Big Hero 6 just stepped out of the shadow of Frozen by winning its own Oscars.
Big Hero 6 bested fan and critics’ favourite How to Train Your Dragon 2 in last night’s Oscars in the Best Animated Feature Film category. The Marvel comic book inspired Disney film was directed by Winnie the Pooh director Don Hall and director of Bolt Chris Williams. The film stars Ryan Potter as the young genius Hiro who with his brother’s robot Baymax and University friends unravels the plot of Yokai. The film also stars, Scott Adsit (Baymax), Daniel Henney (Tadashi), T. J. Miller (Fred), Jamie Chung (GoGo), Damon Wayans, Jr. (Wasabi), Génesis Rodríguez (Honey Lemon), Maya Rudolph (Aunt Cass), Alan Tudyk (Alistair Krei), and James Cromwell (Professor Callaghan/Yokai). Big Hero 6 was also a hit in the box office, earning $219 million worldwide.
This is Disney’s second win after also winning in the Best Animated Feature Film last year with Frozen. Also nominated for the category this year are The Boxtrolls produced by Laika, Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2, Song of the Sea by Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, and Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
Disney also won in the Best Animated Short Film category with the animation Feast. Feast debuted in the theatres with Big Hero 6 last November, 2014. The 3D hand-drawn/computer-animated romantic comedy short film was directed by Patrick Osborne, and produced by Disney with Kristina Reed as the Executive Producer.
The short film is about a Boston Terrier Winston who loves to eat junk food with his master James and how Winston was instrumental to James’ reconciliation with his girlfriend.
The film features the voices of Ben Bledsoe, Katie Lowes, Stewart Levine, Brandon Scott, Adam Shapiro and Tommy Snider.
The Academy Awards took place at the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles and was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.
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