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Big Hero 6
(2014)
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Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Nick Glennie-Smith
Jasper Randall

Orchestrated by:
Stephen Coleman
Andrew Kinney
Gernot Wolfgang

Additional Music by:
Dominic Lewis
Paul Mounsey
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Walt Disney Records
(November 24th, 2014)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you seek the better among the plethora of usually generic animation action scores, this one heavy on the orchestral highlights and affable melodic personality.

Avoid it... if you were so offended by the comedic instrumental techniques of Henry Jackman's Wreck-It Ralph that even a less electronically-dominant version of the same general equation would seem unacceptable to your tastes.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,433
WRITTEN 1/19/15
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Big Hero 6: (Henry Jackman) After Walt Disney Studios acquired Marvel Entertainment in 2009, the search was on for obscure adaptation targets from the latter's history of comics. In the early 2010's, the most promising of these options came in the form of "Big Hero 6," a relatively unknown Japanese-based set of super-heroes from the Marvel universe that revolves around government operatives assisted by a boy genius and his robot. The movie intentionally pushes the topic towards the children's realm, making 2014's Big Hero 6 the first animated feature to depict Marvel concepts. Enthusiasts of the original comic won't necessarily be impressed by the transition of the storyline to a younger, more Western-centric audience, for the location shifts to a hybrid, parallel universe combination of Tokyo and San Francisco and the usual amount of children's genre cuteness and humor prevails in the script as well. In this version, the boy genius is thrust by unlikely circumstances into an academic setting where he and fellow university students must battle a villain and the technology he stole from them, all the while overcoming familial death and mystery. A franchise of films and new spin-offs in the comic realm are expected after this movie launched to the top of box office charts and became one of the top-10 grossing entries of the year. It also enjoyed top nominations from all of the world's leading awarding bodies. The movie's use of music is somewhat conventional, the soundtrack consisting of one rock-oriented song for the obligatory end credit sonic bombardment and the remainder loyal to the role of the original score by former Hans Zimmer collaborator Henry Jackman. The composer was a logical choice for assignment given his now veteran status handling the music for both wacky animated pictures and live-action Marvel blockbusters, and there is some merit in describing the basic personality of his score for Big Hero 6 as a combination of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Wreck-It Ralph. His experience with utterly stupid comedies, from This Is the End to North Korea's favorite, The Interview, also figures into the slapstick portion of the equation. Fortunately, the resulting score is not tied closely to the aforementioned song for Big Hero 6; the less said about "Immortals" by the American rock band "Fall Out Boy," the better. No melodic material from the song seems to carry over into the score, which builds itself upon several more satisfying motifs in addressing both the family bonds and required bursts of action for heroes and villains.



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183 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.02 Stars
***** 33 5 Stars
**** 39 4 Stars
*** 44 3 Stars
** 34 2 Stars
* 33 1 Stars
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If this if four stars, you owe John Powell several apologies. *NM*   Expand >>
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 53:57
• 1. Immortals - performed by Fall Out Boy (3:15)
• 2. Hiro Hamada (1:57)
• 3. Nerd School (2:12)
• 4. Microbots (1:46)
• 5. Tadashi (1:46)
• 6. Inflatable Friend (1:56)
• 7. Huggable Detective (1:35)
• 8. The Masked Man (1:29)
• 9. One of the Family (1:49)
• 10. Upgrades (2:27)
• 11. The Streets of San Fransokyo (4:08)
• 12. To the Manor Born (1:15)
• 13. So Much More (3:01)
• 14. First Flight (2:35)
• 15. Silent Sparrow (4:39)
• 16. Family Reunion (2:39)
• 17. Big Hero 6 (6:57)
• 18. I am Satisfied With My Care (5:29)
• 19. Signs of Life (1:14)
• 20. Reboot (1:48)

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The insert includes a list of performers but no extra information about the score or film. The font of the insert is extremely difficult to read.
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