|Big Hero 6|
|Directed by:|| Don Hall|
|Produced by:||Roy Conli|
|Written by:|| Jordan Roberts|
|Music by:||Henry Jackman|
|Studio:|| Walt Disney Animation Studios|
Walt Disney Pictures
|Distributed by:||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|Release Date(s):|| November 7, 2014|
February 2015 (UK)
Big Hero 6 is an upcoming 3D computer-animated superhero film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The film is directed by Don Hall, co-director of Winnie the Pooh and Chris Williams co-director of Bolt. It will be the 54th Disney animated feature. Big Hero 6 will be the first Disney animated feature film to feature characters from Marvel Entertainment, which The Walt Disney Company acquired in 2009. The film will be released on November 7, 2014 by Walt Disney Pictures.
A new short film will play before Big Hero 6, called Feast.
Brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion, a robot named Baymax, Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. (According to Walt Disney Animation Studios).
Characters and Cast
- Hiro Hamada (actor TBA)
- Tadashi Hamada (actor TBA)
- Wasabi (actor TBA)
- Honey Lemon (actor TBA)
- GoGo Tomago (voiced by Jamie Chung)
- Fred (voiced by T. J. Miller)
- Dr. Martin Lebur (actor TBA)
- Cass Hamada (actor TBA)
- Yokai (actor TBA)
Cast in unnamed roles:
After Disney's acquisition of Marvel Entertainment in 2009, CEO Bob Iger encouraged the company's divisions to explore Marvel's properties for adaptation concepts. While co-directing Winnie the Pooh, director Don Hall choose Big Hero 6 from Marvel's library and later pitched the concept to John Lasseter in 2011, as a possible production for Walt Disney Animation Studios. In June 2012, Disney confirmed that Walt Disney Animation Studios was adapting Marvel Comics' series and that the film was commissioned into early stages of development.
Although Big Hero 6 will be produced solely by Walt Disney Animation Studios, several members of Marvel's creative team will be involved in the film's production including Joe Quesada, Marvel's chief creative officer. Regarding the film's story, Quesada stated, "The relationship between Hiro and his robot has a very Disney flavor to it...but it’s combined with these Marvel heroic arcs."
In terms of the film's animation style and settings, the film will combine Eastern world culture (predominantly Japanese) with Western world culture.
Disney has since released concept art and rendered footage from the film.
On December 31, 2013, it was reported that Chris Williams had joined Hall as director, while Roy Conli had replaced Kristina Reed as producer.
On January 27, 2014, Disney had announced that Warner Loughlin had joined the project. She was an acting coach for Amy Adams, Ryan Reynolds, Zooey Deschanel and others. It was reported that she will help the project by providing "breathtaking emotions and quality acting" for the characters of Big Hero 6.
It has been confirmed that Big Hero 6 will be a stand-alone film and have no relationship with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Big Hero 6 will be released on November 7, 2014 in US and February 2015 in UK. The first teaser trailer was released on May 22, 2014 while the second teaser trailer will arrive soon. Theatrically, the film will be accompanied by the Walt Disney Animation Studios short, Feast.
- Although it is based on a Marvel comic of the same name, there are lots of changes: the names, the setting, the ethnicities of characters, the backstories, and several plot points.
- The villain's name, Yokai, means "spirit" or "phantom" in Japanese.
- Several Big Hero 6 characters won't appear in the film due to copyright issues.
- The film might also draw inspiration from Big Hero 6's mini-series, where Wasabi and Fred first appeared, replacing Silver Samurai and others. Since Disney took Wasabi and Fred as characters of the film, it's likely that Disney also took inspiration from the series' setting: America. This can explain the creation of San Fransokyo.
- The part where Fred likes to make movies about himself in a rubber suit stomping on boxes could've been inspired from his original power: the ability to transform into a giant monster that can stomp down houses.
- The character known as Wasabi No-Ginger will have his last name officially dropped from the film, and will now be known simply as Wasabi.