PassFire Update January 2014: The Veverka Bros., producers of Passfire, the documentary about the world’s most amazing fireworks, the people who make them and the cultures behind them have released their long-awaited Passfire update video! The video shows fireworks scenes from around the world and is set to the new Passfire theme song by Mike Brindisi and the New York Rock.
With the help and enthusiasm of fireworks lovers around the world Passfire has gone from a grassroots project to a major independent production. In just over a year the film has covered fireworks in twelve countries including Brazil, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, the UK, the USA, and Vietnam, and shot over 300 hours of footage. That’s an average of about one country a month!
This past November, Passfire came to the UK for Bonfire Night and even paid us a visit!
But they’re not quite finished. They still need to film in Mexico, Continental Europe, Africa and the Middle East in order to succeed in their mission of documenting fireworks on every continent except Antarctica. If they succeed, Passfire will be unlike any fireworks film ever made before! That’s why they have launched “Passfire – The Finale,” a follow-up Kickstarter campaign with a lot of cool new rewards.
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 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.
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, 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.
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.
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.