Animated ‘Hero’ on opera house screen

Jan 11, 2018
A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax and robotics prodigy Hiro in “Big Hero 6.”

Camden — Camden Opera House’s annual Winter Family Fun Films series continues Sunday Jan. 21, with a 3 p.m. big-screen showing of “Big Hero 6” (2014, USA). General admission tickets are $5 at the door, with a $15 family cap; and popcorn is free, thanks to sponsor Camden National Bank.

Disney’s charmer of an animated movie revolves around 14-year-old robotics prodigy Hiro (Ryan Potter), who lives in the city of San Fransokyo. Next to his older brother, Tadashi, Hiro's closest companion is Baymax, a robot whose sole purpose is to take care of people.

When Tadashi is killed in a fire, Hiro is convinced that his brother’s death wasn’t an accident. He turns the huggable Baymax into a fighting machine and enlists the help of four other friends — Go Go Tamago (Jamie Chung); Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.); Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez); and Fred (T.J. Miller) — turning them into a band of high-tech heroes. Can Hiro and his friends stop a malicious villain before he harms other people? Will the distraught and angry Hiro go too far in trying to exact justice?

The PG-rated film runs an hour and 48 minutes. Next up in the Sunday afternoon series is, Feb. 25, “Finding Nemo” (2003, USA). For more information, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.