn about the Earth and Human’s but soon falls in love with his guide’s daughter, fireworks burst over a cocktail party as Susan pursues Joe and her father William.

Mary Poppins – Step in Time. Who can forget this one? A wannabe “pirate captain” uses a horizontal volley of fireworks to break up a rooftop dance sequence. Fireworks start around the 5.40 mark.

Shanghai Knights. The end battle scene set in London.

Float On. A man in a chair strapped to hundreds of balloons flies straight through a volley of fireworks.

Adventureland. Firework clip from the 2009 Comedy.

SKYFALL
Jimmy Bond doesn’t mess about. MI6 come under attack as British agents across the world are exposed, James goes dark to uncover the culprits with just Eve, a field agent for assistance.
As James arrives in Shanghai, fireworks burst over a pagoda while the search for the mysterious Silva continues.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS
The Hobbit Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took (Pippin), get into trouble with Gandalf as they let off one of his Dragon rockets, much to the amusement of the gathered crowds. Some of the best fireworks seen in film.

HARRY POTTER – ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
Staying with a magical theme, as Harry and the gang sit their “O.W.L.S” Fred and George Weasley annoy Delores Umbridge with spectacular magical fireworks, another fire dragon is formed which then destroys the newly erected rules.

TOY STORY
Buzz and Woody have become separated from the rest of the toys while moving house. RC has run out of battery power, what ingenious way will the pair find to save the day, and finish with an explosive finale. As we all know “Buzz” is not a flying toy, but can fall with style.

MALCOM IN THE MIDDLE
One of my favorite Malcom in the Middle firework scenes from season 4, episode 8 – “Boys At Ranch”.

FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR
A young boy, Joey Cramer is moved eight years into the future by an alien spaceship named Max in the final scene, Max says goodbye with some intergalactic fireworks.

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