Big Hero 6

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Big Hero 6 (2014 Movie)

“Big Hero 6” is a 2014 animated superhero film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film is loosely based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It was directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams and features the voices of Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, and others.

The story is set in the futuristic city of San Fransokyo and follows a young robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada, voiced by Ryan Potter. After a tragic event, Hiro forms an unlikely bond with an inflatable healthcare companion robot named Baymax, voiced by Scott Adsit, created by his older brother Tadashi.

With the help of Tadashi’s friends and fellow scientists, Hiro transforms Baymax into a powerful armored superhero to uncover the truth behind the tragedy and to stop a masked villain who threatens the city. Together, they form a team of young geniuses who use their scientific skills and technology to become a group of high-tech superheroes known as “Big Hero 6.”

The film explores themes of friendship, loss, and the importance of using one’s intelligence and skills for the greater good. It combines action, humor, and heartwarming moments to create a compelling and emotional story that appeals to audiences of all ages.

“Big Hero 6” received critical acclaim for its animation, story, and character development. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and became a commercial success, further establishing Disney as a leading force in the animation industry. The film’s popularity led to the creation of an animated series based on the characters, expanding the world of “Big Hero 6” even further.

Fun Facts

  1. “Big Hero 6” is based on a Marvel comic book series of the same name and is the first Disney animated film to feature Marvel characters.
  2. The film’s main character, Baymax, was inspired by the inflatable robotic suits used in physical therapy, and was designed to be both cute and comforting.
  3. The film’s animators used motion capture technology to bring Baymax’s movements to life, with actor Scott Adsit providing the voice and motion reference for the character.
  4. “Big Hero 6” was the first animated film to be produced entirely at the Walt Disney Animation Studios campus in Burbank, California.
  5. The film’s setting, the futuristic city of San Fransokyo, was inspired by the real-life cities of San Francisco and Tokyo, and was created using a combination of hand-drawn animation and computer-generated imagery.
  6. The film’s soundtrack was composed by Henry Jackman and features a mix of electronic and orchestral music, with several tracks inspired by Japanese taiko drumming.
Big Hero 6

Additional Details

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  • Type of Movie: Animated
  • Box Office: $657.8 million
  • Awards: Won Academy Award; Nominated British Academy Award; Nominated Golden Globe
  • IMDB Link


  • Scott Adsit: Baymax
  • Ryan Potter: Hiro Hamada
  • Daniel Henney: Tadashi Hamada
  • T.J. Miller: Fred
  • Jamie Chung: Go Go
  • Damon Wayans Jr.: Wasabi
  • Genesis Rodriguez: Honey Lemon
  • James Cromwell: Robert Callaghan / “Yokai”
  • Alan Tudyk: Alistair Krei
  • Maya Rudolph: Cass
  • Katie Lowes: Abigail Callaghan
  • Daniel Gerson: Desk Sergeant Gerson
  • Paul Briggs: Yama
  • David Shaughnessy: Heathcliff
  • Billy Bush: Newscaster
  • Stan Lee: Fred’s dad


  • Directors: Don Hall and Chris Williams
  • Producer: Roy Conli
  • Music: Henry Jackman

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