Disney Marvel’s Animated ‘Big Hero 6′ Reveals Voice Actor Casting

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Thor and Iron Man may not have been among the most well-known Marvel properties prior to their respective film franchises. However, both characters are decidedly more popular than the title that Marvel ultimately decided would be its first collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios (since the Mouse House acquired the comic book company back in 2009).

Big Hero 6 – which marks Disney Animation’s first release since the Oscar-winning Frozen phenomenon hit theaters – follows a team of heroes recruited by the Japanese government. The characters were introduced in the late 1990s and featured in their own mini-series in 2008. Yet, despite the fact that the film’s release is less than six months away, news of the production has been relatively scant. Now, we at least have an idea of whose voices the film will feature.

According to The Wrap, Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph will voice one of the film’s main characters, though there’s no indication which character she will play. Jamie Chung, who will next appear as the deadly Miho (replacing Devon Aoki) in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, has also been confirmed for the film as GoGo Tomago, one of its titular heroes. T.J. Miller (How to Train Your Dragon 2) has also been rumored for the film, though his involvement has yet to be officially announced.

Maya Rudolph Disney Marvels Animated Big Hero 6 Reveals Voice Actor Casting

Considering that Big Hero 6 is a more obscure title, it’s interesting to note that Disney and Marvel don’t appear to be casting big-name movie stars in the film. That being said, Chung and Rudolph both possess voice acting experience and should be able to bring the material to life. Of course, it’s hard to gauge just how well-suited Rudolph is for the unannounced role she’s playing. However, if it is truly a lead role, she could very well be providing the voice of Sunpyre or Honey Lemon, as they are the only other female members of Big Hero 6.

Disney veterans Chris Williams and Don Hall are directing the film, and while it may be one of Marvel’s more unexpected projects, it’s also one of the most difficult to pinpoint, given the level of secrecy surrounding the entire production. The concept art that we’ve seen thus far, however, is promising, and there’s every reason at this point to think that the talent behind the film could pull it together into a satisfying cinematic experience.

Are you looking forward to Big Hero 6? Does the casting of Rudolph and Chung change your opinion of the project? 


Big Hero 6 hits theaters on November 7, 2014.

Source: The Wrap

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  1. no idea what this movie is but from what ive heard it sounds really good.

    • i really hope it has an anime style but it probably wont. and hopefully there is an amazing fight scene but its a kids movie so it will probably be about them trying to get home lol

      • You clearly don’t understand the reason Walt Disney started the company, do you? It’s called FAMILY entertainment, as in, ANYONE can enjoy it. Yes, today it’s slanted more towards children, but it’s the adults who create these films. They don’t make these kinds of movies for kids. They make them for themselves.

        • Don’t Forget Incredibles

  2. the stuff on it they showed us at D23 was really awesome. I’m surprised there hasnt been more news on it with the release quickly approaching.

  3. I can see the headlines now. “It’s no Frozen.”

    Honestly, I can’t get a read on this thing. On one hand, you wouldn’t think an obscure Marvel property released as a Disney film, could possibility be any good. Superheroes aren’t Disney’s expertise, right? On the other hand, Wreck-it Ralph.

    • The Incredibles.
      sure its Pixar, but John Lasseter is involved in both.

  4. I have been hearing about this movie for a while now, and I am excited to see it when it comes out (if it’s based on a Marvel comic then I’m down). It looks like we have three cast members confirmed, TJ Miller is a funny dude so I’m sure he’ll do good in a movie like this, and the other two actresses I have heard of and seen are good as well (Maya Rudolph might be playing Honey Lemon, we’ll have to wait and see). All we need now is an official image of the team, and a trailer (which I’m sure will be next month) and I’ll be stoked. I just can’t wait.

  5. Never heard of the other members of the cast but I loved TJ in Cloverfield and his brief appearance on The Setlist (improv comedy show that had some of the world’s best comedians, including Robin Williams, Ross Noble and others for those who haven’t heard of it).

  6. I saw an advanced screening of Let’s Be Cops last week with the stars doing a Q&A and Damon Wayans Jr confirmed his involvement with this movie.

  7. Is this going to be a theatrical release? If so, can they even use these characters? Aren’t some of them mutants? Also, Sunfire was originally the leader of this team (Sunpyre is his sister), and he is in the DoFP. This is confusing to me.

    • I thought it was sunspot in dofp

    • I think the difference with rights is with the animation/live-action thing and not with big screen/small screen.

      But, I don’t know really. Maybe they have some rights to mutant characters when it comes to non-live action things?

      Disney XD has Ultimate Spider-Man and if they could only do it cause it’s on TV, then Agents of SHIELD could totally have all kinds of different properties, but they don’t.

      So I think they can use some characters if it’s animation, but I don’t know for certain of course.

  8. Well, Disney is awesome at animation and I Marvel heroes are always fun and interesting. So, I’m really excited about this. I love animated films and Marvel has TONS of characters they might not want to do in live action neither in the MCU or Marvel television. So those characters can have a nice comfy home in the non-television animation section.

    Although, I’m quite confident that we will see more and more Marvel animated TV series as time moves forward. Marvel is a huge brand and it’s expanding in every direction.

    I hope this movie will be a hit and then we can get more Disney/Marvel animated movies on the big screen. Characters and heroes we would never get to see in any other way. So yeah, bring it on! :)