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Big Hero 6 is Big Oscar Winner

February 24th, 2015

Big Hero 6 was the big winner in the Best Animated Feature category during Sunday night’s Oscars!

The Oscars are the biggest awards in movies.

If you haven’t seen it, Big Hero 6 is about a young teen and his adventures with his robotic friend Baymax.

The movie had all the right ingredients: action, adventure, heart and a good message … but what makes the award notable is the diversity of its actors and characters, including many Asian Americans.

That was reflected in the movie’s fictional and futuristic city as well — a kind of cultural mash-up of San Francisco and Tokyo, Japan, called San Fransokyo in the movie.

Daniel Henney, the actor who played the older brother, Tadashi, added in an interview : “It’s about the idea that if you utilize the brain of a brilliant child, or children in general, to its full capacity — [it’s about] what they can do and what they can overcome, if they have the right support system.”

Big Hero 6 was up against Song of the Sea, The Boxtrolls, How To Drain Your Dragon 2, and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.

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