Walt Disney Animation Studios BIG HERO 6 Coming November 2014

Walt Disney Studios announced a new film coming from Walt Disney Animation Studios titled BIG HERO 6 scheduled for November 2014 release.  Inspired by the Marvel comic book of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, BIG HERO 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred.  When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.  Continue reading for more details, images, and video clips from Walt Disney Studios.

Update January 6, 2015

Disney’s BIG HERO 6 Blu-ray Combo Pack available February 24th and early on Digital HD February 3rd.  Check out the clip below with never-before-seen “Easter Eggs” from the film.

Update November 7, 2014

Sarah Woloski in her spoiler-free BIG HERO 6 movie review says, “stock up on tissues.” It combines a superhero flick with an intense emotional story.

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Update November 5, 2014

Sarah Woloski talks with the cast and crew of Walt Disney Animation’s BIG HERO 6 during the press junket at Walt Disney Animation.  Click here for the full recap including video of voice actors Scott Adsit (Baymax) and Ryan Potter (Hiro) recreating their famous fistbump.

"BIG HERO 6" — Pictured (L-R): Baymax & Hiro. ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

“BIG HERO 6” — Pictured (L-R): Baymax & Hiro. ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

 

Update October 28, 2014

Printable activity sheets for BIG HERO 6: pumpkin stencil, origami, science experiment, recipe, and more.

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Update October 17, 2014

Sneak peek released of FEAST, the short appearing in front of BIG HERO 6.

Update October 9, 2014

Sizzle reel for Disney’s BIG HERO 6 released during New York Comic Con.

Update September 25, 2014

Second trailer released for Disney’s BIG HERO 6 – “this may threaten my non-terrifying, huggable design.”

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(L-R): Hiro & Baymax. ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

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(L-R): Fred, Honey Lemon, Hiro, Baymax, GoGo Tomago, Wasabi. ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

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(L-R): Hiro & Baymax. ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

More updates follow below…

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Update September 3, 2014

First clip released for Disney’s BIG HERO 6, on a scale of 1-10, how would you rate it?

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Baymax. ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Update August 27, 2014

Description and first-look images released for FEAST the animated short opening in front of BIG HERO 6.

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FEAST, a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation for “Paperman”) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.

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First-look at Winston star of FEAST ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

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First-look at Winston star of FEAST ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

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First-look at Winston star of FEAST ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

 

Director Patrick Osborne, who joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2008 as an animator on “Bolt,” took part in the Studio’s Spark program—which invites artists to explore their own unique ideas in a month-long project that is presented to the Studio team. His experimental short “Pet” was a hit among his fellow Disney artists.  Osborne, whose credits Disney’s 2010 feature “Tangled” and 2012’s Oscar-winning short PAPERMAN, for which he served as head of animation, was later tapped as co-head of animation for the upcoming feature “Big Hero 6.” But his plans changed when he pitched the idea for “Feast” as part of WDAS’ new shorts program—the project was greenlit with Osborne as director.

Producer Kristina Reed produced 2012’s Oscar-winning short PAPERMAN.

"PAPERMAN"

Is It Destiny? ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

 

Update June 10, 2014

Meet Baymax in this character poster for BIG HERO 6

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Update May 28, 2014

Teaser poster, first trailer, and images released for BIG HERO 6

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MEET BAYMAX ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

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TRANSFORMING BAYMAX ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

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HIGH-TECH HERO BAYMAX ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

From Walt Disney Studios’ press release

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes BIG HERO 6, an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who 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.  Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the CG-animated BIG HERO 6 hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.

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BRIDGE TO SAN FRANSOKYO – Concept art showcases an iconic bridge and treasured landmark of the high-tech, fast-paced city of San Fransokyo, the setting for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ action comedy adventure “Big Hero 6”— in theaters on Nov. 7, 2014. ©2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

BIG HERO 6 is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”).  The film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.

  • “Big Hero 6” is the 54th feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios.
  • Disney veteran Don Hall helmed 2011’s “Winnie the Pooh” and has earned screenplay and/or story credits on Disney features, including “Meet the Robinsons,” “Tarzan” and “The Princess and the Frog.”  Chris Williams directed the 2008 feature “Bolt,” as well as the short “Glago’s Guest.”  Williams was a key member of the “Mulan” story team, and was nominated for an Annie Award for outstanding individual achievement for writing in an animated feature presentation for his work on “The Emperor’s New Groove.”
  • Producer Roy Conli counts among his credits Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2010 hit “Tangled,” as well as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Hercules,” “Tarzan” and “Treasure Planet.”

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