Big Hero 6 makes it all seem so very easy. The effortlessly charming film is yet another notch on the belt for Disney Animation, combining light wholesome comedy with weighty tragic undercurrents. That’s been the winning formula for Disney since as far back as Bambi to The Lion King to Frozen to now, of course, Big Hero 6. Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter), a good for nothing teenager, seems poised to end up on the wrong side of the law. That is — until his older, more responsible brother Tadashi (Daniel Henney) takes Hiro under his wing and introduces him to a team of scientists working on the cutting edge of the field. When a tragic event takes Tadashi’s life, Hiro puts it upon himself to complete his brother’s work: a white cuddly robot named Baymax. Assorted hijinks follow as Hiro transforms Baymax into a crime-fighting superhero and fends off against a mysterious masked vigilante with ties to his brother’s demise.
At the film’s press day, filmmakers Chris Williams and Don Hall spoke about fusing the Disney ‘family film’ with the action superhero genre, how much Big Hero 6 changed from conception to final release and whether they have any plans for future films in the series. For the full interview, hit the jump.
Chris Williams & Don Hall:
- What is the balance for Big Hero 6 between being a Disney ‘family film’ & a Marvel ‘superhero film’?
- How much did Big Hero 6 change from conception to release?
- How long was the process from pitch to final release?
- How did Williams & Hall get paired up to direct the film together?
- Any future plans for the future adventures of Big Hero 6?