Parents' Guide to

Big Hero 6

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Solid sci-fi superhero team gets help from robot friend.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

Highly recommend watching it!

The series is a sequel to the movie of the same name and continues the plot. I really enjoyed watching it, in my opinion, it is suitable for children of all ages and parents can also enjoy it. The animation is very well done, and every episode has a very interesting and well-done plot. The villains in the series are very invested and enjoyable - each has a unique ability and a different motive. The series contains many twists in the plot, so even an older audience can enjoy it regardless of age.
age 12+

If your child isn't ready for the puberty talk

A lot of talk about women's menstruation.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Some, but not all, of the magic that made the movie so resonant with fans of all ages returns in this sequel series. All of the crucial characters are back, and it takes little time to get Baymax up and running again as well. But the story's focus shifts away from the Hiro-Baymax relationship and the memory of Tadashi that so inspired, and toward the dynamic among the six self-proclaimed heroes. This makes it more lighthearted and less introspective; in other words, more like a typical superhero story with Hiro as the young ringleader still learning the ropes. The animation style also feels like a bit of a loss, compared to the movie's CGI.

Even so, families that used the Big Hero 6 story to talk about issues dealing with loss and grief can continue to follow those themes as Hiro's experiences change and as he moves on from Tadashi's death. As time passes, he and his friends are increasingly inspired by Tadashi rather than in mourning for him, though Baymax can still be counted on to call out emotions when they run high. But there's more laughter and fewer moments of reflection as their story evolves into one of Hiro's future rather than his past.

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