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Big Hero 6
Directed by Don Hall
Chris Williams
Produced by Roy Conli
John Lasseter
Written by Jordan Roberts
Robert L. Baird & Daniel Gerson
Music by Henry Jackman
Editing by Tim Mertens
Production company(s) Walt Disney Animation Studios
Distributor Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date(s) October 23, 2014 (Tokyo International Film Festival) November 7, 2014 (United States)
Running time 102 minutes
Language English
Budget $165 million
Gross revenue Domestic: $185,325,000
Worldwide: $253,325,000
Preceded by Frozen
Followed by Zootopia
External links
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Big Hero 6 is a 2014 computer animated comedy-superhero film created and produced at Walt Disney Animation Studios and based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name by Man of Action. The film is directed by Don Hall, co-director of Winnie the Pooh and Chris Williams, co-director of Bolt. It is the 54th Disney animated feature. Big Hero 6 was the first Disney animated feature film to feature characters from Marvel Entertainment, which The Walt Disney Company acquired in 2009 and gave the special thanks to that company. The film was released on November 7, 2014 in the US, Canada, and India by Disney.[1]

Big Hero 6 was theatrically accompanied by the short film, Feast.


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 (Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot , and prodigy Hiro Hamada (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 (Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a team of high-tech heroes called Big Hero 6.[2]


The film is set in a fictional futuristic hybrid metropolis called San Fransokyo (a portmanteau of San Francisco and Tokyo). Hiro Hamada is a young genius robotics expert who spends his time participating in back alley robot fights. His older brother, Tadashi, worried that Hiro is wasting his potential, takes Hiro to the robotics lab at his university. There, Hiro meets Tadashi's friends GoGo Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Fred as well as Baymax, a personal healthcare robot Tadashi created. Hiro also meets Professor Robert Callaghan, the head of the robotics program. Amazed by the students' projects, Hiro decides to apply to the school. With help from Tadashi and his friends, Hiro designs his own robotics project in order to gain a personal invitation via an annual exhibition. His invention: microbots, a type of nanorobotics which he can control telepathically through a neural-cranial transmitter, impresses Callaghan, who offers Hiro an invitation to the school. His project also impresses, Alistair Krei, owner of the prestigious robotics company, Krei Tech. Krei offers to buy Hiro's microbots, but Callaghan successfully convinces Hiro not to make the deal. As they leave to celebrate Hiro's success, a fire suddenly breaks out in the exhibition. Tadashi rushes in to rescue Callaghan, but the building explodes and kills Tadashi and apparently Callaghan (off-screen). As a result of losing his brother, Hiro secludes himself from others.

One day, Hiro accidentally activates Baymax, who responded to Hiro's cry of pain. As Hiro attempts to deactivate Baymax, he discovers a single microbot left in his jacket. Hiro believes its movement is due to malfunction, but Baymax believes it is trying to go somewhere. Baymax follows the microbot to an abandoned warehouse just as Hiro catches up. There, they discover that someone has been mass producing Hiro's microbots before they are attacked by a masked man controlling the microbots telepathically. Realizing this man has stolen his project, Hiro decides to catch him and upgrades Baymax with battle armor and various fighting moves. Following their single microbot again, they find the masked man at the harbor and attempt to pull a surprise attack, but are unable to when Gogo, Wasabi, Honey and Fred arrive in a car (because Baymax thought that a great way to help Hiro was to contact his friends). masked man attacks them, they flee in the car, they land in the water and baymax floats them up to safety, now all wet and freezing, they needed a place where they'll be safe and Fred suggested they hide out in his enormous family mansion were they will be warm and safe. Realizing that Baymax had scanned the masked man, Hiro decides to upgrade Baymax further so he can scan the entire city to find him. Hiro also upgrade his friends and provides them with supersuits of their own.

When scanning the entire city, Baymax locates the masked man on a quarantined Akuma Island off-shore from the city. There, the group discovers a former Krei Tech lab that was experimenting with teleportation technology. The test went awry when one of the portals became unstable and the human test pilot is lost and presumed dead. Because of this, they suspect that Krei is the masked man. When the masked man appears, they attempt to steal his mask, where they deduce the transmitter is located. Despite some difficulties, they succeed in unmasking him and he is revealed to be Professor Callaghan, who explains he survived by using Hiro's microbots. Upon realizing that Tadashi died for nothing, he angrily removes Baymax's healthcare chip and orders him to kill Callaghan by crushing him with his bare hands. Gogo, Fred, Wasabi and Honey are able to stop Baymax and reinsert his chip, but Callaghan escapes in the process. Angry at the four for preventing him from getting revenge, Hiro leaves with Baymax. Hiro attempts to remove Baymax's healthcare chip once more, but Baymax objects to this, not wanting to become a mindless killing machine again, and asks him if killing Callaghan will make him feel better. Baymax then shows several playbacks of Tadashi during Baymax's development. Hiro realizes that killing Callaghan is not what Tadashi would want and he makes amends with his friends.

After examining more footage of the teleporter test, they discover that the test pilot was none other than Callaghan's daughter Abigail and realize that Callaghan is seeking revenge on Krei, whom he blames for her demise. Using the microbots, Callaghan repairs the portal device so it will become unstable and destroy everything Krei loves: his business. The heroes arrive and battle Callaghan and manage to neutralize the microbots and take the transmitter from him. However, the portal remains active and is becoming increasing unstable. As everyone prepares to leave, Baymax detects female life signs from within the portal. Realizing that it must be Abigail, they rush in to save her. However, on their way out, Baymax's armor is damaged and the only way to save Hiro and Abigail is to send them through with his rocket fist. Hiro refuses to leave Baymax behind, but Baymax convinces him that it is the only option. Baymax asks Hiro if he is satisfied with his care, to which Hiro says yes and Baymax deactivates. Hiro and Abigail make it back through the portal and Callaghan is arrested.

Later, as Hiro settles into Tadashi's old lab, he discovers Baymax's health care chip (which contains his entire personality as well) within the rocket hand. He successfully rebuilds Baymax's body and reactivates him and they happily reunite. The six friends then continue their exploits through the city, helping those in need as the Big Hero 6.

In a post-credit's scene, Fred, back at his mansion, talks to a photo of his father, telling him he'd be proud of him. Fred accidentally opens a secret door and, upon entering, finds weapons, armor, and superhero gear. His father then arrives (voiced by Stan Lee) and states they have a lot to talk about before the two embrace.

Characters and Cast


After Disney's acquisition of Marvel Entertainment in 2009, President/CEO Bob Iger encouraged the company's divisions to explore Marvel's properties for adaptation concepts. In 2011, while Don Hall was co-directing Winnie the Pooh with Stephen Anderson, he chose Big Hero 6 from Marvel's library and later pitched the concept to executive producer John Lasseter, as a possible production for Walt Disney Animation Studios. In June 2012, Disney confirmed that Walt Disney Animation Studios was adapting Marvel Comics' series and that the film was commissioned into early stages of development.

It has been confirmed that Big Hero 6 will be a stand-alone film and have no relationship with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is based on an obscure 1998 series written by Steven T. Seagle & Duncan Roulea.[3] Although Big Hero 6 will be produced solely by Walt Disney Animation Studios, several members of Marvel's creative team will be involved in the film's production including Marvel's Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. Regarding the film's story, Quesada stated, "The relationship between Hiro and his robot has a very Disney flavor to it...but it’s combined with these Marvel heroic arcs".[4] In terms of the film's animation style and settings, the film will combine Eastern Asian culture (predominantly Japanese) with Western culture.

On December 31, 2013, it was reported that Chris Williams (Co-director of Bolt) had joined Hall as co-director, while Roy Conli, p.g.a. had replaced Kristina Reed as producer.

On January 27, 2014, Disney had announced that Warner Loughlin had joined the project. He was an acting coach for Amy Adams, Ryan Reynolds, Zooey Deschanel and others. It was reported that he will help the project by providing "breathtaking emotions and quality acting" for the characters of Big Hero 6.[5]

Production on the film was completed on August 11, 2014.[6]


Big Hero 6 was released theatrically on November 7, 2014 in the US, Canada and India, and will be releasing January 30, 2015 in the UK and Ireland. The film was accompanied by the Walt Disney Animation Studios short, Feast. It premiered on October 23, 2014 as the opening film at the Tokyo International Film Festival and the world premiere of the film in 3D took place at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival on October 31, 2014. The film's premiere in US was at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on November 5, 2014. The teaser trailer was released on May 22, 2014 while the first full trailer arrived on July 15th, 2014. 

International releases


  • The film mainly draws from Big Hero 6's mini-series, where Wasabi and Fred first appeared, replacing Silver Samurai and others. [7]
  • Although it is based on a Marvel comic of the same name, there are many changes, including character names, the setting, the ethnicities of characters, the backstories, and several plot points:
    • Several characters don't appear in the film due to copyright issues.
    • The character originally known as Wasabi No-Ginger has his last name officially dropped from the film, and is simply referred to as Wasabi. Many official Disney merchandise and sites, however, still refer to him as "Wasabi No-Ginger".
  • Although based on a Marvel property, Big Hero 6 is not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • This is the first Disney animated feature to show the studio logos in the beginning, and the main title, the closing credits sequence and the studio logos at the end.
    • At the beginning, the logo combo was similar to the previous film Frozen, but the logo's music is heard instead of the opening song (That plays over it.)
    • At the end, the logo combo was the same as Frozen.
  • James Cromwell and Alan Tudyk previously co-starred in the 2004 film I, Robot.
  • Alan Tudyk also voices Duke in Frozen.
  • This is the first Walt Disney Animation Studios feature to have the "Created and Produced at Walt Disney Animation Studios, Burbank, California" credit at the end.
    • Pixar does the same thing in all their movies, except is says "Created and Produced at Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville, California."
  • This is the first WDAS feature to have Disney's Hyperion Rendering.
    • The last feature to use old rendering was the previous feature Frozen.


  • When Hiro is talking with his aunt, there is a picture of Mochi wearing a Stitch suit behind him.
  • In Fred's mansion, there is a Stitch pillow in the background, on his bed.
  • There is a Wreck-it Ralph statue on Hiro's bedroom desk.
  • Hans is seen on a wanted poster at the police department and as a statue in Fred's mansion.
  • There is a picture of Bolt as well as one of Esther in the desk at the police departament.


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Film: Big Hero 6

Books: Manga | Big Hero 6 Big Golden Book | Big Hero 6 Little Golden Book | Big Hero 6 Chapter Book | Big Hero 6 Junior Novelization | Big Hero 6 Pictureback with Tattoos | Big Hero 6 Step Into Reading | Big Hero 6 Deluxe Step into Reading | The Art of Big Hero 6 | Big Hero 6 Ultimate Sticker Book | Big Hero 6: Hiro and Tadashi

Video games: Big Hero 6: Battle in the Bay | Big Hero 6: Bot Fight | Big Hero 6: Baymax Blast

Film characters: Hiro Hamada | Baymax | Tadashi Hamada | Honey Lemon | GoGo Tomago | Wasabi | Fred | Cass Hamada | Robert Callaghan/Yokai | Abigail Callaghan | Alistair Krei | Sergeant Gerson | Mochi | Mr. Yama | Fred's Father | Fred's Mother | Heathcliff

Deleted characters: The Fujitas

Organizations: Big Hero 6 (team)

Locations: San Fransokyo | Lucky Cat Café | San Fransokyo Institute of Technology | Akuma Island

Objects: Microbots | Megabot

Songs: Soundtrack | My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up) | Top of the World (Greek Fire) | Immortals | Story (English Version)

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