Academy to Present a Deconstruction of ‘Big Hero 6′


The creative team behind Disney’s Academy Award-winning film Big Hero 6, including directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, will appear at an event next month about the film presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Hosted by Academy governor (and Fern Gully director) Bill Kroyer, “Deconstructing Big Hero 6” will explore both the creative inspiration and technological challenges of the movie, with film sequences, “making-of” clips, and a panel discussion.

Hall and Williams will be joined onstage by producer Roy Conli, visual effects supervisor Kyle Odermatt, head of animation Zach Parrish, and director of cinematography lighting Adolph Lusinsky.

The event will take place on Thursday, April 23, at 7:30pm at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater (8949 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills, California). Tickets, which cost $5 general admission or $3 for students/Academy members, are still available on the Academy website, though probably not for long.

  • RCooke

    Neat. What a terrible shame they’re not including the primary person (and his art and visual effects team) who designed and supervised the entire visual take on the film–the best thing about the film–production designer Paul Felix. Without his influence, the film wouldn’t look as good as it does. His and his team’s work in the Art Of Big Hero 6 book is amazing. What a shame it wasn’t recognized a the Oscars or the annies.

  • jam

    Who know that the longest toy commercial in the history deserved a “deconstruction” session

    • Tim Tran

      um you obviously havent seen Toy Story. or Lego Movie. or Avengers.
      besides, if the toy commercial is a good film, then who cares. it still wont beat Frozen in terms of merchandise.

    • aquapyro

      I’m sorry to inform you that the Lego Movie isn’t getting this session. Hey you like Batman, Star Wars, Ninja Turtles, NBA All Stars, Ninjago, Pirates, Secret Agents, Jurassic World, Knights Kingdom, DC Superheroes, Speed Racer, Bionicle, 1960′s legacy collection and Friends? Then buy our products!!!!!!

  • hjalmar poelzig

    I would like to see Disney do a feature film in the style of Jack Kirby on or one of the other great Marvel illustrators of the 1960s such as John Romita, Gene Colon or John Buscema that would capture their drawing style in terms of design, composition and dynamic storytelling. It could be done technically and it could be popular.