It has somehow become common practice for studios to actually release teasers previewing larger trailers to come, and the upcoming Marvel and Disney collaboration Big Hero 6 is no exception. Disney rolled out an 18-second teaser yesterday, along with a new poster and a set of images, and today sees the arrival of the actual trailer.
In the preview, which you can check out below, we see protagonist Hiro Hamada, a 13-year-old robotics prodigy, turn Baymax, his lumpy best friend and protector, into an armored super-robot (after ordering the appropriate parts on his tablet, of course). The scene shows off Big Hero 6‘s impressively smooth and colorful animation while also focusing on the humor of the film’s two lead characters. Baymax is cuddly and childlike, while Hiro is an enthusiastic young scientist – between the two of them, Big Hero 6 should have no problem drawing in the preteen crowd and their parents.
I’m cautiously excited for Big Hero 6. It doesn’t look like anything we’ve seen from Marvel so far, but that might wind up being a great thing. The plot certainly seems solid enough.
When the future city of San Fransoyko is faced with a terrible threat, Hiro and the armored Baymax partner with comic-book superfan Fred, who can transform himself into a Godzilla-esque creature named Fredzilla; Go Go Tomago, a bike messenger with the ability to transform himself into a ball of energy; and Leiko Tanaka, a young woman with a fearsome battle suit. No word yet on just what that threat is, but all of those characters sound interesting and extremely conducive to an animated family adventure like this.
Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt) direct, working from a screenplay by Hall and Jordan Roberts, which adapts the Big Hero 6 comic from Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle. The voice cast includes T.J. Miller, Maya Rudolph and Jamie Chung.
Big Hero 6 opens on November 7th.