If Frozen beat you down to the point where you just couldn’t deal with Disney animation anymore, then you probably need some medical attention, or just a hug. And who better to help than Baymax, the inflatable personal healthcare bot from 2014’s Big Hero 6. So as you prepare to be dragged to the next CGI animated movie (The Secret Life of Pets), the gang at Screen Junkies want you to remember the film that made you laugh, cry, won an Oscar, and best of all… wasn’t Frozen!
Disney Animation Studios has had some major success in the past. Almost all of them have been recognized for their work by the academy whether it was because of their song or just being a damn good animated film. And almost all of them have been given an animated short or even better, a sequel. Last year, Tangledgot a TV series on the Disney Channel, and Frozen‘s success was reward with a sequel and a musical.
Now, it looks like Big Hero 6 will be getting the same treatment in terms of expanding the franchise. According to a new report, the film, which is a loose adaptation of the Marvel Comics’ title of the same name, have its own TV series that will debut on Disney Channel’s sister station, Disney XD. More on the story below.
We brought you on-site cover of D23 Expo, which included news about Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and Alice Through The Looking Glass, amongst many others, bringing Disney fanboys and fangirls news of some of the Mouse House’s biggest announcements. The weekend rewarded thousands of eager attendees (and millions of those standing by online) for their patience with some incredible pieces of “breaking Disney news.”
Here are 10 of D23 Expo 2015’s best reveals (in order of “wow factor”).
As Disney’s Big Hero 6 finishes its theatrical run on the heels of its China premiere last week, the big story now is that the animated film firmly takes its place among the biggest Disney animated films of all time. After it’s international run, Big Hero 6 is currently running at $604.8M ($221.3M domestic/$383.5M international) with a few weeks left to run in China. That places it just ahead of Tangled to bring it to third place behind the juggernaut of Frozen and the timeless The Lion King.
The Academy Award-winning film Big Hero 6 is out now on Digital HD, as well as Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. The film was a box office smash, albeit not nearly as successful as Frozen, but still enough of a success to earn itself Golden Globes, Annie Awards, and most recently, an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
We were recently invited to the press day for the Big Hero 6 home entertainment release, and got a chance to interview Ryan Potter (voice of Hiro Hamada) and Daniel Henney (voice of Tadashi Hamada). In our interview, we talked about the long hours in the recording booth, improv, talking to fans of the film, the merchandise, and more. Hit the jump to read the full interview.