Big Hero 6 faces a slippery slope trying to surpass last year’s animated entry from Disney Animation, the all-time toon box-office champ Frozen. But this tale set a couple of decades in the future in “San Fransokyo” looks promising enough, even if it doesn’t have a can’t-miss soundtrack with a song by that Adele Dazeem girl. It features, well, a creepy guy in a kabuki mask telepathically controlling a horde of microbots through a cranial implant, and the hip kids and lumpy macrobot trying to stop his apparently evil plan. Hey, it could happen. The trailer is below, and the film is set for a November 7 debut. Let us know what you think:
Walt Disney Animation Studios has assembled its voice cast for the studio’s fall feature Big Hero 6, about a young robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada and his robot companion Baymax, who pull together a team of crime fighters to save the city of San Fransokyo. Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez and Daniel Henney will voice the cast, with Oregon born, Tokyo raised actor Ryan Potter (Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas) starring as as Hiro Hamada and Scott Adsit voicing Baymax.
Big Hero 6 is the first Disney pic to feature Marvel universe characters and is adapted by Don Hall and Jordan Roberts from the Marvel comic mini-series of the same name, whose team and characters were created by Man of Action’s Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle. They’ve tweaked a few details: The original Big Hero 6 story took place in Japan and featured a post-nuclear villain created from the souls of atomic bombing victims; Disney’s version is being promoted heavily on the cute factor of robot sidekick Baymax. Read More »
Walt Disney Animation Studios has hit a home run (Wreck-It Ralph) and whatever comes after a grand slam (Frozen) with its last two pics. Next up for the studio is Big Hero 6, the Marvel comic-inspired comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada and his closest companion, a robot named Baymax, who with their friends are thrown into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo. This one has mostly flown under the radar, with Alan Horn touting it to exhibs at CinemaCon in March. It’s due out November 7 in 3D from directors Don Hall (Winnie The Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt). Check out the first look: