Editor: Please welcome back guest author Peter Orrestad.
Big Hero 6 is the next film coming out from Walt Disney Animation Studios following their global storm of a movie, Frozen. Before it premieres this coming November, there are a few reasons you should be excited about it.
Big Cast: As with any Disney film, the voice cast is spectacular. Maya Rudolph is currently the biggest and most recognizable star. With more than a little voice acting experience under her belt combined with her comedy chops, she could very easily end up stealing the show. With Jamie Chung,T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk, Genesis Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., and Daniel Henney joining Maya, this cast selection is perfect with numerous comedic actors you might recognize.
Big Cooperation: There are two properties associated with Big Hero 6. One is the Marvel comic property and the other is the Disney animated adventure coming November 7th. This is because Disney is adapting the Marvel property. This will be the first adapted Marvel property since Disney acquired Marvel. In other words the first Marvel superheroes to not take place in a larger universe. Hopefully this will open the door for other more obscure properties to be adapted.
Big Heroes: The hero team that this film is based on is quite a robust group of characters. With Hiro, the boy genius who we see in the trailer, transforms the robot Baymax, which actually changes into a dragon. Agent Honey Lemon, who invents the Power Purse which has the ability to summon any item she wishes. GoGo Tomago, who has the ability to turn into a living entity of fire. The Silver Samurai, who is exactly what he sounds like and who also had a version of himself appear in The Wolverine. Sunfire, who rounds out this team and acts as its leader initially but eventually passes the role to Hiro. These heroes obviously act as the inspiration for their animated counterparts.
Big Action: Superhero films are known for their incredible action sequences. With the potential list of characters for this film, the possibilities for action are limitless. If you need any help imagining what it could like, just read the point before this one.
Big Animation: With every new animated film, the animation gets just a little bit better. When looking at this one simple, short trailer, it is already easy to tell that Big Hero 6 will be no different. Notice the supreme level of detail, smooth look, and even the lighting and focus of the scene looks superb. Simply pause the trailer at any point and take in the entire scene. Look at how all the different elements of the scene are so well done individually so that when brought together, they form an even better whole.
I’ll see you in the theater.
Big Hero 6 hits theaters November 7, 2014.
About Peter: Talking about films and comics is my favorite past time, I have often unloaded on unsuspecting friends with a couple hour lecture on the latest Superhero and Film news.