'Big Hero 6' turns 'Godzilla' into lovable Disney robot

November 5, 2014 5:39 AM

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LOS ANGELES – Disney's new animated feature, "Big Hero 6," has a hero, named Hiro, but the studio is marketing the film with posters and billboards that feature a button-eyed, blimp-like robot.

Disney animators spent more than three years transforming Baymax, a scary-looking bit player from an obscure Marvel Comics series, into a lovable sidekick who could charm fans as much as Jiminy Cricket and Tinkerbell. They visited robotics labs and spoke with counselors about how kids handle grief —...

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