ByCatrina Dennis, writer at Creators.co
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With the latest TV spot fresh off the presses, promotion for Disney's upcoming title, Big Hero 6, is underway. Thanks to Moviepilot and the folks at Disney, I was able to visit Disney Animation studios in Burbank, California to get an in-depth look at the characters, animation, and the brilliant minds behind the film. As our articles start to roll out, I'd like to take a little time and give you an in-depth look at the studio offices, and what Disney does to help further the creative process.

For each new major film, the team at Disney Animation completely overhaul the interiors of their offices to reflect the movie. So, for [Big Hero 6](movie:425271), the studio HQ became San Fransokyo: a fun and vibrant representation of the film's hometown setting, mixing a blend of busy and beautiful Tokyo with the bustling, whimsical air of San Francisco.

Corridor into more offices
Corridor into more offices

I'll be honest with you: One of the most incredible things about visiting a Disney theme park is the immersive experience of your visit. For just a while, bills and reports drift away and magic seems real. This is the exact kind of ambience that fills the halls of Disney Animation Studios almost every day, though the experience is radically different from the parks. Instead of being immersed in the magic, you're sitting in a front row seat watching how it's made from start to finish, and there's something unique about that on it's own.

Baymax Concept Art
Baymax Concept Art

The halls mix scenery with progress: blink-and-you'll-miss-it pieces of concept art seem to peek out of colorful cubicles (and for the higher-ups/some teams, colorful indoor office cottages! I swear, it's magic) and posters for local events make you want to find the closest rail map to explore downtown San Fransokyo.

Gotta find that underground robot fighting ring!
Gotta find that underground robot fighting ring!
We look more like tourists than Journalists...
We look more like tourists than Journalists...
San Fransokyo Concept Art
San Fransokyo Concept Art

Along with the revamp, the creators at Disney also get funky with 3D Printing - while we were visiting, they were in the process of making real life replicas of the microbots that essentially sit on the border of calm and chaos throughout the film. Check it out:

They're menacing AND portable!
They're menacing AND portable!

As cheesy as it sounds, just being there made me feel inspired - and it's honestly hard not to be, when you see something like Big Hero 6 being made around you.

Travel posters and ads for San Fransokyo
Travel posters and ads for San Fransokyo
Sushi Bar
Sushi Bar

All in all, the studio visit was incredible. Keep an eye here on Moviepilot for tons of Big Hero 6 news this coming week!

Baymax cares.
Baymax cares.
The Author and Baymax
The Author and Baymax
Until next time!
Until next time!

BONUS: Something's been left up for you [Frozen](movie:411685) fans...!

You may know this from a musical number.
You may know this from a musical number.

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