Prior to the release of Big Hero 6 I had read that the movie’s animators actually had to be told “enough is enough” when it came to hiding Easter Eggs in the movie. Having seen Big Hero 6 three times now, and having some done some research on Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli, I now better understand all of the various Easter eggs I have found as well as understand WHY the animators were told to “stop with the eggs already”.
Before I get into the list of Easter eggs I have found, as well as some ones others have told me about and some I found while researching this article, I want to share some info on the Disney projects the directors, producers and animators were previously involved in. This info may better help explain the Easter eggs that have been found in Big Hero 6, and hopefully help avoid another one of those weird “connected by story line” urban myths rumors from starting.
The following information is courtesy of IMDB.
Don Hall (Big Hero 6 Director) Writer on Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog, Meet the Robinsons, Home on the Range, Brother Bear, The Emperor’s New Groove, Tarzan. Animation Department involvement on The Princess and the Frog, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Chicken Little. Voices for Darnell (Princess and the Frog), Gaston/Coach (Meet the Robinsons) Director for Big Hero 6 and Winnie the Pooh.
Director for Bolt, Big Hero 6. Voices for Oaken (Frozen), and Bolt.
Also, here are just a FEW of the other Production and Animation Staff Members were involved with the following Disney movies and shorts. Monsters University, Tangled Ever After, Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice Cars, Monsters, Inc., Paperman, Get a Horse!, Hercules, Pocahontas, A Goofy Movie, The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Little Mermaid.
Below is the list of Easter Eggs I saw and am sure of their Disney/Marvel connections.
- Wreck-It-Ralph figure on Hiro’s computer
- Stitch Mochi Picture on the wall as Hiro is coming back from he and Baymax’s first adventure
- Hans and Directors wanted posters in the police office
- Galactus pencil cup on the table in Fred’s room
- Square Stitch and Leroy pillows on Fred’s bed
- District 51 Video Game in Fred’s room
- Hans statue in the garden (destroyed by Baymax’s rocket fist test)
- Scrump as an outline drawing on the animated screens on buildings in San Fransokyo
- Wreck-It-Ralph in the original teaser preview, and the movie on the screens on buildings in San Fransokyo
- Domo is in the credits on one of the building signs
- Stan “The Man” Lee is in a painting in Fred’s house (and more if you stay through the credits)
- A113 is in Baymax’s red suit blueprints
The following are items I saw that may or may not be Easter Eggs, so they may have no real meaning or may be TOTALLY wrong but they still made me think:
- During Hiro’s presentation he says “If you can think it the microbots can do it, the only limit is your imagination” this line may be a stretch but it TOTALLY reminded me of “If you can dream it, you can do it. “
- 100pce plate on Wasabi’s car
- Powell and Hammond sign on the trolley
- Dr. Slaughter Comic Cover (Wow he looked like the Red Skull)
- At the end of the credits there is a drawing of Blue “Blaster”.. It looks like Stitch’s Blaster to me
- Power Ranger masks on the wall in Fred’s room (these could also be the Japanese inspiration for the Power Rangers?)
- What looks to be a Tron cycle on Tadashi’s lab desk in some of his Baymax test videos
- Witch from Brave in family photo as the aunt walks in another room
- The couple from Up may be in the credits scene of the police station on the cork board as wanted posters
- 2ceepo license plate on police car (Perhaps a combo of names of 2 Droids we know?)
- There is a large red dragon in Fred’s room who also shows up in Hiro’s room. If I had to guess there is an obscure Marvel connection here.
- I am QUITE sure the doll in the window in Hiro’s room is on of the many variations of Ultraman, but did not have any of my friends that would be able to confirm this with me.
Last but not least these are Easter Eggs I learned about while researching this article that I thought readers may appreciate:
- Esther, the animal shelter guard from Disney’s Bolt and Bolt in a picture in the police office.
- romspaceknightart shared this “As you can see, someone who was involved in the making of this movie seemed to be really intent on showcasing a number of lesser known Marvel characters along with The Torpedo we can also see Orca, Black Talon and Sleepwalker. Although not seen in these screen shots Gary assures us that the actual movie scene does feature several seconds of a more full body view of The Torpedo. Good ol Brock Jones, gone but not entirely forgotten it would seem.”
- whatculture shared this “Big Hero 6 is currently being shown alongside the romantic comedy short Feast, and the dog which appears in this short can be found as part of the grafitti on a shop shutter.”
- ComicBookCast2 notes on YouTube that Tony Stark is in the lab testing repulsor tech, and arch reactor and that Fred’s dragon costume is a Easter Egg for How to Tame Your Dragon.
- NerdB notes “Fred’s room, his entire room basically holds a mother lode of Easter Eggs but let’s concentrate on the action figures on his shelf. If you take a look, you’ll notice that not only are The Incredibles hanging out on the shelf but you’ll also catch a glimpse of a much more menacing Baymax, straight from the comic book.”
- There are also MULTIPLE examples across the internet showing Chicken Little and Wreck-It-Ralph posters and signs in the cities skyline
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