Hiro Hamada enlists the help of his friends, and a robot his brother
created, to form a superhero team to track down a super villain.
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams
Written by Jordan Roberts, Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson
Starring Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller,
Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez,
James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Maya Rudolph
Based on characters from Marvel Comics
Oscar Wins - Best Animated Film
Big Hero 6 marks the first theatrically released animated film based off a Marvel comic from Disney. In what could have been a shallow marketing move to only appeal to young kids, it turned out to be a fun, touching time with appeal for any age group. Marvel, once again, does a great job of taking one of their more obscure titles and adapting it for the big screen. While it may not have any actual ties to the Cinematic Universe, it at least stands on its own ground.
The story does a good job of both adapting a Marvel comic and retaining several signature Disney elements. While it uses many characters from the source material, the film also incorporates plenty of humor and drama Disney is known for. The film doesn't hold back on drama either, as a character's death tragically hangs over the remainder of the time. Not to say all is doom and gloom, however, as the voice cast is up to lighten the mood. They all do fantastic jobs with their characters, with Damon Wayans Jr. and T.J. Miller being hilarious throughout. The character everyone will love, though, is Baymax. He is a medical robot who leads to some of the film's more touching and hilarious moments. He was definitely my favorite character.
Marvel and Disney knocked it out of the park with their first major animated film. With an excellent voice cast and several memorable moments, Big Hero 6 was a joy to watch from beginning to end. It definitely has me looking forward to not only a sequel, but any future animated films the company has up their sleeve.