Big Hero 6 is the 54th Disney Animated Canon film, inspired by the superhero comic book series of the same name by Marvel Comicsnote which became a Disney subsidiary in 2009. It is also Disney's first animated film co-produced with Marvel.In fictional San Fransokyo, robotic prodigy brothers Hiro and Tadashi Hamada live with their aunt over a coffee and bakery shop, and where Hiro attends the prestigious university. Tadashi invents an inflatable all-purpose, gentle, child-like nurse robot named Baymax for the good of mankind and hopes it can be used in hospitals in the future, but a sad fate halts that dream. When a threat to the city arises caused by the mysterious criminal Yokai, Hiro upgrades Baymax into a fighting, flying machine and recruits his four best friends to form the ultimate superhero team Big Hero 6 to stop him!Big Hero 6 is slated for release on November 7th, 2014.Previews: sneak peek. trailer 1. trailer 2. Japanese trailer.
American Kirby Is Hardcore: Rare inversion. The American trailer focuses more on action and comedy, while the Japanese trailer delves more into the drama of the story.
Animesque: To the point that it's even getting it's own Manga adaptation through Yen Press.
Ascended Fanboy: Fredzilla. Disney's blurb on him at the 2013 D23 Expo in Anaheim lists him as "a fanboy whose comic-book knowledge is vital to [Big Hero 6's] mission." His monster suit is even a homage to kaiju movies, as well as his comic-book counterpart's ability to psionically project a "kaiju field."
Gogo: A lunatic in a mask just tried to kill us.
Fred: How cool is that! I mean, it's scary, obviously, but how cool!
Badass Bookworms: Most of the team are already in a field of science and will use their own field when officially they form the team.
Expy: Besides their comic counterparts, Disney's Big Hero 6 are also partially inspired by a few Marvel heroes and other fictional characters.
Face Palm: Hiro adopts this pose at the end of the first trailer after his attempt to suit up Baymax ends in failure.
Five-Token Band: Due to the Race Lift: Hiro is biracial (half Japanese and half Caucasian), Wasabi is black, Honey Lemon is white (possibly Hispanic due to her voice actress's accent), Fred is white, and Gogo is the only one to remain fully Japanese.
Getting Crap Past the Radar: When Baymax is losing energy, his body starts deflating and he moves, walks, and talks as if he's incredibly drunk.
Inspired By: In as much as Frozen could be considered "adapted" from Hans Christian's book, Big Hero 6 takes massive strides with its characters and source material. Marvel has even gone on record that they wanted Disney to make it an original film of their own and have no plans to rerelease the comics which may interfere with the film.
The characters and stories that have appeared in our comics are very different from what they are in the film. We wanted the Disney folks to be able to create their own unique style and story, unencumbered by those older stories.
Malevolent Masked Man: The main villain is a man in a trench coat and Kabuki mask with an army of microbots he controls with telepathy. His design◊ would be the sort of thing you'd expect to see in a hardcore action game, much less a Disney film.
Overly Long Gag: While at the police station Baymax pops some holes in his arm, which begins deflating... loudly. He then very slowly borrows some tape from a policeman's desk and plugs the holes one by one.
Popping Buttons: The first trailer has Hiro learning what happens when you try to stuff a large, squishy robot like Baymax into armor that he could barely fit into.
Race Lift: Wasabi is black, while Fred and Honey are white, while they were all Asian in the comics. (It's possible Honey is meant to be Hispanic, given her voice actress) Hiro is now half white, most likely to match with his voice actor who shares the same mixed heritage.
Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Our designated hero team consists of a teen genius, a squishy robot, a high-strung sushi chef, a daredevil courier, a chemistry geek, and a comic book fanboy.
Reality Ensues: What happens when Hiro tries to shove the squishy, pear-shaped Baymax (who is essentially a hugging robot) into a suit of armor. After a few seconds of looking heroic in it, all the armor promptly pops off.
Robot Buddy: Baymax. Bonus points for this actually being his intended function.
In creating the film's version of Baymax, Disney's Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter had the Big Hero 6 team do a lot of research into robotics , which is how they came across the relatively new field of "soft robotics," made from inflatable vinyl, being developed by engineers at Carnegie Mellon. These robots are being specifically designed to have a future in the medical industry, to be gentle and pliable, so they don't hurt people when they pick them up. Thus, they implemented this design into Baymax' creation (as he was designed to be a diagnostic nurse, on top of caring for Hiro), and suddenly the film's goal of a "huggable" robot didn't seem so farfetched.
Stock Superhero Day Jobs: Of the "Student" and "Freelance" variety. Hiro is the former, which is believable for someone his age, regardless of his vast intellect. The rest of the team falls into the latter category. Wasabi works as a sushi chef, Honey Lemon is a part-time barista despite her talent in chemistry, and Gogo is a bike courier. The only unknown element at the time is Fred, who's only blurb about him is that he's a comic-book fanboy.
Team Title: Like the comic counterpart, the six heroes will don theie superhero team title "Big Hero 6".
Teen Genius: Hiro. Tadashi was one as well, given that he created Baymax.
Tomboy and Girly Girl: GoGo Tomago and Honey Lemon respectively. Gogo dresses more like a tomboy, and gives off a tough vibe by her laconic manner. Honey is more excitably dorky, and her supersuit even includes a purse.
Twenty Minutes into the Future: A banner marking the 95th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge on one of the streetcars puts the film as being set around 2032.