Thursday, 22 May 2014

Meet Hiro and Baymax in First Stills, Poster and Footage from Disney's Big Hero 6!

Disney are beginning the hype again. With their 54th animated feature, Marvel-adaptation Big Hero 6, coming this November, the Mouse House has started releasing our first proper looks at the film! With a trailer coming later today, first check out the official stills, poster and teaser trailer teaser (yeah, really...) here!

The stills show the film's hero, Hiro, a young robotics prodigy, and his cuddly-turned-deadly robot best friend, Baymax.

The voice cast won't be revealed until later this summer, say directors Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt) in a USA Today interview. But plenty was offered up about the film:
"In American-Japanese mash-up locale San Fransokyo, Hiro is a brazen, fast-talking kid inventor who is squandering his potential, and it's his older brother, Tadashi, who wants to steer him toward being a more productive member of society. 
"Baymax comes into his life, too, and when "forces of antagonism" rise and a mystery develops in the city, Hiro turns his squishy, soft and pliable robot meant for a career in health care into an armored fighting machine ready to save the day, Williams says. "As he's doing that, they form a relationship and a bond that Hiro wasn't counting on.""

As for the rest of the titular Big Hero 6, the USA Today article gives them this description: "adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neat freak Wasabi No-Ginger, master of chemistry Honey Lemon and resident fanboy Fred."

So there's a big, diverse team of "super-nerds," but the focus is definitely on Hiro and Baymax, as demonstrated in the cool new poster below:

And finally (at least until later today), here's the sneak peak at the first trailer for the film:

Well that all looks damn fantastic. Disney look like they're onto an original and quirky winner, here! It's also good to see the diversity that WDAS have on their slate after the phenomenal success of fairytale hit Frozen.

Big Hero 6 opens on 7th November, 2014 in the States and then on 13th February, 2015 in the UK (y'know, it takes 3 months to translate it from American-English, I guess...).

1 comment:

  1. I'm absolutely thrilled with the new material that Disney has released. I spent the past couple of days admiring the stills and this evening I watched the teaser trailer several times (which was very cute and intriguing, I must say). Unlike the marketing for Frozen, it seems as if Disney is focusing on the main character(s) at hand. This movie has everything going for it: superb animation, a Marvel property packed with action and a team of kick-butt heroes, and of course it will sport the name of arguably the biggest name in the animation industry. Let's cross our fingers and hope Disney knocks this one out of the park!