‘Big Hero 6′ Trailer Shows The Slapstick Construction Of A Robotic Hero [Video]
The trailer for Disney’s new animated Marvel adaptation Big Hero 6 has arrived, and so far the movie looks to be more slapstick comedy than superhero action.
That said, the gags are pretty good, and protagonist Hiro Hamada’s efforts to turn his doughy robot Baymax into a butt-kicking mecha in this 90-second clip are good for quite a few laughs.
One interesting aspect of the trailer is that it’s fully branded as a Disney project, touted as coming from the makers of Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph. Marvel isn’t mentioned anywhere in the trailer — not in a logo or in a “from the pages of…” tag, despite Big Hero 6 originating in the pages of Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau’s Alpha Flight back in 1998, then starring in two miniseries over the years.
Here’s Disney’s full description of the movie:
Big Hero 6 follows 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.
So the movie does seem to include many of the characters from the comics (at least in name). That the promotional stuff doesn’t acknowledge the comics source material at all is a little puzzling, particularly considering how popular Marvel Studios’ movies have been.
Big Hero 6 with its big, lovable robot Baymax, who is sure to become one of the most coveted toys of the holiday season, opens November 7.