Walt Disney Animation Studios' Big Hero 6 hit the D23 Expo in style, welcoming director Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) to the stage with a story presentation, including concept art and a sizzle piece designed to build excitement for the action comedy adventure. Take a look at the new photo released with the announcement.
Big Hero 6 features brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion, a robot named Baymax, Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the CG-animated Big Hero 6 hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014.
In other D23 news, Disneytoon Studios' Planes: Fire & Rescue landed on stage at the D23 Expo, welcoming Dane Cook, the voice of Dusty in Disney's Planes, the action comedy adventure that landed in theaters today. Dane Cook, who returns to voice the character in the follow-up, joined director Bobs Gannaway on stage. Julie Bowen was announced as the voice of Lil' Dipper, and fans were treated to story details for Planes: Fire & Rescue, plus character images, concept art and footage from the film. Check out the new photo featuring Dusty in flight.
Planes: Fire & Rescue features a quirky crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from a raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of wildfire air attack. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous air attack team, including spirited super scooper Lil' Dipper, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Planes: Fire & Rescue ignites July 18, 2014.