Earlier this summer, a group of journalists was invited to Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, CA to learn about the impressive process that went into Disney’s latest film Big Hero 6. Big Hero 6 is based on, but not linked to, a Marvel comic book of the same name. That makes it the first Disney animated Marvel movie and while the comic and film share very little in common two things they do share are the focus on action and emotion.
We posted a nice long piece about all of the cool tidbits we learned about the film but, we also got a chance to sit down with some of the lead creators of the film. Below, we’ve go an interview with Paul Briggs, the head of story on the film, and Robert L. Baird, who wrote the screenplay. We discussed the complicated development of an animated film with so many moving parts, what it’s like working as a writer at Disney Animation Studios, the schedule and how far the work ahead, writing superhero action that meshes with Disney’s sensibilities and why they think Disney hasn’t done many sequels.
Below, read our interview with the men behind the story and words in Big Hero 6. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
As we head into the final quarter of the year, Disney is bringing us one last Marvel movie. Big Hero 6 is the venerable studio’s first animated Marvel adventure, which means it’s the film we’ve been waiting for pretty much since the moment Disney bought Marvel.
Ryan Potter leads the voice cast as young robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. When his hometown, the futuristic city of San Fransokyo, is threatened, he assembles a superhero team to save the day. Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, and T.J. Miller also star. Watch the new Big Hero 6 trailer plus some more images after the jump.
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Two of the most recent Disney movies, Guardians of the Galaxy and Maleficent, were both massive hits. Among the few things those films have in common is they both held 4D previews at Disneyland/California Adventure in Anaheim, CA. This probably didn’t have any direct effect on the success of the films, but if it ain’t broke, why fix it? Disney just announced they’ll be giving the same 4D sneak-preview treatment for their next film, Big Hero 6. Read more about the Big Hero 6 Disney event below. Read More »
The best Disney animated films suck you into their world. You lock in and follow the characters on a journey without ever thinking of what went into it. That’s the magic not only of Disney, but film in general.
What sets animation apart is the absolutely insane detail and years of work that go into each film. Near decades can pass in which stories are written, ripped apart and written again. Tens of thousands of miles are travelled to research the tiniest visual elements. Millions and millions of animated frames, passed between departments, all come together until you have something like Big Hero 6.
Earlier this summer, a group of journalists was invited to Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, CA to learn about the impressive process that went into their latest film. Big Hero 6 is based on, but not linked to, a Marvel comic book of the same name. That makes it the first Disney animated Marvel movie. While the comic and film share very little in common two things they do share are the focus on action and emotion.
In Big Hero 6, a young boy and a soft robot team up with a group of friends to become a superhero team. Over the course of several hours, we were taken around the studio to watch footage, learn about the design of the film, the writing process, animation and much more. Below, we’ll take you on that tour with us – complete with lots of photos – so you can learn all about what Disney has in store come November 7. And, most importantly, how much work went into it. Read More »
Big Hero 6 is Disney’s upcoming animated film, loosely based on a Marvel comic series, that centers on a boy who weaponizes, or hero-izes as it were, his robot Baymax. We’ve seen a lot of the rotund white Baymax in previous materials for the film, but we still don’t know much about him. In this clip we meet Baymax, and find that he’s something of a caregiver, if (at first) one who is a little, er, thick. Check out the long Big Hero 6 clip below. It’s a cute and funny bit that doesn’t seem to give away anything at all important about the film. Read More »
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In this Disney centric edition of Theme Park Bits, read about the following:
- The stars of Big Hero 6 will do meet and greets at Disney parks.
- Check out a possible photo of the castle at Shanghai Disneyland, which you can access via high speed train.
- See some concepts for a potential Dubai Disneyland.
- Check out video of the new Ratatouille restaurant.
- Monsters University and A Nightmare Before Christmas take over Disneyland for Halloween.
- Frozen has taken over Disney Hollywood Studios through September 1.
- John Rhys-Davies returned to the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland.
- Watch a crash at a Disney World stunt show.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
As if Disney Animation weren’t doing well enough already, this fall sees them joining forces with Marvel for the very first time. Big Hero 6 tells the story of young robotics prodigy Hiro (voiced by Ryan Potter), who assembles a ragtag team of superheroes to save his town of San Fransokyo.
The first trailer was basically just a clip, showing Hiro trying to squeeze his puffy robot pal Baymax into an Iron Man-style suit. But today, we have a new Big Hero 6 trailer that teases a little more of the action that awaits — including a brief glimpse of the villain. Check it out after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 by Angie Han
After months of hints and clues, Disney has finally revealed the full voice cast for Big Hero 6, the studio’s first animated Marvel feature. Ryan Potter will lead as robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who assembles the titular team, while Scott Adsit will voice his robot BFF Baymax. T.J. Miller, Damon Wayans Jr., Maya Rudolph, and Alan Tudyk are also among the cast.
After the jump, get the rest of the lineup, plus new images of the Big Hero 6 and character descriptions for most of them.
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We’re still waiting for a proper full trailer for Big Hero 6, but in the meantime Disney has released a brief bit of animation themed to the World Cup. There’s not a lot here, but what little new animation we do get is super-cute. Especially when the big squishy Baymax (above) tries to get into the game. Check out the Big Hero 6 world cup teaser below. Read More »