The upcoming Big Hero 6 certainly looks like it will live up to its name. Disney has owned Marvel Studios for some time now but what makes Big Hero 6 so monumental is that it will be the first theatrically released animated film from Marvel and the company's first collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios. So today's news that the production has taken on a co-director comes as little surprise given the scale of the project.
THR has confirmed that , who directed 2008's Bolt for Disney, has been hired to tag-team directing duties with . Williams also served as a writer for Disney flicks Mulan, The Emperor's New Groove, and Brother Bear. He even lent his voice to the character Oaken in Disney's recent hit Frozen.
Again, it makes sense that a project of this size would require two directors, but I am so glad that they didn't grab just anybody. Williams is a guy who has seen animated cinema from all sides; writing, directing, and even voice acting. Not only that, but the titles with which he has been involved are among my favorite contemporary Disney films, Brother Bear notwithstanding. I am very much looking forward to seeing what happens when these two put their heads together.
What do you guys think?