Disney’s Marvel-lous animated treat Big Hero 6 bursts onto the 4K Ultra HD format, but how does it rate on a scale of one to ten? Is it balalalala, or plain old zero?
The story: Young Hiro is a bored robotics genius. Given a chance to use his powers for goodness instead of illegal robot fights, he applies to attend the same university as his brother. His nanobot technology impresses – but maybe too much. When it’s stolen and put to nefarious use, it’s up to Hiro, a misfit band of uni students and the adorable inflatable healthcare assistant Baymax to save the city of San Fransokyo. Go, Big Hero 6!
“Excuse me while I let out some air.”
The 4K disc: Right from the opening establishing shot of San Fransokyo, it becomes clear that we’re in for a visual treat with this 4K Ultra HD presentation, despite it being upscaled from a 2K source. The HDR makes the bright lights of the city appropriately, well, bright, and visuals generally pop in that wonderful way that the best animations tend to do on the format.
The vision of Big Hero 6 on 4K Ultra HD isn’t the only thing to impress straight away. Right from the get-go, there’s a low growl from the subwoofer, and audio flying all about the place. Height channels are used a lot for effects, ambience and music, and it really adds to the experience that is one of Disney’s finest original animated treats of recent years. You may wish to nudge the volume up a few notches from your standard listening level, but it’s worth it.
This is a solo 4K disc, so it comes with no lollipop – or extra features.
Release date: November 13, 2019
Format: 4K Ultra HD
Starring: The voices of Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, James Cromwell
Want to know what to get next? Check out STACK‘s 4K Ultra HD specifications guide.