Update: Now meet Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness below! Joy will be delivered later today.
Pixar has also given us a chance to meet all give characters / emotions that lives inside Riley’s head. The first was Sadness, who you meet via this teaser trailer
I’m adding the posters and teaser trailers for all five characters, as Pixar releases them, below the jump: Continue reading
The first thing that greats guests to the Magic Kingdom this holiday season is the floral Mickey in the shape of a giant Christmas ornament.
If you’re any sort of Disney fan, then you’re familiar with the story of Cinderella — the poor child whose mother dies and is left in the care of a wicked stepmother who favors her own two daughters over Ella. The original animated Disney classic is very nearly perfection, so why then would Disney want to remake it for modern audiences? I think the answer lays in the question.
The technical abilities of movies has progressed so far in just the last few years, that Disney really can pull off a live action version of the movie. They can even give away so much in the trailer, because they know that audiences already love the story, the movie will allow new audiences to experience the story in a deeper more nuanced way.
When you look at these photos that were provided by Disney Studios to promote the film, you can see how richly detailed the world created for this movie is. From amazing costumes to set decorations that are over the top. There’s lots of scenery to be chewed as well. And yes, there are friendly mice and a fairy godmother as well.
More photos and the official plot synopsis below:
There’s something about hand-drawn animation and its ability to draw up major emotions with just a few curves of a pencil. So, even though Big Hero 6 is computer animated, it’s no surprise Disney turned to an anime inspired look to market the movie in Japan.
The animated trailer was made by Tekken who is a comedian known for emotional flip-book-style anime shorts. The song in the trailer is “Story” by the popular singer AI.
The trailer provides a bit of a backstory for the entire film without giving too much away. It centers on the relationship between Hiro and his brother Tadashi, then moves on to how Baymax cares for Hiro.
Even if you’ve not seen Big Hero 6, get your kleenex ready.
In Japan the film is known as Baymax, owing perhaps to Japan’s slight obsession with robots.
The Disney Store UK has released a charming Christmas ad that features a chain reaction involving hundreds of toys, apparel, and other merchandise.
Rube Goldberg would have been proud.