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'Big Hero 6' Line Up Revealed

Meet the characters and cast for the upcoming movie.

We're not exactly sure what to expect from the movie but the more we see, the more excited we get. Disney has released some information along with some new character posters.

Press Release

Walt Disney Animation Studios officially announced the voice cast behind the new action-packed comedy-adventure “Big Hero 6,” including Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez and Daniel Henney, with Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada and Scott Adsit as Baymax. Directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”), “Big Hero 6” hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.

“We’re so impressed with what these performers have been able to bring to their characters,” said Hall. “The story really calls for each performer to give a wide range of emotions—from light-hearted to some seriously heavy moments—and this cast has been incredible.”

The voice cast and official character descriptions follow.

· Voiced by RYAN POTTER (“Supah Ninjas,” “Senior Project”), robotics prodigy HIRO HAMADA has the mind of a genius—and the heart of a 14-year-old: his state-of-the-art battle-bots dominate the underground bot fights held in the dark corners of San Fransokyo. Fortunately, big brother Tadashi redirects Hiro’s brilliance, inspiring him to put his brain to the test in a quest to gain admission to the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. When a tragic event changes everything, Hiro turns to a robot named Baymax, and they form an unbreakable bond—and two-sixths of a band of high-tech heroes on a very important mission.

· SCOTT ADSIT (“30 Rock,” “St. Vincent”) provides the voice of the world’s most compassionate robot. BAYMAX cares. That’s what he was designed to do. The plus-sized inflatable robot’s job title is technically Healthcare Companion: With a simple scan, Baymax can detect vital stats, and given a patient’s level of pain, can treat nearly any ailment. Conceived and built by Tadashi Hamada, Baymax just might revolutionize the healthcare industry. But to the inventor’s kid brother Hiro, the nurturing, guileless bot turns out to be more than what he was built for—he’s a hero, and quite possibly Hiro’s closest friend. And after some deft reprogramming that includes a rocket fist, super strength and rocket thrusters that allow him to fly, Baymax becomes one of the “Big Hero 6.”

· Voiced by T.J. MILLER (HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2”), fanboy FRED comes off like a laid-back dude with no direction. But this sign-twirling, monster-loving, comic-book aficionado is sure to go places—when he’s good and ready. For example, Fred doesn’t hesitate to join “Big Hero 6,” and he has a lot of ideas for his super-hero skillset, too. His ferocious, fire-breathing alter ego comes complete with claws, integrated communications and a super bounce. But his sign-spinning may still come in handy.

· JAMIE CHUNG (“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” “Once Upon A Time,” “The Hangover Part II & Part III”) steps up as the voice of the aptly named GO GO TOMAGO, who knows what it takes to be fast. She’s tough, athletic and loyal to the bone, but not much of a conversationalist. Popping bubble gum and delivering well-placed sarcasm are totally her speed. The daredevil adrenaline junkie is at her best on wheels, and when Go Go joins forces with “Big Hero 6,” she rolls like never before, using maglev discs as wheels, shields and throwing weapons.

· DAMON WAYANS JR. (“Let’s Be Cops,” “Happy Endings”) provides the voice of WASABI, who’s committed to precision. He’s super smart and just a touch neurotic, but the big and burly neatnik can’t help but join the cause when Hiro needs him most. As part of “Big Hero 6,” Wasabi amplifies his martial arts skills with jaw-dropping plasma blade weaponry. Sharp doesn’t even begin to describe this guy.

· GENESIS RODRIGUEZ (“Tusk” and “Run All Night”) was called on to help bring Honey Lemon to life. It’s elemental when it comes to chemistry whiz HONEY LEMON. Don’t let her glasses and funky fashion fool you: Honey may be as sweet as her namesake, but she has a fire in her belly and a can-do attitude that make her pretty much unstoppable. Her knowledge of alchemy proves powerful, too, when the effusive brainiac becomes part of the “Big Hero 6” and creates clever concoctions that when thrown, can get her team out of nearly any jam.

· DANIEL HENNEY (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) was called on to give voice to TADASHI HAMADA. Tadashi is a good guy. He just is. He actually developed, built and programmed a state-of-the-art nursebot—a Healthcare Companion named Baymax that will likely help millions worldwide. But it’s his role as big brother that makes Tadashi truly special. Every kid needs a guy like Tadashi looking out for him, and Hiro knows just how lucky he is to have him in his life.

· MAYA RUDOLPH (TV’s “Saturday Night Live,” “Maya Rudolph Variety Show,” Bridesmaids”) provides the voice of AUNT CASS, who’s the overworked but always-supportive guardian of brothers Hiro and Tadashi. The owner of a popular San Fransokyo bakery and coffee shop, Aunt Cass is proud, ebullient and thinks the world of her two genius nephews. She’s always good for a laugh and ready with a hug, tirelessly there for support and a great home-cooked meal.

· Voiced by JAMES CROMWELL (“Murder in the First,” “L.A. Confidential”), PROFESSOR ROBERT CALLAGHAN heads up the robotics program at the prestigious San Fransokyo Institute of Technology and is Tadashi’s professor and mentor. When Hiro visits the university for the first time, he is star-struck by the world-renowned roboticist—while Callaghan immediately sees the potential in the 14-year-old prodigy, encouraging him to put his brain to better use.

· Pioneer entrepreneur and tech guru ALISTAIR KREI is voiced by ALAN TUDYK (“Tell,” “Welcome to Me,” “42”). San Fransokyo Institute of Technology’s most illustrious alum and owner of the biggest technology company in the world, Krei Tech, is always on the hunt for the next big thing. Krei attends the showcase at San Fransokyo Tech and is overwhelmingly impressed by Hiro’s ingenuity.

· YOKAI is the silent masked man behind the terrible tragedy that strikes San Fransokyo, turning Hiro’s world upside down. As a result, Hiro transforms a group of nerds into a team of high-tech crime fighters—“Big Hero 6”—with one mission: Track down Yokai and bring him to justice.

ABOUT THE MOVIE

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 Tomago, 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”). The film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh

This is gonna be sick.

Posted by micah

Can't wait to see this :)

Posted by redwingx

Looks nothing like the comic.

Edited by dagmar_merrill

Neat.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Yeah I need to stop thinking of this as based on a comic because it's really not

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Posted by comedy_brosUSA

the costumes look like Gatchaman, like with the visor thing, but still has that Disney CG animation and will probably have stupid 'kiddie jokes' in it. it doesn't look like the comic, but it still looks good. the idea of it kind of reminds me of Blade Runner with the western/Japanese pop culture thing. I'm gonna see it, but I still think it's gonna be just 'another Disney movie.' I was more excited until I saw these posters, but it's probably gonna be cool.

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Posted by GraniteSoldier

Actually looks pretty cool.

Edited by TommytheHitman

...i don't know who these people are...

Posted by Black_Claw

I have a feeling Gogo and Wasabi are gonna be my favorites. Now if only Disney would show what the villain looks like.

Edited by ravisher

i hope the plasma isnt electrical

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

This looks neat .

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Awesome

Posted by Bestostero

I'm disappointed...

Posted by NukeA6

This is fine as long as Marvel doesn't have the comic versions copy them. Sadly, that is likely what will happen.

Posted by w0nd

@redwingx said:

Looks nothing like the comic.

neither does how to train your dragon, and that is one of my all time fave movies

Posted by Jonez120

Looks cool.

Posted by Jonez120

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Posted by patrat18

I'll have the meh with a side of meh.

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Edited by Nightw BR

Can't wait to see it Hiro is going to be my favorite

Posted by nappystr8

Not liking the designs at all, but hey, open mind.

Posted by Knightfall225

I can tell I'm gonna lik Wasabi

Posted by leokearon

Wasabi?

I'm Wasabi, my cousin's Vindaloo and I have a sister called Korma

Posted by Jonez120

I'm just glad my name is in the Top Posters list XD.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

So is only one of these characters actually asian now?

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Posted by Ostyo

Wasabi lol

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Posted by fables87

Never read the comic, but Honey Lemon looks like Rapunzel.

Posted by SamualSilva

@nukea6 said:

This is fine as long as Marvel doesn't have the comic versions copy them. Sadly, that is likely what will happen.

I couldn't have said it any better. I'll probably enjoy the movie, but then cringe in disgust when Marvel comes out with some lame limited series which transforms the Japanese version of Big Hero 6 from the comics into the Disney Teen Titans version.

Oh, and the sequel needs Ebon Samurai & Sunpyre!

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@jonny_anonymous:

Looks like Hiro is only half-Asian, and Gogo Tomago may be part or full Asian. The rest . . . not so much.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Wow. Even when Jamie Chung voices an animated character, she's still dead sexy.

Posted by Perfect 10

@redwingx: exactly. just using the names it seems. inspired by is right. was going to see it in theaters until that trailer told me everything I knew it would be: crap

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Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@samualsilva: they can't use Sunpyre. Fox has the movie rights for her.

Posted by Shadowsnake89

I don't understand. What is Marvel's problem with having an all Japanese cast from a book series that was based in Japan? And on top of that they changed almost everyone's origin stories and powers.

Posted by SamualSilva

@avenging_x_bolt:

Says who? You do realize that there are two different Sunpyres, right?

The first Sunpyre (Leyu Yoshida) was a mutant and member of the X-Men and X-Corps. Naturally, she would be included under the Fox movie rights.

But the second Sunpyre (Lumina of Coronar) was neither a mutant nor a member of the X-Men (or any X-team, for that matter). She was created specifically for membership on Big Hero 6 and her powers derived from her alien physiology. I don't see how that falls under Fox's movie rights . . .