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‘Big Hero 6’ Scene Breakdowns Underway at WDAS

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The folks at Walt Disney Animation Studios are just as excited to talk about Disney’s upcoming animated film Big Hero 6 as we are, which makes us even more excited.

Yesterday the head of animation for Frozen tweeted that the scene breakdown process for Big Hero 6 was underway:

Warner Loughlin is a master acting instructor/coach who studied Contemporary Literature and Shakespeare at Oxford. According to her biography on warnerloughlin.com, she settled in LA working as an actor, director and producer until she opened her own studio in 1996. She has instructed / coached numerous stars, including Amy Adams, Ryan Reynolds, and Zooey Deschanel. In a nutshell, she knows a lot about good acting. And she’s providing full-on acting lessons for the Big Hero 6 animators.

When pressed for an anecdote, Mr. DiSalvo had this to say about the process of scene breakdowns with Loughlin:

In conclusion, we can expect Disney Animation to pull off some breathtaking emotion and quality acting in the characters of Big Hero 6, despite the film being about superheroes and robots. 

Big Hero 6 will be the first Disney animated feature to feature Marvel characters since Disney’s acquisition of Marvel Entertainment in 2009. It’s scheduled to be released November 7 of this year.

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About Mason Smith

Mason is an animation student at Texas A&M's Visualization Sciences Program. He's a nerd extraordinaire, Pokémon master, and certified goofball. He loves animation, drawing, science fiction, game design, and old Godzilla flicks. You can hear him on the Animation Addicts Podcast along with Morgan and Chelsea!
  • Brandon Kelly

    Woo cannot wait! Disney Animation Studios is going through a very exciting time!

  • tt

    mygod I cannot wait for this. November? how about no. like, why not summer? (obvious that they need more time BUT STILL!) after princess and frog, tangled, wreck it ralph, Winnie the pooh, and frozen, this will definitely pull off. im waiting for frozen and this film to win the first 2 Oscars for Disney.

    • James

      I certainly hope so! It’ll be a close call between Frozen vs. The Wind Rises.

      Big Hero 6 will also have to pull out all the stops if it wants to beat How To Train Your Dragon 2 and its nostalgia factor.

      • Sahlehcrai

        Ha thats funny

      • tt

        we still don’t know if HTTYD2 will be a good sequel or not. im not really fans of dreamworks sequels besides kung fu panda 2……

  • I wasn’t looking forward to BH6 all that much, but weirdly, this post made me really excited for it. The characters in Frozen and their performances were breathtakingly beautiful. If BH6 shows that same sort of quality, I’ll definitely try and get over my dislike of Marvel and give it a try.

  • Brianna

    I want this movie so bad.

  • Haley TheRadiant

    This sounds crazy good and exciting!!!

  • disqus_8fqWaBvwiH

    I’m surprised they are doing this before casting the voice actors. Mason, could you ask them when they would be releasing some casting news?

  • Fadi Antwan

    How come we still don’t know who the voice actors are yet? Are they really not cast to this point? How long does it take to record all the script? Ugh, so many questions!

    • James

      That certainly could be the case, though that would be very worrisome. It could also be the fact that the cast aren’t famous.

      We knew about the Frozen cast for a while ahead of release (at least for Anna and Elsa). Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Johnathan Groff, and Josh Gad weren’t extremely famous, but they were pretty well known and each had their loyal fan base. In the Big Hero 6 comics, the entire team was Japanese (except for maybe Fred), so maybe Disney decided to get Japanese voice actors that could speak English fluently to remain true to the source. America isn’t exactly full of Japanese celebrities, the actors could be unknown, so there would be no point in announcing the cast. Grant it, Wasabi Ginger is now African American-ish, but still, who knows?

      I also think that this movie is going to have a lot more action than we are use to seeing in a Disney animated film. Now, I am no animation expert, but I expect those would take longer to animate, and that there might not be as many talking scenes. I still think we’ll get a lot of emotional moments and character interactions (it IS a Disney film after all), just not as many as say, Frozen.

      • Fadi Antwan

        It’s going to be interesting to see how WDAS pulls off the action sequences (I expect a lot of them too). I hope this movie doesn’t go the path of The Good Dinosaur. After all, WDAS have nothing in their slate for 2015 so a push-back won’t complicate things much.
        I just did a little research on Frozen casting, and it looks like Kristen Bell was cast earliest at 20 months before the film’s release. Others were cast between 11 to 5 months before the release date.
        Well, we should AT LEAST know who voices the lead character(s) for BH6 soon!

    • Christine Huang

      They haven’t made any trailers yet, plus it won’t come out for quite some time. So be a little more patient with this movie. I feel like were supposed to just scratch the surface at this point.

  • Now would be a good time t release a synopsis, Disney. Or are you waiting for the Frozen craze to simmer down?