Big Hero 6 stars TJ Miller and Damon Wayans are used to both being the comic injections in their films and both do that in the Disney flick out this week.
But, they do oh so much more too. They play scientists (well, Miller’s Fred is a science enthusiast) who take in Hiro (Ryan Potter), a young robotics prodigy who will help turn them all in to scientifically-based superheroes that will try to save their city from an evil force.
We caught up with Miller and Wayans at Disney Animation in Burbank for an exclusive video interview and both were more than thrilled to talk about their unique contribution to the Disney movie world and how their superheroes are unlike any ever seen on screen.
“These kids can be seen as nerds, but they’re just smart and they work hard. That’s their superpower. Their origin story has more to do with the fact that they’ve put a lot of time into their schoolwork,” Miller said. “That’s what gets them to be superheroes.”
And if you watch the Big Hero 6 trailer, one thing that's striking about Wayans' character -- above his awesome skills -- is his hair. That fact was not lost on the New Girl star (and star of the recent hit Let’s Be Cops). Animation sure has come a long way.
“It is awesome! And the way they lit the movie was so different than any other Disney movie,” Wayans said.
But, there was one thing that Wayans did notice that was missing in the characters. “There were no feet in the movie!” he observed.
Check out the above video for his hilarious take on that fact and why and how his ideas for a sequel should play into that!
Big Hero 6 also stars Genesis Rodriguez and Jamie Chung, who kill it as a couple of fierce females who not only love science, but kicking evil butt!