Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Big Hero 6

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 24, 2015; Digital Release Date: Feb. 3
Price: DVD $29.95; Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD $39.95
Studio: Disney

The popular Disney animated film Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy adventure that introduces the lovable Baymax, a personal companion robot, who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada.

Baymax and Hiro in Big Hero 6

Baymax and Hiro in Big Hero 6

When a devastating turn of events catapults Baymax and Hiro them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of the futuristic city of San Fransokyo, the two turn to each other, along with a diverse group of friends — adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred — and transform into a band of unlikely heroes.

Featuring the voices of such performers as Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph and James Cromwell, Big Hero 6 was directed by Chris Williams and Don Hall.

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Big Hero 6 Blu-ray boxThe Blu-ray release, available as a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround, contains the following special features:

  • Feast Theatrical Short
  • The Origin Story of Big Hero 6: Hiro’s Journey (hosted by Jamie Chung, voice of Go Go Tomago) – Join the team behind the team that brought Big Hero 6 to the big screen as they travel on research trips to Tokyo and San Francisco and go behind the scenes of this epic film. Explore everything comic-book about Big Hero 6, from director Don Hall’s passion for comics to the story’s roots in a lesser known Marvel property. We’ll talk to Marvel’s Joe Quesada and Jeph Loeb, who were consultants on the film, to learn what makes a good comic-book story, and how these devices were used to help create Disney’s Big Hero 6.
  • Big Animator 6: The Characters Behind the Characters – Join the six lead animators of Big Hero 6 as they talk about each of the characters and how they came to be the heroes they are now.
  • Deleted Scenes (with introductions by Directors Don Hall & Chris Williams) – Includes two alternate openings and more.
  • Big Hero Secrets (Easter Egg) – The movie is filled with Easter Eggs, and this Buzzfeed-type list piece will give you a sampling of some of the hidden treasures in the film. See if you can find this Easter Egg about Easter Eggs!
  • Gag Animations (intro by Directors Don Hall & Chris Williams) – For fun, animators made alternate versions of scenes they were working on and threw them into the mix at review sessions. The directors will present some of these gags for the first time to the public in this piece. (DMA only)
  • Beatmax – Check out some of Baymax’s greatest lines auto-tuned like you’ve never heard before. (DMA only)

The DVD release contains the following bonuses:

  • Feast Theatrical Short
  • Big Animator 6: The Characters Behind the Characters
  • Big Hero 6 theatrical teaser
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