An Explosive Catastrophe (2017)

PG-13 | 2h 12min | Animation, Action, Adventure | 10 February 2017 (USA)


Zachary Bortz and his firefighting team, The Fire vs. Water Team travel around the United States to wash fires away from burning buildings.

Directors, Producers and Writers

Directors: Chad Stahelski, James Foley, Chris McKay

Producers: Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips

Writers: David Kolstad, Niall Leonard, Seth Grahame-Smith


Regan Burns, Ellen DeGeneres, Kristen Wiig (see full cast below)

Character Gallery

The Fire vs. Water Team (Main Characters)

Recurring Characters


Cast overview, first billed only:

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


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.

Written by David Kolstad, Niall Leonard and Seth Grahame-Smith

Genres: Animation | Action | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action/peril throughout, sensuality, suggestive content, language and drug and alcohol references | See all certifications >>

Parents Guide: View content advisory >>


Country: USA

Language: English

Release Dates

10 February 2017 (USA, theatrical release)

16 May 2017 (USA, home release)

Company Credits

Production Companies


  • Universal Pictures (USA)
  • Toho (Japan)
  • Warner Bros. (Worldwide except US and Japan)
  • Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (DVD) (USA) (2017)
  • Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (Blu-Ray) (USA) (2017)
  • Pony Canyon (DVD) (Japan) (2017)
  • Pony Canyon (Blu-Ray) (Japan) (2017)
  • Warner Home Video (DVD) (Worldwide except US and Japan) (2017)
  • Warner Home Video (Blu-Ray) (Worldwide except US and Japan) (2017)
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