Sep 26, 2014

What is a Hero? BIG HERO 6 trailer #BigHero6 #MeetBaymax

BIG HERO 6 promises to be another great Disney Movie.  I am already in love with the characters, and I am looking forward to the big day, November 7th, when it will be in theaters.  

The title of the movie has prompted me to think about the question: "What is a hero?"  The dictionary definition reads "a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities."

"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."
Christopher Reeve
At first thought, I was struggling to come up with some of my own personal heroes.  Who do I look up to?  I don't think we really think about it much anymore, not like we did back when I was little. We had real life super-heroes mixed in with the pretend ones.  Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandi, Superman, Mother Theresa, Einstein, Batman,  Ford, Newton, Washington, Lincoln, Reagan, Batman, WonderWoman, ....

I just got this shirt the other day:

My current list of heroes is probably too numerous to count.  My son ranks up there for the huge changes and commitment he has made and his willingness to serve our country.  It is a strange feeling when your child is your hero.

My parents are my personal heroes.  They both have fantastic admirable qualities.  I feel so blessed to have them both involved in our lives and as role models for my children.

Beyond that, some of my heroes you may or may not know:

  • Robin Williams, Isaac Asimov, Marie Curie,  Hellen Keller, 
  • each and every person who decided to commit themselves to public service, our military personnel, teachers, police officers, firefighters, first responders, doctors, nurses and so many more, 
  • people who stand up to protect others (standing against discrimination, bullying, animal cruelty) 
  • people who show grand acts of courage in the face of danger, and 
  • those who lead by example and set the bar high for moral character.  

BIG HERO 6 will be a great opportunity to open up the dialog with your youngster about what a hero is and real life heroes.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014. 

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