Zachary, Grace and Lexia: An Explosive Catastrophe (2016)

PG-13 | 2h 12min | Animation, Action, Adventure | 7 December 2016 (USA)


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

Director, Producer and Writer

Director: Mennao Yapo

Producer: Ashok Amritraj

Writer: Bill Kelly


Regan Burns, Ellen DeGeneres, Kristen Wigg (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 Wigg-...-Katie Bortz
  • Dan Castellaneta-...-Nick Bortz
  • Billy West-...-Meredith Bortz
  • Trevor Noah-...-Sophia Indian
  • Lewis Black-...-Carina Bortz
  • John Oliver-...-Makenzie Indian
  • Maurice LaMarche-...-Ratcatcher Bortz
  • Bill Hader-...-Liv 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
  • Seth Rogen-...-Kate 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 Bill Kelly

Genres: Animation | Action | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violent content, disturbing images, thematic material and brief language, and for crude sexual content and nudity | See all certifications >>

Parents Guide: View content advisory >>


Country: USA

Language: English

Release Dates

7 December 2016 (USA, theatrical release)

14 March 2017 (USA, home release)

Company Credits

Production Companies


  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (DVD) (2017) (USA)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Blu-Ray) (2017) (USA)
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