Superheroes are ridiculously popular right now and Disney have just had their most successful hit in years with Frozen, so it doesn’t take a genius to work out that combining the two could be a huge earner at the box office. Lo and behold, Walt Disney Animation Studios have finally released the first full length trailer for Big Hero 6, a Marvel superhero adaptation that looks set to repeat the phenomenal success of Frozen and Wreck-It-Ralph.
Big Hero 6 follows robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada as he joins a reluctant team of crime fighters to defend the city of San Fransokyo from evil forces. However, the trailer focuses almost solely on Hamada and his robot companion Baymax, which seems a bizarre choice given that the movie features an ensemble cast akin to the Avengers or X-Men. Of course, any movie hoping to establish a new franchise will introduce itself to audiences via one central protagonist, but it would have been nice to see more of the team as a whole in action.
It’s also apparent from the trailer that Disney are keen to focus on the cute antics of Baymax to draw in the younger crowds. This makes sense in a way, but the robot was already featured heavily in the teaser trailer released earlier this year, so it’s disappointing that Disney didn’t put their trust in other central characters such as Fred, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Go Go Tamago to appeal to audiences. Presumably, future trailers will showcase the team as a whole and there are four more months left before Big Hero 6 hits theaters, so we’ll certainly gain a more comprehensive overview of the movie soon.
Despite the narrow focus of the trailer, Big Hero 6 looks like it could be one of the best animated movies of the year. So far, the design is gorgeous, the action looks great and the gags hit the mark every time. The voice cast is also impressive, featuring acclaimed performers such as Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, and Alan Tudyk, just to name a few, so there’s good reason to get excited about this one.
Check out the trailer below and see if you agree.
Disney are going to sell A LOT of Baymax toys when Big Hero 6 is finally released, but what do you think of the trailer? Is it as good as you expected? Do you think the rest of the team should have been featured more? And could Big Hero 6 even surpass Frozen in the box office stakes? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Big Hero 6 hits theaters on November 7.