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TV Series Review

Hiro is a little guy trying to make it in a big world: The world of the groundbreaking San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, that is. The most recent addition to the institute, the 14-year-old prodigy comes with a few mechanical extras, too—most notably his robotic, balloon-like sidekick, Baymax.

Hiro and Baymax live with Hiro’s quirky, slightly naïve Aunt Cass in San Fransokyo. When Hiro’s not lounging at home with Baymax, sampling Aunt Cass’ questionable food creations or working on various academic challenges, he and Baymax hang with his some of his closest classmates.

There’s Honey Lemon, a spunky scientist who loves art and chemistry; Wasabi, a type-A personality with a knack for physics; GoGo, a brave, logical speedy girl who specializes in engineering; and Fred, an enthusiastic, goofy science lover. They’re not so different from any group of teens, really, except for their outsized smarts and nifty tech creations. But when evil raises its evilish head, these friends fight off the city’s villains as the superhero group, Big Hero 6.

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Following 2014’s movie Big Hero 6, this Disney series takes place where the Academy Award-winning film left off. Each 22-minute episode follows Hiro, Baymax and the rest of the superhero team as they grow in friendship, mold their genius minds and unite to take down the scientifically supercharged villains of their day.

Their tasks can sometimes feel daunting: It’s not easy to defeat baddies who are continually on the cusp of new discoveries. But the team’s brain power—and the bonds of friendship they all share—give Hiro and his pals all they need to defeat any looming threat.

Aimed at kiddos ages 7 and up, Big Hero 6: The Series sometimes includes a bit of name calling, elementary-style jokes, explosions and mildly frightening bad guys. But that’s more than balanced with moral lessons, friendship, love and the truth about what it means to be a hero.

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Scott Adsit as Baymax; Ryan Potter as Hiro; Brooks Wheelan as Fred; Khary Payton as Wasabi; Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon; Jamie Chung as Go Go; Diedrich Bader as Bluff Dunder; Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass; Mara Wilson as Liv Amara






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Kristin Smith

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