After meeting the cast of ‘Big Hero 6’ in a series of posters earlier this month, we finally know who will be providing the voices for the characters in Disney and Marvel’s first animated collaboration. Over the weekend, a new TV spot for the film (which can be seen above) aired during the World Cup Finals. It was a combination of the previously released teasers that introduced us to Hiro and Baymax, so it wasn’t really anything new, but today the world gets to meet the rest of the team.
Along with some brand new character posters for the main cast in the upcoming futuristic superhero movie, the Oh My Disney blog announced that some top actors and actresses from popular comedies such as ’30 Rock’, ‘Silicon Valley’, and ‘New Girl’ will comprise the cast of ‘Big Hero 6’. Check out the posters below along with the latest character descriptions for the latest additions to the Disney mythology:
Hiro Hamada (Voiced by Ryan Potter)
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.
Baymax (Voiced by Scott Adsit)
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.
Fred (Voiced by T.J. Miller)
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.
Go Go Tomago (Voiced by Jamie Chung)
Aptly named Go Go Tomago 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.
Wasabi (Voiced by Damon Wayans Jr.)
Wasabi is 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.
Honey Lemon (Voiced by Genesis Rodriguez)
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.
There are some great talents on the roster already, but that’s not all. Rounding out the cast will be Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, James Cromwell as Professor Callaghan, Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei, and Daniel Henney as Tadashi Hamada.
First of all, I am a big fan of how diverse this voice cast is. It definitely fits with the diverse group of characters starring in the film. Secondly, I love that Alan Tudyk is becoming a regular at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Naturally, I’m a huge fan of his thanks to live action work (especially in ‘Firefly’), but his roles in ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ and ‘Frozen’ have brought his extensive range to a whole other medium for another age demographic to enjoy. Finally, I hope people will stop comparing Honey Lemon to Rapunzel from ‘Tangled’ or Princess Anna from ‘Frozen’ now that you can see a different view of the character. Who cares if all three have big eyes, am I right?
What do you think about the voice cast of ‘Big Hero 6’? Are you happy about the choices? Who are you most excited to hear? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
‘Big Hero 6’ starring Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., and Genesis Rodriguez hits theaters on November 7, 2014.