An Explosive Catastrophe is a 2017 American computer animated fantasy action film directed by Chad Stahelski, James Foley and Chris McKay, produced by Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips and written by David Kolstad, Niall Leonard and Seth Grahame-Smith. It stars the voices of Regan Burns, Ellen DeGeneres, Kristen Wiig, Dan Castellaneta, Dakota Johnson, Amy Schumer, Rowan Blanchard, Julianne Moore, Phyllis Smith, Peyton List, Debby Ryan, Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep and Ross Lynch.

Distributed by Universal Pictures in the US, Toho in Japan and Warner Bros. Pictures in international markets and produced by Warner Animation Group, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Rough Draft Studios, Animal Logic and Joint Effort, the film released on February 10, 2017.


Directed by

Chad Stahelski

James Foley

Chris McKay

Produced by

Bradley Cooper

Todd Phillips

Written by

David Kolstad

Niall Leonard

Seth Grahame-Smith


Regan Burns

Ellen DeGeneres

Kristen Wiig

Dan Castellaneta

Dakota Johnson

Amy Schumer

Rowan Blanchard

Julianne Moore

Phyllis Smith

Peyton List

Debby Ryan

Albert Brooks

Meryl Streep

Ross Lynch

Production companies

Warner Animation Group


Rough Draft Studios

Animal Logic

Joint Effort

Distributed by

Universal Pictures (United States)

Toho (Japan)

Warner Bros. Pictures (International)

Release Date

February 10, 2017


After hearing that every building in the United States has been set on fire, Zachary Bortz creates a team of firefighters called The Fire vs. Water Team. He tells them that they need firefighter uniforms, helmets, ladders and hoses for the mission. They first travel to New Mexico, where Kate tells them that Italian restaurants and other buildings had been set on fire due to overcooked food.

Voice castEdit

The Fire vs. Water Team

  • Regan Burns as Zachary Bortz
  • Ellen DeGeneres as Sarah Bortz
  • Kristen Wiig as Katie Bortz
  • Dan Castellaneta as Nick Bortz
  • Dakota Johnson as Meredith, Carina and Liv Bortz and Sophia and Makenzie Indian
  • Amy Schumer as Ratcatcher Bortz
  • Rowan Blanchard as Clancatcher Bortz
  • Julianne Moore as Leah Bortz
  • Phyllis Smith as Jamie Bortz
  • Peyton List as Grace Bortz
  • Debby Ryan as Julia Bortz
  • Albert Brooks as Colin Bortz
  • Meryl Streep as Mallory Bortz
  • Ross Lynch as Jack Bortz

Recurring characters

  • Dakota Johnson as Kate Bortz


The film was scheduled for release on February 10, 2017 so that:

  1. Universal Pictures and Toho would release it with Fifty Shades Darker.
  2. Warner Bros. Pictures would release it with John Wick: Chapter 2.
  3. Warner Animation Group and Animal Logic would release it with The Lego Batman Movie.

MPAA ratingEdit

The film is rated PG-13 for action/peril throughout, sensuality, suggestive content, language and drug and alcohol references.

Home releaseEdit

The film released on DVD and Blu-Ray by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment on May 16, 2017.


An Explosive Catastrophe: Movie Novelization


For the transcript, click here.

External LinksEdit

An Explosive Catastrophe at Fanon Wiki

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