Trailer Tuesday: Big Hero 6

Welcome to “Trailer Tuesday” where I talk about trailers for upcoming movies.

A couple months ago we got our first look at Big Hero 6, the upcoming collaboration between Marvel and Walt Disney Animation Studios, in the form of a cute teaser trailer.  We’ve now got a new, bigger trailer, as well as finally some confirmed information about the voice cast.  Watch the trailer below and read on for my thoughts:

San Fransokyo

The trailer opens with a shot of the film’s setting, San Fransokyo.  Obviously a combination of San Francisco and Tokyo, we can see that the geography is clearly from San Francisco, while a lot of the architecture is Tokyo inspired.  It’s definitely a quirky idea to mash these two cities together, but it’s definitely something new.

San Fransokyo Street Car

Even the street cars/trolleys have Japanese lanterns hanging from them.

Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada

At the police station, the film’s protagonist, Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter), is explaining to police that he was attacked by a man in a kabuki mask, who could control microbots with his brain.

Scott Adsit as Baymax

Even though Hiro’s robot, Baymax (voiced by Scott Adsit), backs him up, the police officer is having none of it.  However, we flash to the attack and see this mysterious figure.

Kabuki Mask


Hiro and Baymax run away (Baymax commenting, “I am not fast.”), and manage to squeeze their way out of the situation.

"I am not fast"

Baymax is squishy

We see, however, that Baymax did not escape unscathed, as he starts to do a patch job on his deflated arm using the police officer’s tape.

Baymax repairs

Baymax repairs

Baymax repairs

Baymax repairs

Baymax repairs

So it would seem that Baymax is not only squishy, he’s actually inflatable and able to be punctured.  Poor guy.  Hero decides he wants to catch the guy in the kabuki mask, but first he wants to upgrade Baymax, who is admittedly a little doughy.

You're gonna need some upgrades.

You're gonna need some upgrades.

After seeing Baymax being fitted with his upgrades, as we saw in the previous trailer, we get to finally see some action, including Baymax and Hiro flying around the city.

Baymax can fly

Baymax can fly

Baymax can fly

We also get to see the other heroes that make up Big Hero 6, as they are driving away from the kabuki guy.

Damon Wayans Jr. as Wasabi

There’s Damon Wayans Jr. as Wasabi.

Jamie Chung as GoGo Tomago

Jamie Chung as GoGo Tomago.

Génesis Rodríguez as Honey Lemon and T. J. Miller as Fred

Lastly there’s Génesis Rodríguez as Honey Lemon and T. J. Miller as Fred, who is super excited despite the scariness of the situation.

Baymax saves Hiro

Baymax is obviously very protective of Hiro, even though this is probably what leads to his injuries/puncturing.

Low Battery

Hiro brings him home after some action, but Baymax has a low battery and can barely speak or keep himself inflated.  It also makes seem a little drunk.

We jumped out a window

He loudly remarks that they jumped out a window, much to the confusion of Hiro’s Aunt Cass (voiced by Maya Rudolph).

Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass

Baymax then has a little trouble with the stairs.

Baymax vs stairs

Baymax, however, seems to really like Hiro’s cat, petting it and calling it “Hairy baby.”

Baymax and the hairy baby

Big Hero 6 is shaping up to be an interesting movie.  It’s an odd mix of tones that could work really well if they get the balance right.  On the one hand, this is a film about Marvel superheroes, even if it’s not a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (don’t expect Hiro and Baymax to show up in Avengers: Age of Ultron).  On the other hand, there’s the Disney side, with the family story and Baymax being endearing in the way that only Disney can do.  Hopefully it all comes together in the right way.  It’s certainly unique if nothing else.

What do you think?  Does Big Hero 6 look interesting to you?  What do you think of the Marvel and Disney Animation combination?  Could Baymax be any cuter?  What do you think of the voice cast, which also includes Alan Tudyk (in his 3rd Disney film in 3 years)?  (You can read more about the film’s characters here.)  Let me know in the comments!

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