- Critical Dissonance: The film received generally mixed reviews from critics (47% on Rotten Tomatoes, the lowest for a Dreamworks movie since Shrek the Third), but was successful at the box office, with an opening weekend of $52 million (the highest opening weekend for a Dreamworks movie since Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted) and had generally positive audience feedback ("A" from Cinemascore).
- Crossover Ship: People have taken to shipping Tip with Hiro from Big Hero 6.
- Ear Worm: Charli XCX's "Red Balloon" is quite infectious.
- Fandom Rivalry: Home fans seem to hold a major grudge against Big Hero 6, claiming that its "overrated", "shouldn't have won the Oscar", and that it has "bad writing".
- Fanfic Fuel: Now Humanity has a fellow population of aliens both on Earth and the Moon who are likely sharing all their advanced technology such as interstellar space capability, what happens to Earth's society now (Especially with all other aliens coming to Earth to party as well)?
- Minority Show Ghetto: Averted. The film stars singer Rihanna as the film's black protagonist and was a surprise hit, opening at 54 million domestically and 99.7 million worldwide. The movie's opening weekend was touted as a much-needed success for Dreamworks after the disappointing openings for Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Penguins of Madagascar.
- Nausea Fuel: There is a scene Oh consumes a urinal cake and urine from a urinal.
- Squick: Oh eating a urinal cake, then drinking out of an unflushed toilet.
- Trailer Joke Decay: "My hands are in the air like I just do not care!"