New BIG HERO 6 Trailer Is Still All about the Big, Cuddly Baymax

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Disney has released a new Big Hero 6 trailer, and the focus continues to be on how Baymax (voiced by Scott Adsit) is adorable.  We do get a bit more of the plot in this trailer, which shows that Baymax was created by Hiro Hamada’s (Ryan Potter) deceased older brother, and we also briefly see the other members of the crime-fighting team, but Disney knows that their best shot at selling this movie is on Baymax.  He’s cute, he’s funny, and he’s huggable.  You could do far worse.

Hit the jump to check out the new Big Hero 6 trailer along with three new images.  The film also features the voices of Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, and Maya RudolphBig Hero 6 opens in 3D on November 7th.  Click on the corresponding links for Christina’s interviews with directors Don Hall & Chris Williams, Head of Animation Zach Parrish, and 24 things to know about the film.

New BIG HERO 6 Promo: Emergency Preparedness with Baymax and Hiro

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What should you do if there’s a blackout, flood or some other type of emergency?  The gang from Big Hero 6 is here to tell you.  The latest promo for the November 7th release comes in the form of an Emergency Preparedness instruction video.

Even if you’re not interested in a step-by-step breakdown of what to do when disaster strikes, the piece does have a handful of new shots and is still quite fun to watch courtesy of Baymax’s irresistible charm.  Hit the jump to check out the new Big Hero 6 promo for yourself.  The film features the voices of Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Genesis Rodriguez, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell and Maya Rudolph.

BIG HERO 6 TV Spot Featuring GoGo Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Fred

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We’ve seen quite a bit of Hiro (voiced by Ryan Potter) and Baymax (Scott Adsit) throughout the Big Hero 6 promotional campaign so far and every second has been great, but how about getting a look at some of the other main players in the film?  A brand new Big Hero 6 TV spot just popped up on the film’s official Facebook page and it features Hiro, Baymax, GoGo Tomago (Jamie Chung), Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez) and Fred (T.J. Miller) getting ready for some football.

After checking out that first clip from the film, it’s a little too tough to beat the charm of Hiro and Baymax’s relationship, but based on this brief preview, the rest of the gang looks as though they’ll offer up a fun, fresh dynamic as well.  Hit the jump to check it out.  Big Hero 6 opens in 3D on November 7th and also features the voices of Maya RudolphJames Cromwell and Alan Tudyk.

TOP 5: TIFF 2014, Dwayne Johnson Cast in Upcoming SHAZAM Film, BIG HERO 6, Fall 2014 Horror Preview, Creepy as Hell CUB Trailer

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This week’s Labor Day holiday afforded me the opportunity to check out a matinee screening of writer/director Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood. I consider myself a sucker for coming-of-age stories and, as such, I went into the movie expecting to like it. I didn’t expect to leave the theater feeling as if I’d just watched the greatest coming-of-age film ever made. From beginning to end, Boyhood feels important. Not “important” in that it demands to be taken seriously, rather in a way that feels as if Linklater is genuinely interested in capturing something authentic and meaningful. I never once got the impression that the timeline in which the film was made was being used as a gimmick for cheap emotional connection. To the contrary, Boyhood earns every emotional beat it hits by way of excellent performances (Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke stand out in particular), airtight pacing that documents the highlights of Mason’s adolescence, and sharp writing that makes it feel as if you didn’t miss all that much by bottling up 12 years of life into 165 minutes. I don’t know what kind of award chances Boyhood has and, to be honest, it really doesn’t matter. Awards are beneath this film. It’s a high-water mark not just for Linklater but for the medium in general.

All Boyhood hyperbole aside, this week’s Top 5 features all of our TIFF 2014 coverage to date, Dwayne Johnson being cast as “Black Adam” in Warner Bros. upcoming Shazam pic, interviews for and 24 things to know about Disney’s Big Hero 6, our Fall 2014 Horror Preview, and a disturbingly excellent trailer for the Belgian horror film Cub. Keep reading for a brief recap and link to each of the above.

Head of Animation Zach Parrish Talks about Superpowers Aligning with Personalities, Animating Baymax, and More for the BIG HERO 6 Early Press Day

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To promote the upcoming November 7th release of the Walt Disney Animation Studios feature Big Hero 6, the studio invited members of the press out to see portions of the animated action-adventure comedy and to participate in presentations and demos to show what it takes to put a film like this together, from all aspects of the production.  The story follows robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter) who, after a tragic event, turns to robot companion Baymax (voiced by Scott Adsit).  With a dangerous plot unfolding on the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro transforms a group of like-minded friends – adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voiced by Jamie Chung), precision freak Wasabi (voiced by Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voiced by Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voiced by T.J. Miller) – into high-teach heroes determined to solve the mystery and save the day.

During the early press day to preview what audiences can expect when the film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name opens, Head of Animation Zach Parrish (who oversees the artists charged with creating the movement, emotion and physical performance of the characters) spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how exciting it is to know that people are already falling in love with the characters, that each of the character’s superpowers come from their personality, how much it helps the animation process when characters each have their own unique style, what he was most drawn to with this project, animating a character like Baymax who only has simple eyes to express himself with, what being head of animation on a project like this entails, and whether he can watch the finished film objectively.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams Talk Setting up a Diverse World, Storyboarding Enough Scenes to Make 10 Films, and More at the BIG HERO 6 Early Press Day

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To promote the upcoming November 7th release of the Walt Disney Animation Studios feature Big Hero 6, the studio invited members of the press out to see portions of the animated action-adventure comedy and to participate in presentations and demos to show what it takes to put a film like this together, from all aspects of the production.  The story follows robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter) who, after a tragic event, turns to robot companion Baymax (voiced by Scott Adsit).  With a dangerous plot unfolding on the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro transforms a group of like-minded friends – adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voiced by Jamie Chung), precision freak Wasabi (voiced by Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voiced by Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voiced by T.J. Miller) – into high-teach heroes determined to solve the mystery and save the day.  For more on the film, watch the trailer.

During the early press day to preview what audiences can expect when the film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name opens, co-directors Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt) spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how strongly people are responding to the characters before the film has even been released, the importance of this story being set in a diverse world with such diverse characters, the advantages of sharing directing duties on an animated feature, developing a complex mash-up story, how hard it is to have so many characters with so many costume changes, how they compromise if they disagree on the details, that they’ve storyboarded enough scenes to make 10 movies, and that the animators made gag versions of some of the shots, that they’re hoping will end up on the Blu-ray/DVD.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

24 Things to Know About Walt Disney’s BIG HERO 6

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To promote the upcoming November 7th release of the Walt Disney Animation Studios feature Big Hero 6, the studio invited members of the press out to see portions of the animated action-adventure comedy and to participate in presentations and demos to show what it takes to put a film like this together, from all aspects of the production.  The story follows robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter) who, after a tragic event, turns to the robot companion Baymax (voiced by Scott Adsit).  With a dangerous plot unfolding on the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro transforms a group of like-minded friends – adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voiced by Jamie Chung), precision freak Wasabi (voiced by Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voiced by Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voiced by T.J. Miller) – into high-teach heroes determined to solve the mystery and save the day.  For more on the film, watch the trailer.

Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, Big Hero 6 has the heart and humor that you would expect, but it also has more characters and bigger action than any Disney animated feature to date.  During the early press day to preview what audiences can expect when the film opens, we heard from the directors, the animation department, the script and story department, visual effects and production design.  Hit the jump to find out more about what we learned.

BIG HERO 6 Clip Introduces Unlikely Friends Hiro and Baymax

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Disney has released a new Big Hero 6 clip online.  Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt) directed the adaptation of the Marvel comic, which takes place in the high-tech city of San Fransokyo, and tells the story of a robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter) who, with his robot companion Baymax (Scott Adsit) in tow, teams up with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters to save the metropolis from destruction.

I’m not familiar with the source material, but I really dug the trailer and am looking forward to seeing this movie next month.  I think it’s interesting that a lot of the more clever writing on the studio end of things these days is for animated projects.  This clip is most certainly from earlier in the film considering it seems to be the scene where Hiro and Baymax first meet.  Hit the jump to check out the new Big Hero 6 clip.  The film also features the voices of Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., and Alan TudykBig Hero 6 opens in 3D on November 7th.  And be sure to check back in with us tomorrow, since we have a lot more coverage on this film hitting then.

First SELMA Images Reveal David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr.; Plus New Images from INTO THE WOODS and BIG HERO 6

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Paramount Pictures has released the first Selma images from director Ava DuVernay’s upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic.  David Oyelowo takes on the role of Dr. King in the film, which recounts the epic, dangerous, and terrifying civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama that resulted in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  It’s a story that’s both inspiring and heartbreaking, as it evokes humanity at its best and worst.  Oyelowo is joined in the cast by Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Andre Holland, Omar J. Dorsey, Tessa Thompson, Tim Roth, Wendell Pierce, and Colman Domingo.  The film will open in limited release on Christmas Day before expanding nationwide on January 9, 2015.

Hit the jump to check out the first Selma images, along with new images from the Disney musical Into the Woods and Disney’s animated comic book adaptation Big Hero 6.

BIG HERO 6 International Trailer: Hiro Hamada Meets Baymax

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Disney has released a Big Hero 6 international trailer.  Although the trailer is entirely in Japanese, after that domestic trailer dropped yesterday and absolutely melted my heart, I’m down to watch Hiro (voice by Ryan Potter) and Baymax (Scott Adsit) do just about anything, even if I can’t understand what they’re saying.

This one still has the footage of Hiro trying to train Baymax and help him suit up, but it’s got a far more somber tone to it.  Rather than open up with vibrant colors and an amusing scene like watching Baymax plug up a few holes with tape, this international version gets a funeral and rather blue and grey imagery to go with it.  However, as soon as Baymax pops up – or rather, blows up – the piece lightens significant and also gives us a look at how and why Hiro and Baymax came together in the first place.  Hit the jump to check out the Big Hero 6 international trailer.  The film opens in 3D on November 7th, and also features the voices of Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., and Alan Tudyk.

New BIG HERO 6 Trailer: Check out More of Disney’s Animated Adaptation of the Marvel Superhero Comic [Updated]

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Disney has released a new Big Hero 6 trailer online.  Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt) directed the adaptation of the Marvel comic, which takes place in the high-tech city of San Fransokyo, and tells the story of a robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter) who, with his robot companion Baymax (Scott Adsit) in tow, teams up with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters to save the metropolis from destruction.  Like the teaser, this trailer puts a heavy emphasis on Baymax, and I’m completely fine with that.  He comes off as funny and adorable, and this overall movie looks like it could be a lot of fun.

Hit the jump to check out the Big Hero 6 trailer, and click here to see the new images and character descriptions that were released yesterday.  The film also features the voice of Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., and Alan TudykBig Hero 6 opens in 3D on November 7th. [Update: Disney has released a trio of new images, which are included after the jump.]

New BIG HERO 6 Character Images Featuring Baymax, Go Go Tomago, Honey Lemon, and More [Updated]

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Disney has released a collection of new Big Hero 6 character images.  Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt) directed the adaptation of the Marvel comic, which takes place in the high-tech city of San Fransokyo, and tells the story of a robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter) who, with his robot companion Baymax (Scott Adsit) in tow, teams up with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters to save the metropolis from destruction.  That team includes Fred (T.J. Miller), Go Go Tomago (Jamie Chung), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez), and Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.).

Hit the jump to check out the Big Hero 6 character images, and to learn a bit more about each of the characters.  The voice cast also includes Maya Rudloph as Aunt Cass, James Cromwell as Professor Robert Callaghan, and Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei.  The film opens in 3D on November 7th. [Update: We've added high-resolution versions of the image as well as more in-depth character descriptions.]

Two New Posters for Disney’s Animated Marvel Movie BIG HERO 6

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Disney has released new Big Hero 6 posters.  Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt) directed the adaptation of the Marvel comic, which takes place in the high-tech city of San Fransokyo and tells the story of a robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada who, with his robot companion Baymax in tow, teams up with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters to save the metropolis from destruction.  The teaser trailer was adorable, and while these posters don’t give us a look at any of the other characters, it’s still nice to focus on these protagonists.  It’s also clear that when it comes to the cute-factor, the studio will probably be relying heavily on Baymax.

Hit the jump to check out the poster.  The film features the voices of The film features the voices of T.J. MillerMaya Rudolph, and Jamie Chung.  Big Hero 6 opens November 7th.

First BIG HERO 6 Trailer; Disney’s Animated Adaptation of the Marvel Comic

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Disney has released the first Big Hero 6 trailer.  Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt) directed the adaptation of the Marvel comic, which takes place in the high-tech city of San Fransokyo and tells the story of a robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada who, with his robot companion Baymax in tow, teams up with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters to save the metropolis from destruction.  In keeping with the tradition of first trailers for Disney and Pixar animated films, this is very much a teaser that focuses on one specific sequence from the movie.  Nevertheless, it’s cute to watch Hiro try to fit some armor on his chunky robot buddy, and I’ll be interested to see how Disney sells the superhero aspect of the film in subsequent trailers.

Hit the jump to watch the Big Hero 6 trailer.  The film features the voices of T.J. MillerMaya Rudolph, and Jamie Chung.  Big Hero 6 opens November.

BIG HERO 6 Trailer Tease and Poster Showcase Disney Animation’s First Marvel Adaptation

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Ahead of tomorrow’s trailer debut, Disney has unveiled the first Big Hero 6 trailer tease and poster for the upcoming animated film.  Ever since Disney brought Marvel under its banner, fans have been clamoring to see some sort of collaboration between the two companies on an animated feature (and, possibly in vain, hoping for a Marvel/Pixar movie).  The first collaboration between Walt Disney Studios and Marvel will hit theaters this November by way of an adaptation of the relatively obscure comic Big Hero 6, which takes place in the high-tech city of San Fransokyo and tells the story of a robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada who, with his robot companion Baymax in tow, teams up with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters to save the metropolis from destruction.  This debut poster teases the heights to which Hiro and Baymax can climb, and the trailer tease gives us our first (brief) look at some footage.

Hit the jump to check out the Big Hero 6 trailer tease and poster, click here to see a collection of new images, and come back tomorrow to watch the full trailer.  The film opens in 3D on November 7th and features the voices of T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, and Maya Rudolph.

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