How To Build A Huggable Robot: ‘Big Hero 6’ At The Contenders

Big Hero 6 directors Don Hall and Chris Williams sat down with Deadline’s Dominic Patten at our recent Oscar showcase, The Contenders, to talk about creating the Disney film.

In particular, Hall and Williams discussed how they adapted an obscure set of Marvel Comics characters into the animated feature and the unlikely real-world inspiration for billowy ‘bot Baymax, the lovable nurse robot at the heart of the story.

Check out the video. Have you seen the film yet? If so, what did you think of it?

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