Disney’s Big Hero 6 is a computer-generated wonder

November 7, 2014 9:42 AM

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Disney’s Big Hero 6 is a computer-generated wonder

Disney’s delightful computer-generated film “Big Hero 6” is set in San Fransokyo, and as that hybrid name suggests, the movie exists in an anime- and manga-influenced world, merging the U.S. and Japan. The film’s hero is Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter), and the story, attributed to six writers and based on a 1998 Marvel comic book, begins with little brother Hiro being persuaded by big brother Tadashi (Daniel Henney), whose parents are dead and who live with their sweetly ditsy Aunt Cass (Maya Rudolph), to enroll in “nerd school” university to use his genius for building robots.

Essentially, the story teams brilliant misfit Hiro and Baymax (Scott Adsit), a comically benevolent health-care ’bot invented by Tadashi. Hiro dismissively describes the oversized and inflatable Baymax as “a walking marshmallow.” After a disastrous fire at the university, Hiro, Baymax and four young...

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