Burbank, CA â€“ October 14, 2014 â€“ TheÂ Big Hero 6Â original motion picture soundtrack will be available at digital retail on November 4 and on CD November 24thÂ and features an original song, â€œImmortalsâ€ from Fall Out Boy. The soundtrack includes score from Henry Jackman (â€œCaptain America: The Winter Soldier,â€ â€œCaptain Phillipsâ€ and â€œWreck-It-Ralphâ€).Â Pre-order for the album begins today.
Fall Out Boy was tapped to write and perform the song for the film’s sequence in which the “Big Hero 6” team is transformed from a group of super smart individuals to a band of high-tech heroes. “The idea of this kid stepping up on behalf of his brother is what inspired the song’s title ‘Immortals,'” says Patrick Stump. “Your victories aren’t exclusively yours, so the fact that all of these people are coming together to help him get to the finish line is really exciting.”
“They’re testing out their new super suits for the first time in the scene,” says Pete Wentz. “Some of it worksâ€”some of it doesn’t. You get the sense that they’re stepping into a bigger role. The story’s in the DNA of Fall Out Boy. It is an authentic story and it’s who our band isâ€”we’ve always identified with the underdog.”
Jackman used a 77-piece orchestra and created a score that celebrates the comic-book style action of â€œBig Hero 6,â€ the embracing of technology and, of course, the special relationships that are forming. â€œItâ€™s very important to me in a score like this when thereâ€™s a lot of emotional content, as well as heroism and jeopardy and the rest, to allow the musicians to play together. If you can put everyone in a room together, itâ€™s great. They bounce off each other.â€Â Â â€œMusic is really the emotion of the movie, beautifully stitching the scenes together,â€ says director Don Hall. â€œWe wanted a score that was melodic with prominent themes, while pushing technical boundaries with electronica music, too. Henry Jackman was able to weave it all together brilliantly.â€
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind â€œFrozenâ€ and â€œWreck-It-Ralph,â€ comes â€œBig Hero 6,â€ an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns toÂ Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called â€œBig Hero 6.â€ Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, â€œBig Hero 6â€ is directed by Don Hall (â€œWinnie the Poohâ€) and Chris Williams (â€œBoltâ€), and produced by Roy Conli (â€œTangledâ€). The film hits theaters in 3DÂ on Nov. 7, 2014.
The Big Hero 6 soundtrack is set for release at digital retail Nov. 4 and on CD Nov. 24, 2014 and is available for pre-order beginning today. Â Â A special bundle featuring a Baymax 7â€ vinyl single, the soundtrack CD and poster is now available for pre-order at Disney Music Emporium: http://smarturl.it/bhsva1.