Big Hero 6 (2014)
Description: 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.”
Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams
Writers: Jordan Roberts (screenplay by), Robert L. Baird (screenplay by)
Stars: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung
According to Scott Watanabe, the movie is set in an alternate future where after the 1906 earthquake, San Francisco was rebuilt by Japanese immigrants using techniques that allow movement and flexibility in a seismic event. After the city was finished being rebuilt, it was renamed San Fransokyo due to it being a city with Japanese and American architecture combined.
Baymax’s movement and posing was modeled after studying the movement of baby with a full diaper. (Source: movie extras)
The production team watched videos of fire ants as an inspiration of the movement of the Microbots.
In order to create the thousands of civilians living in San Fransokyo, the production team invented a program called the “Denizen Factory,” which allowed them to build a whole series of background characters that each have a distinct design.
Although it is based on a Marvel comic of the same name, there are lots of changes to the names, the setting, the ethnicities of characters, the back stories, and several plot points.
When Hiro falls between his desk and bed after activating Baymax, you can see Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’s face on Hiro’s ceiling. Oswald was Walt Disney’s first animated character before Mickey Mouse.
The “world” that the animators created is bigger than those of Tangled (2010), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), and Frozen (2013) combined.
In Hiro’s room, next to his computer monitor, there appears to be a robot head