I loved the movie Big Hero 6 and thought that the new TV series (after Big Hero 6: The Series) was a fun way to continue the adventures of Hiro, Baymax, and the rest of the group. When I heard that there was a Baymax series coming to Disney Plus, I was excited, but not sure what to expect, well this is arguably the most wholesome and “nice” show that Disney Plus has produced so far.
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The Movie Review
This is not a Big Hero 6 show. If you are expecting the same level of action you get from Big Hero 6 the movie and the show, you will be disappointed. What we have here is a show that is about Baymax fulfilling the nursing and caring duties that Hiro’s brother, Tadashi created him for.
Each episode is like five minutes long so you can watch all six episodes in one sitting and that was exactly what I did. Each episode is based around a person from San Fransokyo and Baymax trying to help them with a problem. Now, I came into this show expecting it to just be silly little problems that Baymax would be helping people with, but that is not the case at all.
I was legit shocked at just how much heart and substance each episode of Baymax had. For example, in one episode he is helping a girl called Sofia deal with the changes in her body, and then in another, he is helping a guy that has a food truck to embrace change and feel good about himself.
Each episode of this show is great in its own way, but my favorite has to be Kiko. Kiko is a lady who has lost her husband and Baymax tries to get her to go swimming to help her with her pain. It turns out that she is not in physical pain, but emotional pain, and did not want to go swimming because she wished she went swimming with her husband. Baymax says he will go swimming with her and she goes with him. It truly does break and warm your heart at the same time.
The final two episodes are a two-parter and it is a very clever way to bring the series to a close. You see, all of the people that Baymax has helped along the way (along with Hiro) come to his aid. It is fantastic stuff and the ending could not have put a bigger smile on my face and possibly a little tear in the corner of my eye too.
While I loved The Big Hero 6 animated series that Disney did. That was all done in a more cartoon kind of art style and it worked great for that show. With Baymax, we have a show that is much closer looking to the movie, Big Hero 6. A huge reason for this is that this was not made by a B-team. This was actually made by Walt Disney Animation Studios and it is the first TV series they have made. It has the same quality as one of their movies!
Baymax also has a great voice cast too. Scott Adsit returns as Baymax and Ryan Potter returns as Hiro so that is cool. Maya Rudolph even returns as Hiro’s aunt Cass and the very first episode is about Baymax helping her. It is a rather small cast, but every single person here delivers.
As far as animated shows go, I think I would have to put Baymax close to or at the very top of what Disney Plus has offered so far. The show is so good that my only complaint is that I wish there were more episodes. There is honestly not a single thing I dislike about this show and I think that each episode has a wholesome message that is good for kids and adults to hear. Oh, make sure you stick around after the credits as there is always something fun!
- Baymax is a character that is impossible not to love
- Each episode has a heartfelt story to tell and it makes you care about each character
- The show looks great, every bit as good as the movie
- They managed to get the cast from the movie to do their voices here!
- It looks like this is a one and done as there is no season 2 planned
- I really wish that there were more episodes