With Comic-Con 2014 right around the corner, the major voice cast and character details have been revealed for Big Hero 6. The first Marvel Entertainment property to be adapted by Disney since they bought the company, Walt Disney Animation Studios is going big with the first animated superhero film in theaters since Megamind in 2010. Check out the full details and six awesome character posters after the break.
I really don’t know much of anything about the Big Hero 6 team form the comics other than the fact that Silver Samurai and Sunfire were a part of the team. Disney is taking many creative liberties in developing their own adaptation of the superhero group. I really dug the first trailer for Big Hero 6 and Disney has been on a roll with Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, and Frozen, so I’m not worried at all that this won’t be amazing.
The posters below are very colorful and each character has their own unique look to them – some haters are already criticizing Honey Lemon because she looks like Rapunzel. Looking past the character designs, the characters themselves sound like a fun group of characters to see on screen.
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Learn all about the characters from Big Hero 6 below:
Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter from “Supah Ninjas” and “Senior Project”), a robotics prodigy with the mind of a genius—and the heart of a 14-year-old: his state-of-the-art battle-bots dominate the underground bot fights held in the dark corners of San Fransokyo. Fortunately, big brother Tadashi redirects Hiro’s brilliance, inspiring him to put his brain to the test in a quest to gain admission to the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. When a tragic event changes everything, Hiro turns to a robot named Baymax, and they form an unbreakable bond—and two-sixths of a band of high-tech heroes on a very important mission.
Baymax (voiced by Scott Adsit from “30 Rock” and “St. Vincent”), the world’s most compassionate robot. Baymax cares. That’s what he was designed to do. The plus-sized inflatable robot’s job title is technically Healthcare Companion: With a simple scan, Baymax can detect vital stats, and given a patient’s level of pain, can treat nearly any ailment. Conceived and built by Tadashi Hamada, Baymax just might revolutionize the healthcare industry. But to the inventor’s kid brother Hiro, the nurturing, guileless bot turns out to be more than what he was built for—he’s a hero, and quite possibly Hiro’s closest friend. And after some deft reprogramming that includes a rocket fist, super strength and rocket thrusters that allow him to fly, Baymax becomes one of the “Big Hero 6.”
GoGo Tomago (voiced by Jamie Chung from “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” “Once Upon A Time,” and “The Hangover Part II”) knows what it takes to be fast. She’s tough, athletic and loyal to the bone, but not much of a conversationalist. Popping bubble gum and delivering well-placed sarcasm are totally her speed. The daredevil adrenaline junkie is at her best on wheels, and when GoGo joins forces with “Big Hero 6,” she rolls like never before, using maglev discs as wheels, shields and throwing weapons.
Fred (voiced by T.J. Miller from “Silicon Valley” “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2”) is a fanboy who comes off like a laid-back dude with no direction. But this sign-twirling, monster-loving, comic-book aficionado is sure to go places—when he’s good and ready. For example, Fred doesn’t hesitate to join “Big Hero 6,” and he has a lot of ideas for his superhero skillset, too. His ferocious, fire-breathing alter ego comes complete with claws, integrated communications and a super bounce. But his sign-spinning may still come in handy.
Honey Lemon (voiced by Genesis Rodriguez from “Tusk” and “Run All Night”) is a chemistry whiz. Don’t let her glasses and funky fashion fool you: Honey may be as sweet as her namesake, but she has a fire in her belly and a can-do attitude that make her pretty much unstoppable. Her knowledge of alchemy proves powerful, too, when the effusive brainiac becomes part of the “Big Hero 6” and creates clever concoctions that when thrown, can get her team out of nearly any jam.
Wasabi-No-Ginger (voiced by Damon Wayans Jr. from “Let’s Be Cops” and “Happy Endings”) is committed to precision. He’s super smart and just a touch neurotic, but the big and burly neatnik can’t help but join the cause when Hiro needs him most. As part of “Big Hero 6,” Wasabi amplifies his martial arts skills with jaw-dropping plasma blade weaponry. Sharp doesn’t even begin to describe this guy.
Tadashi Hamada (voiced by Daniel Henney from “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) is a good guy. He just is. He actually developed, built and programmed a state-of-the-art nursebot—a Healthcare Companion named Baymax that will likely help millions worldwide. But it’s his role as big brother that makes Tadashi truly special. Every kid needs a guy like Tadashi looking out for him, and Hiro knows just how lucky he is to have him in his life.
Aunt Cass (voiced by Maya Rudolph from “Saturday Night Live” and “Bridesmaids”) is the overworked but always-supportive guardian of brothers Hiro and Tadashi. The owner of a popular San Fransokyo bakery and coffee shop, Aunt Cass is proud, ebullient and thinks the world of her two genius nephews. She’s always good for a laugh and ready with a hug, tirelessly there for support and a great home-cooked meal.
Professor Robert Callaghan (voiced by James Cromwell from “Babe” and “L.A. Confidential”) heads up the robotics program at the prestigious San Fransokyo Institute of Technology and is Tadashi’s professor and mentor. When Hiro visits the university for the first time, he is star-struck by the world-renowned roboticist—while Callaghan immediately sees the potential in the 14-year-old prodigy, encouraging him to put his brain to better use.
Pioneer entrepreneur and tech guru Alistair Krei (voiced by Alan Tudyk from “Firefly” and “Dodgeball”). San Fransokyo Institute of Technology’s most illustrious alum and owner of the biggest technology company in the world, Krei Tech, is always on the hunt for the next big thing. Krei attends the showcase at San Fransokyo Tech and is overwhelmingly impressed by Hiro’s ingenuity.
Yokai is the silent masked man behind the terrible tragedy that strikes San Fransokyo, turning Hiro’s world upside down. As a result, Hiro transforms a group of nerds into a team of high-tech crime fighters—“Big Hero 6”—with one mission: Track down Yokai and bring him to justice.
The plot synopsis for Big Hero 6 below comes courtesy of Walt Disney Animation Studios:
““Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.
Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and 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).
Big Hero 6 hits theaters in 2D and 3D on November 7, 2014.
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