Yesterday, we shared news of a new Japanese trailer for Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014) — known in Japan as Baymax. The new trailer featured two songs: ‘Top of the World’ by Greek Fire — as heard in the domestic trailer — and a ‘brand new’ song, ‘Story’ by American-born Japanese artist Ai. Although Ai had released the song previously in Japanese, it was never released in English until now as it will be attached to the end title credits of the film as opposed to Fall Out Boy’s ‘Immortals’ in the United States.
Walt Disney Studios Japan has released a new trailer for Baymax (its title for Big Hero 6) and unsurprisingly, it plays up to the heavy emotional tone of the film, in particular the relationship between Hiro and older brother Tadashi. While it clocks in at about the same length as the second domestic trailer, a lot of the flashy titles were removed and replaced with the emotional cues as you can see in the screen grab shown here. Unfortunately the trailer also features a minor spoiler (although if you’ve kept up on the Disney Infinity news, you may already know).
While the project has been rumored for some time, this is the first official confirmation of the film, which is described as a ‘CG-animated comedy-adventure’ and will be directed by the team of Ron Clements and John Musker.
The official synopsis is as follows:
When the all new Frozen short, ‘Frozen Fever,’ was announced at the tail end of the tail end of the television special, ‘The Story of Frozen: Making An Animated Classic,’ speculation ran rampant that it would be attached to Disney’s live action Cinderella despite only being told it would arrive in ‘spring 2015.’ It was always our assertion that not only this would not be the case, but it hinted at a still possible home video release of a 3D Blu-ray for Frozen which we originally anticipated for this month (prior to the Sing-Along edition announced for November). While we were put on blast for being the site that cried wolf, new evidence points to this possibility.
Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios have recently released a series of clips from Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014), which you can find embedded below.
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.
To create the city of San Franksokyo for Disney’s Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014), Walt Disney Animation Studios introduced a lot of new technology to make it happen: importing real world data from San Francisco’s county assessor’s office; creating a new rendering system called Hyperion (also used for Feast) to handle how light is handled; and creating Denizen, a piece of software to populate San Fransokyo with citizens (and tourists).
Rather than have to design and animate thousands of locals individually, Walt Disney Animation Studios created Denizen, a proprietary system created that revolutionizes how artists create and animate crowds.
Walt Disney Animation Studios has released a new teaser video from Patrick Osborne’s short, Feast, which will play before Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014), which you can find embedded below.
Feast, a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation for Paperman) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.
Walt Disney Studios and Disney Animation Studios have shared a new clip from their upcoming film, Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014). The clip, titled ‘Low Battery,’ takes place after Hiro and Baymax first encounter Yokai and have gone to report the incident to the police. It’s part of a larger clip which was first shown to the attending audience at the recent New York Comic-Con panel. Note it appears that the audio is tremendously out of sync so hopefully it will be resolved soon.
As we previously announced on Twitter, Amazon has begun listing the original motion picture soundtrack for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014) with an anticipated release date of November 24, 2014. UPDATE: Disney has confirmed November 24 as the physical release with a digital release of November 4.
As we also confirmed last week, ‘Immortals’ by Fall Out Boy will be the end title track for the film and as a result, an official ‘music video’ for the song has been released. The single is also currently available on iTunes. You can watch the new music video embedded below.
Production has begun on ‘Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,’ an upcoming animated-television series for Disney XD, featuring the hugely popular characters introduced in the record-breaking Marvel Studios film of the same name. The announcement was made today by Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, at New York Comic-Con. Produced by Marvel Television, the series stars Peter Quill as Star-Lord, the brash adventurer who, to save the universe from its greatest threats, joins forces with a quartet of disparate misfits – fan-favorite Rocket Raccoon, a tree-like humanoid named Groot, the enigmatic, expert fighter Gamora and the rough-edged warrior Drax the Destroyer. The series will premiere in 2015 on the Marvel Universe programming block on Disney XD.