All the beary heroes are spellbound…
… by the new Disney/Marvel superhero team Big Hero 6.
The new heroes are: Wasabi No Ginger, Honey Lemon, Baymax, Hiro, Fredzilla and Go Go Tomago. I can foresee new hero costumes coming the bears way… I can practically be an oracle 🙂
With all the heart and humor audiences expect from 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 Tamago, 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, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”).
Big Hero 6 was the indisputable breakout animated film of 2014 and it took the Oscar last month. It hit all the right targets – action, adventure, comedy and most importantly, the token adorable sidekick, this time in the form of a compassionate robot.
If you haven’t already seen it, what are you even doing?!
As a bonus for the enlightened, who have seen it, Big Hero 6 is the first animated Marvel film to be theatrically released by the Walt Disney studios, meaning that it’s property of both Marvel and Disney. And that can only mean one thing – double the hidden-in jokes, or easter eggs, as they’re sometimes called.
Stan Lee’s cameo – For those not in the know, Marvel comics creator Stan Lee has a contractual agreement with Marvel films to appear in all of the films in some kind of cameo role. From the oblivious librarian in The Amazing Spiderman to the Hugh Hefner-lookalike in Iron Man, there’s no doubt that you’ve noticed him in the background of at least one Marvel movie.
Big Hero 6 is no exception – Stan Lee makes an animated appearance as Fred’s often-absent father, first in the family portrait on the wall and then in the post-credits tag scene with Fred (yes, there is one and make sure you check it out because it contains all of the feels).
The Tangled filmmakers’ cameo – In a blink-and-you’ll-miss it cameo, Tangled and Bolt filmmakers Nathan Greno and Byron Howard appear as wanted men in a flyer on the bulletin board behind the police officer in the police station scene.
Prince Hans’ cameo – You have to pay really close attention to catch this one, but in the scene where Baymax is demonstrating his new suit for the rest of the Big Hero 6 team, the statue which his rocket-powered glove destroys is actually one of Prince Hans from Frozen.
And it seems that Prince Hans is a favourite with the Big Hero 6 filmmakers, because that’s not the only appearance he makes. Prince Hans also appears as a wanted man in a flyer on the bulletin board in the police station. After Frozen, we’re pretty sure he’s on everybody’s wanted lists.
Chicken Little and Wreck-it-Ralph billboards – If you take a close look during the shot of the San Fransokyo skyline, you’ll notice some billboards advertising both Wreck-it-Ralph and Chicken Little on top of some skyscrapers.
It’s a great movie! This is the third viewing this weekend 🙂 and it’s so captivating, we forgot the cupcakes…