I got on the Big Hero 6 train fairly late. In fact, I only saw it the night before I headed over to interview directors Don Hall and Chris Williams about the the film, but I pretty much loved it. One of the things that struck me, aside from the stunning animation, was the matter-of-fact intelligence of the characters (along with the real life and death stakes they encounter). I was definitely stoked to speak with Hall and Williams about bringing this to the screen.
Check out the interview below. We talk about the pair’s creative process, the fastidious nature of animation in general, making the film feel like a matter of life and death, the first cut, and whether or not they’ll do a sequel. Big Hero 6 features the voices of Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez and T.J. Miller. It hits Blu-ray on February 24th. Click here to pre-order.
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Here’s the official synopsis:
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”).