Big Hero 6
2014
****
Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams
Cast: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T. J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans, Jr., Génesis Rodríguez, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, Maya Rudolph

At the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology Science Fair, Hiro Hamada, a 14-year-old prodigy, presents his amazing microbots which can be collectively thought-controlled to perform any tasks the user can think of. Following a tragic explosion, the invention ends up in the wrong hands and Hiro, a group of nerds and Baymax, an inflatable healthcare robot invented by his brother, form a team of unlikely superheroes. This enjoyable Disney animation was inspired by Marvel’s lesser-known comic book series. It’s funny, touching and original, especially in the first half, and Baymax is an irresistibly sweet character. The second half turns the film into a more familiar superhero affair, which brings back memories of The Incredibles and umpteen Marvel franchises. An Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature.