A reason Big Hero 6 and it’s popularity are important:
I didn’t have these growing up, y’know. Not really. Kid’s movies, especially disney, were 90% fluff and princesses and stuff like that. That’s not what I wanted. I wanted Treasure Planet, I wanted Atlantis, Nausicaa, Castle in the Sky, Prince of Egypt, Spirit, and too many more to name. I loved action and adventure movies. Still do, really.
This is why BH6 is needed. Hopefully girls and boys can get action and adventure and awesomeness in the future in a way that’s different from what stuff like Frozen delivers from major companies. My family had to look long and hard for those, and can you really say that any of my favorites got major franchises? Did Atlantis do well? Did Treasure Planet? What about Prince of Egypt?
Disclaimer: I do not dislike princess movies, romance, or Frozen (I actually kinda like Frozen). I did watch them as a kid. My favorite parts there were the comedy, though, not the things that a stereotypical little girl is supposed to like. They are not bad, and I am in no way implying that things like Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, etc. are worse or better as a genre. They’re just not my taste.