My Neighbor Baymax: Big Hero 6 character designer’s homage to Ghibli blows up Twitter

My Neighbor Baymax: Big Hero 6 character designer’s homage to Ghibli blows up Twitter

While I’m not exactly a huge Disney fan, I have to say that Big Hero 6 was easily one of my favorite movies of 2014, and I’ve fast become a big fan of the bubble-like Baymax . There’s probably a mathematical formula to prove how adorable his head is, but it looks like Jin Kim, character designer for the movie, has found a way to up the awesome level by combining Hiro and Baymax with a certain iconic Japanese film

Jin Kim, a South Korean-native who worked on the character designs for Big Hero 6, is also apparently a bit of a Studio Ghibli fan. On his personal Tumblr , Kim even showed off his fandom with an illustration combining My Neighbor Totoro with characters from Big Hero Six. He originally posted the illustration it last November, but it gained a ton of attention in Japan a few days ago thanks to the tweet below.

▼Best. Fan art. Ever.

ちょまwwwしらなかった…ベイマックスのキャラデザ担当したジム・キムさんが「宮崎駿監督(とスタジオジブリ)への敬意を表して」ってこれ描いてた!!トトロックスwwwwまさかのwwwwww cosmoanimato.tumblr.com/post/101774246… http://t.co/eI2HymoQtc


ガチコ@刀狩り中 (@mochi_lv2) January 12, 2015

And in case you have somehow forgotten what the Totoro cover looked like…

【意外と知られていないこと】
となりのトトロは当初、出演する女の子は1人の設定だった。
公開当初のポスターの女の子が、なんとなくサツキとメイに似ていると思ったらRTしてね♪ http://t.co/75siW34vxz


ジブリの里 (@ji__buri__) January 15, 2015

Kim’s Tumblr, called CosmoAnimato, doesn’t seem to be updated too regularly, but when it does get an update, the work is amazing. Kim has posted a number of character concept drawings for Big Hero 6 and they simply phenomenal.

▼Wasabi looking like a total badass.

My Neighbor Baymax: Big Hero 6 character designer’s homage to Ghibli blows up Twitter

▼Some early concept art for Professor Robert Callaghan in evil mode.

My Neighbor Baymax: Big Hero 6 character designer’s homage to Ghibli blows up Twitter

▼A hilarious (and slightly disturbing) look at how Fred spends his free time.

My Neighbor Baymax: Big Hero 6 character designer’s homage to Ghibli blows up Twitter

▼”Woman up!”

My Neighbor Baymax: Big Hero 6 character designer’s homage to Ghibli blows up Twitter

▼The many faces of Hiro.

My Neighbor Baymax: Big Hero 6 character designer’s homage to Ghibli blows up Twitter

▼All six of the big heroes!

My Neighbor Baymax: Big Hero 6 character designer’s homage to Ghibli blows up Twitter

My Neighbor Baymax: Big Hero 6 character designer’s homage to Ghibli blows up Twitter

But just seeing the final drawings isn’t quite enough, is it? Don’t you wish you could see Kim actually drawing the illustrations? Too bad Disney hasn’t posted videos of the character designer explaining how to draw the various heroic character to YouTube. Oh, wait, they totally have!

▼Jin Kim teaches you how to draw Baymax!

▼Or, if you prefer, he’ll show you how to draw Hiro…

▼Or even GoGo!

You can see more of his How to Draw videos for Wasabi, Fred, and Honey on YouTube . And be sure to follow Kim’s Tumblr –you never know when he’ll post more concept art for Big Hero 6 or even his next Disney project!

Source/images: CosmoAnimato

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My Neighbor Baymax: Big Hero 6 character designer’s homage to Ghibli blows up Twitter