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Big Hero 6 (2014)

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The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who 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 & 57 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 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grandes héroes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,215,889, 10 November 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$222,527,828

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$657,827,828
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Don Hall chose San Francisco as the city to be blended with Tokyo because Los Angeles isn't a massive city, and New York is too common an epicenter for the Marvel comic world. San Francisco also has many distinctive features that aren't present in Los Angeles or New York. See more »

Goofs

When Honey meets Hiro, she has earbuds in her ears. She starts talking to Hiro, pulls them out of her ears, and they dangle out of her shirt. The dangling earbuds then disappear in the close-up shot of her and Hiro. 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

There are no opening credits. The title isn't shown until the end of the film. See more »

Connections

References Lilo & Stitch (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Eye of the Tiger
Written by Jim Peterik (as James Michael Peterik) and Frankie Sullivan (as Frank Sullivan)
Performed by Survivor
Courtesy of Volcano Entertainment III, LLC
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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This movie had a major influence on my recent life.
21 May 2015 | by F. R. TiberiusSee all my reviews

And for all of its flaws, that is a significant accomplishment. On top of that, the movie is directed by Don Hall, who happens to have co-directed Winnie the Pooh (2011), one of my favourite kid's films. And the music comes from Henry Jackman, who also composed the music for that same. So I'd think we're in good hands.

Like most Marvel comics and movies, Big Hero 6 is defined by tragedy in the protagonist's life (namely, Hiro losing his brother), which leads through a series of events which creates the team of crime-fighters. Admittedly, the team itself is not really the main focus: it's really mostly Baymax and Hiro. Baymax, being the main attraction, is highly suited to his built purpose, and of course, is pretty darn adorable. Hiro's pretty awesome too. We do get a handful of scenes with his brother Tadashi too, and he seems like a nice guy. So much so, that the scenes with Hiro trying to cope with his death really got to me. I mean... REALLY. In fact I'm still pretty bummed that Tadashi had to die the way he did.

I cared about these people. Immensely. I wanted them to succeed, and that's the important part of any movie, even a Disney one. This caring forms sequences that may be TOO intense for some young children, like Wall-E, one of the only films that made me cry, and at the same time I hailed as one of Pixar's finest.

The film certainly does not fail in the visual department, either. As the name "San Fransokyo" might imply, it's a futuristic amalgamation of both Eastern and Western cultures, and it is certainly a sight to behold. It takes a vision of the future we've seen before and makes it look fresh and innovative, to say the least. The attention to detail is astounding, in fact it might need repeated viewings just to take it all in! Which, of course, might prove somewhat distracting from the story. The story might not be much of a surprise to you, but then, with these origin stories, what is surprising?

In short: Big Hero 6 is worthy of its Oscar. Just about. I'm just a bit saddened that most reviews on IMDb don't share my sentiment on that. And I'm also annoyed that they delayed the film in UK cinemas just to put together a cameo of two British YouTubers! Come on guys, stop wasting time and give us our masterpiece!!! You know it's a masterpiece just as well as I do!


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