Disney Animation's Big Hero 6: Far More Than Meets the Eye...

November 12, 2014 6:41 PM

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"The original characters aren't different from each other like this," whispered my 13-year-old daughter about 15 minutes into the film. I'll admit that I'm a bit green when it comes to the Marvel Comics book genre, and the only thing that I knew about Big Hero 6 prior to taking my kids to see it was that the lead character was biracial, and that Baymax the inflatable robot had a Marshmallow-meets-Michelin-Tire-Man look about him.

While the movie is an "origin" story illustrating how a young teen and his team come to acquire their superpowers, it also shows a progressive portrait of multiculturalism without calling it out or making it obvious - it simply is. The world of "San Fransoyko" is a deliberate blend of Eastern and We...

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