Scott Adsit Voice of Baymax
*Disclosure: I received an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for the coverage of several press events for Disney. All opinions are 100% my own.
Scott Adsit who is the man behind the character Baymax in BigHero6 was a joy to sit down and chat with. He was super friendly, gave us a lot of insight on what it took to become Baymax and bring the character to life. If you haven’t seen Big Hero 6 yet, I strongly suggest you do, because it recently received an Oscar for animation!
Challenges With Baymax
Bringing Baymax to life, of course was a little on the challenging order, but they decided that he would invite the emotions to flood in from the audience. There is a lot of inferring on the audience’s part as well as projection. But it was a challenge not to go too far off that line, but still communicate something emotionally. It was all in the programming essentially, but his emotional life is apparent in the movie.
Baymax’s voice is a very unique voice and when Scott auditioned for the movie, he wasn’t sure if it would be a typical robotic voice. But when he saw a picture of the character design he knew that a soft huggable, benign bedside manner voice was going to be the winner! He found his Baymax voice pretty early in the audition, and then the big change was somewhere in the middle of the process, they decided to give him another, facet, which is when he loses power and becomes, for lack of a better word, drunk. They even tried to enhance it, but decided that Scott’s voice acting drunk was the best and so the “drunk robot voice” was born!
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Working on Big Hero 6 was a very collaborative process for everyone involved. Scott comes from an acting background and improv, so he used a few of his creations in addition to the scrip. There was play, structure, and great scenes that lent themselves to his own character so to speak. He created the fist bump noise, and other small changes. But voicing Baymax was a very emotional job but one that was the perfect job for Scott Adsit.
Scott says”I have the Best job in the world and the best part about being Baymax is that it is bigger than me. I know that I’m a small part of what makes Baymax, Baymax and so loveable, because Baymax is this diamond with every facet being a different person. I see the value in just entertaining without needing to feed my own ego.
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Genre: Animated Action/Comedy/Adventure
U.S. Release Date: November 7, 2014
Voice Cast: TBA
Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams
Producer: Roy Conli
With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.
Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.
With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who’s catapulted into the midst of a dangerous plot and must transform his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and a diverse group of friends into a band of high-tech heroes.
- “Big Hero 6” is the 54th feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios.
- Disney veteran Don Hall helmed 2011’s “Winnie the Pooh” and has earned screenplay and/or story credits on Disney features, including “Meet the Robinsons,” “Tarzan” and “The Princess and the Frog.” Chris Williams directed the 2008 feature “Bolt,” as well as the short “Glago’s Guest.” Williams was a key member of the “Mulan” story team, and was nominated for an Annie Award for outstanding individual achievement for writing in an animated feature presentation for his work on “The Emperor’s New Groove.”
- Producer Roy Conli counts among his credits Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2010 hit “Tangled,” as well as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Hercules,” “Tarzan” and “Treasure Planet.”