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Disney’s “Big Hero 6” is Big Fun for the Whole Family

When Disney’s Big Hero 6 came out the boys and I were super excited. We went to a screening in Hollywood and the film lived up to the hype. In fact, it was so good that it changed our lives!

Well, that might be overstating it, but it did add something new to our family’s series of inside jokes and running commentary on pop-culture. Basically, it changed our fist-bump forever.

My wife, however, had been out of town at that time, and she missed the moment(s). Needless to say, she didn’t get it.

That all changed this past weekend when we sat down as a family and watched the Blu-ray edition of Big Hero 6. Now, she gets it.

The movie is as funny as it is exciting as it is heartfelt. It’s that good.

I wrote about it on Fandango:

Big Hero 6 finds its strength in the bonds of family and friendship, the moral compass to do the right thing, and a commitment to learning that, with any luck, may reflect itself across the report cards of America. The film is full of lessons that parents have been sharing (and learning) for generations: family and friends matter, use your head, follow your heart, try new things, stand up for what you believe in, and always wear clean underwear. Yes, that’s covered, too.

And then I went on about how inspiring it is to have a movie stress the wonders of math and science. It’s like a propaganda film for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), except who needs propaganda when it’s all so true?

Here’s the scoop from Disney:

Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is directed by Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt), and produced by Roy Conli (Tangled).

Big Hero 6 will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack Feb. 24, 2015.

For more information, check out the official website, like the Facebook, and follow on the Twitter.

And make sure you watch the animated short Feast that is also included. It’s a sweet look at a spoiled dog and the love that runs around him.

Disney sent my family a Blu-ray copy of Big Hero 6, and it was greatly appreciated.

Whit Honea is the author of “The Parents’ Phrase Book” and co-founder of the philanthropic organization Dads 4 Change. He is the Social Media Director/Community Manager of the Dad 2.0 Summit. His writing can be found at Fandango, GeekDad, Disney, Today, Good Housekeeping, City Dads Group, Stand Magazine, The Washington Post and several other popular publications. He previously covered travel for Orbitz, CBS and AOL, and served as Editor of Family Travel for UpTake. Deemed “the activist dad” by UpWorthy and one of the “funniest dads on Twitter” by Mashable, Whit has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and is the 2015 winner of the Iris Award for Best Writing.