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First Stills from Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’ Released

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Released today: the first images from Disney’s next animated feature, the Marvel Comics-based Big Hero 6, directed by Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt). The teaser will be released on Thursday.

If you want to take a stroll down memory lane, here are the comments from the first Frozen stills released last June.

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  • Looks pretty cool, at the very least it will feature large robots. That’s always a plus.

  • nog

    interesting to see a true marvel x disney collaboration!

  • Fish

    Is that Jack Frost?

    • Steve

      Because he has a hoodie? That’s a stretch.

      • L_Ron_Backfromthegrave

        No, because he looks another attempt to make a “teen heart-throb” character. Tumblr will eat this up, they enjoy pop-star male leads…yuck.

      • fish

        Wow, I guess sarcasm really is near impossible to convey online.
        I’m no dummy Steve. I know that a post about a Disney film (NOT a dreamworks film) called Big Hero 6 (NOT rise of the guardians) is not going to have a picture of a character from a completely different film.
        My completely innocuous statement regarding the boy’s hoodie jacket resembling jack frost’s was only thrown out there in jest. Next time I’ll keep my silliness to myself so as not to needlessly raise your blood pressure any more than it already is.

        • Steve

          Wow, take it easy.

        • Steve

          Who says my blood pressure was raised? I’ll see your “innocuous statement” and raise you a “casual dismissal.”

  • Impheatus

    On IMDb’s page you can find 3 more stills.

    I think it’s looking great.
    Let’s see how this turns out.

  • Danny Winston, Jr.

    Really?! This is not what I was expecting at all, this cannot be the best images marketing had access to. C’mon, Pixar! One thing is for certain, little girls will love this one. I’m not expecting anything remotely close to Frozen numbers.

    • starss

      ……… this isn’t Pixar. Just Disney.

      • Danny Winston, Jr.

        Pixar owns Disney, don’t they? Now that you mention it, I think Tangled was a Pixar because this kid looks like the boy in Meet the Robertsons, which also had an inventor and an robot. That one was Disney, too right? They seem to like the kid inventors!

        • Mandalore2280

          …trolling? Disney owns Pixar. Last Pixar release was Monsters University. Meet the Robinsons, Bolt, Tangled, Wreck it Ralph, Frozen were all Disney productions. This is Disney, Pixar’s next film won’t be out until 2015+

        • Rebekah

          Disney owns Pixar, not the other way around. Pixar was bought by Disney in 2006. Pixar and Disney keep separate films though. If it doesn’t have the iconic Pixar opening logo, it’s not Pixar. However, Disney is showing positively influenced by their Pixar counterparts since the merger. Tangled and Meet the Robinsons are both Disney.

        • mgbollay

          Other way around. Disney owns everything.

        • mgbollay

          Tangled was also Disney.

        • Steve

          Disney owns Pixar. But they are two totally separate groups of people making films (360 miles apart), with only John Lasseter and Ed Catmull in common. Tangled was made by Disney, not Pixar.

        • Bison

          Tangled was Disney Animation and Meet the Robinsons was Disney Animation. Pixar is not involved at all here. Different studio.

        • starss

          … Tangled was also made without Pixar. Just because you state Disney owns Pixar, not all their films are produced along with them, no matter how similar they look! You need to read information. Also, the story of a boy inventing a robot came from the comic this movie is based on.

      • Adzl33t

        Pixar is going downhill, Disney is making a comeback

  • KP

    Uncropped versions can be found on Disney’s official gallery.

    • AmidAmidi

      Thanks! I’ve updated the post with the uncropped images.

  • The color palette in these photos isn’t nearly as vivid and rich as they were in, say, Wreck-It Ralph or Frozen – they’re much more muted and reserved. At least in this particular scene they are. I like it.

    Let’s get the comparisons of the robot to the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and Michelin Man out of the way while it’s still early.

    • tt

      theyre in a room. I am 100% sure that the color will be as vibrant as disneys other features, judging through the first footage.

    • Casey

      Yeah I really like how laid-back they are in color, but then you look at places like in the trailer and you see some beautiful color-on-black. It will definitely create an awesome contrast for the films scenes.

  • Mr. James

    Funny Amid, most of the negative comments about the look and feel of the first Frozen images turned out to be spot on in comparison to the actual film! :)

    As for these Big Hero 6 images? I’d never heard of the Marvel comic series but after looking it up on google I think Disney might have gone a bit too cartoony and rounded in the style of the film in comparison with the source material. Does it look different than Tangled or Frozen? Yes. That’s a positive. Have they gone far enough? I’m not sure but will remain optimistic about seeing the trailer this Thursday.

  • Johnny

    Not that it wasn’t expected but man what a boring robot design.

    • Copper

      I disagree, I think it’s very appealing and interesting. Looking forward to seeing more.

  • TheDisbeliever

    Some of those old Frozen posts are hilarious. So quick to judge….

  • Close3k

    That robot looks like a cross between the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and Asimo, Honda’s robot.

  • Rocketberry

    Looks promising. Here’s hoping that the story is good and that the main character doesn’t ride that skateboard that’s in the background.

  • Dana B

    Really looking forward to this one! Can’t wait for the teaser later this week either. I’ve always wanted to see a western animation studio take on a Japanese theme film.
    So this film is considered Disney canon? I’d find that weird given this is a collab with Marvel and all…

    • tt

      yes it is. its part of the Disney canon, but will not be part of the MCU. people tend to mix that up.

  • Dull

    Despite its success I still think Frozen looks dull and unimaginative.

  • owlick von cumberbund,

    Is that Baymax!?

  • Axolotl

    I still think FROZEN sucked.

  • martin

    red robot kinda has a megaman boss character look to it. i like.

  • Roberto Severino

    I’m really looking forward to this!

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  • Lady Sprock-art

    OMG! A new brave tangled guardian. I can’t wait to draw him next to a pic of Merida! Squee ;)

  • Steven Bowser

    Has anyone here read the comic? How do the stills look in comparison?

    • Chris

      The comic has more of a manga/anime look

  • bob

    this looks sweet.
    I can’t wait for more.

    I hope disney has another golden age actually… frozen wasn’t the best in my opinion, but I really want them to bring great stuff to the table.

  • Derreck Garcia

    Really liked the semi-basic character design, followed by the lighting from these stills. Made, or drew these shots?

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  • Adzl33t

    Stan Lee better have a cameo

  • wganoz

    the robot designs are cool (not the kid though), interested how they are gonna move especially the Michelin dude, and Frozen sucks Tangled rocks!!!

  • jhalpernkitcat

    This is what the large, white robot reminds me of.
    I’ll have to wait for the trailer–the robot does look kind of cute.

    • Chris

      The white robot I think is the same as the red robot, it’s a skeleton or something. In the third picture you can see him putting the arm of the red robot on.

      • jhalpernkitcat

        Yeah, I figured that much out–although the robot could also be capable of taking on other forms–I read that it can turn into a dragon.

  • digitalnomad

    I know its waay too early to judge but. I have a bad feeling about this. It looks too cute even wreck it ralph had some kind of an edge to it. Something tells me this will be a big disappointment but I most likely will be very wrong.

  • tt

    for those who r curious, heres why they named the city San Fransokyo instead of just tokyo or san fran.
    1. to appeal to American audiences.
    2. they want to distinguish the film from the MCU, marvel cinematic universe. by putting them in a familiar city like san fran or Tokyo, wolverine and avengers can appear anytime. they want to make this world original and not part of anything else (tho I have to say that the name isn’t that clever and hard to say, you’ll get used to it)

    • Joseph Patrick

      For your second point, that’s… kind of disappointing. While I am all for original worlds, I think it would have been fun to see a cameo from Iron Man or Captain America much like they did for the video game properties in “Wreck it Ralph.”

    • kobold

      so you don’t think its called San Fransokyo because that what it is called in the comic book?

      • Dot Dot Dot

        It’s Tokyo in the comic book.

  • Toonio

    Frozen was an awful movie, I’m still waiting for a really educated analysis why the movie was good as the fan boys/fan girls said it was.

    Big Hero 6? meh, too early to tell, but I’m betting it will have sort kind of princess pulled out of a hat like Wreck It Ralph, Brave… and the list keeps growing.

    • TheDisbeliever

      Really? Okay, I’ll take that bet. Let’s say…. if there isn’t a princess of any kind, you don’t post on CB for a year. And if there is a princess, I won’t. Deal?

  • As a comparison, Here’s what the characters look like in comic book form:


    • Chris

      The blond girl I think is Husk, whose power is to shed her skin when it gets damaged. However being an “X-men” originated character she will probably not appear in the film (Since Fox still holds the rights to films featuring the X-men). Then again, I think the entire team started in an X-men comic, except it was led by sometimes X-man sunfire.

  • Andrew Kieswetter

    I’m really interested in this. I’m familiar with the Marvel comics team,but this looks a lot different from them. I had a weird thought that the city was called San Fransokyo because it was set in an alternate reality where Japan had won WW2. I have high hopes for Big Hero Six as well as the forthcoming Zootopia.

  • Christina Skyles

    Gosh, they really nailed the “simpler is better” philosophy of Japanese cute things with that Baymax design. Here’s hoping the rest of the designs (and the movie) are as good!

  • James VanDam

    Can’t wait for this movie. Reminds me a lot of Stan Lee’s Heroman.

  • Why didn’t anyone tell me that EVE from Wall-E had a love child with the Statepuff Marshmallow Man?! This movie is going to be amazing!

  • ed

    Wouldn’t it be cool if the villain in this movie was Doctor Doom, the Mandarin, MODOK, or some other popular Marvel foe? Joining the ranks of Disney canon villains alongside Jafar, Scar, Frodo, Maleficent, etc.

    • Chris

      Silver Samurai appears in the Big Hero Six comics, but “The Wolverine” comic kind of had that ship sail…

  • ed

    Damnit, I meant Frollo, not Frodo

  • Love me some trailers for trailers!