The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will examine the creative leaps and technical innovations that went into crafting “Big Hero 6,” this year’s Oscar® winner for Best Animated Feature Film, on Thursday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Hosted by Academy governor Bill Kroyer, “Deconstructing Big Hero 6” will include illustrative film sequences, “making-of” clips and onstage discussions with key members of the film’s creative team as they chart their journey from creating Baymax, a robot like no other, to populating the hybrid city of “San Fransokyo.”  Special guests include directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, producer Roy Conli, visual effects supervisor Kyle Odermatt, head of animation Zach Parrish, and director of cinematography lighting Adolph Lusinsky.

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Disney's Big Hero 6 tells the story of fourteen-year-old science prodigy Hiro, who spends his time developing fighting robots for underground competitions until his older brother introduces him to an eccentric group of young inventors. When the talented misfits band together to fight a dangerous villain, they gain an unlikely ally: a gentle healthcare bot named Baymax.

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