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Big Hero 6 (2014)

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A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who together team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Directors:

Don Hall, Chris Williams

Writers:

Jordan Roberts (screenplay by), Robert L. Baird (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Adsit ... Baymax (voice)
Ryan Potter ... Hiro (voice)
Daniel Henney ... Tadashi (voice)
T.J. Miller ... Fred (voice)
Jamie Chung ... Go Go (voice)
Damon Wayans Jr. ... Wasabi (voice)
Genesis Rodriguez ... Honey Lemon (voice)
James Cromwell ... Robert Callaghan (voice)
Alan Tudyk ... Alistair Krei (voice)
Maya Rudolph ... Cass (voice)
Abraham Benrubi ... General (voice)
Katie Lowes ... Abigail (voice)
Billy Bush ... Newscaster (voice)
Daniel Gerson ... Desk Sergeant (voice)
Paul Briggs ... Yama (voice)
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Storyline

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, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6." Written by Walt Disney Animation Studios

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From the creators of Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action and peril, some rude humor, and thematic elements. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In Russia, the film is known as "City of Heroes". See more »

Goofs

When Hiro is betting at the bot fight, we can see he puts a messy pile of money on the betting dish. However, when he is taking the money in the end, the messy pile of money he put earlier is gone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ringleader: The winner, by total annihilation - Yamaaaa!
Yama: Who's next? Who has the guts to step into the ring, with Little Yama...
Hiro: Can I try? I have a robot. I built it myself.
Yama: [laughs raucously]
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Crazy Credits

One of the credit listings is for "Production Babies." This is a Disney tradition of listing the names of children born to the movie's crew during production. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the UK version BBC Radio 1 presenters and Youtubers Dan Howell (danisnotonfire) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil) were given the roles of Male Technician 1 and 2. This version, however, did not end up in the UK home release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Film 2018: Episode #44.2 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Immortals
Performed by Fall Out Boy
Written by Andrew Hurley (as Andy Hurley), Joe Trohman, Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz
Produced by Butch Walker
Engineered by Todd Stopera and Patrick Stump
Additional Production & Engineering and Mixed by Jake Sinclair
Fall Out Boy appears courtesy of Island Records, A Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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Disney continues to impress with Big Hero 6
1 March 2015 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Big Hero 6 is not among the best that Disney has ever done and it isn't flawless. But it is still very good and one of their best easily since the Renaissance. It did feel a little rushed at times and felt like it tried to do a little too much in the storytelling, as a result some ideas that were introduced like the science-is-good message gets lost. If it slowed down and explored a little less areas it would have improved things. The villain felt underdeveloped and his reveal came over as very obvious and forced as well.

However, the animation is outstanding with lots of rich colours and textures, backgrounds that are incredibly detailed and sweet(but not in a cloying way) character designs. One of the best-looking recent Disney films definitely. The catchy and upbeat yet atmospheric and emotion-filled soundtrack and smart script are other things to like, as are the brisk(when not rushed) pacing and rousing if not exactly inventive action. While the story is not flawless, on the most part it's still a winner. Whatever originality it may lack, it more than compensates for that with fun and heart. There are plenty of funny moments(i.e. Stan Lee), and of the laugh-out-loud witty kind and even better is the emotional impact Big Hero 6 has. The brother-brother relationship is handled very affectingly, like between Anna and Elsa in Frozen it was Disney trying to explore a different kind of relationship than they did before and it succeeds in that respect.

Sure Big Hero 6 sometimes takes a dark tone but not in a heavy or inappropriate way, there's no reason why anybody should be disturbed by that. The characters are not the most developed ones there ever were and as said more should have been done with the villain, but they're still engaging. Hiro is a very flawed but still likable main protagonist and his relationship between brother Tadashi is beautifully done. The most memorable character for me though was Baymax, he has to be one of Disney's most adorable characters, along with Maximus(Tangled) and Sven(Frozen) he has one of their cutest since the Renaissance. As well as being beautifully designed he displays a lot of laughs and a wide range of emotions, literally the film's heart and soul. The voice work from all(I just wish that James Cromwell had more to do) is very good, with particular mention going to Scott Adsit and his voice is a good match with Ryan Potter's deeply felt Hiro. All in all, not one of Disney's best but one of their better ones of the past 15 years. Haven't seen all the Best Animated Feature nominees but while this viewer did prefer How to Train Your Dragon 2 and the un-nominated Lego Movie they still felt that Big Hero 6 was still a good enough film to merit an Oscar nomination. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,215,889, 9 November 2014

Gross USA:

$222,527,828

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$657,869,686
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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