Disney’s 3D animated sequel Planes: Fire and Rescue opens in theaters this Friday, bringing the new trailer for the Mouse House’s Big Hero 6 with it. However, for those who aren’t so interested in checking out the next chapter in the Planes (ahem) saga on the big screen, you can now watch the latest BH6 preview online.
Story-wise, the new Big Hero 6 trailer hints at the super villain threat that inspires 14-year old Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter) to turn both himself and his healthcare-providing robot Baymax (Scott Adsit), into a pair of crime-fiighting, technology-assisted, superheroes. Similar to the teaser trailer, the new Big Hero 6 preview focuses heavily on the physical comedy aspects of Baymax’s character, as well as the odd couple dynamic between Hiro and his robot.
At the same time, though, this new trailer also manages to provide a nice and simple introduction to the movie’s sci-fi/futuristic setting of San Fransokyo; here, we also get a brief (okay, very brief) early look at the motley crew that wind up joining forces with Hiro and Baymax, to form a high-tech crime-fighting squad. (For more on that, you should have a look over the characters designs and details for the Big Hero 6 that were unveiled yesterday.)
By and large, Big Hero 6 appears to be a chip off the same block as your average Mouse House animated releases nowadays; at the same time, though, it doesn’t seem as though the Big Hero 6 comic property has been fully homogenized after undergoing the “Disney-ification” process, what with its intriguing East-meets-West aesthetics and the way it takes familiar kids movie archetypes, and instead puts them in a superhero film context. As far as family-friendly ‘toons go, you could do much worse.
Directorial duties on Big Hero 6 were shared by Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt). The voice cast includes T.J. Miller (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch), Damon Wayans, Jr. (New Girl), Genesis Rodriguez (The Last Stand), Maya Rudolph (The Way, Way Back) and James Cromwell (American Horror Story: Asylum), among others.
Big Hero 6 opens in U.S. theaters on November 7th, 2014.