Big Hero 6
Film certified PG – suitable for children aged 6 - 12
Hiro, is, well, the hero of the film. He is a 14-year-old robotics genius and uses all his skills and knowledge to save the day when a terrible event occurs in the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into great danger.
Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6” to uncover the mystery.
Baymax is the robotic character in the film. We normally think of robots as machines that builds things such as cars or develop products in factories. However, in this film Baymax is a robot that helps people.
Engineers are now creating robots to support people in everyday activities that they may not be able to do themselves, perhaps due to an accident or disability. These tasks may include combing your hair, brushing your teeth or feeding yourself.
Robots that do these things need to be very different to the type of robot that would be used in a factory. They need to be gentle and made of a material that is comfortable to the touch. As a result, engineers are researching new materials and ways of creating robotics. It's amazing!
Hiro has incredible technical expertise, but one of the key messages from this film is how sharing what we know and working as a team really creates the best inventions. Give it a go this Christmas and work on your teamwork to create some awesome inventions around your house!