'Big Hero 6' wins best animated feature film at Oscars

Los Angeles, PTI | Updated : 23 February 2015, 09:13 AM

Walt Disney’s superhero action comedy film “Big Hero 6” won the best animated feature film Oscar at the 87th Academy awards for its inspiring story of a teenager robotics prodigy, who forms a superhero team to combat a masked villain.

The 3D computer-animated film, inspired by the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, won the first Oscar for its directors Don Hall, Chris Williams and producer Roy Conli.

While it was Hall and Conli’s first Oscar nomination, Williams’ first nod came in 2008 for his animated feature film “Bolt”.

“Thank you Academy. This has been an amazing year for animated films. Thank you Walt Disney, cast and crew for your passion,” Williams said in his acceptance speech.

“Big Hero 6” is about a fourteen-year-old science prodigy Hiro, who spent his time developing fighting robots for underground competitions until his older brother introduced him to an eccentric group of young inventors.

When the talented misfits group together to fight a dangerous villain, they gain an unlikely ally, a gentle healthcare bot named Baymax.

Walt Disney Animation Studios created new software technology to produce the film’s animated visuals. Film’s voice cast included Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T J Miller and Jamie Chung.

“Big Hero 6” triumphed over “How To Train Your Dragon 2”, “The Boxtrolls”, “Song of the Sea” and “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” to emerge the winner.

First Published: Monday, February 23, 2015 09:12 AM
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