Disney’s Big Hero 6 and Yo! Sushi launch The Little Hero Sushi Bar
A SUPER-POWERED POP-UP SENSATION FOR KIDS!
Today Disney’s Big Hero 6 and YO! Sushi launched THE LITTLE HERO SUSHI BAR, a super-powered pop-up sensation for kids!
Children swapped their school books for chopsticks when they took over the running of a pop-up restaurant on London's Southbank today.
Youngsters spent the day learning about Japanese cuisine, healthy eating and being taught how to make sushi at the pop-up eatery at YO! Sushi.
Seven-year-old Lily Jackson, from Chigwell, Essex, was there with her family and said: "My favourite part has been taking the orders and delivering the different dishes. I've learnt so much about food, too."
Harrison O'Connor, eight, from Woodford, North East London, added: "It was an amazing opportunity to take part in a real running restaurant, just for kids."
Emma Crookes took her 10-year-old son Jake along, and said: "I think it's a fantastic idea to get children to experience healthy food in a fun way."
The Little Hero Sushi Bar was set up in collaboration between the Japanese restaurant and Disney to celebrate today's Blu-Ray & DVD release of Disney's Big Hero 6.
Emma Deabill, operations manager at YO! Sushi, which is renowned for bringing dishes to its customers on an in-store conveyor belt, said: "The partnership with Disney's Big Hero 6 has been great and everyone has loved the film-themed pop up kids’ restaurant this Bank Holiday Monday!
"It's a great way of getting kids to try new healthy dishes.
"Families have loved the interactive experience of kids serving their children around our mini YO! Sushi conveyor.
"There's been face-painting, balloon artists and competitions taking place too which has created a wonderful buzz at the restaurant."
DISNEY’S BIG HERO 6 IS RELEASED TODAY ON DISNEY 3D BLU-RAY TM, BLU-RAY TM, DVD & DIGITAL HD
THE ‘BIG BENTO 6’ (All priced at £7)
Each of the Big Bento 6 are super healthy and all include scrummy salad, 2 cool cucumber maki, fresh fruit, herotastic Baymax rice, a Vita Coco Kids drink and limited edition Power band! Best of all, all dishes will be served by our Little Hero kid chefs!
The six options available at The Little Hero Sushi Bar on Monday 25th May include:
• Chicken Yakitori – Two scrumptious sticks of tender chicken thigh, boosted with sweet soy sauce.
• Great Gyoza – Veggie dumplings dipped in super-scrummy soy & sour sauce
• Pumpkin Prime – Breaded pumpkin croquettes, served with sticky, sweet sauce
• Chicken Katsu – Fresh breaded chicken thigh, drizzled with awesome fruity sauce
• Power Prawn – Power prawns in crispy breadcrumbs, topped with fruit fuelled sauce
• Super Salmon – Fresh salmon slices & awesome avocado, sprinkled with sesame seeds
ABOUT YO! SUSHI
Founded in 1997, YO! Sushi was the first to bring the concept of a Japanese ‘kaiten’ sushi bar that delivered food via a conveyor belt to the UK. To this day, YO! Sushi’s dishes are freshly prepared in our restaurants daily.
By 2001, YO! Sushi had become the market leader in sushi restaurants and has grown from a London-only sushi brand to an 84 strong group of restaurants worldwide, serving over 6 million customers a year. YO! Sushi is privately owned by Quilvest and the YO! Sushi senior UK management team, which is led by Vanessa Hall.
YO! Sushi - Fast, Fun, Fresh Facts:
• YO! Sushi’s first restaurant, Poland Street, opened in 1997
• YO! Sushi currently has 73 UK and 11 international restaurants
• YO! Sushi UK serves 120,000 guests per week or 6 million per annum
• Average spend per head: £15
• No. of UK team members: 1600
• Voted the UK’s most trusted restaurant brand following a report from the Human Era Index, January 2014
ABOUT THE FILM
Walt Disney Animation Studios proudly announces the home entertainment release of this year’s Academy award® winning animated feature film Big Hero 6! The heart-warming action adventure starring the loveable, huggable Baymax captivated audiences on the big screen worldwide and the magic is now available to share with the whole family when it arrives on Disney 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray TM, DVD & Digital HD on 25th May 2015.
With all the heart and humour audiences would expect from Disney, Big Hero 6 delivers an action-packed comedy-adventure about a 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 closest friends adrenaline junkie GoGo 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.
With DNA from the Marvel comics of the same name, Big Hero 6 is directed by Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt), and produced by Roy Conli (Tangled).
Featuring all new and exclusive bonus content on Blu-ray TM including The Origin Story of Big Hero 6: A Hiro’s Journey, go behind the scenes with Big Animator 6: The Characters Behind The Characters and don’t miss a collection of brilliant deleted scenes with introductions by directors Don Hall and Chris Williams. Plus the heart-warming and Academy Award® winning Disney short Feast is included on 3D Blu-ray TM, Blu-ray TM & DVD.
ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY (UK & IRELAND)
The Walt Disney Company (TWDC), together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of around $40.9 billion in its last fiscal year (FY11). TWDC has had a strong presence in the UK for more than 75 years and currently employs over 3,500 people. TWDC UK is a major film distributor with recent successes including “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, ‘‘Toy Story 3’’ and ‘‘The Avengers Assemble”. Disney Channel launched in the UK in 1995 and is the #1 channel with girls (6-14) amongst children’s pay-TV channels. There are more than 50 Disney Stores and a strong consumer products licensing business in the UK.