A lot of Disney fans I know say Frozen and Elsa are the ones that resonate with them regarding depression and mental illness, but I think Big Hero 6 relates to my depression more because Baymax treats Hiro’s depression and mourning like any other physical illness. Even my parents don’t understand that mental illness is just as legit as physical ailment.
Though not officially on the Big Hero 6 soundtrack proper, a major influence in getting me to watch that movie was Greek Fire’s “Top of the World” which was used in the trailer. The song motivates me as much as Big Hero 6 to face challenges and look for different angles.
I have major issues with anxiety and depression, as well as being a perfectionist. If anything was below the best, I would verbally attack myself. I did it so much, that it just became part of my daily routine, and thought it would motivate me to do better. But after watching the BH6: The Series episode “Failure Mode” and seeing Tadashi verbally attack himself, I realized that what I was doing was causing more harm than good. Now, positive reinforcement is my go to for motivation.
As a pale, green eyed Hispanic girl who likes science, when I found out that Honey Lemon from “Big Hero 6” was implied to be a Latina. It overwhelmed my heart with joy because she also has green eyes, loves science, and is always optimistic. I used to get bullied because I did not look “Hispanic enough,” hopefully with the representation of Honey Lemon, I won’t have to be self-conscious and I can be bubbly and awesome like her.
I haven’t stopped loving Big Hero 6 since it was released. It came out in one of my darkest times and it helped me cope and re-build my joy. I’m now in a really scary place and I don’t know anyone to reach out to. Relatives are toxic and I have reached tons of times to therapists. I feel like I’m trapped in a tower on the inside, despite my efforts to remain strong and determined attitude. I’m glad I can find comfort in Big Hero 6, but I seriously wish I had a Baymax, outside of the screen.
I saw Big Hero 6 in theaters when I was Hiro’s age, and I absolutely loved it! I related to Hiro so much and looked up to Tadashi like the older brother I never had. Then recently, while I was shopping for college, I realized that I was now actually Tadashi’s age. That just seems so impossible to me. I still feel like Hiro and view Tadashi like a big brother
I’m a nursing student and the only guy in my class and Big Hero 6 is super important to me. Seeing Honey Lemon and Gogo be girls in scientific fields reminds me you can go after your dreams regardless of your gender – the important thing is that you’re good at something, regardless of who ‘typically’ does the job.
I’ll admit: I’ve based my last 3 trips from Disney and Pixar movies I’m infatuated with. Paris for Ratatouille, Beijing for Mulan, and Japan/ San Francisco for Big Hero 6. It helps me connect to my favorite movies and characters. I’m hoping to go to Alaska (Brother Bear) soon.
As the Big Hero 6 fandom rises again with the new show, I’m reminded of how warm and welcoming these people are. Never have I been in such a fandom, where we can have debates and still not lose followers by the end of it. I really love being in such a nice environment of people, and I’m glad it has a show, so we have more things to discuss.
I cried when Tadashi died in Big Hero 6 because his death reminded me of my uncle who died of an overdose back in 2013. He was the most important person in my life and was the only one who understood and listened to me, unlike the rest of my family including my parents. When Tadashi died I understood exactly how Hiro felt; as if he was left in the dark all alone.