Big Hero 6 2014

big-hero-6-03032016A collaboration between Disney and Marvel, Big Hero 6 is a wonderfully deft animation for children that’s got more to say than most grown-up dramas. Sold as an ET-like drama adventure about Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) and his robot friend, Beymax, Don Hall and Chris Williams fashion a more soulful story about a boy with an absent father; Beymax’s protruding belly and drunk-act when on low battery power mark him out as a amusing parody of parental values and vices. Hiro enlists Beymax’s help to uncover who is responsible for the death of his brother against a steam-punk SanFranTokyo setting, beautifully realised; with Scott Adsit providing Beymax’s voice, Big Hero 6 offers plenty of winning humour and bursts of profound poetry on its way to a tear-jerking ending.

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