Walt Disney Animation Studios announced today the voice cast behind its upcoming action comedy, ‘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. The action-adventure comedy was directed by Don Hall (‘Winnie the Pooh’) and Chris Williams (‘Bolt’).
Of the voice cast included in ‘Big Hero 6,’ which is set to hits theaters in 3D on November 7, Hall said: “We’re so impressed with what these performers have been able to bring to their characters. 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.”
Walt Disney Animation Studios has also released character descriptions for the comedy, including:
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,’ ‘ransformers: 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.
The following synopsis for ‘Big Hero 6’ has been released:
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.
Written by: Karen Benardello