When Up came out, I was 19 years old and I am man enough to tell you that I cried watching it. Up moved me, like it moved so many others, and you did not have to be a young kid to connect with it. That’s the beauty of Disney’s animated movies. You can feel like a kid again, no matter what your age is.
Due to this youthful innocence and childlike sentimentality, Disney movies have a soft spot in people’s hearts. Their movies are a lasting link between childhood and adulthood and we are guided through our youth with Disney movies past and present, some better than others of course. The Lion Kingand Toy Story were instrumental for me growing up. Later on, Monster’s Inc. and Finding Nemo were introduced into my life. And most recently, Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen were added to the catalog of delightful Disney flicks. The list of heart-warming Disney movies goes on and on. They all possess a sort of magic and aspiration that brings happiness to those that want it. Tell me this doesn’t make you happy!
Big Hero 6 seems to be playing off very similar vibes, as the young kid, Hiro, has a giant balloon robot named Baymax, and together they need to save the world. No doubt will their journey be tough and dangerous and they will have to overcome many obstacles to survive, but at the end of the day, it will pull at your heartstrings and be resolved in some fashion that leaves us audience members uplifted by life, even if everything doesn’t work out perfectly.
Unknown actor Ryan Potter voices Hiro Hamada, seemingly our protagonist. Don’t worry, there are known actors voicing roles in this movie too. They include: TJ Miller, Maya Rudolph, Damon Wayans Jr., Alan Tudyk, and James Cromwell. Unfortunately, Genesis Rodriguez is a voice too. I say unfortunately, because she is a model who looks like this. Wowza. Good thing she’s in live action movies too.
Voicing Baymax is Scott Adsit. You’ll know him from the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, where he played Pete Hornberger, producer of TGS. Adsit can also be seen in this fairly old, but still hilarious Wamu commercial, where he’s in the kind of mood we all strive for on a daily basis, but never will be in.
Catch Baymax and Hiro saving the day in Big Hero 6 starting on November 7, 2014.