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Big Hero 6- The Series: Back In Action! DVD Review


Stick with the movie.

Set after the events of the film, the first 7 episodes of “Big Hero 6- The Series” contain stories about a rebuilt Baymax, Aunt Cass getting roped into an underground cooking competition, Fred’s family, Honey Lemon and Go Go becoming roomies, Hiro, Fred, and Baymax getting lost in the woods, Hiro’s teacher, Big Hero 6 team heroics, and villains like High Voltage, Obake, Globby, Baron Von Steamer, and Momakase.

When I first saw the “Big Hero 6” film, I was an immediate fan. Not only did it have lots of laughs and action, but there was a tremendous amount of heart as well. While I would have much rather seen a theatrical sequel, I was intrigued by the prospect of an animated series. Unfortunately, this series doesn’t capture the magic of the movie.

While I appreciate the fact that some cast members reprise their roles (namely Scott Adsit, Genesis Rodriguez, Ryan Potter, Jamie Chung, Alan Tudyk, Stan Lee, and Maya Rudolph), their presence sadly doesn’t elevate the series any. From the get go, it’s clear that this series feels like a generic half hour toon filled with cheap jokes, formulaic villain of the week plots, and, worst of all, no heart. As if that wasn’t frustrating enough, the animation is a real turn off here. As I’m sure you all remember, the feature film contained beautiful CGI animation. Obviously, I didn’t expect the same big budget animation quality for a TV series, but I did expect to see something with some style and flair. Instead, the show looks cheap and slapped together.

With all of that said, I am sure younger viewers will find themselves drawn to the heroics of Baymax, Hiro, Honey Lemon, Fred, Go Go, and Wasabi. After all, the show is designed for that demographic. However, if you’re looking for something on the level of the film, you won’t get that here.


Presentation: 1.78:1. How does it look? Solid standard definition transfers of the episodes.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital 2.0. How does it sound? The voice acting, sound f/x, and action sound crisp for a 2.0 track.

Extras: * Disney trailers * 6 short films which has Baymax having adventures with each of the 5 main characters and Mochi the cat.

June 30, 2018 - Posted by | DVD review | , , , ,

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