BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Big Hero 6 original motion picture soundtrack will be available at digital retail on November 4 and on CD November 24th and features an original song, "Immortals" from Fall Out Boy. The soundtrack includes score from Henry Jackman ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Captain Phillips" and "Wreck-It-Ralph"). 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 works—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 is—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 "Big Hero 6," the embracing of technology and, of course, the special relationships that are forming. "It's very important to me in a score like this when there'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, it's great. They bounce off each other. Music is really the emotion of the movie, beautifully stitching the scenes together," says director Don Hall. "We 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."
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind "Frozen" and "Wreck-It-Ralph," comes "Big Hero 6," 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 to 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 "Big Hero 6." 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, "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 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. A special bundle featuring a Baymax 7" vinyl single, the soundtrack CD and poster is now available for pre-order at Disney Music Emporium: http://smarturl.it/bhsva1. Watch the video here: http://vevo.ly/5n6uep.
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ABOUT FALL OUT BOY:
Fall Out Boy – who won BEST ALTERNATIVE BAND at this year's People's Choice Awards – most recently released their latest album SAVE ROCK AND ROLL. The album is the gold certified fifth studio album from the GRAMMY-nominated band and features the multiplatinum hit "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)" and the new hit "Alone Together." SAVE ROCK AND ROLL debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 and #1 on iTunes in 27 countries when it was released in April. This is the band's second #1 debut; Platinum selling "Infinity On High" topped the chart in 2007 which followed multi-platinum breakthrough album "From Under The Cork Tree" released in 2005. Hailing from Chicago, Fall Out Boy—Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar) and Andy Hurley (drums)—has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and other prestigious publications. They have performed on Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, America's Got Talent, The Voice, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and many more. They wrapped up 2013 with an appearance with Taylor Swift at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in December following their second sold out tour of 2013, performing in arenas in support of SAVE ROCK AND ROLL. More information can be found at www.falloutboy.com.
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